“You are not what happened to you!”
This is my belief for me and I want it to be your belief for you. Let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a survivor of childhood sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. The abuse affected me in many areas of my life as a child and as an adult. I grew up with a lack of self-esteem and confidence, always feeling less than others, and a consistent people-pleaser.
My journey has given me firsthand knowledge of acceptance, awareness, compassion, confidence, empathy, empowerment, forgiveness, self-esteem, self-fulfillment, self-love and understanding.
I have experienced first hand the pain and grief of losing a child, and know how important it is to process grief and loss. I was married to an alcoholic which led me to join a support program for family and friends of alcoholics. I have been an active member for more than two decades. I have dealt with the many emotions connected to divorce. I lived for years without passion, intimacy, and sexuality. I tackled my own stigma of self-pleasure and a relationship with a much younger man. These experiences allow me to be compassionate and understanding with my clients as they move through their own process.
I experienced all of those things, but they are not who I am.
Michael Sue Jenefsky, MS, ABD
Therapist, Counselor, Speaker, Author
I hold a B.S. Degree in Psychology and Master’s degrees in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling and Criminal Justice, all from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am currently working toward a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. During my first year at NSU, I joined the research team of Dr. Lenore Walker, author of the Battered Woman Syndrome. I am also trained Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Hypnotherapy.
What I Do
I guide women, and a few men, who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence as they overcome emotional pain and claim their full power. Through our work together, you will:
Heal the wounds of a victim and become victorious
Leave the past where it belongs…in the past
Learn how to truly forgive and let go
Eliminate feelings of shame, guilt, judgment, humiliation
Develop high self-esteem and self-worth
Love yourself deeply and unconditionally
Feel confident and empowered
Reconnect your deepest passion, intimacy, and sexuality
Create a new vision for the life you are meant to be living
Live the life you absolutely deserve
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
I’m excited to work with you and look forward to helping you
reach the dream life you deserve!
“Michael Sue is a great person to talk, laugh, cry with. I’ve had the pleasure of doing them all. She has taught me that I am not a victim, I am a survivor. She has helped me over-come some serious obstacles. She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, she tells you what you need to hear. I would recommend Michael Sue to everyone.” ~C.S. (Successful Client)