Helping Friends Through Trauma and Grief with Guest Carrie O’Toole | Is it worth the risk to share your story, to invite others into your mess, to be authentic and real for the sake of Christ? I believe it is and so does my special guest this week on Real Victory Radio, Carrie O’Toole of Carrie O’Toole Ministries. She’s a Christian counselor, life coach, author, filmmaker, and most of all, friend.

Listen in as Carrie and I talk about trauma and how to come alongside others in their grief! It’s a powerful and practical episode! So, if you’re dealing with grief or loss or trauma or know someone who is (that pretty much covers all y’all) then listen in and learn how to be a better friend in times of trauma and need.

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About My Guest

Carrie graduated from Liberty University with a M. A. in Human Services, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Not wanting to open a practice, but desiring to help people, she earned her credentials as a Board Certified Life Coach and Attachment-Based Intervention Specialist through The American Association of Christian Counselors. She is certified as a crisis responder, with credentialing in Grief Following Trauma, and Spiritual and Psychological First Aid.

Carrie helps parents through their own grief and trauma resulting from parenting traumatized children. Some make the decision to continue parenting. Some choose to place their child with another family. Either way, these parents suffer. Carrie walks through these difficult decisions, and the emotions that follow, with her clients.

Connect with Carrie at her website

About Amy Elaine Martinez

Amy Elaine is an inspirational speaker, former radio show host, and gifted teacher. Her ministry is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives become whole again in Christ. She loves to tell the story of how Jesus made her a broken girl made whole through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Married to the love of her life, David, Amy Elaine is a mom of two boys now young men, Sidney (25) and Gabriel(22). She also has a daughter-in-love Riley and recently became "Yia Yia" to Raelynn Rose Elaine. Recently she left her beloved Colorado mountains to play on the plains of Historic Guthrie, Oklahoma. Most days you'll find her at a local coffee shop writing or ministering across the table to a friend. Her heart's desire is to see women walk in wholeness and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Living the victorious life is one of the major themes of her ministry. She's available to speak at your next women's event. You can connect with her at: