Bullying Recovery, LLC
Here’s a little about me. I grew up in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. I have had a successful career as a visual communications expert, web and video producer/programmer, eLearning multimedia developer, and writer. Since 2007, I have dedicated my time focusing on helping people deal with bullying and youth trauma recovery to move forward with their lives. I have received certifications in Life Coaching, Solutions-Focused Coaching, and Transformational Coaching and now dedicate my time to coaching others to thrive after trauma or build back their authentic self (self-esteem). During my younger years from 6-14, I was bullied pretty bad, particularly during my years in Lexington, MA. While that ended long ago, I have found that the long-term effects of those important years do not leave us, but stay in our subconscious. This issue was recently coined by the psychology community as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)
In doing extensive research to prepare this website, I have found that I am not alone and the long-term effects of bullying into adulthood are common issues. While I don’t harbor bad feelings about my life, I do find that there are certain aspects of my personality and reactions that I believe are due to the years of bullying I dealt with. I have worked through most of my issues and hope to help others overcome the effects of bullying in their lives. I have pursued becoming a life coach on the issues of bullying and healthy living and work with a variety of people to help them overcome a past of youth abuse. It is my dream to one day do this on a full-time basis as I find more and more I want to help others and try to have stricter laws and support programs created to beat the bullying issues in our schools and work.
In 2007, I started a blog called “Bullying Stories”, which became popular (over 1.2 million visitors) and spurred me on to begin this company, “Bullying Recovery, LLC” and begin to author books and professionally speak on the subject of bullying. I hope to engage those that either suffer or help people with the long-term effects of bullying and offer to guide them to help and services. I am currently enrolled in and completing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern New Hampshire University with an expected graduation in 2020. Once completed, I plan to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and work further with people needing recovery.
I also assist in information gathering on current research in the area of bullying. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope you will help support this important effort to make our world a better place. I am here to help. Please feel free to contact me.