Portland POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY | Portland life coach | healthy relationships | Oregon women’s retreat

I've been helping people create connected authentic relationships as long as I can remember. 

Today I blend my professional training as therapist, positive psychologist, educator and coach to help powerful people change the way they find and nourish long-term love.

Over the last eight years I've helped thousands of successful couples strengthen partnerships, reconnect passionately, and balance busy lives as solopreneurs and innovators with the quality time healthy relationships require.  

Most of my clients return to work with me year after year when new issues or concerns arise.  I am honored to continue supporting couples long-term success in love.

In my couples workshops and as a retreat leader I've seen hundreds of incredible transformations as participants learn new communication skills, change relationship patterns, and realign with their core values.  

Supporting people in making courageous change feeds my soul. 

In my free time I listen to NPR, garden ferociously, and practice yoga and hand lettering.  I love my dog and traveling the world with my partner, Rae and our son Murphy.

 
Portland POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY | Portland life coach | healthy relationships | Oregon women’s retreat
Portland Positive psych | positive thinking | life coach Portland | successful relationships

Not only do I have professional training in coaching, but I earned two masters degrees in education and in counseling.  And 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 formally treat and assess mental health disorders (because I don't believe my clients are disordered), I do use my background and skills as a therapist as a foundation for our work together.  This diverse foundation creates a solid base for your learning and growth in coaching unlike any other.

Portland Positive psych | positive thinking | life coach Portland | successful relationships
Portland Positive psych | positive thinking | life coach Portland | successful relationships

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.

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

How do you want to change? 

In 2014 I added to my coach training at the Invite Change Coaching Academy and became a Desire Map facilitator with Danielle La Porte to help people live intentional, soulful courageous lives.  

Portland Positive psych | positive thinking | life coach Portland | successful relationships
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Professional Shame Slayer

After coaching and counseling for years, I decided to deepen my training on perfectionism, cultivating authentic relationships, overcoming shame and living courageously.  

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 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.

 

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