For many years I worked in a traditional therapeutic setting - I was a mental health and addiction specialist for over 5 years in a holistic treatment center. I have also worked in social services for the past 10 years. Through my own personal growth and healing journey I have realized I am now being called to guide and lead in a different capacity in this time of change and evolution.
I have always felt a calling to teach, guide and lead
For a long time, I was unconscious to the intuition and empathy that was housed in my mind and body - I pushed a lot of this away due to past trauma, perceptions, ways of thinking,
dis-ease, disregard to the masculine and feminine energies within, and so much more. I continue to evolve and learn how to balance all of this out within myself.
My own personal shifts and transformations have led me to where I am now. To help guide and lead you in your own divine plan, purpose and power. I help people (like you) build the confidence to lead in the way they desire to lead. I help people find their divine purpose in this world. I help people be exactly who they long to be (who they truly are).
my journey into coaching
By 2012 I had obtained both my Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work and I was excited to start serving a wide range of people in different capacities. Two years into this path I was finding huge success in my career and was in a loving and healthy relationship, however, something still felt off. I felt a cloud of sadness over me, a sense of unfulfillment, an eb and flow of continuous anxiety. I realized I wasn't living what I was teaching. I wasn't moving through my own personal trauma, self esteem issues, beliefs, perceptions, projections, expectations, resentments, and communication issues.
I was able to teach others how to do all of this but I was not able to recognize the shifts that I needed to make within myself. I began to reach out to others for support. I started working with a therapist, which went well for a short period of time. I then decided I needed something more - I decided to hire a coach. This is when everything shifted for me. I decided to show up; to shift everything in my mind and my awareness.
I was open, honest and willing to change everything in my life - for the first time in my life. I've been triggered and confronted; I've broken down ... more times than I can count. But I cannot tell you how excited and grateful I am for the suffering and pain I have gone through, as well as the ease and happiness - it is all here for a reason. If you choose to work with me - your life will also move through a complete evolution.
work with me
Since my background is in therapy, I might introduce therapeutic techniques into our sessions if I feel it to be useful and appropriate.
However, coaching and therapy are fundamentally different. If you decide to hire a coach, it is an investment in yourself, in your future. Coaching is for those who are ready and willing to change. Who are tired of talking about their same problems and are instead ready to take action. To let go of your 'old self' and rise up into who you were destined to be - your higher self.
coaching/mentorship vs therapy
Coaching does touch on the past but we do not sit in it. We see how trauma and past events are currently manifesting in your life, and then we focus on how to release those to move gracefully and powerfully into your future. If you are finding that you need more mental health or trauma therapy then I will be able to recommend you to an amazing therapist that will dig deeper into the past.
As a coach, I will support you and encourage you in many ways but I will also confront you when I know you are playing small and stuck in self-sabotaging & scarcity mentality. I will inspire, empower, support, love and give everything I have to transform your life into the greatness you are.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis (Mental Health Concentration)
Bachelors in Social Work from Auburn University
Certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner
Pranic Healing & Pranic Psychotherapy Trained
200 hour RYT Yoga Teacher
Experience in strength-based, client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy, and components of dialectical behavioral therapy.
Experience in teaching psychoeducational and therapeutic groups focused on how to cope and live with anxiety; understanding the disease of addiction; how to cope and live with depression; incorporating daily mindfulness skills; regulating difficult emotions; communicating effectively with self and others; tolerating crisis situations; meditation and breath work; biofeedback training; nutrition and mental health; short and long term goal setting, and so much more.