When you were growing up, did you know those girls who seemed to have it all figured out? The girls who seemed to always choose healthy relationships, the ones who didn’t seem afraid of anything and seemed to genuinely feel comfortable in their own skin…
Well, I was not that girl. Heck, I wasn’t that woman for a very long time.
Don’t get me wrong, I chased happiness like it was my job. But no matter how hard I worked, the relationship of my dreams, fulfilling work and, most importantly, a sense of comfort in my own skin, continued to elude me.
After years of trying to fill the void with clothes, relationships, a “good job” and countless other outward signs of “success”, I realized that I needed to do some real work on the inner parts of myself– my roots, if you will. What I really needed was the mental, emotional, and spiritual grounding that could bring me a sustained sense of joy and purpose.
So, I got to work. And with some wonderful helpers along the way (i.e, self-help books, coaching, therapy and some really patient friends), I can tell you that I am genuinely happy, joyful, authentic and grateful for my life.
This is what I want for you.
Take it from me, no handbag, lip gloss or diet is going to bring you what you desire if your roots are unhealthy. In fact, even that “dream” relationship or job won’t bring you lasting joy if you don’t have your insides in order.
My passion is helping my clients move toward fuller, happier, more meaningful lives. My approach is supportive, warm and down-to-earth (and, yes, I believe there is room for laughter in this process). I want to provide you with helpful support and direct feedback to get you closer to your goals.
After over a decade of not feeling fulfilled working in the corporate world, I followed my heart and completed my Masters degree in Counseling at St. Edward’s University. I was trained as a therapist and accumulated several hundred hours of experience working with clients as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. While I have a tremendous amount of respect for the therapy modality, I eventually transitioned into the profession of life coaching. I believe my education and training as a therapist, combined with my training as a Life Coach, allows me to serve my clients in the most effective, results-oriented manner.
And while education and training is undoubtedly important in the coaching process, I sincerely believe that experience, intuition, and empathy go a lot farther. I get it– I’ve looked for love in all of the wrong places, I’ve let fear rule my life and I’ve wondered if I’d ever find contentment and happiness. My experience and empathy– and my firm belief that things can get better– are what drive me to serve you in your journey today.