therapy & coaching
for trauma and grief recovery
Serving Adults Online and in the Sacramento Area
We know that trauma and grief can make you feel out of control. You may feel deep sadness or depression that keeps you from interacting with the world and with people who are important to you.
You may ebb and flow between intense feelings like anger or anxiety, and low energy states like feeling numb, dazed out, or dissociated.
Your body and thoughts can do things you don’t want them to, especially if trauma has sparked unpredictable fight, flight, and freeze modes.
Being "in the moment" can feel impossible as you dwell on the past or dread the future.
You don’t have to do this suffering thing alone, and you don’t have to rely on over-working, over-scrolling, or over-medicating to feel okay. We want to help you move beyond "getting by" and "functioning". We'll work to help you unlock your innate ability to heal and thrive.
Group Coaching and Workshops
therapy and coaching faq's
1. What's the difference between therapy and grief coaching?
Coaching and therapy are two distinct forms of support for individuals seeking support for trauma and grief. Coaching is typically focused on helping individuals navigate the practical aspects of their struggles, such as managing day-to-day tasks, and setting goals for the future. Coaches may offer guidance on issues related to balancing difficult emotions with other responsibilities, relationships, and developing coping skills.
In contrast, psychotherapy tends to be more focused on the emotional and psychological aspects of your struggles. A psychotherapist may help individuals process their feelings such as sadness, anger, guilt and shame, and other complex emotions that can arise after trauma or loss. They may also help individuals identify patterns of thought or behavior that are hindering their ability to cope with trauma and grief, and work with them to develop healthier coping strategies.
Ultimately, both coaching and therapy can be valuable forms of support, and the choice of which to pursue may depend on your specific needs and preferences.
4. How do I get started?
We begin each service with a free 15-20 minute phone consultation during which we answer any questions, learn about your mental health goals, and briefly discuss our services.
The consultation helps us determine whether our services actually fit your needs and preferences. We encourage you to 'feel out' whether our personalities and approach match what you're looking for. If we discover during this phone call that we are for any reason not the best match, that's okay; we won't take it personally! Finding the right provider/team for you is the top priority, and we’d be happy to provide you with referrals that may be more helpful.