Yvonne Ortega is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, speaker, and author. She is the author of Hope for the Journey through Cancer (Revell 2007) and a contributing author to The Embrace of a Father ( Bethany House, 2006). She has also been published in Spirit-Led Writer, The Secret Place, The Quiet Hour, The Virginia Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors VAADAC Views, and other magazines. You can find out more about her at www.yvonneortega.com. Her blog, Stepping Stones for Survival, is on her Web site.