What should the client know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have flexible pricing depending on the client’s unique needs. My work and offerings are intended to be all-inclusive, and are set at a considerably lower rate than others in my field of expertise. I offer a 22% discount on all services for Black, Brown and Indigenous people of color. Additionally, I am honored to work with persons who need financial assistance. Just email me.
What is your typical process for working with a new client?
I ask they submit a request form via my website sharing their contact information, as well as their specific needs and desired outcomes towards embodying a more holistic lifestyle and quality of health.
I offer a consultation session to see if the client’s person and needs align with my vision and work, and vice versa. From there, the client is free to decide if I am the right person to be in service towards guidance and facilitation of their stated goals.
Upon choosing to work with me, a client and I decide on an initial set of sessions that will allow for the time and work needed to begin reaching their desired outcomes. This may fluctuate or extend as time goes on, depending on the client’s unique needs and circumstances.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Religious Studies. Additionally, I have traveled and studied in SE Asia over the past 6 years to hone and expand my gifts and practices towards facilitation of holistic wellness in others. I recently completed my graduate work in May 2019 with a Master’s of Women’s and Gender Studies where I explored power, privilege, the nuances of trauma and it’s impact on the human condition and the societies we exist in.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have spent the last 10+ years endeavoring to restore and expand my own spiritual life and holistic wellness. It took me back to academia for a second career as an adult student. I wanted to understand how the psychology of the people was influenced by religion and social systems, and how the three work together to benefit a few and marginalize many. After completion of my academic journey, I came to understand that external conflicts are a result of individual imbalances that trickle out into societies as war and dis-ease, creating general unrest of the collective. It is my wish to be of service to those who want to improve their internal and holistic wellness so that we can collectively heal as a society.
What types of clients have you worked with?
I have done a great deal of work with men healing the masculine complex. Additionally, I am a trauma specialist and devoted my academic career to understanding the many layers of trauma (unresolved) and how it manifests in both the individual and our collective society. Much of my work has focused women who have survived sexual abuses and traumas, while exploring ways to transform their wounds into medicine and use them as gifts to heal themselves and the world around them.
Describe a recent client interaction/journey you are fond of:
I recently worked with a young woman who had suffered some personal traumas in her life, who was stifled in in life in both physical and spiritual evolution. Together we co-created a plan of action that encompassed addressing her physical needs, improving upon her diet and day to day lifestyle habits, looking more closely at her traumas and how they played into her current life, as well as, what about those situations and people could be useful going forward, and what no longer served her long-term optimal growth. In looking at her story, or the story she had told herself about herself, over time we were able to write a new version that was in alignment with her wishes to move forward and experience a more integrated version of herself.
What advice would you give a client looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I think it is important to really look into a provider’s person and whether their energy truly aligns with whatever desired outcomes you may be seeking in terms of healing, growth, empowerment and expansion of consciousness. It should extend beyond what credentials a person may have.
Essentially, a client needs to understand they are hiring a whole person, and whatever services or facilitation they may have to offer you, comes under the influence of whoever that whole person encompasses. Find out who they are and how they engage the world around them, beyond their licensure or educational attainments.
Unfortunately, many counselors and coaches working under state sanctioned licenses are bound by a healthcare model that currently serves to keep people distanced from holistic wellness and healing. Healing and growth of the individual can only be experienced by working with someone who deeply moves you, pushing you towards actual health and wholeness of being. Practitioners like myself offer services outside of insurance bound contracts to avoid being limited by certain guidelines primarily fashioned to support insurance and healthcare corporate giants. Many of us do so at much more affordable hourly rate, targeting people who may not have access to insurance, affordable healthcare or counseling/coaching services.
I have included both my academic work and my personal blog on my site to give folks a closer look into how I perceive and respond to the world. I share an honest reflection of who I am in my writing and work. My instagram profile is also available for potential clients to see what my day-to-day looks like, what my interests are, and the energy I try to exude and share with the world.
What questions should clients think through before talking to professionals about their personal goals?
- What is most important to you when choosing someone to entrust with your holistic health and wellness goals?
- What are your desired outcomes or personal goals in seeking the guidance/counsel of a professional?
- What are your traumas, current obstacles, or personal struggles? Are you willing to look more closely at in order to process/resolve them?
- Are you ready and willing to do the work to cut to the root so you can move forward and step into your divine birthright as a powerful being here on Earth?
- What personal knowledge/experience/beliefs do you bring to the table to assist in co-creating a course of action that supports your short and long-term goals?