Tools4Life LLC


"Tools4Life LLC" is a compassionate private mediation and counseling practice that helps individuals; adults, teens and children, free themselves from faulty beliefs that create ongoing conflict in their lives by using "mindful inquiry." The practice is multilayered in that I help parents advocate in the best interests of their children and learn to redefine the conflict of their current situations; assist individuals to create and follow a life plan based on new insights and beliefs; support clients' chosen role in life; promote effective life skills for young adults; advocate for parents and prompt new reflection as a parent as their family system evolves. My hope is to redefine conflict as a medium of change that is less fear-inducing".

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103 E. 8th Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461
United States

In Southport between NC Probation Office and John's Guitar Shop

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  • Products and Services.
  • 1. Tools4Life LLC provides parenting education and supports via group meetings and workshops as listed below:
  • • Finding Peace Within Conflict: Start with Your Child
  • A Program guide for ex-partners & Ex-spouses who struggle to parent their children cooperatively.
  • 4-hour Session
  • Durable parenting plans last a lifetime and will grow and change along with your child!
  • Areas addressed in the workshop
  • • Custody & what does it means
  • • Parenting through the ages and stages of your child
  • • Style of parenting
  • • Defining your parenting style
  • • Proactive Peace-Filled Parenting
  • Learn proven techniques that can help you…
  • • Put an end to sabotaging parent/child relationship and alienation
  • • Avoid power struggles while setting limits
  • • Eliminate emotional blackmail in relation to your child’s other parent
  • • Teach problem-solving skills
  • • Stay calm in stressful parenting situations
  • … and many other daily challenges.
  • This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!
  • (Email [email protected] or fill out contact form (on the website) if you are interested in attending a parenting workshop)
  • Tools4Life LLC – Conference room on 2nd floor.
  • 6102 East Oak Island Drive
  • Oak Island, NC 28465
  • COST: $200 (Includes 4 hours workshop with certificate, materials, lunch and free 30-minute session (to be scheduled within a week of the seminar) to determine if mediation would work for you and your child’s other parent).
  • • STEP: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • Today’s parents live in an era where family structure is based increasingly on social equality. Traditional methods of raising children are no longer as effective as they were a generation ago. That’s why more and more parents are turning to STEP.
  • STEP offers parents a realistic and practical approach to meeting the challenges of raising children today. It helps them learn effective and enjoyable ways to relate to their children. It also helps them toward the goal parents want most: to raise responsible children who will grow into responsible men and women, capable of living meaningful, happy adult lives.
  • STEP can help you become a better parent. STEP participants work together in small discussion groups. Parents become actively involved in discussing common concerns and learning specific child-training ideas and skills.
  • The seven STEP sessions consider these topics:
  • 1. Understanding Yourself & Your Child
  • 2. Understanding Beliefs & Feelings
  • 3. Encouraging Your Child & Yourself
  • 4. Listening & Talking to Your Child
  • 5. Helping Children Cooperate
  • 6. Discipline That Makes Sense
  • 7. Choosing Your Approach
  • Take the first step now in improving your relationship with your children
  • (Email [email protected] or fill out contact form (on the website) if you are interested in attending a parenting workshop)
  • Tools4Life LLC
  • 6102 East Oak Island Drive
  • Oak Island, NC 28465
  • COST: $300 (Over the course of seven weeks parents will attend a 1.5-hour workshop which will include a certificate, a copy of the STEP book, and a light snack. Childcare will also be provided. Parents will be required to sign a form giving permission for their child to participate in social skills-based play session with a trained counselor.
  • 2. Tools4Life LLC provides Psychotherapy/Counseling accepting most insurances:
  • *Humana
  • *Cigna
  • *Magellan
  • *MedCost (credentialing in process)
  • *BCBS (credentialing in process)
  • *United Behavioral Health
  • *Medicaid (credentialing in process)
  • *Aetna (credentialing in process)
  • Includes: Group counseling created upon necessity and agreement to participation.
  • i.e. grief, women’s issues, depression/anxiety, and parenting support
  • 3. Tools4Life LLC provides Mediation for child custody issues and divorce.
  • Mediation is a conflict resolution process wherein a mutually acceptable third party intervenes in a conflict or dispute between two or more individuals who wish to improve their relationships, enhance communication, use practical problem-solving skills to reach a mutual and voluntary agreement relating to the contested issues. The mediator has no authority to make binding decisions for the parties and nor subpoenaed if either party reneges on their contract and seeks litigation. An attorney is used to file the legal documents. Mediation sessions will be scheduled on weekends or evenings so that conflict with work schedules of clients is avoided as much as possible.
  • 4. Tools4Life LLC provides Life Coaching.
  • It is a process by which I would help you define and achieve your goals — career, personal, or most often, both.
  • What would you work on with a life coach?
  • • Setting and achieving goals and objectives
  • • Planning — business, career, and life
  • • Blasting through blocks and fears
  • • Clearing Clutter
  • • Financial security and independence
  • • Balancing business and personal life
  • • Making critical decisions and designing strategies for success
  • • Communicating powerfully and succinctly
  • • Becoming a problem-free zone
  • • Building powerful relationships
  • • Breaking through the glass ceiling
  • • Getting promoted
  • • Finding that fulfilling career/work or business
  • • Finding a partner/love/relationship
  • • Getting out of a rut
  • • Making an important life transition
  • • Starting a business
  • • Growing a business
  • • Living a wholehearted life
  • • Identifying core values and passions
  • • Fulfilling personal and emotional needs
  • • Getting Organized
  • • Talk about personal values and beliefs about money
  • • Having loads more time to enjoy life
  • • Playing, having adventures, and a lot more fun!
  • And much, much more…
  • Tools4Life offers the opportunity to participate in mediation, life coaching and/or counseling with a clinician who has Master’s Level training in both mediation and counseling. It is a compassion driven practice that promotes the belief that ALL People have within them the potential to embrace and live compassionate lives despite the characterizations and labels they embraced that contributed to their current pain-filled perception of self and others.
  • Tools4Life LLC was created out of necessity. I was challenged to embrace, live out and promote life as an awakened human being. A human being that embraces, not only compassion, but fear, anger, grief – all the emotions perceived as negative – so that I could live more fully and in the present. Mindful Inquiry is a concept created by me that challenges us to sit and embrace all that we fear with the intention of making room for more compassion for self and others as we travel this life together.
  • The necessity arose as I come to realize that a great deal of hurt and pain via parental divorce/separation closes compassionate space for the children of these parents. Adults who are also in pain and conflicted about the transition from a couple-ship to living a single life as a parent.
  • At Tools4Life, I want parents to know that they are not alone and that all they are experiencing is normal – the pain, the grief, the anger, the shame or guilt – and to know that they can grow from all these emotions through addressing the conflict through mediation. Stop the fighting and embrace the conflict as an opportunity to grow. If lengthened, it will hurt your children over and over again as she/he transition into their own adulthood.


Monday - Friday - 8:00 to 5:00 Some evenings depending upon necessity Saturdays - 9:00 to 12 noon - Mediation sessions only

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