About Deirdra

 






Deirdra loves all kinds of people. She holds an undergrad in Social and Behavioral Science and a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling with a specialty in Community Chaplaincy.

Combining her love of people, life, and adventure she creates allegorical and epic stories that invite the reader on a journey with engaging, down-to-earth, yet supernatural characters. There is someone for everyone to identify with and come to love, hate, and recognize in our own modern-day life through the victories and heartache of our human experiences.

Deirdra's self-help books uplift, teach, and encourage self-discovery and self-care while catering to your creativity.

Her books immerse you in an epic journey and inspire you on your own journey.


Professional Bio

I am passionate about empowering people and helping them to reach their goals. 
I believe that we are all meant to be the hero of our own stories.

In 2016 I started working with an anti-human trafficking task force. I served men, women, and children who were going through the worst moments of their lives. At this time, I had two roles, I worked as a cyber intelligence legal researcher and was certified through the Department of Justice to help families onto the Address Confidentiality Program. I worked with lawyers and advocates and was qualified as an expert witness for the courts to testify in cases involving trafficking, domestic violence, and stalking.

 I received my 40-hour domestic violence training, suicide PAIR certification, certification for the Crimes Victims Compensation Program, and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Training.

 I began to notice that many of the victims who had a faster/easier time recovering had a strong faith in something higher than themselves. As someone who analyzed both perpetrators and victims, I was fascinated by this reoccurring pattern in recovery. I explored this connection which then led me to finishing my Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling with a specialty in Community Chaplaincy. I began to help all different kinds of people from various belief systems as they navigated trauma and the difficult path to justice and safety.

 I became active in legislation and interned with a senator. I was unanimously elected to be the first Chair of the Voices Committee and lead a group of survivors to successfully advocate in legislative. Our work lead to new laws being passed that protected victims of crime.

 I became the Associate Director for Voices Set Free and traveled to universities, churches, and law enforcement affiliates as a public speaker and educator to talk about the impacts of family violence, cyber safety, and childhood domestic violence.

 I am a member of the American Association for Christian Counselors and I serve on the board of directors for the National Association of Handwriting and Document Experts.

I am also a bestselling author and award-winning artist. I pioneered a profiling system for creative people and created a successful time management program for creators. I am an active speaker and educator at writers’ conferences and other art venues in helping creative people manage their time and discover what it really means to be a creator and the impact they have on those around them and the world.


























I love green and everything that grows.

I love being in wind and water.

I love adventure with a purpose.

I love to read and write.

I love to use Earthing as a therapy.

I paint fire when I'm mad and oceans when I'm lonely.

I work with the most amazing people in the world. 

I love riding horses and grooming them.

I love going to temples and sanctuaries.

I love rain and thunderstorms.

I love walking across wooden bridges.

I love exploring.

I love running for miles along the sandy coast. 

I believe that magical things happen all the time.

I love seashells.

I love decorating with things made from nature.

I love designing eco-friendly homes.

I love wearing long flowing dresses. 

I love sleeping with my kitty in the sunshine coming through the skylight above my bed.

I love hot chocolate on rainy days. 

I love being barefoot.

I love a completed to do list.


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