About Gina:

I'm a professionally-trained teacher, sex educator, transformation coach and workshop facilitator.  

Unlike other coaches, I earned master’s degrees in both counseling and education and am working on my PhD.  I use my strong coaching and education background to help you learn, move past blocks, and move forward (not just look back).  

I've helped hundreds of couples learn healthy relationship skills, build strong partnerships, reconnect with passion, and overcome communication problems as a couples therapist (previously) and relationship coach.

In workshops I've seen folks through incredible transformations (deciding to divorce, become parents, take new jobs, leave unfulfilling careers... the list goes on and on).  I'd be honored to support you in making intentional soul-centered change in your life as well. 

In my free time I'm a serious gardener, I listen to NPR, and practice yoga and hand lettering.  I love my dog and traveling the world with my partner, Rae.

Check out my inspirations on: Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - Instagram

 
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Not an Average Coach

Not only do I have professional training in coaching, but I earned a masters degree in education and in counseling.  In addition to my education I've spent hundreds of hours completing advanced training with some of the greatest minds in the field of couples therapy.  

Though I no longer treat and assess mental health disorders, I do use my background as a foundation for our work together.  This foundation creates a solid base for your learning and growth in coaching unlike any other.

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Credentialled Coaching Makes a Difference

In addition to my counseling training, I'm a credentialed coach and a member of the International Coach Federation.  This means there's a code of ethics guarding the work we do- and your privacy.

If you’ve tried therapy and stuck to it… but you're ready to apply the skills learned coaching might be right for you. Counseling is important reflective healing work, but my clients come to me hoping to take action for change.  That's where coaching comes in.

Counseling is important reflective healing work, but most of my clients come to me hoping to take action for change.  That's where coaching comes in.

Counseling (the "assessment and treatment of mental health disorders") is about asking why something is happening.  Coaching doesn't assess or treat these disorders- my clients are healthy.  Instead we ask what you want to do differently.  How do you want to change? 

Professional Shame Slayer

I have also done extensive training on overcoming shame and living courageously and intentionally.  I trained with Dr Brene Brown to help people overcome shame and live wholehearted lives.  I lead retreats based in this work to this date.  I also became a Desire Map facilitator with Danielle La Porte to help people live intentional, soulful courageous lives.  

I talk about sex and sexuality with most of my clients because sex, passion, desire, and creativity in private is directly linked to passion, desire, and creativity in the rest of our lives.  I became a member of the American Association if Sexuality Educators Counselors, and Therapists and uphold their ethics and professional standards in my work.

 
 
 

What I do 

  Building a solid foundation is essential to any long-term relationship’s success. I work with people considering all sorts of new beginnings, starting a family, beginning a business together, getting engaged, opening relationships, relocating, or writing vows with clarity and significance.

 

Building a solid foundation is essential to any long-term relationship’s success.

I work with people considering all sorts of new beginnings, starting a family, beginning a business together, getting engaged, opening relationships, relocating, or writing vows with clarity and significance.

  Personal integrity is essential to happiness and health. But all of us lose sight of our path from time to time. Like travelling without a compass, we get lost and can end up in trouble. As a certified transformation coach I’ve worked with diverse weary travelers to rediscover their purpose and move forward with clarity and integrity.

 

Personal integrity is essential to happiness and health.

But all of us lose sight of our path from time to time. Like travelling without a compass, we get lost and can end up in trouble.

As a certified transformation coach I’ve worked with diverse weary travelers to rediscover their purpose and move forward with clarity and integrity.

 
  Having authentic relationships based on honesty, accountability, compassion, is central to wholehearted living. But being real in relationships isn’t easy. Whether it’s saying what you want in bed, coming out to family, starting over after a divorce, or founding your dream business, showing up and being seen is a kind of vulnerability many of us would rather avoid.

 

Having authentic relationships based on honesty, accountability, compassion, is central to wholehearted living. But being real in relationships isn’t easy.

Whether it’s saying what you want in bed, coming out to family, starting over after a divorce, or founding your dream business, showing up and being seen is a kind of vulnerability many of us would rather avoid.

  Cultivating a strong relationship with your self is essential to living a wholehearted life. All too often we are ones who block ourselves from achieving greatness. I've supported countless wonderfully compassionate clients over the years move through struggles to love themselves as well as they love others.

 

Cultivating a strong relationship with your self is essential to living a wholehearted life. All too often we are ones who block ourselves from achieving greatness.

I've supported countless wonderfully compassionate clients over the years move through struggles to love themselves as well as they love others.

 
 

What I value 

Embracing a wholehearted life takes a whole lot of daring. I've created simple action steps and daily rituals to move past blocks with confidence and self-compassion. Join me on a Daring Way weekend retreat or at a Rising Strong workshop to learn the skills needed to live a courageous fulfilling life.

Embracing a wholehearted life takes a whole lot of daring. I've created simple action steps and daily rituals to move past blocks with confidence and self-compassion.

Join me on a Daring Way weekend retreat or at a Rising Strong workshop to learn the skills needed to live a courageous fulfilling life.

Fueling our passions is critical to happiness and wellbeing.  When we lose touch with our inner fire we often lose touch with fire in other aspects of our life. I've helped hundreds of couples rekindle desire and passion in long-term relationships.  Let me help you. 

Fueling our passions is critical to happiness and wellbeing.  When we lose touch with our inner fire we often lose touch with fire in other aspects of our life.

I've helped hundreds of couples rekindle desire and passion in long-term relationships.  Let me help you. 

 
Joy can sometimes be one of the most difficult to embrace emotions. Too many of us are out of touch with the divine spark within us and those we love. Through my studies of positive psychology, happiness, spirituality, and meditation, I've learned transformative practices to help clients increase happiness, practice gratitude, and savor more joyful lives.

Joy can sometimes be one of the most difficult to embrace emotions. Too many of us are out of touch with the divine spark within us and those we love.

Through my studies of positive psychology, happiness, spirituality, and meditation, I've learned transformative practices to help clients increase happiness, practice gratitude, and savor more joyful lives.

I love love in all its beautiful forms. I hold space for clients through heartache, conflict, and affairs. I support couples repairing after an affair, trust building, and improving communication.  My continued training in human sexuality informs my work helping long term couples rediscover passion every day.

I love love in all its beautiful forms.

I hold space for clients through heartache, conflict, and affairs. I support couples repairing after an affair, trust building, and improving communication. 

My continued training in human sexuality informs my work helping long term couples rediscover passion every day.

 
 

What I've Learned in School:

BSE in Social Studies Education, 2002 (because I was going to be a History teacher...)

BA in Women's Studies, 2002 (because when everyone questions feminism it helps to have fancy books to point at...)

BS in Geography, 2002 (because I really, really like maps)

MS in Higher Education, 2004 (because I used to teach college students to be leaders)

MA in Counseling Psychology, 2010 (because I wanted to teach people to love themselves and others better)

 

My Certifications and Trainings:

Kinsey Institute Sex Educator Certification, 2004 (where I started talking to people about passion, shame, and resilience)

Nonviolent Communication Intern, 2005-2008 (where I learned about ask for what you want and listen to other people)

Family and Neighborhood Mediation Intern, 2005-2009 (where I learned about repairing relationships after fighting)

National Coalition Building Institute, 2007 (where I learned what to do with internalized oppression)

Myers Briggs Facilitator Certification, 2007 (I got to learn about career counseling and personality testing- great stuff!)

Compassionate Listening Project, 2008 (where I really focused on the importance of being heard in order to heal)

Invite Change - Transformative Coach Certification, 2006-2008 (where I learned about transformative life coaching)

People's Institute Northwest, 2007, 2008, 2009 (where I really practiced listening and reflecting on privilege)

Trauma Stewardship Institute, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (where I learned to prioritize of self care and balance)

LGBTQ Therapist Certification, 2010 (where I got real official about serving a fabulous community)

Relationship Research Institute Intern, 2010 (where I learned all about fighting and making up and building trust)

Positive Psychology Certification, 2013 (where I learned the science of happiness and tools to build happy lives)

Daring Way Facilitator Certification, 2014 (where I learned all about resiliency, courage, shame, and belonging)

Desire Map Licensing Program, 2014 (where I got clear about desire and goals)

 

What I'm Learning Now:

Trauma Release Exercise Training - to help clients release trauma from their bodies

Yoga Therapist Training - to help clients reconnect and trust their bodies