Abundant Life Recovery exemplifies the very nature and essence of God’s divine love to the broken-hearted, those who need inner healing or are in bondage to any type of addiction.
Recovery is not only about drugs and alcohol. Recovery is about redemption by getting back to a life of abundance in every area. Recovery is about regaining possession of the parts of your life that are out of control or seem lost or stolen.
I incorporate holistic spiritual treatment to provide safe, caring, nonjudgmental counseling, inner healing and coaching into the recovery process. Treating the whole person; spirit, soul, and body provides healing and restoration helping to establish peace and freedom to live a joyful, abundant life.
I'm Shifra Wylder. I am witty, genuine and straight forward. I am a recovering legalist and perfectionist. I enjoy travel, art, painting, photography, music, dance and anything creative. I express my feelings through carefully selected emojis. I love to belly laugh & ugly cry and I am passionate about freedom.
I’m a bit of a rebel, usually with a cause. I like to think outside the box. A Brené Brown quote I embody is this;
“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”
I grew up in a family who struggled with addictions. Dad was a gambler & sex addict. Mom was an alcoholic & prescription meds addict. Both eventually became sober. Well, mom stopped drinking but kept her scripts. Under her circumstances, I get it. When I was 8 years old my oldest brother Steven was using drugs and committed suicide. In 2005 my brother Scott died of a heroin overdose. After the last tragic event, I thought to myself, even said out loud, "This didn't have to happen! Maybe if just one person was able to get through to them it may have made the difference between life or death." Who knows?
I care deeply about helping people heal from the bondages of any addiction as well as from trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and self-limiting beliefs. I made the decision wholeheartedly to give hope to the hopeless, heal the broken-hearted and help set people free by becoming a counselor, coach and healer. I will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
I am here to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to help heal everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, lifestyle, religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. If you're not a Christ follower, don't let all the Christian credentials scare you away. ;)
Here are the Creds. Apparently we need them to do this stuff.
University of PhoenixBachelor of Science in Psychology
Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor
Breining Institute, College for the advanced study of addictive disorders Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS)
Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC1) Certified Drug, Alcohol & Addiction Counselor (CDAADC)
Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors -Chaplaincy Corps
Ordained & Licensed Chaplain
International Fellowship of Pastoral Counselors & Chaplains
Master Life Coach Recovery
Coach Nutrition Coach
Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Clinical Addictions Professional
Suicide Intervention Specialist
Clinical Addictions Intervention Specialist
Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist
Anger Management Intervention Specialist
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Intervention Specialist
Family, Grief and Bereavement Intervention Specialist
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Group Crisis Intervention Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
International Board of Christian Counselors/American Association of Christian Counselors
Advanced Diploma, Board Certified Biblical Counselor (BCBC)
United Christian Services, Inc. Ordained, Certified Christian Minister (CCM)