your future begins now

say ‘yes’

to your dreams and desires

Transformational Coaching

I work with sensitive, gifted women who don’t know how to break free of what’s holding them back.

Over the last 25 years, I’ve found that a powerful way to transform your world is to re-connect with your heart, deepen into what’s true for you, and then use both your strengths and vulnerabilities to begin moving toward your future.

Weaving my clinical training as a psychotherapist with leading edge research on the psychology of transformation, my three-month Conscious Transformation program has helped hundreds of people start achieving their dreams and manifesting their full potential. 

We’ll work together in three-month segments, with weekly virtual sessions, and email support in between.

I use an eclectic, effective blend of neuroscience, positive psychology, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques.

people usually work with me to get deeper clarity on an issue, untangle a problem, and create a plan to change things for the better

 how to overcome fear

midlife crisis for women

healing Imposter Syndrome

breaking through self-doubt

anxiety therapy

how to improve communication skills

manifesting a professional dream

relationship counseling

how to change your mindset

beginning a new chapter

healing what feels broken

saying ‘yes’ to what’s calling you

We tend to reach out for clarity, and hope, and guidance when we’re standing at a crossroads. When we need to make a decision that feels too hard, or when we’re so lost in the weeds that we can’t see which way to move.

Do we take a deep breath, and move toward realizing our dreams and manifesting our potential, or step backwards, where it feels safe (because nothing changes)?

Some of my clients have never understood what they wanted or needed. Others haven’t known how to give themselves permission to have what they want, or that it’s even OK to choose what’s theirs by birthright. Sometimes women know exactly what they want and where they need to go, but just can’t seem to take the first steps, or sustain any momentum once they’ve started.

Almost no one believes they’re gifted when they first start working with me.

‘Cause when you’ve been told your whole life what to do and how to be, you haven’t had a chance to settle into your own rhythms and walk the paths you choose.

And if you’re extra sensitive, intuitive, maybe empathic? Artistic, a creative?

You’re extra special, and maybe haven’t had the chance to understand what that means. Or how very important it is to honor that.

This is when making the commitment to yourself, and choosing to work with a highly trained, seasoned professional guide can change everything. Your professional and personal life can transform in ways that you couldn’t achieve on your own.

We’ll meet virtually once a week for three months, using Zoom or the phone. Together, we’ll figure out what’s going on and why, and create a new roadmap for you. I’ll suggest 2-3 new actions for you to begin exploring on your own. Each week, you can expect deeper clarity, new realizations, and simple steps to help you move toward your goals. Throughout our time together, you’ll have email support from me between sessions.

When we have someone who shows up for us every week, no matter what, we start taking ourselves more seriously.

When we have a trusted professional who sees us without shaming or judging, our world begins transforming almost immediately.

When we can allow ourselves to be held and nurtured as the sacred beings we are, and gently challenged to take the impossible risk of being who we actually are, we have one foot firmly in the future that’s waiting for us.

Accountability. Productivity. Professional support. Research-informed guidance. Creative ideas. Innovative strategies. 


If you’re wrestling with something that feels too big, take a deep breath, and …

 … let me know what’s going on, and how you hope i can help. send me an email — — and I’ll share a short video that explains more about how I work with my clients.

Client stories

“I needed to see a real pro. I had a LOT of problems! 

When I first started working with Melanie, I had just ended a long-time corporate career, and was ready to explore a new one that was more fulfilling. And my family situation was very complex and painful.

I was struggling with a lot of anxiety, I couldn’t relax. And I had a lot of fears, about almost everything.

Since we began working together, I feel much more peaceful and confident about being successful in a new career. I’ve learned so many strategies for dealing with my feelings! I don’t feel hijacked by them any more. And my family situation is completely different — it’s so much better. I have a whole new relationship with them.

Melanie’s gentle, wise guidance allowed me to process deeply painful issues from my childhood that I’ve never understood before.

It’s changed my life, all for the good!”

“I started working with Melanie because I was struggling with grief and anxiety, in part because of wounds brought up by the #MeToo movement.

I was also dealing with a sense of deep frustration with my work. I needed a woman’s perspective and shared experience as a different approach to healing.

I can’t thank Melanie enough for our work together. Her insight and support have been invaluable to me in my journey.

I’m moving forward, into the next  chapter of my life, feeling excited and eager at what’s opened up for me as a result of working with Melanie.

Thanks for being a creative inspiration and for being a great model for me!”

“I was scared when I first started working with Melanie. I’d never worked with a therapist or coach before. But a friend recommended her, and I’m so grateful that I called her.

I was a mess when we began! Depressed, anxious, and scared of losing a new relationship because of some health issues. Melanie helped me understand how my own thinking and behavior patterns had been making everything more difficult, and she taught me how to flip my own narrative, and change my point of view. She helped me understand my childhood and family in ways that have made a huge, positive difference for me.

For the first time in my life, I now understand that I can ask for what I want and need — I never knew that before. It’s changed everything! My relationship is great, and I have tools I can use anytime to help myself shift into a healthier, more positive, less anxious and stressed mindset. I’m not as scared as I used to be, and when I feel the fear, I know how to manage it.

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