- Certified Positive Psychology Coach
- Personal Renewal Group Facilitator
- Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
My Journey: After graduate school, I worked as a school psychologist in elementary and middle schools for 5 years. I fiercely believed in supporting and advocating for the needs of the students on my caseload. I worked long hours, slept poorly and frequently thought about my students after I left work. I burned out.
I chose to leave my job and start a family with my husband. Two years later, I had two beautiful daughters and was feeling overwhelmed again. As a stay at home mom, I worked long hours, slept poorly and constantly thought about my children’s needs. I burned out again, but I couldn’t walk away from my children like I walked away from my job. I had to learn how to take care of my own needs while taking care of my children.
I did not figure out how to practice self-care immediately. I had to give myself the space and time to breathe, look inward, and touch base with my inner voice. I connected with others seeking more balance and ease in their lives. I studied positive psychology, the science of flourishing, and applied the research based tools to my own life.
During this process, I was inspired to facilitate personal renewal groups for mothers based on “The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life” by Renée Trudeau. I am passionate about teaching mothers about the transformative power of self-care and supporting them as they explore it.
After facilitating groups for a couple years, I decided to pursue certification as a positive psychology coach and support clients as they find greater levels of meaning, success, and happiness in their lives and work. I adore this work! I meet with clients and hold groups locally in Austin, TX and around the world by phone and video.