I earned a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona in 1987 followed by 20 years experience in the profession of counseling. I worked mostly with adults, people who suffer from all forms of mental illness, all forms of addictions or destructive habits and from all socio-economic levels. I authored a book in 1989, A Blueprint for Functional Living: Teaching the 12 Steps to the Dually Diagnosed. This book was published locally and it put the 12 Steps originated by Alcoholics Anonymous into concrete exercises to make them easier to understand.
Becoming disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the nonprofit counseling profession and the money focus of the for profit agencies, I started massage school in late 1999 and became licensed in massage therapy in 2000. I worked various jobs until opening my own massage business in in Tucson, Arizona, 2004, specializing in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. www.deepfeet.com. In August of 2009, in order to be closer to my aging parents, I moved to Florida where I continued doing massage and worked in the counseling profession. I continued to utilize the concepts in this book in my work with court ordered substance abusers in a long-term residential treatment program and then in a high end substance abuse treatment agency in Jensen Beach, Florida.
I developed the process of Unconditional Love Coaching over the 20 years as a counselor using it to heal my own destructive beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors. This book is the culmination of my experience using it on myself first and then using it to help others with excellent results and many happy clients.
Now living in Melbourne, Florida with my husband, I still do what I refer to as Ultimate Ashiatsu Massage upon request, a completely (G-rated) pampering, exquisite, spoil you rotten massage and I am trained in Myofascial Release which is an excellent way to reduce or eliminate pain. I continue to work on myself, chipping away at my unconscious patterns, identifying them and allowing my system to reconfigure allowing amazing changes in my experience of life.