I'm Michaela, impresario of life
Psychotherapist, best selling author, meditation teacher & top iTunes podcast host
about me - in the first person
As Carl Jung said, "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who we truly are."
I'm an ever-learner who grew up in the rural Sierra Nevadas without running water or electricity. I believe the key to living a happy life, is learning how to speak your truth with grace and live a courageous life of authenticity. This requires checking in with yourself, often, and exploring old patterns that aren’t serving you.
I'm an avid adventurer, having traveled to 20+ countries, and a Boho Mom who loves all things metaphysical as well as poetic quotes. I'm a Sagittarius (fire-sign) and an ocean-lover, so a complete oxymoron. I’m currently working on my pilot’s license at Adventure Flight in Lincoln in a 1947 Piper SuperCruiser (tailwheel). It is exhilarating, terrifying, and exciting all at once, but I feel incredibly empowered experiencing a different perspective on life. I also homeschool my young son which has been a fun new adventure for our whole family. In my spare time (haha), you’ll find me hiking, doing yoga, gardening, creating pottery or reading. I live with my husband, our son and a homestead full of furred and feathered creatures in Northern California.
As a psychotherapist and life coach, my approach is collaborative, together we'll help you gain the internal clarity you need to live your best life. I believe a story heard is the path to healing. I don't want to help you take your power back, I believe you've had it all along, I just want to help you reconnect with you so you can start living your life in ways that serve you better.
The heels of 2020 brings a new style of therapeutic offerings for me. I am looking to provide a safe space for people who are in the process of awakening and are looking to vibe above the drama in the world. As an unjected free-thinker I want to provide a place for people to feel safe to create the life of their dreams without fear. Whether you are injected or not, you can tap into your soul purpose and start living life in flow.
In addition to traditional counseling, I now offer a 4 session, VIBE UP (for women) or a 6 session RESET for couples, send me a note to learn more.
I offer telehealth and in-person sessions at The Healing Shala (Cool, CA). Everyone is welcome to attend my workshops. Announcements for upcoming events (workshops, book signings) are made exclusively via email, sign up for the eJournal to ensure you get the most up to date info. These events are for people who are looking to take their self-development to a new level.
If you aren’t quite ready for counseling, my guided meditations can be found on InsightTimer, and are typically 5-10 minutes of insightful relaxation. My podcast is another great tool to help you draw peace and happiness into your life and features celebrity guests from around the world.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Communications, Master of Arts in Psychology. California State Licensed Psychotherapist #90280.
more ways to happy
Articles & Interviews with Michaela
Article Interviews with Michaela
Millenial Money Podcast (with episode transcript)