and Parent Coaching
Who I Am
Experienced Mentor, Teacher, Guide
~ Based in Ashland, Oregon
Serving families around the world ~
With over 20 years of experience working with teens in one-on-one mentoring and counseling sessions, in circles and backpacking trips, and in the Waldorf classroom as a class teacher, I know the importance of holding space and being with our young people in an authentic way. I do this with heart, presence, and the capacity to truly listen. As youth feel truly seen, heard, and validated, they blossom. Guiding youth back home to themselves and the planet grounds and provides resources innate to them and essential. As I work with parents, the potential for harmonious relationships within the family grows which adds in monumental ways to the health and inner-fire of our youth and the fabric of our communities.
These times are intense landscapes to navigate for anyone, especially for youth, teens, young adults. Polarization, technology, social media overload, schedules that fill without even trying, menacing climate scenarios--the uncertainty and pulling in all directions--can lead to a sense of isolation, numbness, anxiety, depression, and a loss of motivation – a separation from Essential Self. Helping individuals find answers to “Who am I in all this?’ ‘Who do I want to be in all this?’ and ‘How can I hold on to that self?’ is my work.
Discovering ease and purpose amidst the cacophony of the world takes discovering the anchor within, the power of one’s essence. By providing a calm space and listening deeply, by talking and sharing time together, by being wholly available without judgment, by seeing past the limiting stories someone has come to believe about themselves and reflecting back to them their true beauty, one is ushered upon the path and begins to feel their way…home. Authentic connection - strengthens. The feeling of being seen - opens.
Healing and re-membering - begins.
That is the practice.