ABOUT ME

Hi! I am honored you are here. I am a Certified Conscious Parenting Coach (Dr. Shefali), using conscious coaching to help clients navigate pregnancy/postpartum, parenting, and life’s challenges. My eclectic approach to coaching includes: trauma-informed de-conditioning, mindfulness, and body awareness techniques that support clients to heal, access their authentic power, and manifest what is uniquely important to them. I also hold a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley. My practices are inclusive — regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, belief system, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.

MY STORY

Stuck. Years ago, I was pregnant with my first child and busy. Among other compulsions, I used perfectionism and a sense of accomplishment to escape my pain and to credit my worth. On the brink of co-founding a social justice through education non-profit and preparing for a new baby, I was also scared, overwhelmed, and tired. My family’s legacy was wrought with generational trauma that manifested in abuse, addiction, and suicide. I desperately wanted things to be different for myself and my family, but didn’t know where to start.

Healing. My journey into Conscious Coaching began when my aunt sent me a copy of Dr. Shefali’s book, The Conscious Parent. I was eager for tools that would help me transcend my inherited patterns of generational dysfunction. Through my reading, I understood that the greatest gift I could give my child(ren) would be my own evolution. I began an intentional journey of learning, working, and healing. In time, my world started to shift. From overwhelm and reactivity, I moved more and more into connection, authenticity, and joy. This shift allowed me to build more healthy boundaries and connections with those around me. I learned to create experiences that fueled me instead of depleted me. At the same time, I was deep in the throes of pregnancy, postpartum, a second pregnancy, and the challenges of parenting and social entrepreneurship.

Transformation. I became inspired by both the transformational impact a more conscious approach to life created for me, as well as by the passion and dedication of the incredible women’s health practitioners that helped me navigate my personal wellness. I pursued teaching and training that prepared me to contribute to a movement of conscious care. After completing two years of personal consciousness courses, followed by Dr. Shefali’s intensive Conscious Parent Coaching Institute, as well as ongoing Somatic Experiencing and mindfulness practices, I became a Certified Conscious Parenting Coach in the Conscious Parenting Coaching Method.

Today. I now use my awareness, personal wisdom, and background of years in adult training and education to work in partnership with my diverse community through one-on-one coaching and leading workshops. I am particularly passionate about supporting parents in phases of pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting to break free of conditioning, alleviate suffering, and live in connection to their authentic selves.