About Hearts Unfolding

Hearts Unfolding began over 30 years ago with my desire to reach out to others who are hurting in relationships as I had been. I longed to encourage others as I had been encouraged by God's Word.

An idea formed as I thought about my love of hearts, writing, and Psalm 119:130, "The unfolding of Your Words gives light". My idea grew into a tri-fold heart-shaped design that expressed what was in my heart. The cardinal to the left is an example of the cover on one of the cards that will become available when that dream becomes reality.

The artwork for each card shows growth and transformation, because that is what I experienced when I chose to enter into the process of changing my old patterns of thinking that had kept me in hurtful relationships.

I held onto my desire to produce the encouragement cards while at the same time pursuing my dream to reach out to hurting people through counseling, writing, and speaking. Following my dreams has taken me on a challenging, disruptive, and life-giving journey, which included moving to Seattle, Washington in 2002 to earn my Master of Arts in Counseling and Certification in Domestic Violence Advocacy under the direction of Dr. Dan Allender at Mars Hill Graduate School (now named The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology).

My journey continues to unfold in ways that reveal God's faithfulness to guide and provide. Although I had a private practice, Hearts Unfolding Counseling, in Washington, in 2006 I moved back to Wisconsin so I could be near my children and grandchildren. For 8 1/2 years I worked full-time at ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center in Fond du Lac, counseling victims of sexual abuse and leading many groups for these courageous survivors. At the same time, I continued my private counseling practice at an office in Oshkosh. Beginning in 2015, I am now exclusively seeing clients at my private practice in Oshkosh.

I invite you to explore my web site as it is being developed, and perhaps you'll find that we are journeying together in a shared mystery awaiting surprise encounters with God.

Phone: 920-203-7021

Address: 454 Church Avenue, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

E-mail: HeartsUnfolding@new.rr.com