I’ve budgeted as a college student paying my own way, a single woman, a married working woman, a stay-at-home Mom, the wife of an unemployed husband and as a single parent. There’ve been times with lots of money and time with not much.
Through learning my own lessons and years of helping my clients as a psychotherapist I’ve learned the simple steps that can help you change your mind, change your behavior, and change your future.
Yes, I did some book learning along the way. My B.S. is in Finance and Banking and my Masters is in Social Work. Kind of a weird combo, I know, but that’s exactly why I’m able to help you with your money. I understand the numbers and I also understand that money management isn’t ALL about the numbers!
My Values and Beliefs
Freedom of Choice
You have the right to set your own goals for your life and your money, whether society agrees with you or not. The only permission you need is from yourself.
I could get technical and reel off a lot of acronyms that wouldn’t mean anything to you, but I don’t like it when people do that to me, so I won’t do it to your, either.
In brief, I focus on what and how. I don’t spend a lot of time on why. In my early years as a therapist I was fascinated by “why”. Now I understand that you can understand very deeply why something is the way it is without moving a single step closer to changing it. I’m all about changing what isn’t working!