About Celia

I am a mother of two, blogger, and counselor. For a while, I've been contemplating how I could use my personal and professional skills, 

along with humor and empathy, 

in a way that could really help 

women - especially moms- who may be struggling to move their lives forward in a positive, goal-oriented way. Making positive changes is not easy, and, as women, we get 'stuck' and often tend to put our needs last.  In fact, as mothers, that tendency frequently becomes status quo. 

I know all this because it happened to me - I've been stuck before and treated myself as last priority. I've taken paths that turned out to be wrong and had to change directions. There were times when I supposedly had 'the perfect life' on paper but still didn't feel fulfilled.  I'm still a work in progress and change is still scary but I've come to realize that it can also be exciting and opens you up to possibilities you never imagined. 

If you're looking to change any aspect of your life, relationships or goals, I'd love to work with you to start you on that path. Today. 

Why Life Coaching?

Let me get this out of the way off the bat- I HATE the term 'life-coach'. It sounds patronizing and cliche, and has a stigma attached to it because anyone can 'anoint' themselves as a so-called 'life-coach' without any relevant training or experience.  Plus, the term itself just sounds like my goal is to train you for the 'hunger games' in a 'win-or-die' sort of way.  So why am I one? Ultimately, rather than forcing me to compartmentalize my credentials and passion for motivating people, the title best incorporates the totality of my skills. 

To break it down for you, my credentials are:

  • Masters Degree in Counseling
  • 12 years experience in vocational and psycho-educational counseling
  • 8 years experience in licensed mental health counseling 
  • Certificates in Child Abuse and Neglect, Violence Prevention, ABA Therapy, Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Disorders, and Ethics in Counseling