Beginning counseling or coaching is an act of courage and self-care. Some of my new, high achieving clients feel inadequate asking for help. They tell me, “I’m smart. I ought to be able to figure this out on my own..” and I agree. They are smart.
However, I also know that when we’re struggling with a particular issue, we can’t see the forest through the trees. We all need help now and then. And sometimes we don’t want to place our burdens on families and friends.
I’ve spent countless clinical hours in school, in trainings, and with clients to get you the transformation you deserve.
Your story wants to be listened too and told. I’m all ears. It’s an act of courage to reach out and tell your story. You are smart for seeking expert guidance. And it would be an honor to guide you on your journey.
You may have heard that it takes years of therapy to feel better.
That’s not how I work.
From our initial free consultation, my intention is to listen deeply. We then talk about the support you need to begin feeling inspired and optimistic about your future and how we can work together to get your desired outcome.
I’ve been told by my clients that they feel my empathy in our sessions, and that I create a safe, judgement free zone.
That inspires me, because the more you are able to feel comfortable in being honest in our sessions, the faster the healing happens.
What does the process actually look like?
When you set up a free consultation with me, I’ll send you an email with the questions I’ll ask you in our session. You’ll email me back the answers. Right from the start, I want to provide value and I want you to feel that your time on our call is well worth it.
From the initial consultation, you’ll feel focused and directed on what your obstacles are and how we can work together to solve them. Most of my clients have breakthroughs during that free consultation.
If we both determine that we’re a good fit together, we’ll have our first session. We’ll take a deeper look at your concerns, obstacles, situations, and the patterns that you regularly come up against.
We’ll talk about how you can release those challenges and gain a new perspective so you can free yourself from the constant burden of stress, fear and worry.
Along with releasing outdated patterns of thinking and behaving, you will also gain a deeper understanding of your innate skills, talents, values, character strengths, purpose and so much more! You’ll be amazed at how capable you truly are, because together, we’ll explore parts of yourself you never even knew existed. You’ll grow more quickly than ever before, discovering your superpowers, leading you closer to your authentic self and the life you want to lead and live.
Self-care is the foundation of my practice and you will learn tools that will uplift your life immediately. You’ll develop excellent coping skills, and build a soul with stamina that will last a lifetime.
And it all starts with taking the first step.
What do I use to make the transformation happen?
With over 2 decades of experience, I work using a Positive Psychology model, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychosynthesis, EFT, and other energy healing techniques that move your life forward.
Along with the latest neuroscience, my intuitive guidance and proven method incorporates scientific, evidenced- based healing modalities to make transformation a reality.
I’m devoted to helping you fall in love with who you most deeply are and the power of living your life with peace and joy, instead of fear and struggle, as soon as possible.
Is it the right time to start counseling or coaching?
Personally, if you’ve read down the page this far, you’re seeking a better way of life. You’re ready for transformation, and I think I can help make that happen.
How I got started in therapy.
As a therapist and life transitions coach, I’ve come to understand that our crisis points are also our turning points.
My crisis point was when I was hemorrhaging after giving birth to our second child. It was a life threatening situation and a spiritual awakening for me.
After a week in the hospital, I returned home with our new baby girl. I was still exhausted from the surgery, and I was in physical pain, however, I was more lost and confused about what happened to me mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I wanted and needed some answers.
Whenever there is a crisis, there’s also an opportunity for growth if we can shift our mindset. I knew there was something new emerging in me, and I wanted to know what that was all about. There were deeper questions nudging me, like, “Who am I?” And, “Why am I here?”
My turning point was reaching out to a former teacher of mine, who was also a psychologist. Working with Dr. Cherie Martin Franklin, Phd., transformed my life and opened me up to a whole new way of being and living. It also opened up a new career path for me!
I love my life’s work and I continue to work tirelessly, getting my clients the amazing results like the ones I received.
My background Experience
As a Holistic Psychotherapist and Life Transitions Coach, I look at the whole being: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I use both traditional and complementary wellness techniques to offer a highly personalized approach specifically tailored to your needs.
As a lifelong learner, I’ve had many fortunate opportunities to be mentored and taught by some of the leading edge health care professionals of our time, including: Dr. David Burns, Dr. Angeles Arriens, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Robert Holden, Dr. Anodea Judith, Carolyn Myss, Julia Cameron, Byrin Katie, Donna Eden, Sonia Choqette, Esther Hicks, Eric Pearl, Dick Bolles, Vicki Noble, John of God, and Native American and Peruvian healers to name a few.
My life experiences have been as important as my educational endeavors. I back-packed around the world in 1989 with my husband John, and our two children Matthew and Catherine, who were 4 and 2 years old at the time.
John and I also back-packed to South America for 5 months in 2014.
My professional credentials and some certifications I gathered along the way are listed at the bottom of the page.
What do I do when I’m not doing therapy and coaching?
Pre-pandemic, I used to travel: I’ve climbed mt. kilimanjaro, hiked the Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, The Annapurna Circuit in Peru, The Moreno Glacier in Argentina. I’ve hiked the Grand Canyon, white-water rafted on the Colorado River, Scuba-dived the Great Barrier Reef, skied the Alps, biked through Burgundy, France, and have had the fortunate experience of seeing all 7 wonders of the World.
I love to:
Learn new things
Paddle-board with Dolphins
Swim in the ocean
Take long walks on the beach with my husband
Visit my children
Get together with Family and Friends
Meet new people
I currently live in a Victorian by the sea
Taking the first step
I know what you’re going through is difficult for you, right now. I’ve been there myself and it’s not easy.
But does therapy/coaching work? ABSOLUTELY!
Is it worth it? That’s a BIG YES!
And I’ll be with you every step of the way.
if you’ve read this, and it resonates with you, please reach out to me, either through email: [email protected] or directly by phone ( 646) 392-8885.
Getting your life back on track, discovering what’s important to you right now, getting your wants and needs met, and living authentically, is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, your loved ones, the world.
I’m sending you every good wish on your path to health, happiness and well-being.
All the Best,