The Evolution of my Love


My hope and desire is that as you seek support and guidance on your journey is that you find someone that knows intimately what it takes to heal old wounds and create fulfilling, intimate relationships.


Personally, my relationship journey has yielded my life's most challenging, transformative and fulfilling experiences to date. 

8 years ago I hit rock bottom with my co-dependent tendencies. It was ugly. The fights, self-abandonment, pain and tears pushed me to learn how to heal old wounds and discover new ways of being in relationship with myself, intimates and Life itself.  


So I did just that-- repeatedly and deeply.


With lots of support, I explored a myriad of healing arts. I'm happy to say that my investment of time, energy, money, sweat and devotion paid off. Today I feel incredibly blessed as I enjoy a love life that is filled with an abundance of love, growth, pleasure and creative expression. At this point in my journey, I get to enjoy a something I like to call empowered interdependent loving; way of being in relationship that honors the dance of freedom & security and authenticity & intimacy.

My Life's Work

It is my life's work is to share the gifts that I have gathered to help women, men and couples heal old wounds and learn skills essential to creating more fulfilling, juicy and grounded relationships. I want more people to experience drama-free and abundant love lives. My services and classes are all aligned with that deep soul desire.

I find that my presence and skills are particularly well suited for people who are navigating big, uncertain relationship transitions (e.g. potentially breaking up, freshly single, diving into dating and exploring non-monogamy). My clients often emerge from our work together feeling more grounded, clear, self-loving and empowered. Conflicts, disappointment and drama begin to fade as we heal old traumas and cultivate the skills to co-create empowered interdependent loving relationships.



My Education and Experience


I enrolled in my first training program as a peer counselor when I was 14 years old. I’ve been a nonstop student of the transformational healing arts since my years as an undergrad in biology at UCSC. I have professionally helped people feel comfortable in their own skins since 1998.


The pool of wisdom I draw from is extensive. Mindfulness and the body’s intelligence are found at the root of the methods I’ve found most effective.

I’ve studied:


  • Somatica Sex Therapy & Relationship Coaching (Currently enrolled)

  • Relationship Coaching with Gay and Kathleen Hendricks

  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution with Steve Hoskinson

  • CoActive Coaching with CTI

  • Wellness Coaching with WellCoaches

  • Developmental Trauma Resolution (NARM) with Larry Heller, PhD

  • Attachment Trauma Resolution with Diane Poole Heller, PhD

  • Hakomi Experiential Relationship Counseling with the Hakomi Institute of CA

  • Somatic Sexual Presencing with Shakti Malan

  • Couples Counseling 101 with Interchange

  • Holistic Counseling and Health Education at JFK University


Lessons Learned and Shared

In honor of my life's work I have created a foundational skills-building program to help women feel empowered to create abundant love lives with minimal drama. It distills the best of what my training has to offer. It's called: Your Compelling Bubble of Love: Learn Six Self-Love Skills to Create Abundant Love from the Inside Out.

Want to Get Close and Personal?

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My Story

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