Twelve years ago, Dee walked into Oasis Church, in Los Angeles, CA deeply scarred from over 2 decades in the sex industry and a 30-year meth addiction. It was at a Women's Christian Conference sponsored by Oasis, called Godchicks that she came face to face with the truth: she was valued by God and had a purpose.
Dee dove head first into her recovery process and started attending a variety of recovery programs, The Bondage Breakers, Celebrate Recovery, Grief Recovery and a private support group for ex sex-industry workers, run by the Treasures Ministry, in Los Angeles. She was surrounded by love and found the courage to work through her healing so that she could use her story to help others heal.
Dee has coached survivors of sex-trafficking at the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Project Hope. She is currently mentoring several women from Treasures who are transitioning out of the sex industry. Dee also teaches The Grief Recovery Method in Los Angeles, California, Dallas, Texas and Akron, Ohio . Dee was the original survivor leader for the Treasures Ministry support group on Monday nights for over 2 years and now leads the national online EMPOWERMENT Group.
I went through Grief Recovery individually with Dee in a difficult time. Dee led me through the process that taught me skills that I could continue to engage in even after we were finished. I highly recommend Dee, she is extremely gifted as a Grief Counselor.
Adjunct Faculty, Spiritual Director
Grief Recovery took me through a much needed healing process. It brought so much relief to my heart from the trauma and pain I had experienced. I also learned many helpful practices for myself others to use when grieving in the future. I definitely recommend taking the Grief Recovery Method course.
Grief Recovery changed my life. It helped me to move past the pain from the losses in my life and on to being able to celebrate the relationships I had. I highly reccomend the one-on-one course. Dee is an excellent teacher
The Many Faces of Dee
I love sharing my story of how God has transformed my life. Whether on national TV, in churches or at anti-trafficking training events may God have the Glory!
Writing is only one of my creative outlets but it is one I enjoy thoroughly. Whether it is writing a book, a speech or creating content or curriculm for support groups I lead, I love it!
Grief Recovery Specialist
I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and have been since 2013. The Grief Recovery Method I was trained in is an award winning evidence based program that was successful in showing me how to recover from grief.
So many people helped me put my life back together and I am thankful to each and every one of them. I firmly believe that once you have overcome something, you should help others. It is an honor to come alongside someone and encourage them to persevere through the toughest of times.
EMPOWERMENT Group Leader
I have learned alot in my lifetime, whether through books, programs, courses, or good old-fashioned life experience. Now I create my own content and teach women who have been sexually exploited how to overcome their past & thrive.
During the pandemic I needed a new creative outlet that would help to relieve my stress. I started painting with acrylics and then learned how to do "paint pouring". I love to create art specifically for someone I love and give it as a gift.