My son’s coming out created a great shift in my life that over the years led me to a much greater sense of purpose and possibility. Since we’ve had “the talk,” I embarked on an ongoing journey of personal growth and transformation which led to my becoming a psychotherapist. In 1996, I received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and began working as a therapist in private practice specializing in Gay and Lesbian Issues, Women’s Empowerment, Life Transitions, and Dream Interpretation.

For the last twenty years, much of my work was focused on empowering individuals, both gay and straight to believe in themselves and to guide them on their personal healing journey. I have spoken at college sociology and psychology classes, company diversity programs, churches, and numerous groups, including leading a six-week group with my husband for parents with gay children, and did a radio interview on StoryCorp that was featured on National Public Radio (NPR). While I worked with a number of other issues, I was especially passionate about counseling parents of gay men and women. A longtime member of PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), I served on the Orlando Board for over eighteen years and on the Orlando Board of Directors of GLBCC (Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Community Center) for 3 years. To add our voices to the cause of gay acceptance, my husband and I wrote a column for 2 years called, “A Parent’s Perspective,” in Watermark, Central Florida’s largest bi-monthly gay newspaper.

Since I retired I wanted to find a way to help others. So currently, I’m sharing the meaningful stories that I told to my clients over the years, stories that made a difference in their lives on my YouTube Channel: Stories to Change Your Life.

The Rest of the Way


The Rest of the Way: Healing Barriers Between Gays, Lesbians, and Their Parents

Sprinkled with compelling stories and insights The Rest of the Way recounts Enid’s journey of self-discovery that led her to unconditional acceptance of her gay son in a most genuine and heartfelt way. The book, offers keen observations in the struggle parents often face when coming to terms with having a gay child. Ultimately, Enid and her husband Syd came to a place of understanding that they were the ones who had to change; and not their son.

Maya & the Magic Swing


Maya and The Magic Swing will take children on a metaphorical journey where mistakes happen on a grand scale and are transformed into something positive. The book’s message is no one is perfect-we all make mistakes. An important message for children in today’s world. Fun not only to read but also to hear, the book is ideal for parents, teachers, counselors, and therapists. Written by a psychotherapist and illustrated by a remarkably gifted fifteen-year-old award-winning artist.

Life with ADD


Life With ADD: Ain't it Grand Kindle Edition

Are you someone with ADD who feels scattered and disorganized a lot of the time, and wonders why you can’t get it all together? Having ADD myself, I know the feeling. So, I wrote a short eBook in rhyme telling what it’s like. The illustrated book, LIFE WITH ADD: AIN’T IT Grand is a funny and honest portrayal of my life that will resonate with many people. The book is not only for people with ADD but for those who love them; to help others understand what living with ADD is like.