Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

What if I told you emotional and mental confidence are within your control? What if I told you your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes create your reality and either attract (or repel) the relationships you experience. Are they good? Healthy? What do the people around you reflect back to you? What if you could change your reality by changing your focus and inner confidence? I am a Board Certified Psychologist in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. Whether I have the pleasure of meeting you in person or not, I hope you find a gift here to use along your journey! Confidence comes from within, so join me inside… Self-esteem, or self-worth, refers to how you feel about yourself or your value. It develops from experiences that shape how you view yourself. Self-confidence is how you feel about your abilities and can vary across situations. Investing in your self-worth is one of the safest, smartest investments you can make. Confidence is built as you experience success in communication, resilience, and an attitude of abundance. It builds as you think and attract positivity, as you recognize and honor personal boundaries, and as you feel greater comfort in your skin. Confidence comes with a sense of “peace” in feeling balanced and good about the decisions you’re making. From that place, success and great relationships are born.

The resources compiled below are provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only. Please use due diligence in assessing the quality of the resources below, as services continually change. These are not intended as a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider with questions about a medical or mental health condition. If experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

It takes courage to ask for help. Regardless of how or why you found yourself here, thank you and welcome!  May you and your loved ones find helpful resources for personal and professional development. 

The health, texture, and clarity of our skin affect self-esteem, confidence, relationships, etc. Acne and skin irritations seem to have the most debilitating effects on esteem, especially affecting youth. Take my FREE Skincare quiz to see recommended products that might address your skincare wishes and restore skin to its healthiest state. We have products for improving signs of aging, sun damage & discoloration, acne, and sensitivity/irritation. You may also browse by category at

Head over to Physical Confidence page to learn more about how my skin came to look brighter and healthier with less makeup as I aged.

Do these to feel good instead of turning to food, drink, or other unhealthy ways of coping with emotions!Self-Care - do these instead of eating!

SUPPORT GROUPS: There is only courage in seeking help!

AA: Support groups for help with alcohol abuse. Click here to find a supportive AA group near you. NA: Support for help with addiction to any substance (drug or alcohol). Click here to find an NA support group meeting near you. Al-Anon: Support for family and loved ones of problem drinkers – Click here to find a group support meeting near you. CODA: Co-Dependents Anonymous – Support for anyone wanting to develop healthy, loving, more meaningful relationships. Click here for meetings near you.

  • Arizona Smoker’s Helpline: 1-800-55-66-222 ASHLine. Free services in English and Spanish by quit coaches in Arizona, most who are former tobacco users and understand how hard it is to quit and stay quit. In addition to free telephone support, you may create an online WebQuit account and work through activities, set goals, and monitor progress from home 24/7.
  • For Veterans: SmokefreeVET:  A text messaging service available to Veterans quitting smoking. 24/7 support, tips, and encouragement provided to aide in smoking cessation. This is a collaboration between VHA Tobacco & Health and National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Research Branch. Program is based on NCI’s text message smoking cessation program.
  • An educational campaign for the U.S. military, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, launched to help U.S. VA-enrolled service members and Veterans quit tobacco. Includes information on tobacco cessation, personalized plan for quitting, personal or public blog, and live online help around-the-clock. Expert coaches available; real-time group chat with a coach, or peer chat with others working to become tobacco-free.
  • Text VET to IQUIT (47848) from their mobile phone.
  • Visit
  • NotMyKid : Not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving youth and families at-risk for drug abuse, delinquency, early school withdrawal, family dysfunction, teen pregnancy, and other behavioral health problems.
  • Amplif(I) – Partnered with notMYkid to create a voice, look, and feel that would resonate with a youth audience. Delivers powerful and inspirational insight into living a positive life. Offers support and education through the sharing of personal stories.
  • Navigating Learning Disabilities and the Cost for Treatment
  • Children with special needs and are planning a trip to Disney
  • Teens and Domestic Violence
  • Skin health in youth: Acne and skincare concerns can have grave effects on youths’ confidence, self-esteem, mood, and relationships. As a representative for Rodan + Fields Skincare products, I’ve find consumers of the Unblemish and Spotless anti-acne and Soothe sensitivity skincare lines have seen incredible improvements in their skin’s health, resulting in improved confidence and overall mood. It is critical for the lines to be used twice/day over 60 days as directed for clinically-proven results. To see before/after-effects of the results of any of our lines (for reduced appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, acne, or sensitive skin, please follow my Facebook page at
    • Please consider my role as a Psychologist does not propose added expertise regarding skincare. I am a happy consumer and representative of the product lines and impressed with what I have seen these products offer. I always encourage consumers to please do your own due diligence and consult with medical providers with any questions regarding specific ingredients. I am happy to answer questions about the ordering process. All products come with a 60-day-empty-bottle-guarantee if not pleased with results. Please start with the skincare quiz here.
  • Games for the brain
  • Brainage games
  • Limosity
  • Online Reminder Tools: For those who have a hard time remembering appointments, medications, etc., the following can help as resources for scheduling reminder calls, tracking medications, medications, labs, and other health-related data.
    • Wakerupper: Online telephone reminder system. Tell the program when to call you with a personalized reminder (e.g., for medication administration, appointments, etc.)
  • Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: The mission of the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired, by providing a wide range of services aimed at • Promoting independence, dignity, and full participation in all spheres of life; at home, at work and in the community; • Educating the general public regarding the capabilities and needs of individuals who are blind and visually impaired, while serving as a resource for information about all aspects of dealing with vision loss; and • Facilitating acceptance of individuals who are blind and visually impaired throughout society, while working toward equalization of opportunity.
  • Arizona Talking Book Library/Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Provides books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials. – (602) 255-5578 
  • Comprehensive guide to home adaptations for people with disabilities

If you suspect a current medical or mental health crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

If you are currently having thoughts of suicide or are otherwise in crisis in Arizona, please call EMPACT’s 24 hr crisis hotline at 480-784-1500. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for immediate assistance. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

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