ABOUT ME

I’m Bonnie Ronstrom, a certified life coach, victim’s advocate, and pastoral counselor. My own journey and healing process drives my passion for providing supportive recovery and prevention services to individuals and organizations as they overcome the profound effects of highly toxic and narcissistic relationships. 

I’m a married mom with three grown children and two dogs. I enjoy walking with friends, going on nature-filled road trips with my family and paddleboarding.

Focus Areas:

  • Christian Emotional & Narcissistic Abuse Recovery (Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome & C-PTSD) 
  • Consulting for Domestic Violence Advocates and Those who Support Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse
  • Consulting for Churches & Ministries Impacted by Toxicity and Narcissism

Specialties: As needed or requested, I can incorporate the following:

  • Trauma-Sensitive & Informed 
  • Dissociative Disorders Informed 

To benefit my clients and respect their investment in healing, I consistently devote time and resources toward personal growth and increasing my effectiveness by networking with others, taking courses, self-care, consistently meeting with my own counselor, and staying up to date on the wide variety of useful and supportive resources in the prevention and recovery process.

Degrees 

B.S. Psychology (Counseling Focus) Columbia International University

B.A. Biblical Studies (Theology), Columbia Bible College and Seminary


Coaching Certifications

Professional Life Coach – Universal Coach Institute

Group Coaching Certification

CBT Cognitive Behavior Therapy Coaching Certification

Certified Solution-Focused Life Coach 

Certified Group Coach

Integrative Wellness 1 & 2 Certification

CBT Therapeutic Coaching Certificate:  Art therapy, Counseling, Life Purpose, NLP

 

Trauma Training and Support Certifications 

Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) 

Certified Sex Trafficking Victim Advocate – Virginia Beach Justice Initiative

Certified Mental Health First Aid Provider 

Professional PTSD Counseling Certification

 

Professional Licenses

Licensed Ordained Minister – National Association of Christian Ministers

 

Additional Training & Education

Complex Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

Coaching for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Conflict Mediation

Pastoral Counseling