Phase I

The Addiction & Trauma Connection

to lifeAddiction is a tool many of us use to mask the problem and numb the pain, but it doesn’t solve the problem. What’s more, addictions add shame to the mountain of problems you are already dealing with. Before the healing can really begin, the survivor needs to be willing to get clean, so he or she can face their trauma with clarity.

In this first phase, I help you understand the childhood trauma and addiction connection.  We get to the root of the problem by identifying your addiction, how it helped when you need it, and why it’s hurting you now. You will learn techniques to help you change old addictive behaviors and replace them with new healthy behaviors.

You are not alone. All around the world, men and women deal with their childhood trauma by turning to drugs and alcohol. But that’s not all. Many of them have other negative behaviors such as cutting, over eating, sexual impulses, gambling, and shopping. They may have different backgrounds, but many people suffering from addiction begin to wonder, “Is this all there is?” I want to help you to see that there is more to life than addiction and pain.

This is where the learning really begins.

Phase II

Work on the Shame

You will be amazed at how much impact changing your mindset will have on your life and that begins with removing the shame. What you endured as a child was not your fault. You don’t have to feel responsible. In phase two, we begin to delve into how you think about yourself and your shame. We work on clarity about what lead you on the path to your destructive behavior, finding purpose in the past, and what happiness truly can be for you.

As your sobriety coach, I will help you bust through your limiting beliefs and find power in a whole new way of thinking. You will learn self-compassion and mindfulness. You will discover how to find gratitude in even the smallest gifts life gives you and how practicing that leads to happiness.

This is where the transformation really begins. 

Phase III

Rebuild Your Life

This, in my belief, is the most exciting part of the program. Once you have discovered your value, it’s time to take action.

In this third phase, we take a look at your life from the 1,000 foot view. We will discover your strengths and your weaknesses in every area of your life from love and relationships to finances and career. Our goal is to isolate and work on those areas that can be improved to make the biggest impact. Then we will dive down to the 10 foot view and work on creating a plan to help you repair the damage of your past and begin to set new goals that lead you to the life you were meant to have.

Success isn’t impossible, but achieving it can be challenging. I will be there to guide you through the challenges and to help you find answers to the problems you face. Together, we will turn hurdles into lines in the road that need only be stepped over by breaking them down into their individual parts, so you can make progress without overwhelm.

This is where the action really begins.

Back Porch Chats Free Membership

Not sure this community is right for you? Why not try it for free. The basic membership gives you limited access to masterclasses with the tools you need for success. You also will receive invitations to attend special webinars designed to give you a taste of the full membership benefits. Finally, free members receive notifications about upcoming and new activities happening with Back Porch Chats. Have I mentioned the best part? The basic membership is free.

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Limited access to

  • Online masterclasses with activities and materials needed to facilitate progress.
  • Monthly webinars.
  • Private Facebook community.
  • Monthly challenges.
  • New features as they are introduced.


Back Porch Chats Full-Access Membership

Full-access is the place to be. With this membership plan, you get everything on the Back Porch Chats membership site including all the workshops, workbooks, monthly challenges, Facebook community, and featured webinars. 

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Full access to

  • Online masterclasses with activities and materials needed to facilitate progress.
  • Monthly webinars.
  • Private Facebook community.
  • Monthly challenges.
  • Coaching discounts.
  • New features as they are introduced.

Become a founding member and enjoy this temporary low rate. Get your membership now before prices go up.

$9.99 Monthly

Six Session Private Sobriety and Trauma Coaching Package

When you purchase the Sobriety and Trauma Coaching Package you get six one-on-one coaching calls with me. In those calls, we will address the problems you want to solve, your desired outcome, and the path you need to take in order to achieve your goals. 

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  • Six 45 minute one-on-one coaching sessions via video chat, phone, text, or email. Face-to-face sessions are available when location and time permits. You choose how you want to receive your sessions. 
  • Emails and texts from me to motivate you, check your progress, and keep you on track.
  • Other contact is acceptable within reason. Please allow me time to respond.
  • Free three months membership to the Back Porch Chats full Access Membership plan.
  • Worksheets, articles, and checklists as needed to facilitate your progress.


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