Tara Hope Recovery Coaches

Here at THA, we have a team of in house recovery coaches that we pair our scholarship recipients with. When your scholarship is approved we will pair you with the coach that seems most appropriate for your needs. It’s important to us that our scholarship recipients receive the highest quality of care and support and we have very carefully chosen qualified* and talented individuals who have worked extensively with trauma, betrayal, and addiction, and who are compassionate, empathetic and truly care about your success and recovery! 

* All of our professionals work in the capacity of a coach whether they are clinically licensed or not because this allows them to work virtually and connect with more individuals. They do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any conditions.


Charles A. Roberts, M.S.Ed, LPCC-S, LPC, DARTT, CET1

Charles Roberts is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Louisiana), and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisor designation (Ohio).  He is a Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist, a Certified Experiential Therapist, and he has extensive training in EMDR and Psychodrama, and is Certified in Brainspotting. Charles completed his training for Sex Addiction Therapy from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals(IITAP). Charles is the owner of The Welcoming Place: Counseling and Coaching, LLC. In addition to running a successful private practice, Charles contracts with Onsite Workshops, based in Tennessee, leading three group intensives, Healthy Love and Relationships, Healing Trauma and Living Centered.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Charles joined the United States Air Force as a trombonist. He retired from the Air Force in 2020. Charles holds a Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton (OH). He has served as a counselor and clinical director at a community mental health agency, as well as a counselor in private practice. Charles has taught as an adjunct instructor, teaching Theory and Techniques for Group Counseling at the University of Dayton, and he volunteered as a board member and clinical director for Safe Harbor House, a residential treatment program for women healing from the effects of trauma, addiction and human trafficking. A few words that describe Charles’s therapeutic orientation and style are experiential, psychodynamic, somatic, person-centered, and trauma-sensitive. Charles believes in the healing power of therapeutic presence and connection. When not working, Charles spends time with his family (board games, cooking shows, time in nature), playing music or attending community art and music events. Charles is pleased to be working in the capacity of Betrayal Trauma Coach with TaraHope.


In 2000, Kim received her Masters in Counseling from Regent University. She then wed, and had 4 children which she intended to homeschool until they graduated.  During her time as an at home mom, she stayed additionally busy creating ministries supporting women and moms.

However, in 2016, Kim’s life took an unpredictable turn which diverted her from the path she believed she was on.

She felt led to create her company, CoachingHope4U, LLC, to inspire and educate betrayed partners.  

Kim pushed through grief and her own trauma and 

  • earned her Life Coach Certification (BCC),
  • completed A Door of Hope training – certification for group facilitator for betrayed partners (ADOH),
  • obtained her Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists certification (APSATS),
  • attended Brainspotting training
  • obtained the certification helping couples through the Early Recovery Couples Empath Model (ERCEM).

To add to those certifications, she had the privilege of training directly with Barb Steffens and Omar Minwalla.  She is a member of C-SASI (Christian Sex Addicts Specialists International).

Through her years of experience working with attorneys in the arena of high conflict divorce, she is equipped to offer a unique perspective combining trauma management with court knowledge.  Kim also created the blog, Not a Casserole Widow, to give divorcing partners a voice.

Kim’s recent ERCEM certification supports her belief that couples experiencing problematic sexual behavior can heal by acknowledging and in incorporating empathy. She has seen successful healing in relationships by learning the tools needed to bring empathy into a relationship.

While she always has hope for a relationship to survive, the truth is that some do not. 

So, no matter what the outcome, she strives to encourage women to rebuild self-confidence and  reignite joy as they walk through this healing journey. 

Because the experience of betrayal and living in a covertly (or overtly) abusive relationship can feel deeply lonely and scary, she wants you to know, “you aren’t alone and you have found a safe place.”  


Jackie Newman is a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, speaker, and teacher in the field of sexual betrayal trauma.  Jackie has helped many partners feel validation in their stories and experience healing from their trauma.  Through her own healing journey she is able to provide her clients with her experience, strength, and hope along with extensive training and understanding of the effects that sexual betrayal can have on a partner.  

Jackie has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton Graduate School, and she is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor in Kentucky.  Jackie has been trained and supervised by experts in the field of betrayal trauma such as Dr. Stephanie Carnes, Dr. Sheri Keffer, Tim Stein, Dr. Kevin Skinner, and Mari A. Lee.  Jackie has also been trained in Experiential Therapy and Psychodrama at Onsite in Cumberland Furnace, TN.  She has been a group facilitator at The Bridge to Recovery in Bowling Green, KY, is currently a Small Group Leader at the Healing for Partners Intensive at Bethesda Workshops in Nashville, TN and a Guide at Onsite Workshops in Cumberland Furnace, TN and Ramona, CA.  Jackie along with two of her colleagues also lead 3-day intensives for betrayal trauma partners in Bowling Green, KY called “Unbridled Connection” that incorporates experiential treatment, trauma-informed equine assisted psychotherapy, clinical aromatherapy, energy work, along with music therapy and other modalities; all through the lens of healing hospitality.  Jackie believes that healing from betrayal trauma needs to come holistically, as all parts of the self are affected by betrayal.  

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys making memories with her amazing husband, their five kiddos, and their Toy Aussie, “Captain Marvel.”