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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 this situation 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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Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for your life. Artful learning for life situations surrounding fertility & infertility, grief, and parenting. 

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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.  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. ​​You can expect calls to be returned during between 8-9pm.


**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.  

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Embrace Your Center offers podcast episodes, positive intentions and blog articles for infertility, fertility, perinatal issues, parenting and grief.  Available on iTunes and GooglePlay.  

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Fertility Issues, Parenting Concerns and Grief 

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Pregnancy after fertility struggles or parenting are not what you expected.

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Grief & Loss

Your heart is broken and your life is upside down as you grieve.

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

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The First 52 is coming soon!

 For years, I've heard from folks that there is some type of barrier to actually getting to the support they are seeking... This is very tough for me to hear... There is a lot of really great information on the web, there are many support organizations, and groups out there.  My heart goes out to those that may not want an in-person group or work schedules conflict or family responsibilities lack flexibility or whatever the reason.


I've decided to do something about this... I've created a program called The First 52 that is your friend in grief for the first year after the death of someone in your life.  The program is structured that mirrors common discussions at specific times that arise in grief counseling.  You can expect:

❤︎ Weekly emails for the first year of grief delivered directly to your in-box... You can think of it as your weekly email hug.

❤︎ Links to useful websites, videos, worksheets, and activities to help you learn about your specific responses to grief.

❤︎ Bite-size, micro-lessons that fit into your life... think lessons are around 3-10 minutes.

❤︎ An online community you are welcome to join if you'd like to share your reflections and experiences.


The First 52 launches on August 1.  I look forward to walking beside you and being a friend through your grief.  Visit The First 52 to learn more...