While wealth can be leveraged to live life to its fullest, it can also create problems that impact relationships, well-being, parenting, and fulfillment in a career. Whether you have earned your wealth through years of hard work, married into a wealthy family or inherited wealth, understanding your relationship with money is essential to living a vibrant life. I will join you on a journey to relate mindfully with money so that it can support, rather than detract from, a life full of intention and connection. We work together to help you create a legacy where your financial goals and personal values are aligned.
I am honored to use my unique gifts to support you on your journey to greater fulfillment, family harmony, and connection with others. I have been practicing meditation and mindfulness for 20 years and psychotherapy for 12. I greatly enjoy this intersection between personal and professional growth. I regularly attend silent meditation retreats, including a month-long retreat in Thailand in 2004. I received my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) where I studied with Dr. Steven Hayes, who developed a therapeutic approach that combines behavioral science and mindfulness practices, called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This therapy model identifies the processes that I have found so helpful from mindfulness traditions, and defined them in a way that can be easily taught and studied. I continue to rely on ACT as a psychotherapist and coach.
During my time as a graduate student I met my future husband, Kirk. We both love to travel, spend time in nature, and eat amazing food. As our relationship progressed and we were married in 2010, I was introduced to his family and the family business. As they say in family business, when you marry into the family, you marry the family. I became part of a family system that offered new opportunities and responsibilities. After working with several family business consultants, the family developed a long-term relationship with Edgell Pyles, who also has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I began to see that what I was experiencing was not unique to our family, and that I could offer a unique perspective to others going through similar transitions.
Kirk and I have been blessed with two young children, who are now 5 and 8 years old. After taking a few years to focus on being a mom and serve on a local non-profit board, I launched my private psychology practice and a coaching business for individuals and couples with wealth. I am honored to be able to support and guide others who experience the joys and challenges of living with wealth.