Mental health and substance abuse recovery are both familiar ground for me. My personal experience includes over ten years of active addiction and navigating many avenues and resources that lead to 20 years of sustained recovery. I am also a very proud and exhausted single parent of a child with unique needs that has given me the opportunity to navigate mental health resources for over 18 years. I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed and not know how or where to begin in the process of looking for help. That is why I love working for Mosaics of Mercy as a Family Navigator. We are here to help connect people to resources and provide hope in difficult times.
Besides my personal experience, I am pursuing my license in chemical dependency counseling. It gives me great joy to be able to provide help and resources for mental health and recovery related issues. Sharing my experience, strength, and hope strengthens my personal recovery.
Some of my favorite words to live by come from 12 Step programs including ‘you have to give it away to keep it’, ‘keep coming back, it works if you work it’, ‘if you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got’, ‘recovery is a journey…not a destination’, and ‘progress not perfection’.
I am grateful to be able to use my life experience, education, gifts and talents to serve the community through Mosaics of Mercy.