My philosophy

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a relationship… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have the choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… We are in charge of our attitudes.”

Quote from Charles Swindoll

Positive attitudes modify our emotions and our actions and lead to proactive changes and greater self-confidence in any chosen endeavor.

As a V.I. licensed counselor, I am dedicated to help and support you during your journey toward balance and happiness whichever goal you might have.

My Résumé

Education

2002 – 2006

Walden University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Psychology and Certified consultant in Sport Psychology 2006

APA (American Psychology Association)

APAVI (American Psychology Association of the Virgin Islands)

ACAVI (American Counseling Association of the Virgin Islands)

AASP (American Association of Sport Psychology)

USOC (United States Olympic Committee)

IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association)

1996 – 1999

University of the Virgin Islands

Master’s Degree, Counseling and Guidance

Activities and Societies: APA, ACAVI

1980 – 1985

Beaux Arts Marseille, France

Master’s Degree, Fine/Studio Arts, General

Activities and Societies: Beaux Arts: special reporter to Cannes Festival 1983, 1984 Arts exhibits, commercial assignments and worked for the President of the Southern Government of France as a graphic designer and photographer.

Positions

2007 – Present (10 years) Virgin Islands (U.S.)

St. Croix Counseling

Licensed Professional

Offering a complete line of counseling for the individual, group and family based on solution-focused consultation. Building from your strength and resources, therapy will bring you relief and will enhance your emotional, physical, and spiritual growth.

2006 – 2010 (4 years)

Therapist

VIBS Family Violence & Rape Crisis Center

1999– 2009 (10 years)

Professor of Psychology

University of the Virgin Islands

1988– 1999 (10 years)

Art Teacher

The Manor School