Welcome to Pathways Counseling
Life Transitions Coaching • Personal/Spiritual Growth Coaching • Grief & Loss Education/Support
May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
~ John O'Donohue
• Feeling stuck and want to initiate change in your life?
• Seeking personal or spiritual growth?
• Changing careers?
• Going through a divorce, separation, or change in relationship status?
• Grieving the loss of a loved one?
• In a circumstance requiring adaptation to a new life situation?
Every person experiences periods of major transition in life. A transitional phase may begin with a desire for a more authentic way of living, a career change or the dream of starting a new business, the loss of a loved one, a divorce, a significant change in health, or any challenging circumstance that life presents. Every transition that life presents is an invitation toward growth. Engaging a Transitions Coach during this time is a generous way to support yourself and can be of tremendous value as you navigate forward through change.
As a Transitions Coach, I serve in the "in-between space" for clients who want the structure, professionalism, and confidentiality of a professional counselor to walk with them on the path toward change and growth.
Transitions coaching is not intended for treatment of mental illness or mental health issues but is ideal for high-functioning people who would like a compassionate coach to companion them through a period of major change or transition. I work in cooperation with the mental health community and may assist with referrals to mental health professionals as needed.
Transitions coaching is provided on an individual basis, within group settings, or using telephone or video calls when in-person meetings are not possible. In addition to empathetic listening and conversation, the coaching process may include a variety of activities such as journaling, directed reading, guided meditations, poetry, or other creative forms of self-discovery and expression.
We Make the Path by Walking
I have chosen "we make the path by walking" as the guiding theme for my practice because it speaks to the necessity of moving forward, sometimes even in the absence of clarity. The phrase comes from a poem by Spanish poet Antonio Machado. In the poem, Machado says, "Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar!" which translates, "Traveler, there is no path. We make the path by walking." This phrase guides my work because transitions coaching functions best when it provides not only empathetic and caring support, but also clear, direct, and practical action steps for navigating through life transitions. Working together, we will make the path that is authentic for you and will guide you forward with integrity and wholeness.