Dreams do come true…
Dream Life Out Loud is a virtual mental health & wellness company. Our psychotherapy and coaching services are entirely online, offering clients the convenience and flexibility to take sessions from home or their office. Working with high performing modern women, busy moms, women of color and couples, I have a special interest in life transitions, pivots and transformative healing. Visit the Our Clients page to learn more about who we work with.
As a former 6-year marketing executive at Microsoft, I tap into my personal experiences with racism and discrimination, marriage, and motherhood to empower women and people of color to heal from negative gender and racial experiences, particularly in a family/couple context and consulting with organizations for racial healing in the workplace.Visit the Racial Equity Consulting page to learn more about our culturally relevant, trauma-informed racial healing group programs.
Explores both past and present. Clinical oriented diagnosis and mental health dysfunction.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, my mission is to create a safe, sacred space to stop and really listen to your thoughts. We do the hard work, the real work. And, every step of the way I’m cheering you on through the good, the bad and everything in between – all the while aiming to find the beauty in all of life’s moments.
How do we pull ourselves out of repetitive, old stories that bring us the same solutions? How do we boss up when life seems to be pushing us down? What are your blind spots and what do you want to see when you clear the fog off the mirror and really see yourself? I work with my clients to answer these questions and embark on the path of discovering who you are becoming.
I believe that each and every one of us has our own answers, therefore I’m not here to give them to you, you have to do the work and together we find them. I’m here to give you the nudge you need when you get stuck – pushing you to the line, empowering you to believe you can do whatever your heart desires.
I’m your cheerleader, the person on your squad who sees you – celebrating all the big and small milestones that lead us to victory along the way. And those times when you fall down, I’m helping you to RISE UP! As coaching relationships mature, I adjust my style, lock step with your pace to match your needs and fall in line with your direction.
Often times, it can feel like life has thrown up a wall. Right when you think it’s impossible to move beyond the walls before you, I’m here to help you figure out whether we’re going climb over the wall, dig under the wall or just plow our way right through it!
What do you do when your world gets flipped upside down?
Push pause. I did just that – I had to push the pause button on my old life and go within to recover, to grow, to heal and ultimately create a newer, fuller, richer life. The path has been gut-wrenchingly painful at times, but I’m learning to enjoy the journey every step of the way. I accepted a calling to rewrite my story, so I invite you to join me as I reinvent myself, grow a thriving psychotherapy, coaching, and consulting business, and uncover all the surprises the universe has for me.
A look back… It all started when I had a challenging, f*ck you you low down dirty shame, life-changing break-up with Microsoft and was thrust into a year of healing, growing and searching to find my voice again. What I found was that walking away from a career that I treasured, that had become a part of my identity – offered me freedom, dignity, and the full breadth and power of my voice and my story. I decided that I could not be purchased, silenced, censored or marginalized. Through that journey, I embarked upon a new career. I broke down the facade of an identity that never really honored my gifts.
After nearly 6 years, on my last official day at Microsoft I gave birth to a new career with Dream Life Out Loud, PLLC. As an Empowerment Coach and Speaker, I have partnered with professional women to empower them to become the highest and greatest vision of themselves both professionally and personally. My marketing consulting taps into my 13-year marketing background and 6-year global digital marketing career at Microsoft. In my coaching and speaking platforms, I incorporate tools I used to overcome discrimination and retaliation in Tech (hashtag anyone?), while also infusing personal stories of resilience, courage, bravery, GRIT, self-love and compassion. It’s been a hell of a ride!
I now offer psychotherapy services as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Associate where I work with individuals, couples, youth and families. I’m most excited to serve youth from underserved minoritized communities in one of Seattle’s oldest African American neighborhoods, the Central District (and home to my alma mater, Garfield!).
I started practicing yoga 8 days after my last day at Microsoft and it, amongst other healing practices, has totally transformed my life. A large part of my healing journey was realized on my yoga mat, one breath at a time. It was slow going, but soon enough my breath become deliberate and grounding, and in that stillness I began to pick up the pieces from the disaster life had handed me. Yoga helped me recognize myself again as I embarked on a therapeutic, spiritual journey. I found myself revisiting the deepest wounds from my personal experiences as an African American woman in a country that does not see me.
As a high performer at the world’s most successful software technology company, just a couple years ago I thought I was well on my way to becoming a leading marketing executive, and yet as is always the case – I plan, God laughs. The past couple years have shown me that my dreams aren’t quite big enough for what’s in store and I’ve stopped resisting.
With that, I invite you all to join me in dreaming life out loud and discover the highest, greatest vision for yourself.