My name is Anita Stoudmire and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Writer and Public Speaker. More than that, I am a God fearing Christ follower, and a single mother of three amazing teenagers, a Pug named Tony and a Maine Coon feline named Jake. I created What’s Next For Me Now to inspire and empower you to become your very best right now. This site focuses on getting you through the toughest part of your transition. Whether you have experienced a break-up or divorce, the death of a loved one, a major life change, or you just feel stuck. This site and my coaching practice are designed to give you the tools necessary to get you back on track quickly and on to the amazing life you deserve!
I personally know a thing or two about feeling lost after I went through a very difficult divorce 14 years ago. I was a stay at home mom to three small children and was completely unsure of what the next phase of my life would look like. I was downright SCARED of what my future would be back then! I had no real income of my own and after being home for a period of time with my kids, I felt I had no viable skills to create a lucrative salary for us to live on. And worse than that, I just didn’t even know who I was anymore.
What I did know was that I was not going to stay “stuck” in this self-imposed limbo forever because I knew that the life I was living was NOT what I deserved! I had big dreams and although I wasn’t exactly sure how to attain them, I had a drive and a determination to do more. Like many of you reading this, I had dreams and desires that I wanted to fulfill. But it seemed that life was one disappointment after another. It was only when I began to really take control of my thoughts and my emotions about those thoughts that I began to see a substantial change in my life. I went back to school and studied to become a licensed therapist because I have a passion for helping people to reach their full potential. I am currently in a private practice here in Richmond, Virginia and I work with clients on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, codependency, self-esteem. I also see couples for pre-marital, and marriage counseling, relationships issues, and divorce recovery.
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE DISCOVER THEIR POTENTIAL FOR UNLIMITED JOY AND HAPPINESS NO MATTER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES THEY ARE FACING IN THEIR LIVES.
I SEEK TO EMPOWER CLIENTS TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AND HELP THEM HANDLE ANYTHING THAT COMES THEIR WAY.
I BELIEVE THAT WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS AND THE ABILITY TO CONTROL HOW WE RESPOND TO THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES.
At the core of my being, I believe that we all have the potential to live an absolutely wonderful life full of love, passion, financial prosperity, purpose, and happiness. Everyone wants more of that! But sometimes life throws us a curve and instead of pivoting out of it with grace, we get caught up and dragged down. We start to doubt ourselves, and we let the negative committee in our heads tell us things that deep down, we know are not true. We want to come out of it, but we just don’t know how.
Let me help you during this time of uncertainty. Connecting with an experienced Coach can help give you the direction and the support that you need right now.
At this time in my journey, I am able to create the life that I have always dreamed! I have a career that I am passionate about, a wonderful family and a sense of joy and peace in every day! I encourage you to join me in pursuing your deepest desires and dreams and feeling content in each day by awakening the Creator within you!