Hi, I'm Michelle.
As a student and teacher of compassion practices, my dream is to live in a world where being brave and being kind are equally valued.
I believe one big way we can create this world is through gatherings - coming together, getting to know our diverse stories, and helping each other.
This is why my work is dedicated to facilitating gatherings that ignite braver and kinder connections, with ourselves and others.
In private practice, I work as a licensed holistic psychotherapist and an executive coach focused on building courage and compassion skills.
I love working with people who are navigating times of change, helping them transform the challenges of transitions into sources of learning, possibility and growth.
For me, navigating change has been a constant part of my own journey -- immigrating to the United States, career changes, living in 7 cities in 4 countries.
My private practice practice is dedicated to cultivating the supportive and inspirational community I have wished for during times of change in my own life.
Deeply influenced by my interest in contemplative practices, I've been teaching yoga since 2009 and mindfulness and compassion practices since 2014.
As an extension of my compassion work, every now and then I take short dips into workspaces as a diversity and inclusion consultant with The Equality Works Group.
Born and raised in Venezuela, I am bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural.
I believe that movement and creativity are medicine and my current favorite mediums are dancing, yoga, visual journaling and vegan baking.
This is what I'm doing now.
To inspire compassionate connections, encouraging each other to bring our best forward as we create a braver and kinder world.
PEOPLE CAN MAKE THE WORLD RADICALLY BETTER.
Innate in each of us is the potential for greatness. We seek to transform our potential into a force for good in the world. We want to work and live with intention, in ways that are fulfilling and impactful.
CHALLENGES ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING AND GROWTH.
My work is growth-minded and strengths based. I am committed to bringing you the support, tools and accountability that will help you strengthen the inner resources needed to navigate challenges, see what is possible for you, and seize opportunities.
A BETTER YOU MAKES A BETTER WORLD.
I believe that each of us has the responsibility to raise our level of functioning, our emotional resilience, so we may step deeper into our brilliance and sustainably live in a meaningful way that contributes to making the world a better place.
COMMUNITY FUELS COURAGE.
To bring our best forward, we need positive communities to fuel and sustain us. Communities encourage us do the brave work we are here to do to make the world better. Lets stop worrying alone. Instead, lets engage in brave, kind and insightful conversations that inspire us and propel our growth.
Think of my skills and experience as a venn diagram overlap of psychology and business skills, with an underlaying interest in contemplative studies.
Licensed Professional Counselor | Licenses: RI MHC00854, PA PC009400
National Certified Counselor | National Board for Certified Counselors
Masters in Education with specialization in Multicultural Counseling Psychology | UPENN
Bachelor in Business Administration | Babson College
Fulbright Scholar | Universidad del Desarrollo | Chile
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher | Yoga Alliance
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) | UMASS Medical School
Everything written by Brene Brown and Mark Nepo
Self-compassion by Kristen Neff
Radical acceptance by Tara Brach
Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes
Get in touch
The best way to reach me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of my personal commitment to digital balance, please allow two business days for a reply.
If you are seeking psychotherapy / coaching, I would love to hear about you, about the change you are navigating right now, and explore the possibility of working together. Schedule a complimentary Phone Consult.