I'm Michaela, impresario of life
Psychotherapist, best selling author & top iTunes podcast host
Who am I, and how can I help you?
As Carl Jung said, "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who we truly are."
ME: 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, 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 pilot who flies a 1947 Piper SuperCruiser aptly named Poptart, you can find her on social media. It is exhilarating, terrifying, and exciting all at once, but I feel incredibly empowered experiencing a different perspective on life. I also homeschool my son which has been a fun new adventure for our whole family. In my spare time (haha), you’ll find me hiking, gardening, spinning on my pottery, or reading. I live with my family 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 heard, seen 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.
75% of my caseload is couples... it's a fun and interesting role as a therapist to work with the unique personalities and things that come up in the couples dynamic. I enjoy helping my couples begin to see the passion come back into their relationship, and using newly learned tools for communication. As an on-staff therapist at the Couples Institute (Bay Area), I specialize in helping couples using the proven Developmental Method for counseling.
I offer telehealth and in-person sessions. Announcements for upcoming events (workshops, book signings) are made exclusively via email, sign up for the Inspiring Prompts 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.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Communications, Master of Arts in Psychology. California State Licensed Psychotherapist, inquire for licensing info.
other ways to grow
Article Interviews with Michaela
Millenial Money Podcast (with episode transcript)