Somatic Purpose Coach
I come from a family of artists and entrepreneurs, so I've been passionate about purpose my whole life. From a young age, I felt an overwhelming desire to pave a "new way" and leave a massive impact.
My self-discovery & healing journey began at age 19 when I was sexually assaulted. I discovered the importance of healing in the community (sometimes that community is just one other person) and was compelled to make the suffering I experienced meaningful. Shortly after, I wrote and self-published a workbook for trauma survivors called Into the Darkness, and began learning about the psychology of trauma.
After college, I struggled with needing to prove myself and became addicted to “the hustle.” I experienced intense energy swings and depressive episodes that left me in bed with shame loops repeating over and over in my mind about how I should be working harder. After each episode subsided, I would push myself to accomplish as much as I possibly could… until the inevitable crash came again. At this point in time, I really believed that something was wrong with me.
Then my life was turned upside down when my dad committed suicide. The grief was so intense, it created back spasms in my body that left me unable to walk for days. This new reality presented me with a choice; to continue with the hustle, or to be present, feel, and begin to heal. It was during this time that I was introduced to emotional embodiment and somatic work. With my coach, I learned how to process emotion, which got rid of my back pain, and connected to a sense of truth and intuition inside of me that I had never known before.
I fell in love with the work and I became fascinated by how these unconscious mechanisms lead us to live out our life purpose. From then on I studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, became a Reiki Master, completed a Dream Work Apprenticeship & am currently halfway through a three-year Professional Training program with SEI to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for trauma resolution. My studies and experiences allowed me to weave a balance of work and emotion into my day-to-day life.
All of these moments have given me the gift of being able to hold space for deep emotions and also find purpose and meaning in the darkness. The darkness has given me the privilege of unwinding everything I thought I knew about life and business, & more importantly, I have created a new paradigm for how I live in the world.
And I support others in doing the same.
It’s a new way. A way that prioritizes our emotions and allows you to feel through the messiness of life…A way that helps you get back to your purpose - being uniquely you.
Body, Soul, Mind
I believe that everyone has the same purpose: To live life as the most fully expressed and authentic version of yourself. To embody your truth. To live and be guided by a strong sense of inner knowledge. To be uniquely YOU.
However, expressing yourself authentically is difficult for a variety of reasons, one of those being trauma.
Trauma causes fragmentation that separates us from the truth. As we heal our trauma, we become more attuned to the unique sounds of our truth.
In sessions, I am your mirror and my role is to redirect you back to the truth that you know. My top priority is co-creating a safe environment with you to begin the healing process. Sessions are a non-judgemental space for you to come closer to yourself.
My previous clients have described our sessions as a blend of therapy and spiritual guidance. My approach to coaching emphasizes the connection with the body, awareness of the ego, and the ability to process emotion. My knowledge of the nervous system & trauma training allows me to support my clients through trauma healing in ways that most coaches can't.
Currently, coaching sessions are 75 min virtual sessions via Zoom, so you can be in the comfort of your own home.