is a one-of-a-kind human being. She has a calm and soothing presence that will put you at ease as soon as you meet her. She understands true and genuine acceptance. She is full of gentle encouragement that inspires personal growth and introspection. Her loving presence is always reassuring. Katrina is intuitive and insightful."
- Cece Connors, Client
In 2004, I discovered life coaching and, immediately appreciating the benefits of focused listening and thoughtful questioning aimed at bringing one's inner wisdom to the forefront, I embarked on the path toward becoming a professional coach. The space I have shared over the years with clients as they experience the freedom and richness that comes from increasingly trusting themselves and their journeys, whether working on bringing their visions to life, traveling the path of grief, or healing from trauma, is sacred and rewarding.
My clients are growth-oriented and aware of a deep desire to bring more of themselves to life. They seek a sense of purpose, joy, self-acceptance, and connection to something bigger (whether they call it God, Higher Self, the Universe, Consciousness or something else). Many have, through early programming, religious indoctrination, and/or systemic, birth and early childhood trauma, taken on patterns of low self-worth, self-sabotage and self-criticism. These patterns can manifest as eating disorders, body dysmorphia, a failure to thrive, perfectionism, challenges with boundaries, intimacy, sexuality and with parenting.
I believe that human struggles and suffering result from a combination of habitual patterns of thinking and the impact of trauma -- whether personal or systemic. Together, these create an inability to access and live from our innate creativity and confidence. My goal is to help you become aware of and release unhelpful patterns of thinking, connect to your own deepest wisdom and the places where you draw support, and to hold a space where you can gently reclaim parts of yourself that have gone into hiding in order to survive.
I am a certified life coach through the International Coach Federation and a certified grief and end-of-life coach through Coaching at End of Life, LLC. I am also a practitioner of Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy, or IoPT, -- a derivative of Systemic Family Constellation Work which was founded by Professor Dr. Franz Ruppert of Munich, Germany. I was initially trained in Family Constellation Work at the Seattle Constellations Institute in 2010 and have been studying and practicing IoPT since 2014.
My work is informed by comprehensive study of the impact of systemic and attachment trauma, the value of mindfulness/self-awareness, and my own meditation practice. I see every client as whole, worthy and wise and so commit to recognizing you as the expert in your own life, to meeting you where you are, to honoring your time frame, and to holding the space for you to continue nurturing a strong and healthy core Self that allows you to fully inhabit your life and express your gifts.
- Katrina Mikiah