THROUGH TIME AND EXPERIENCE
I have developed several specialties to help you transform your life, one thought, one behavior at a time. As you can see in Services and through my Blog I take a holistic approach to coaching clients through these challenges and into their personal successes and goals.
If you'd like to talk to me about how I can help you with any of the following, or any other behavioral change please contact me for a Consultation.
I have worked with hundreds of clients on their weight loss success. I know that weight loss is not simply a matter of calories and exercise. If this was the case people would diet their weight away and succeed every time.
But that's just not how it works. My clients see their best success when we work on their lives in a wholistic manner. Addressing not only nutrition and exercise, but their states of mind, their habits and the life they are creating.
Weight loss is just as much about the mind as it is the body and this is what allows me to truly reach and support my clients. I understand how hard it is to change a behavior. Not only have I studied behavioral change through neurology and behavioralism, but I have experienced it inside and out.
I put this knowledge to good use in finding the other bits of life often overlooked, which directly affect my client's health and wellbeing as well as their goals.
Not only have I experienced mental health challenges and all that it takes to balance them through my own bipolar and trauma, but I have worked with War Veterans, Cancer Survivors and others with Depression, PTSD and any number of mental health challenges.
The goal is not simply to survive, it is to thrive while healing and using these experiences to further understand yourself, your walk in life and what you have to offer the world.
I am a Peer Wellness Specialist licensed by the State of Oregon and trained to help facilitate your own transformation and goals. Helping you find your power and agency to do exactly what it is you are meant to do.
I bring to this work everything I have learn to balance and empower my own life and mind, my training, my research, my experience and all that I have experienced with other clients.
Transformation through the challenges of mental health is an absolute passion of mine. I am truly thankful that I have the privilege of understanding mental health challenges in my own life in order to help others with their own empowerment and transformation.
Personally I have overcome smoking, marijuana, alcohol and codependency addictions.
I have also worked with many clients on anything from smoking to alcohol and sugar addictions. I am trained as a Peer Wellness Specialist in both mental health and addiction recovery and I am a licensed Recovery Mentor with the State of Oregon.
I have found that while we are often ashamed and shamed for our addictive behavior, our experiences of addiction and our road to recovery and maintenance of sobriety is some of the most enlightening and self empowering work a person can do in their lives.
I bring this understanding to addiction work. Personal understanding and understanding of the neurology and psychology of addiction itself. I can help you take a new hold on your life and run away behaviors.
Spiritual Awakening and Crisis
My recovery from substances and mental health challenges went hand in hand with spiritual healing and a quest for a greater spiritual well being.
Raised in a conservative Christian home I understand what it is like to have to walk away from the traditions one has been raised in. I also understand the rapture of discovering your own spiritual path.
I am absolutely obsessed with spiritual traditions, their histories, theologies, beliefs and the experiences of their practitioners, and I have been able to use this to help clients find their own spiritual path.
When unfamiliar mythos enters your dreams and life I am able to connect the dots from traditions spread around the world and throughout time. I work with my own life taught knowledge, trainings from shaman, rabbis and other spiritual practitioners, a deep sense of intuition and spiritual guidance.
I can give context and an outsider's perspective on an event often filled with both awe and terror. Giving you a better look at what you are going through. And when times get overwhelming or you are lost in the liminal I can help you remember the rest of life, the whole you.
The basics of physical and mental self care, and the establishment of concrete life goals that incorporate your spiritual truth.
I have been there before. I understand that this is a powerful experience and a subjective experience. I leave room for you to discover what all this means to you, while lending a helping hand when it becomes overwhelming.
It is a blessing to be able to walk with you on your journey, to give what I can offer to further your growth and understanding and to witness your transformation.