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I've experienced and witnessed the challenge of change. I know trying something new and different takes courage. When you work with me, you enter an atmosphere of safety and acceptance - a place where you can let go and dream big.
I have the personal experience, professional expertise and innate passion for coaching people to achieve their dreams. I work with people who want to go from good to better, and who want to improve their relationships, careers or personal lives.
My coaching style is intuitive, holistic and practical. My friends call me no-nonsense, reliable and trustworthy. While talking through your challenges is part of the coaching process, taking action is what changes your life. I partner with you to visualize and go after whatever it is that you want. If you are tired of just talking about your problems and are ready to make magic happen, let’s talk.
I live with my husband, two kids and our rascally cat in Portland, Oregon. I was a therapist for 18 years and find coaching a natural expression of my strengths and experience. I am a recovering addict, a cancer survivor, & life-long yogi. I’ve learned a lot along the way and I practice what I preach. When I’m not doing the work I love, you can find me being creative in the kitchen, connecting with friends and family, and exploring our beautiful corner of the earth.
Whether you want to experience greater joy and ease, a deeper connection with yourself and others, or the enthusiasm of living the life of your dreams, together we can make it happen.
1996 BA in Social Work & Theater from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
1996-1999 Case Manager for high risk pregnant & parenting teens and adults, First Steps Program, Tacoma, WA
1999-2000 Social Worker, Child Study & Treatment Center, Lakewood, WA
2000 MSW from University of Washington, emphasis in Children, Youth & Families
2000-2005 Child & Family Therapist in agency and school settings, Vancouver, WA
2005 Obtained LCSW, State of Oregon
2005-2007 Acute Care Manager, Providence St Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR
2007-2018 Child, Adult and Family Therapist in private practice, Portland, OR
2017 Completed 200 hour yoga teacher training
2018 Received Yoga Health Coach certification from Yogahealer, Int.
2018-present Life Coach in private practice. Studying for ACC exam from International Coach Federation