Passionate About Inspiring Others
Welcome! A little about me… I am a devoted wife to my husband Anthony, mother to our seven children, and “Nini” to our four precious grandbabies. I was born in Washington DC, raised our family in Potomac, Maryland, and now live in Nashville, Tennessee, far from my parents’ hometown of Roseto Valfortore, Italy, but my Italian-American roots have remained with me throughout the years, most notably in the close ties with many extended relatives and our frequent family celebrations that carry on the traditions of homemade food and wine, music and sharing our love for one another and our Catholic Christian faith, rooted in Christ.
In addition to the role of a stay at home mom and following my passion for singing, I am a realtor with RLAH Realty, owner of Hope of Glory Christian Counseling Services, LLC, and founding member of Heart of Mercy Worship, enabling our music ministry to be a springboard for healing and hope during retreats, healing services, praise and worship nights, adoration and mass. I enjoy cooking, reading, playing guitar and piano, songwriting, skiing, kayaking, swimming and paddle boarding. My love affair with music and jump start to my faith journey began in 1970 when Jesus Christ Superstar was released on vinyl, which awakened my quest to discover Jesus through song. Through this awakening and performing in musicals during high school, that focused on the Gospel message, I began to meditate on the life of Christ and truly seek Him. Music is central to who I am and how my faith, hopes and dreams have been shaped. I have been involved in music ministry for over thirty-five years as both a cantor and a choir member, and have performed most recently with the The Heights Choral Society. I was instrumental in starting the youth band at our 5pm Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac MD and have enjoyed watching it flourish as two of our sons became members.
My husband and I served as coordinators and facilitators for Renew 2000 as over 500 parishioners grew deeper in relationship with Christ through the small group model. For fifteen years we guided many couples through Pre-Cana . I have been on the leadership team of Walking with Purpose Scripture Study, enabling women to know Christ more intimately through His Word and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which has played a crucial role in my faith and has solidified my calling to the Ministry of Counseling, as has been my involvement in Encounter Ministries. Being a part of Walking With Purpose and Encounter Ministries allowed me to tap into my innate ability to counsel and share spiritual gifts given to me for the benefit of the other. Working through my own suffering while committing to prayer, patience, perseverance and wise Christian counsel, has allowed me to understand the fact that only in Christ are we truly set free. I want to share this good news and help others to heal and have hope and to be healthy in mind, body, spirit and soul. In Romans 8, St. Paul writes: "Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Our humanness will inevitably lead to us suffering, but our suffering is in vain if it does not lead us closer to Christ. It is generally these sufferings and difficulties that lead one to seek a Christian Counselor. Relying on Jesus as the Wonderful Counselor, the Holy Spirit’s conviction, Holy Scripture, and my training through NCCA, I am grateful for the opportunity to navigate this earthly life with you, through all of its trials and hardships, and to help you find hope, healing, truth and freedom, and joy and peace that can only be found in Him.
Certified Temperament Counselor, NCCA.
Certified Pastoral Counselor. NCCA
Professional Clinical Member, NCCA