Contemplative ~ Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Life Coaching Services

‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.’ Maya Angelou

The purpose of Áloka Contemplative Psychotherapy and Life Coaching is to help facilitate a greater alignment and expression of your distinct, authentic nature, and thereby imbue your life with greater comfort and harmony, enriched meaning and fulfillment.

Our work together will reawaken your intrinsic wholeness, and you will recover healing and growth in life’s wounds, sorrows, and setbacks. Your connection with yourself and your insight will deepen, giving rise to fresh options and perspective. In this way, you will become naturally inspired to your own unique journey of exploration, discovery, and unfolding.

You will learn to identify, understand, and disempower self-defeating thought patterns and outdated behaviors, and with kindness toward yourself, you will replace limiting perspectives with a genuine awareness of wide open options, possibilities, and resources. As you begin to untangle the internal and external knots that bind you and identify your core values, you will rediscover that living authentically is the fundamental key to a deeply rewarding and joyful life. Then, you will naturally uncover the inspiration, confidence, and courage to continually create a meaningful life aligned with your innate depth and wholeness.

A singular array of beautiful and radiant qualities is your human birthright; this is the foundation of all contemplative ~ mindfulness based work. Together we will cultivate the unique beauty that is yours.

With over 22 years of experience as a licensed, practicing psychotherapist and certified life coach, I am able to offer a deeply developed blend of mindfulness practice, psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching skills providing the diverse advantages, best practices, and insights of each discrete practice. This unique integration of skills exceeds the limitations inherent within a single discipline and augments the range of resources available for our work together. An uncommon blend of approaches and skills, this gentle, contemplative ~ transpersonal work is exceptionally effective and far reaching as a catalyst for increased personal awareness and deeply sought growth, forward movement, and fulfillment.

Psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching services address the full scope of your life.

Most people come to psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching services to develop areas of their lives such as:

  • personal and spiritual growth
  • relationship
  • finding meaning
  • working through the impact of family and personal histories
  • health, confidence, and wellbeing
  • livelihood
  • fun and relaxation
  • creativity
  • fresh directions, clarity, greater engagement
  • parenting
  • workplace issues
  • communication
  • moving past feeling ‘stuck’


The word ‘heal’ means to make or become whole. Wholeness is within reach. Time after time, I’ve had the honor of witnessing people shed limiting patterns, move through pain, confusion, and protective shields, reawaken the inherent beauty and depths of their being, and rediscover their wholeness.

I invite you to a tender journey of:

exploration, discovery, and the reawakening of deeply-held dreams –

illumination and the recovery of your wholeness.