The truth is majority of us have experienced some form of trauma or are in a romantic relationship with someone who has experienced some form of trauma. It truly does impact us to our core. Our decisions, our behaviors, our thinking patterns, etc. Due to the childhood sexual abuse I experienced, I made several mistakes when it came to the romance department. I married my first husband at 18 and it was disastrous...for the both of us. I wasn't a good wife. He wasn't a good husband. We didn't know how to be good to each other due to the trauma both of us experienced in our childhood (his trauma was different from mine). Divorce was inevitable and one of the BEST decisions I ever made for myself. Thankfully, when I started my healing journey at 20 and decided to make better decisions when it came to men, Jamahl entered my world. My healing made room for my ability to love and be loved. 

If you heard any of our podcast episodes together then you know we've been through a lot throughout our 15 years of marriage. Jamahl came with his own set of trauma (separate from mine as well). But healing preserved us as individuals and as a couple. We have a happy and thriving relationship because we both chose individuals who were on their own separate healing journey. We don't just talk about this life...we live this life. Remember, healing isn't a one-time event, it's an ongoing journey. 

I am more than my husband’s wife. I’m more than my clients’ counselor & coach. I’m more than my degrees. Because if you take all of that away, I’m still the wonderfulness that is Faith. I am a woman full of life. I love chocolate, traveling, yoga, and 90’s Hip Hop. I'm a HUGE Kendrick Lamar fan. Oh, and I can get down with some Trap Music too! Not all, but some.

 

I help people (especially women), rediscover their identity; learn how to stop settling for less; heal from emotional baggage that has weighed them down; assertively communicate their needs; remove themselves from toxic relationships; gain clarity and confidence; and so much more.  

 

My purpose in life is to support you on your healing journey because I believe you deserve to thrive too! Hope to see you soon!

Faith Joyner

Relationship & Trauma Recovery Counselor

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