Unhook and Live Free!
I have been a therapist for over 20 years and I am a good one. I have helped many people work through a variety of issues and problems. I thought my life had settled and I had committed myself to helping others. I have been sober and in recovery for almost 30 years. The Method was developed from my personal work. It is not theoretical. Instead, it is based on my experience with difficult life lessons and is the result of much time and study. As one of my teachers liked to say, “It is kitchen tested.” It also means I am committed to The Method as a means of doing personal work. I came from an abusive alcoholic childhood. I was number five of six children from a very poor family. I lost two children in my 20s. I had three disaster marriages. I had been homeless and an IV junkie. I had gotten into legal entanglements. I got sober shortly after turning 30 years old. With sobriety my life changed for the better in remarkable ways.
I worked hard on my issues from growing up in an abusive alcoholic home. I worked very hard on myself. I went to 12 step groups. I attended groups and went to conferences. I not only survived, I thrived. At 30 years of age, I went to college and got a master’s degree in Social Work Counseling. I met my husband, Steve, during my fifth year of sobriety. He was and is a very good man. We worked on our lives and our marriage. I really felt like I had gone through all the negative I was ever going to experience in my life. I helped Steve raise my stepson and then, when I was 16 years sober, we adopted our daughter from Cambodia. She was the joy of my life. Suddenly the pain of losing my two children was gone. My life was full and complete.