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Horror Stories: Marriage Counseling is not Addiction Counseling

I hear a lot of out-of-the-ordinary things as a trauma and addiction coach. As a recovering addict and someone who worked through a lot of trauma, my story has its share of drama. No shame and no judgment, but there are so many people who have been through worse than me. Disturbingly worse. The people…

Trigger This: Tackling One of My Final Fears This Weekend

I go back and forth on the concept of being "recovered." Since April 1, 2014, I have not had a drink. About 10 days earlier, on March 20, I used porn for the last time. If I'm now at a spot where I don't feel the pull toward either and can easily stay away, am…

New Trauma Book Featuring My Story Available Today for 99 Cents

After writing three books in the three years, I decided at some point in late 2020, after my most recent book didn't do very well in sales, that I'd take an extended break from writing. Behind the scenes, as I transitioned into being a coach, I also was transitioning away from being a freelance writer…

Trauma Coaching Will Help Redefine Your Future

Apparently, I chose the right time to enter the world of trauma coaching. Sure, if you're on social media it often feels like there are more coaches than potential clients, but I think many people are having a very personal reaction to the pandemic. Upon examining their lives, many are recognizing that they want to…

My Journey Into the Heart of Therapeutic Coaching

Like being an addict, I never planned on coaching until I was in it. People who read one of my books, heard an interview I gave, or stumbled upon the website would reach out. Whether it’s my compassionate heart, fear of saying no, or messiah complex, I’d try my best. A couple years ago, I…