Recovery is living a full and meaningful life. My mission is to help people living with bipolar reach recovery and to support caregivers in this process.
Benefits of Peer Support
I have been living with severe bipolar I disorder with psychosis and extended periods of suicidal depression for 20 years. After struggling for many years, I am now happily living in recovery.
I know what it takes to overcome the many challenges to reach recovery. I can help you and/or your loved one on the recovery journey with:
Fostering & Sustaining Hope
Regaining Self-Respect & Self-Esteem
Moving Past Shame & Stigma
Overcoming Withdrawal & Isolation
Countering Reluctance To Seek Help
Understanding & Accepting a Diagnosis
Understanding & Coordinating Treatment
Knowing What Questions To Ask Your Doctor
Addressing Treatment Non-Compilance
Talking About Difficult Topics
Working As A Family Unit
Building & Managing Personal Relationships
Dealing With Relapses & Hospitalizations
Developing & Practicing Self-Care Skills
Transitioning Back To Work Or School
Achieving & Maintaining Wellness
I can help create an environment where recovery can grow and flourish.
I have Lived Experience Expertise in Bipolar I and II, Psychosis, Depression and Major Depression.
My coaching can be an excellent complement to therapy and/or medical care by incorporating person-centered, recovery-oriented mentorship.
Stigma says you'll never get better
A peer in recovery says you can
They turn stigma into hope
And hope into recovery
They've been there, they understand
They'll help you make the impossible, possible