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HEALING + WELLNESS COACHING

What is healing + wellness coaching?


Coaching is as different as the provider offering the service. Teresa brings her background in traumatology (trauma care and study) as well as her background engaging integrative healing methods which engage mind, body and spirit (where useful) to each session. This coaching support is tailored to the needs, presenting questions, and life issues which each person brings into the session space. A coaching session can help the client assess their current life circumstances, needs and issues and formulate a plan of action around a particular presenting issue.




Is coaching the same as psychotherapy or mental health care?


No. Psychotherapy and mental health care is a service provided for clients within the state of their residence with a licenced mental health clinician and addresses presenting life issues, but also works with clients around deeper issues of complex trauma, mental health issues, as well as emotional crisis. As coaching is often done at a distance and across state lines there is no way to provide the same level of support or licensure capacity to support clients through the issues that require close proximity and access to local social services resources that mental health care clients might require from their provider. If you have a mental health care need please connect with a locally licensed provider in your area.




What are the benefits of healing + wellness coaching?


Healing + Wellness Coaching can provide support to clients throughout the country and the world through the capacity of virtual communication. Teresa's integrative approach to wellness also allows for an engagement of embodied and energy healing practices and tools, as well as meditative and guided relaxation practices to be integrated alongside deep listening and collaborative reflection on a client's current life issues, to build solutions and approaches to current circumstances together.





SPIRIT CARE COACHING

What is spirit care coaching?


Spirit Care Coaching is as diverse as the practioner providing the service. Similar services are sometimes called spiritual coaching, spiritual direction or spiritual companionship. This kind of coaching offers a collaborative deep space of listening to spirit, ancestors and reflecting on existing or building lineages of spiritual practice for each person to support a client's way through a specific spiritual question or transition on their spiritual pathway.




Are there unique elements to Teresa's specific style of spirit care coaching?


Yes! Teresa offers Spirit Care Coaching to community members across a variety of spiritual lineages and wisdom traditions and brings in a scope of practice deeply informed by BIPOC-centered mysticism, ancestral reclamation and a queering of spiritual identity (divergent paths from pre-existing norms). She deeply honors the ways in which ancestry and historical lineages, as well as reclamation of lineages inform both BIPOC and Non-BIPOC clients seeking to explore their own spiritual path today and into their spiritual future.




What kind of spiritual practices and wisdoms does Teresa engage in her spirit care coaching?


Teresa comes from her own multi-lineage/trans-lineage spiritual framework in which she has engaged western, eastern and indigenous spiritual traditions in a respectful, honoring and deeply connected way. That said, she creates space in her spirit care coaching for the fullness of each client's spiritual lineage and wisdom to come forth, and offers space for new and emerging spiritual paths to rise up in each client's journey.





CREATIVE ARTS COACHING

What is healing practitioner mentorship?


Healing Practitioner Mentorship provides support, grounding and resources (through tools and practices) to professionals across the mind, body, spirit health and wellness fields. Teresa acknowledges, and knows from her own experience as a clinical social worker and trauma therapist for the last 15 years, how taxing and exhausting healing care professions can be. While you can love the work it is also possible to feel burnt out and needing support and restoration along the lifelong path of this work - to sustain for the long run. This mentorship offers space for healing care providers at any point in their career in their field that are seeking space of support and restoration.




Who is it for? What kind of professionals?


This mentorship is available to and serves a variety of healing professions. Teresa seeks to support the nurturing, growth and grounding of professionals across fields of practice who do the hard work every day to support individuals and communities who are hurt and seeking healing. This includes (but is not limited to): mental healthcare professionals, wellness coaches, holistic healing professionals, embodied care and yoga professionals, naturopathic and acupuncture professionals, reiki professionals, medical professionals, and those in the frontlines crisis and emergency response professions.




Does this mentorship meet the criteria for my licensure supervision in my state?


It does not. While there are many ways in which this mentorship process provides support for healing care professionals in a variety of fields at various stages of their career it does not meet criteria for clinical licensure supervision in a specific field of practice. Due to the regulations which are state based and field of practice based it is necessary for you to seek licensure supervision from a professional in your field of practice who is already licensed in the state in which you practice.





TAROT CARD READINGS

What kind of organizations do you offer consulting to?


Teresa offers consulting services to organizations, businesses and institutions large and small. This can include a private small business, a larger business or academic institution and organizations such as foundations and nonprofits. Each service and area of focus is tailored to the need of each organization with which she is consulting.




What if I just have a question or I want to discuss on whether or not we might be compatible to work together?


If it is a brief question you can send an intial email via Teresa's contact form. That said, if it is something that would take longer than a 10-15 minute dialogue please do schedule for one of the session times most appropriate for your needs (a 30-min or 50-min call). ETHICS OF TIME + EQUITY: This practice aligns with Teresa own boundaries and ethics. As a queer woman of color, Teresa has found in the past that well-intentioned working relationships can become imbalanced when the resources, time and power capacity of an organization pulls from the time and expertise of marginalized people. This happens in an effort of collaboration, but without an attentiveness to the costliness of time, it is an imbalance of power and inequity towards practitioners for whom financial resources are not equally as abundant as the organization or institution.





ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING

What kind of organizations do you offer consulting to?


Teresa offers consulting services to organizations, businesses and institutions large and small. This can include a private small business, a larger business or academic institution and organizations such as foundations and nonprofits. Each service and area of focus is tailored to the need of each organization with which she is consulting.




What if I just have a question or I want to discuss on whether or not we might be compatible to work together?


If it is a brief question you can send an intial email via Teresa's contact form. That said, if it is something that would take longer than a 10-15 minute dialogue please do schedule for one of the session times most appropriate for your needs (a 30-min or 50-min call). ETHICS OF TIME + EQUITY: This practice aligns with Teresa own boundaries and ethics. As a queer woman of color, Teresa has found in the past that well-intentioned working relationships can become imbalanced when the resources, time and power capacity of an organization pulls from the time and expertise of marginalized people. This happens in an effort of collaboration, but without an attentiveness to the costliness of time, it is an imbalance of power and inequity towards practitioners for whom financial resources are not equally as abundant as the organization or institution.





HEALING PRACTITIONER MENTORSHIP

What is healing practitioner mentorship?


Healing Practitioner Mentorship provides support, grounding and resources (through tools and practices) to professionals across the mind, body, spirit health and wellness fields. Teresa acknowledges, and knows from her own experience as a clinical social worker and trauma therapist for the last 15 years, how taxing and exhausting healing care professions can be. While you can love the work it is also possible to feel burnt out and needing support and restoration along the lifelong path of this work - to sustain for the long run. This mentorship offers space for healing care providers at any point in their career in their field that are seeking space of support and restoration.




Who is it for? What kind of professionals?


This mentorship is available to and serves a variety of healing professions. Teresa seeks to support the nurturing, growth and grounding of professionals across fields of practice who do the hard work every day to support individuals and communities who are hurt and seeking healing. This includes (but is not limited to): mental healthcare professionals, wellness coaches, holistic healing professionals, embodied care and yoga professionals, naturopathic and acupuncture professionals, reiki professionals, medical professionals, and those in the frontlines crisis and emergency response professions.




Does this mentorship meet the criteria for my licensure supervision in my state?


It does not. While there are many ways in which this mentorship process provides support for healing care professionals in a variety of fields at various stages of their career it does not meet criteria for clinical licensure supervision in a specific field of practice. Due to the regulations which are state based and field of practice based it is necessary for you to seek licensure supervision from a professional in your field of practice who is already licensed in the state in which you practice.