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Empowerment through Your Struggle

Restore Your Heart


I created Chartreuse Center with you in mind. I'm here to tell you, there is hope and growth through your pain and struggle.  It may be hard to believe at this point.  You will find yourself again.   You will merge your previous self with the knowledge you gain from these struggles and emerge with a greater appreciation for your life and those around you.  


You are looking for something... something to help you feel like yourself again and as quickly as possible.

  • A reduced a sense of isolation; feeling understood and accepted
  • Understanding of your emotions,  reactions to social situations, and how to cope
  • Clarifying expectations of your friendship and family relationships
  • Identifying the type of support you seek from relationships and how to obtain support
  • Redefining a sense of "self" based on new stage of life
  • A renewed self esteem and your confidence will return
  • Improvement in communication and connection in your marriage and love relationships


I made a clear decision to specialize in order to provide YOU with expertise you deserve and exceptional care to help you move through your experience, understand your struggle, realign your core and restore your heart.   

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Fertility Issues

Trying to conceive just isn't as simple as you thought it would.  You may be focused on medications and cycles, anxious about outcomes, and isolated, feeling like no one understands

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 Specialized Counseling Services for

Fertility Issues, Perinatal Concerns and Grief 

Calm Anxiety & Worry, Reconnect with your Relationships, 

and Deepen Understanding of Yourself. 

You are Not Alone.​

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Embrace YOU! Online Courses are LIVE!
Embrace YOU! Online Courses launched  on April 1.  The first course is Survive Fertility, Reclaim Life and individual classes are available for those that are interested in specific topics rather than the entire program.  The extended course includes bonus materials and resources.  This is an important addition to the support available for those who live with fertility struggles and infertility.  Building a family is a dream that begins early in life.  This information moves beyond the medical model of care and provides self exploration and relationship insight to help cope with this difficult time in life.  In the meantime, a free class is available: Basics of Surviving Fertility.  This class offers information about the prevalence of fertility and infertility and begins to introduce grief concepts as it relates to family building challenges. Stay tuned for launch information regarding other topics including Fertility Transitioning from TTC (trying to conceive) to pregnancy, Surviving New Parenting, and Mending Me, Reconnect with Life after Loss.  I look forward to providing useful information and support!

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Perinatal Support

You now have achieved pregnancy and struggling with identifying with the joy while you experience anxiety and fear.  You may be adjusting to the new parent role and demands on your life.

Your experience is beyond "Baby Blues."

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Your heart is broken and your life is upside down as you grieve.  Emotions are at a level of intensity that you have never experienced before. ​Reconnect with yourself through understanding of changes in your life.

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Counseling Support

​offered in-person in Orland Park, IL or through distance counseling for Illinois residents

Embrace YOU! Online Programs

Searching? Prefer privacy? Need flexibility? Online programs are for you!  Individual online courses and extended courses are available.

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If you are a provider, contact me for complimentary videos for your use in your office.

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Embrace Your Center Podcast

Embrace Your Center offers blog articles and podcast episodes on topics that matter to your struggle. Available on iTunes and GooglePlay.

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Positive Intentions on ​YouTube

Start your day or you week with intention.  Short and sweet videos to give perspective and thoughtfulness to your days.  Check it out! 

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I look forward to hearing from you. Since, Chartreuse Center has an exclusive focus, I offer complimentary phone consultations in order to determine compatibility of your specific needs and Chartreuse Center's services. The phone call is approximately 15 minutes and your initial session may be scheduled at that time.  If you choose to call for the consultation, please know I may be with a client or may be unavailable to answer at that exact moment.  I will return your call when I am available.  The best method to begin the process is to submit the Information Request below and I will contact you as soon as I am able. 

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Specialized Counseling for

Fertility Issues, Perinatal Support & Grief