Hi, i'm Mendy!
A professional counselor passionate about healthy habits
Have you developed unhealthy habits simply trying to get through each busy day, and felt stuck to change?
Me too friend!
As a personal trainer, I taught women how to maintain optimal fitness. Yet I binge-ate ice cream to deal with the emotional pain of my struggling marriage and international adoption. I was not sleeping well and lived off two pots of coffee each day. I wasn’t exercising, yet I wrote workouts for others. I stopped reading my Bible and was too busy to notice God’s blessings.
I began to feel miserable and suffer from severe migraines. I was chronically dehydrated and gained weight. My body began to break down and I need surgery.
In the midst of my striving came extreme overwhelm. I felt Jesus whisper, “Mendy get back to the basic habits that bring you closer to me throughout each day.”
As a Certified Counselor and follower of Jesus, I want women to see themselves through the eyes of Christ. His ways are simple. His way brings renewal, forgiveness, and peace. In contrast, the world tells us to strive more, be more, do more.
I am a certified professional counselor and the coordinator for Pleasant Valley Counseling Center in Liberty, Mo.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, and grandma to the cutest baby girl. My husband of 24 years and I have three biological boys and two adopted daughters from West Africa.
After first serving in the mental health field for five years, I shifted to a career in wellness for fourteen years. My time working with women’s fitness allowed me to understand the impact trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression can have on feeling stuck and overwhelmed with life goals and aspirations.
I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Family Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. I have a Master’s of Arts in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University, a CACREP Accredited Master’s Program. I am a member of the Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic & Professional Honors Society. I am a certified John Maxwell Coach and a certified fitness instructor in Cycling and Pilates.
Under supervision of Connie Horosz, ma, lpc, lcpc license #2020026671 (MO) / #2413 (KS)
Please reach out, I'd love to hear from you!
Looking for a Dynamic Speaker?
Over the past 14 years Mendy has spoken at various events including Christian Women’s events, Fitness seminars, and MOPS groups. During her fitness career she spoke regularly on her hometown news segments.
Her dynamic and outgoing personality is inviting. She’s relatable, funny, and sincerely raw.
Mendy’s passion for helping women break free from the world’s expectations is inspiring. Because she passionately lives out James 1:27, she enjoys encouraging God’s people to step out of their comfort zones and intentionally serve those in need.
Invite Mendy to speak at your next women’s retreat by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministries we Support
Life the Night 4 Life, and the International Justice Mission
Mendy is passionate about helping the vulnerable and orphan children in Africa. She is a Zoe advocate and believes empowerment and education can change the future for all children.
She also believes in the sanctity of life and intentionally supports The Liberty Women’s Clinic. She is the race director for the annual 5k family event called Light The Night 4 Life.
Finally Mendy supports the International Justice Mission seeking to rescue and restore those in slaver, and bring their abusers to justice.