Sandra is a trauma-informed therapeutic mentor and compassionate coach with the divine calling to improve the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness of individuals and families experiencing conflict, addiction, abuse, disease, and unresolved grief and trauma. More than healing, we are created to be made Whole.

Love Gardens Ministries International adheres to the evidence-based approaches and the guiding principles of trauma-informed care, including physical, emotional, spiritual, and culturally responsive mentorship. Each of these components is essential for long-term positive health outcomes and overall holistic healing and recovery.

Healing can begin now.

About Me

I believe God has a way of bringing everything together for His powerful purpose.

My name is Dr. Sandra Maria Anderson-Spencer. The answer to the call of ministry required the death of the ego and the rebirth and restoration of the soul. Recovery isn't easy, but it is worth it.

Our Services

12-WEEK TRAUME-INFORMED PLATINUM COACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE WITH

DR. ANDERSON-SPENCER

8-WEEK TRAUMA-INFORMED SIGNATURE COACHING AND MENTORING WITH

DR. ANDERSON-SPENCER

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Join Dr. Anderson-Spencer for weekly coaching sessions designed to address negative thinking patterns and emotional challenges to improve mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Wholeness is key.

Join Dr. Anderson-Spencer for weekly coaching sessions designed to address negative thinking patterns and emotional challenges to improve mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Wholeness is key.

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Length: 8-Weeks

Length: 12-Weeks

SINGLE-SESSIONS: COACHING WITH DR. ANDERSON-SPENCER

BLOOD TYPE TESTING & NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

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Join Dr. Anderson-Spencer for a single-session coaching experience to reduce stress and anxiety and determine a baseline for future sessions.

Eating right for your blood type is imperative for mental, physical and emotional health and wellness. We will conduct a blood test to determine your blood type and this includes nutritional coaching.

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Length: 60-Mins

PREPARE AND ENRICH PRE-MARRIAGE, MARRIAGE, AND REMARRIAGE MENTORING (SINGLE SESSION)

PREPARE AND ENRICH PREMARRIAGE, MARRIAGE, AND REMARRIAGE COACHING (INITIAL CONSULTATION)

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Marriage is one of the most important institutions for building a healthy family. Often, we enter into this sacred union broken from past relationships and dysfunctional family dynamics. Healing from past wounds and adverse childhood experiences is imperative before we enter into marriage and parenting to halt the transmission of generational trauma. Healing starts here.

Navigating the journey of personal growth and self-discovery as a single individual is a crucial step towards building a foundation for healthy future relationships. In a world where past experiences and personal history can deeply influence our perspectives on love and commitment, it's vital to reflect on and heal from these influences to ensure we bring our best selves into any future union.

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Length: 60-Mins

Length: 60-Mins

8 - WEEK GRIEF RECOVERY WITH CERTIFIED SPECIALIST DR. ANDERSON-SPENCER

ADDICTION RECOVERY MENTORING WITH

DR. SANDRA ANDERSON-SPENCER

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As a certified grief recovery specialist, I work with individuals and families to better understand grief and trauma. Our culture normalizes what we should address as grief and trauma. Divorce, retirement, death, sobriety, graduation, marriage, moving, pet loss, and over 40 other factors are involved in grief and trauma. One-on-one or in groups, we work to validate the lived experiences and heal the hurting heart and mind. Schools, prisons, shelters, community centers, children's centers, and more; we work to improve homes and communities through effective grief, trauma, and loss counseling.

As a former addict, I understand the struggle and desperation of the stronghold of addiction. Often, it can feel like a self-imposed prison that refuses to let you go. Moreover, there are often co-occurring mental and physical health issues that create a sense of hopelessness and despair. Each person is unique; therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. There is, however, a wonderful Counselor who knows you by name and understands the origin of the addictive behavior. His name is Yeshua the Christ. LGMI triune approach offers evidence-based body (physiological), mind(neurological), and spiritual methodologies for individual and family mentoring sessions for a comprehensive, holistic approach.

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THE SECOND RESCUE PEER MENTORING CONNECTION FOR SURVIVORS OF SEX TRAFFICKING

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The Second Rescue Peer Mentoring Connection stands as a beacon of hope for survivors of sex trafficking, offering a unique psychoeducation component centered on peer-to-peer recovery. This pivotal service connects survivors with Dr. Sandra, herself a survivor of sex trafficking at the age of 11, fostering an environment of deep understanding and mutual support. Through shared experiences and guided recovery, survivors are empowered to reclaim their strength and independence. The program is meticulously designed to address the psychological, physiological, and neurological scars left by trafficking, celebrating the resilience and courage of each individual. By engaging in this peer mentoring connection, survivors find a compassionate community where they can thrive on their journey toward healing and self-discovery. Additionally, Love Gardens Ministries International (LGMI) welcomes donations to assist trafficking survivors through their journey of healing and wholeness. All contributions are tax-deductible, as LGMI is a recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Sponsor a survivor today and be a part of their journey towards recovery and empowerment.

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What is the book really about? Read the synopsis below and see how this book will take readers on a journey beginning with trauma and ending with healing and freedom.

You may find your own secrets hiding here, and the courage to find your voice, take back your life, and begin to heal through the power of the risen Christ.

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STEVE WHITE,
PUBLISHER, AUTHOR, AND PUBLISHING CONSULTANT

AUTUMN CONDIO-HOLLIS, M.S.,
CO-AUTHOR OF
THE CONQUER LIFE MINDSET

KIZZY WATKINS

Fear is a great crippler, but truth is a great liberator. The Author tells her truth to free herself from a life-threatening past and she holds back nothing. Every reader will be liberated as well.

The Author paints a picture far beyond just words. Her words come alive with vivid breath. Honestly, I am not the same person I was before reading her book. The wealth of emotions I experienced through her struggle has pierced my heart to its very core. This book has given me an even greater depth of empathy for the struggles of others through life injustices. We must remember that everyone has a story, and we never know what someone else has had to endure to make them who they are.

Amazing, gripping, emotional, triumphant, The Author brings the story to life with vivid details you will be able to touch and feel. A roller-coaster ride that I will read again.

Video testimonial

what people are saying

This book is making a difference in the lives of it's readers. After receiving an overflow of love and gratitude from the book, we decided to create a short video to honor survivors and highlight the impact.

Take a look at this video testimonial and see for yourself why so many people have made "Lessons from the Thorns..." a staple in their life testifying to the healing power of God's Word.