Hello and welcome to Women’s Life Empowerment! I’m so glad that you decided to join me!  My name is Rita L. Berry.  I’m the mother of two beautiful teenagers! I enjoy singing and listening to music.  I anticipate a new adventure with each day!  And my days have been quite interesting. I credit my children for that.  They are God’s Blessings to me. They keep me alive!

I’ll begin by getting this out of the way first: I am a Life Empowerment Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor.  My experience spans 20 years.  I’ve worked with adolescent and older teen aged girls and boys as well as with men and women. I have a B.S. Degree in Business Administration (South Carolina State University), 2 graduate degrees – M.Ed. in Community and Agency Counseling (Winthrop University) and an Ed.S. in Counselor Education (University of South Carolina). I have held positions in both educational and agency settings. During the past 20 years, I’ve been of service to and encouraged many people.  Depression, stress management, and building self confidence, to name a few, are areas in which I have helped people. And although my experience working with people involves various life issues and diverse groups, I have a particular interest in helping women experiencing life transition.

I’m not just a professional sitting on this side, peeking into your life and not having any insight on what you’re going through.  I know what it’s like to be hit by something so major, so heavy, that it knocks you off balance.  And when you’re off balance, everything that you do is affected.  You can become unproductive, sometimes wrought with depression, and generally you feel kind of lost.  I went through this after my divorce.  I remember thinking, “What exactly am I supposed to be doing now and how am I supposed to do it?”  And during this time I found out that my Mother had cancer. I became her caregiver during the last year of her life.  I miss her dearly.  I guess you can say I had a double whammy! I was devastated!

In spite of life’s challenges, feeling stuck, and seemingly not moving ahead or getting better – with help I was able to tap into my personal power.  I learned to create opportunities that allowed me to be happy and fulfilled.  I’m living on purpose! And I can help you own your power as well!

I’m here to tell you that you can work through these experiences.  You can feel better.  You can positively forge ahead. Well, I’m here for you.  I’m here to help you find your life balance and experience optimal living.  I’m here to help you find your way to you. Thanks for partnering with me!

May you have love, light, and peace,

Empowerment Expert