I started my career in social media marketing, and worked in that field for about four years before realizing it was not the right fit for me. I found myself feeling burnt out, stressed out, and just generally unhappy in both my job and the rest of my life. This led me to seeking help from a Life Coach, which was my first experience with the coaching world. I’d worked with a therapist for many years, and was also in group therapy, which was when I first had the idea to start my own support group.
From a young age, I was passionate about helping people. I’ve always found it easy to be empathetic and understanding of other people’s lived experiences, and to listen well and offer advice when needed. For whatever reason, it took me a while to realize I wanted to use these traits and skills in my career.
I transitioned into working with children, something I’d been passionate about since I was young. As an Assistant Preschool Teacher, and then a Behavior Therapist performing ABA Therapy for children with autism, I learned many valuable skills in how to connect with and empathize with children, many of which actually apply to working with adults as well. These jobs taught me I was undoubtedly meant to work in a helping profession, and I realized I wanted to dive deeper into the world of coaching and mental health.
I’ve always been interested in mental health and psychology, as well as personal development. My interest in these topics lead me to start sharing more vulnerably on Instagram and TikTok, as well as my podcast “Vulnerable Views”. I enjoy helping people who have been through similar situations, by talking openly about the things I’ve been through and still struggle with today. When I started opening up about my sexual assault experiences, I realized there was a huge area of opportunity to help people grow and find healing after being sexually assaulted. Trauma impacts every area of our life from our romantic relationships to our mental health, and I realized I wanted to guide people through their healing journey.
2020 was a hugely pivotal year for me, as it was the first year I began to really embrace who I am and what I want to do with my life. I completed a 9 month training program through the Somatica Institute, for sex and relationship coaching. During this training we focused on trauma, shame, relationship dynamics, and self discovery, and how to guide others through improving their intimate lives. With the confidence I gained from that training, I began my private Facebook group for sexual assault survivors, as well as my first group and 1:1 coaching programs for survivors. You can learn more about the coaching work I do on my services page.
I feel truly fulfilled and happy with the work I’m doing, for the first time since I graduated college. It may have taken me a few years to get here, but I’m so happy to be where I am today and to do the work I do.