Caressa J an Author, Speaker, Humanitarian and Philanthropist is an emerging expert on loss, love and life. As a coach and grief recovery specialist, she travels the region helping individuals and families to rebuild after personal tragedies and trauma. Through her private practice, she coaches countless women to liberate themselves from the beliefs and behaviors that keep them bound to unhealthy and unhappy lives.
Known for her authenticity and straight-from-the-hip approach, Caressa’s passion is fueled by her own pursuit of happiness and freedom. The personal challenges she has faced once seemed insurmountable. She has loved and lost. She has been beaten and broken. A domestic violence survivor, she has stared death in the face. But God had a different ending for her story. Today, she shares the unedited narrative of her life, inspiring others to redefine their own. An impassioned speaker, she delivers motivational messages to personal development, women’s empowerment and grief support groups.
Caressa is a vocal social justice and women’s rights advocate, and regularly lends her insight to high-profile tragedies on a national and global scale as an activist and blogger. She is also the founder and CEO of Life Savers United, Inc., a Washington, DC based nonprofit that heals, educates and empowers survivors of domestic violence, those living with HIV and AIDS and individuals coping with sudden & tragic loss.
She received her Bachelors in Social Work and a Masters of Arts in Human Services: Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. She has worked in the field of social work, and human services with an emphasis on grief and loss,for over a decade. Her debut book, The Bailout: A Survivor’s Guide to Recovering from Heartbreak, will be available worldwide in 2015.
Caressa currently resides in Washington Metropolitan area.