CTA Certified Coaching Professional
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Life Coach
Certified Stress and Anxiety Management Coach
Contributing Author at Lifehack.org
Licensed Physical Therapist
It might sound cliche but creating a better world is at the heart of what I do. And I do that by helping people reduce the stress in their lives. Whether it’s creating a better internal world where people are more compassionate with themselves and learn to more easily see alternative perspectives and solutions, or a better external world where healthier choices are made, communication skills are improved, and boundaries are clearer. All of these things can lead to better relationships - with ourselves, our families, friends, work and even the world. And relating better to our internal and external worlds reduces stress.
My Professional Journey
I was lucky enough to start my professional life as a Physical Therapist, which seemed like a natural fit for me: an athletic, health conscious, caregiving problem solver who loved asking questions. Honestly, my favorite part of being a PT was interacting with people on a deeper level. You can learn a lot about a person (and their life) when you spend a few months with them after a rotator cuff repair or spinal surgery. The gift of trust that people bestowed upon me during a very physically and emotionally difficult part of their life was not lost on me. In addition to helping them feel better physically, I did my best to create a safe space for them to speak freely. It was during these times that I often wondered about changing career paths.
After experiencing my own bout with stress and burnout as a PT from the never ending productivity standards and overall “business”side of healthcare I became certified as a Life Coach. Through extended coursework I specialized in stress and anxiety management with the intent of helping healthcare professionals in the same situations I had struggled with.
Ultimately stress impacts all of us, and my services have been successfully utilized not only by healthcare professionals but teachers, real estate agents, universities, entrepreneurs and stay at home moms as well.
In my practice I am waging my own personal war against stress and anxiety. And I’m winning.
The Benefit of Working With Me
Your goals are my goals. I am 100% present and invested in you reaching your goals, feeling less stressed and anxious and having the life you want. I believe in science. I was medically trained as a Physical Therapist so I gravitate toward scientifically tried and true strategies based on how our brain works. I also believe that there is not a “one size fits all” approach to stress and anxiety management. We are all different and finding a well rounded approach that works for you is my goal. Just like in my days as a PT, getting to the root of the issue and building in the right direction reigns supreme.
Don’t wait to change your life. Invest in yourself so you can be the person you want to be in this world.
Let’s get started!