I'm Michaela, impresario of life
sex therapist, float plane/multi-engine tailwheel air race winning aviator, best selling author & top iTunes podcast host
ARE YOU READY TO SOAR?
ME: I'm critical thinking, independently minded, 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, exploring old patterns that aren’t serving you, tapping into grit and resiliency, and having a growth-oriented mindset.
I'm an avid adventurer, having traveled to 20+ countries, and an endless horizon lover. I'm a licensed tailwheel (multiengine and seaplane) pilot who loves radial engines and vintage aircraft and flies a 1947 Piper SuperCruiser aptly named Poptart, you can find her on social media. It was a challenging feat to enter, compete and WIN First Place in the 2023 Palms to Pines Air Race with the slowest airplane (old school stick & rudder style). I've also officially made it through my first real-life in flight emergency. Flying is my happy place, it's exhilarating, terrifying, and exciting all at once, but I feel incredibly empowered to experience a different perspective on life. I have recently launched a new aviation company you can learn more about here.
In my spare time (haha), you’ll find me hiking, gardening, spinning on my pottery wheel, or reading (at least a book a week). I live with my family (a house full of boys) and practice sustaining with a homestead full of furred and feathered creatures in Northern California.
YOU: Are you tired of living a lukewarm life? Are you wanting to be seen, heard and validated? Do you want to improve communication and boundaries in your relationships? 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.
If you're ready for counseling or coaching, you can learn more about my offerings below and use the booking page to schedule a free consult.
Flying is incredibly synonymous with life, and in these sessions we use the experience of flight to help you take "pie in the sky" concepts and put them into action. This exciting new expertiential program focuses on concepts like improving communication, facing fear, growth mindset and identifying primal wounds/attachment. The sessions are conducted out of my hangar in Auburn Calif and include a session in the cockpit to experientially work through what we identify.
I believe we bring things from our childhood and teen years in terms of pain body wounds and having insight to them can create healthier adult relationships. I offer telehealth and in-person sessions. If you would like to use insurance, please book with me here.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Communications, Master of Arts in Psychology. PhD , Clinical Sexology, in progress (under supervision). California State Licensed Psychotherapist, inquire for licensing info.
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Article Interviews with Michaela
Millenial Money Podcast (with episode transcript)