About Me

(Photo of Jenny duBay, ©Brian Strickland)

Jenny duBay is an ICF-accredited trauma-informed Catholic life coach, certified Deconstructing Gaslighting Specialist (C-DGS), a certified narcissistic abuse specialist, and earned her B.A. in Catholic Theology from Holy Apostles College & Seminary and Catholic Distance University.

In addition to her coaching ministry, Jenny is the foundress of Create Soul Space, a website designed to help cultivate awareness of domestic violence within a Catholic setting. Jenny is the domestic violence facilitator at Hope’s Garden, is associated with Catholics for Family Peace and works with various organizations within the Church to support survivors of domestic violence.

Author of the Create Soul Space and Prodigal Parishioner blogs, Jenny also writes for Missio Dei along with various other Catholic publications including Dan Burke’s SpiritualDirection.com, Aleteia, and more. Her articles have been featured on the Catholic Education Resource Centerand several have been awarded “Best of Catholic Blogging” by National Catholic Register. Her mission is to accompany Catholic women who have experienced domestic abuse or betrayal trauma so they can find healing, gain clarity and understanding, and reclaim their true selves. Her main website is https://jennydubay.com.

What Drive My Ministry?

My mission is to help others gain clarity and understanding, to reclaim their true selves -- made in God's image and likeness -- and touch the hem of God's robe.

I write about redemptive suffering, God's plan for our lives, and the role of forgiveness along the healing journey. I also focus on reclaiming self after tragedy, soul woundings, and how to heal from other traumatic events in life.

​My Christian coaching ministry helps individuals move forward, enabling them to progress from where they currently are to where they ideally envision themselves to be. Bringing resolution to unresolved woundings, through the merciful love of Christ, is a primary focus. I specialize in healing from narcissistic abuse and betrayal trauma.

​"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Behold, I am making all things new."
(Isa. 43:19, Rev. 21:5)

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Are you a domestic abuse advocate, pastoral professional, educator, or do you have a loved one who’s in a toxic relationship and you want to help?

I suggest you start your educational journey by reading my post, Or Have I”—The Art of Abuse Minimization to learn what it’s like inside the head of a victim of domestic abuse.

Next, head over to “Unwittingly Describing the Abuse Cycle” for a glimpse into the harsh, repetitive and ultimately damaging pattern of domestic violence.

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Disclaimer: In my articles, I most often refer to the abuser as “he” and the victim/survivor as “she.” This isn’t because I’m unaware of the fact that women can be abusers and men can be victims — even though statistically women are more often the victims, I do understand that men can be the targets of abuse, too. However, because I happen to be a woman, I naturally tend to write from a woman’s perspective. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be a man, nor do I particularly want to. So. There you have it. That’s why in my articles, I refer to abusers as “he and survivors as “she.” If you happen to be a male survivor of abuse and are reading this newsletter, please feel free to change the pronouns around in your head to make a more enjoyable reading experience. Really, I won’t be offended.

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Trauma-Informed Catholic Life Coach. Widely-published freelance writer, author of Don't Plant Your Seeds Among Thorns: A Catholic's Guide to Recognizing and Healing from Domestic Abuse (En Route Books & Media, 2024).