Cardinals have a special meaning. They are a reminder of our loved ones in heaven and on earth, divine purpose, new opportunities, strength, boldness, hope and that good changes are just around the corner. If you see one or more cardinals, you should be happy!

Cardinal Care Group’s Mission is:

  • To listen, engage and educate in order to offer care, hope and guidance to the hurting and disenfranchised
  • To provide tips and insights for caregivers (therapists, counselors, pastors, etc.) and to encourage them toward the highest quality of care
  • To raise awareness of human rights, social injustice and family topics (including, but not limited to, tactics of destructive cults and men’s and women’s trauma-related topics)
  • To provide tips and resources for individuals, groups and churches (some who have been abused by highly toxic, narcissistic and/or spiritually abusive leaders).

I am a volunteer spiritual abuse recovery coach, volunteer (non-licensed) social worker (I am nearly finished with a 15-credit university certificate from University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Social Work), victim’s advocate and counter-cult activist.

As volunteer social work/service, I have provided support for destructive cult and coercive-control group victims on the micro, mezzo and macro levels since 2010. It is my aim to empower others toward ethical responses to social injustices and human rights abuses.

My aim is to freely serve the disenfranchised and others through evidence-based and empathic communication.  It is my conviction that victims of destructive cults are best served by compassionate, caring individuals who are experienced, well informed and armed with fact-based information.

I am thankful for the opportunity of completing many seminary and university classes/lectures. These classes focused on social work, professional life coaching, human rights, psychology, social psychology, cognitive science, theology, philosophy, moral relativism, spiritual gifts, mental and behavioral disorders, sexual addiction, betrayal trauma, grief, loss and more.

I also am a researcher and writer of investigative non-fiction. If you would like to know more about my certifications, books and writing background, feel free to visit this PAGE.

Certified mental health coaches and pastoral counselors differ from licensed therapists. Please visit this PAGE for more information on this topic.

Currently, site contributors are a fellow writer/pastor, Jason, and myself (Becky). Unless otherwise noted, all articles are written by me.

“Social work practice is a public trust that requires of its practitioners: integrity, compassion, belief in the dignity and worth of human beings, respect for individual differences, a commitment to service, and a dedication to truth.”

From the NASW News (Feb. 1961), retrieved at the NASW website (January 30, 2017)

My heart is to freely serve the abused and to encourage others to do the same.

If my insights have blessed you, this is from God’s good hand.

Thank you for reading!