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Hi, I’m Charlene!

I’m a licensed mental health counselor and life coach who specializes in helping women seeking professional guidance consistent with their Christian faith.

After spending more than 20 years in church work, with 10 years of that time spent as the director of a church counseling center, I found myself increasingly burdened for women just like you, struggling with issues of self-worth, self-care, bad theology, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, relationship difficulties, or loss.

It is my passion to combine the truths of Scripture with helpful psychological interventions so that women can experience the joy of inner healing that overflows into relationships and impacts future generations.


I have helped hundreds of women unearth the beauty in their stories, embrace their God-given value, and step into a life of purpose and fulfillment.

While providing a safe place free of criticism, I will compassionately guide you towards freedom and joy in your relationship with God, self, and others.

Personal Stuff

My husband and I have been married since 1999, and together we have three adult kids, two dogs, and one cat. (Yes, I love animals!) 

One of our sons has special needs, and we are helping him navigate life with an intellectual disability and autism. My husband and I are part of the sandwich generation, caring for aging parents with dementia and other issues. While life has had its challenges, we have experienced the joy and comfort of God's faithfulness throughout. 

I am a native Floridian and love the rainy days as much as I love the sunny ones. I live for quiet time with Jesus in the morning, not-so-quiet time with my family and friends, tug-of-war with my rambunctious pups, and time outdoors with a good book.

Why I do this

My parents each grew up in homes where poverty, addiction, violence, and neglect were their daily norm. Their abusive upbringings, combined with our pastor’s fire-and-brimstone warnings that to spare the rod was to spoil the child, led to my childhood of walking on eggshells.

In early adulthood, I began a desperate search for answers and stumbled upon a book that made the scandalous claim that there was nothing I could do to make God love me any more or any less. Those words of grace and unconditional acceptance started me down a path of healing.

With the help of those the Lord placed in my life, I began to dig my way out of the lies that had kept me buried under a destructive past. 

I long to help women with similar stories experience the freedom and healing that has changed my life. 

By embracing the hard parts of my story, I have learned that a seed planted in the soil of hardship, drenched in God’s grace, and enlightened by His truth can blossom and grow into something beautiful.

Formal Education and Experience

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