PRESIDENT OF RECREA
PROFESSIONAL FAMILY COUNSELOR, BOARD CERTIFIED SUPERVISOR, AUTHOR AND SPEAKER
Since 1992, I help troubled adolescents, adults, couples, and families process anger, anxiety, and shame due to adultery, couple conflicts, bereavement, gender identity issues, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and suicidal ideation.
In 1996, my husband and I founded Resources on the Horizon, a counseling center in the heart of the Mediterranean scrub. With a passion for restoring a sense of safety and hope in the lives of those affected by grief and shame, we located in the country to provide a quiet place where clients could feel at peace as we helped them turn their pain into purpose.
In 2012, however, we had to re-locate the counseling center to the city. In the process of changing location, we gave the counseling center a new logo and name, ReCrea, as a token of our renewed commitment to reach out and care deeply for our community.
In addition to counseling, I conduct workshops for mental-health service providers, teachers, and clergy on how to face trauma and shame together. Also, I have written articles for Il Consulente, an Italian counseling journal.
In 2013, I became a Board Certified Supervisor for other family counselors. In 2016, I led a workshop at the International Conference on Couple and Family Relations organized by the ICCFR in Trento.
I am author of the book Child of God Delight in Him, Art Journaling and Creative Clustering of God’s names, a workbook that combines mindmapping with God’s names, to help persevere through pain while asking God to reveal Himself for who He is.
My education includes a Master’s degree with honors in Biblical Counseling (Bob Jones University, 2006), a Master’s degree in Marital Counseling (Rome, Italy, 2001), a diploma in Family Counseling (Taranto, Italy, 1991), and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Bible (Johnson Bible College, 1975). I am a member of the International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC), and of the Italian Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (AICCeF). I am recipient of the Distinguished Serivce Award from Johnson University (2014).