The Full Story
From an early age, I knew I wanted to help others. I thought the best way to do that was to become a physician. I graduated from medical school in 1999,and spent over 20 years in medicine and public health. After a lot of soul searching, in 2021 I transitioned to working part-time in public health and pursuing work as a Spiritual Director.
Part of the transition from physician to spiritual director came from my own questions regarding God/Spirit, faith and life, and how I could best serve people using my unique gifts and personality.
While I was raised Catholic and continue to attend mass at a Catholic church, I've always been drawn to mysticism, other religions, and what they have to offer.There are pieces of all the major religions that have shaped my own worldview. My openness to other faiths is why I chose to train as an interfaith spiritual director at the Chaplaincy Institute (Chi).
My own spiritual practice currently consists of daily walks, meditation, journaling and reading. I continue my professional development and spiritual growth through supervision and reading and reflection. I am a member of Spiritual Directors International, and follow their guidelines on professional and ethical practice.
On a personal level I've been married for 13 years, have 2 children and live in Nashville,TN. Work and family are where most of my time is spent but I also provide peer support through Star Legacy for women who have suffered a stillbirth.
I welcome people from all faiths, genders, races, sexual orientations and lifestyles.