ANNA-cropped-edited-1My life passion is partnering with women in taking care of themselves and creating their own unique transformations, living their lives to the absolute fullest.  I love supporting my clients in getting clarity about their own present state, defining what it is that they want to create, and then making it happen.

In working with my clients, I am able to draw upon my vast professional experiences of over 40 years.  As a licensed professional counselor, I had a private mental health counseling, consulting &  training practice for over 24 years in Phoenix, Arizona.  I have had the opportunity to successfully work with individuals and organizations from all areas of life, including health care, business, education, government and churches.  I have also taught at the university and community college level.

Over the years, I have transitioned into an even fuller developed process of Integrative Health and Wellness counseling and coaching.  My work has always been about seeing individuals and organizations with life challenges and possibilities; looking for what is ‘right’ with them; not with pathologies and what was ‘wrong’, moving forward from those perspectives.  My seasoned life experiences, along with a deep appreciation for each individual’s unique journey and a delightful sense of humor, bring richness, depth and compassion to my work.

Educationally I have a BS in Social Work and a MS in Counseling, both from Purdue University.  Being a life-long learner, I have continually sought out and added to my knowledge and experience what has made sense to me and what I thought would most benefit my clients from a holistic view.  This has included the works of Drs. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Joan Borysenko, Jack Kornfield, Daniel Amen, Wayne Dyer and Carolyn Myss, Byron Katie, Louise Hay, Edwards Deming, John Assaraf and Melody Beattie, to name just a few.

Since 1980, I have had the privilege of studying and working with Dr. William Glasser, and remain on his senior faculty, teaching Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Quality Management.  In 2006 I completed the year-long NLP Coach Certification program through the NLP and Coaching Institute of California. 

As a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I am so very grateful to offer the brilliance and transformative experiences of Mindfulness Psychology, Choice Theory, NLP and the most current Integrative Health and Wellness ‘Best Practices’ approaches as my basis of working together with you.  This is my promise to you: I am as interested in you as an individual, or as an organization, as you are.  Working together with you truly is my life passion and purpose.  We will stay focused in defining and creating the sustainable transformation you desire.  Side by side, we will work purposefully, playfully and successfully together.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

 

Contact Anna: 949-436-2662 or anna@joyinliving.com