Hello Growth Seeker!
Is it time for an intervention or even
The best version of you lives life from a place of meaning and personal purpose.
Living to your fullest potential is a process of self-discovery. Who are you really? Who are you when you separate yourself from the many roles and responsibilities that you've taken on?
Often what appears to be malaise or disenchantment with life is really a soul-level call for change.
That's how it happened for me.
I went through a period of my life which absolutely looked like a mid-life crisis. It was a period where things got messy and ugly. It didn’t look the least bit *transcendent*, and yet, it was a catalyst for
My path wasn’t always pretty, but it felt soul-led and authentic, and through all of the dismantling and shifting of parts of my life, space was created for a new version of me to emerge.
Maybe you are having a similar experience where things that “should” make you happy are not. You may be afraid of change, but deep down you recognize that what needs to be released will allow for something better
to take its place.
Are you game?
“When our behaviors match our intentions, when our actions are equal to our thoughts, when our minds and our bodies are working together, when our words and our deeds are aligned...There is an immense power behind
I believe life can be a joy ride...
You are the expert on yourself and your life, and you have an inner wisdom that can guide you to a life you love. Conditioning, however, is powerful and it often drowns out the inner guidance with voices telling you what you “should” do and what you “shouldn’t” do.
It takes courage to challenge these cultural/familial voices and all the conventional rules
that you are expected to live by, but the life you want lies on the other side of your
conditioned thoughts and behaviors.
I can help you access those beliefs that are limiting you. I can help you see where your conditioning is holding you back and encourage you to give yourself permission to follow what is calling you.
What I bring to the party:
As a Lifestyle & Creativity Coach who is passionate about personal growth and
living to one’s fullest potential, I combine my education and experience with
intuition and soul wisdom.
As a Therapist with Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I’ve gone deep in
studying evidence-based systems like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have been equally influenced by the work of
great minds like Carl Jung and Abraham Maslow. I love to work with personality theory, archetypes, dreams and symbols.
I have a background as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach resulting in a
very holistic, mind-body approach to change and lifestyle. The body and mind are inextricably linked and often times it is our body that provides us with information
of which our mind is not consciously aware.
I am a Life-long Learner with a passion for psychology, spirituality, and health. I am both classically trained and totally *woo woo*. I love challenging beliefs and the system and the status quo. I'm a work in progress moving toward my own self-actualization—the deeply fulfilling point at the top of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from City University of Seattle
in 2009. I am currently licensed in both Washington and Oregon as
a Mental Health Counselor.
Additionally, I am a Level 1 Certified Precision Nutrition Coach and a
Certified Personal Trainer through American Fitness Professionals and Associates.
Currently I am participating in a year-long Creatively Fit Coaching Program which
combines coaching and creativity in a very unique way. I expect to be bringing more
and more of these creative activities into my coaching work. I HEART ART.
I have hour upon hour of training in the areas of CBT, DBT, and the Enneagram. I have
worked with more coaches than I can name and with each coaching/training experience
my own perspective broadens and deepens.
When I'm not out
there transforming lives,
you can find me...
Curled up in my purple papasan chair reading
from a pile of fiction and non-fiction books.
Eating copious amounts of dark chocolate.
Traveling the world with my partner.
Or planning our next trip.
Hanging out with my bestie, a gorgeous Calico named
Tiger Lily (aka Mitten).
On my never ending quest to perfecting the ultimate
Out on a long, slow blissful run.
Writing—in my journal, on my blog,
social media posts—for hours on end.
Dreaming big dreams, setting goals,
affirming and visioning like it's
my job (because it kind of
is my job).