Dr. Kathie Mathis, Psy.D, D.D. is a true warrior. A former victim of domestic violence, she knows the pain, suffering, fear, despair, and loneliness that accompany emotional addiction. Yet, she’s more than a survivor of a grotesquely broken marital covenant, she is a leader, an advocate, an inspiration, and a true beacon of light. Even at her lowest points, Dr. Kathie never lost hope, and never lost her faith. After escaping her situation, she found herself alone and penniless, with a six-year-old daughter to raise. As she moved through her healing process, she worked three part-time jobs to put herself through college and grad school. In the end, Dr. Kathie transformed tragedy into triumph. Her ability to see the blessings in her story allowed her to find a self-worth and self-love that ignited a passionate calling that is now saving and changing lives.