Hello and welcome. I’m a compassionate and culturally responsive therapist who practices trauma informed care. I aim to cultivate a space for radical honesty. A space where you’re encouraged to discover your own wholeness.
While talk therapy certainly leads to insight and awakening, it’s also helpful to develop a compassionate connection to your body. I’ll guide you with practices that help expand your awareness and access the body’s innate wisdom. Incorporating mindfulness practices during sessions can help you feel more grounded and centered.
I’ve been fortunate to learn from teachers, healers and cutting-edge thinkers who help shape my therapeutic approach. My perspective is informed by West-African based spirituality, eastern non-dual philosophy and western mysticism. I believe that, as a practitioner, it’s my ethical responsibility to continue to commit to my own growth and healing. It helps maintain the integrity of my work (and keeps me humble).
Please reach out with questions or to schedule a consult. I look forward to connecting!
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Why do people seek coaching?
You can get “coached” for a variety of reasons. Most womxn I work with are seeking support with transitions. These include making career changes, nurturing creative goals, navigating relationships and uncovering aliveness in everyday life.
What about counseling?
Good therapy, coaching, and other emotional healing work have more in common than not. And this becomes more true as the fields evolve. Therapy is often sought when you’re looking to heal an emotional wound or wanting to understand how past trauma might affect your current circumstances. Click here to read about some differences between therapy and coaching.
What are some specific issues you help with?
Some of the issues I help with are: feeling blue or dissatisfied, anxiety and worry, “imposter syndrome”, managing anger, shame, work stress, boundaries, struggles with parenting, body image, creative blocks, relationships and dating, job changes, grief, divorce/break-ups and accepting new phases of life.
What’s it like to work one-on-one with you?
Through compassionate listening and honesty, I co-create space and safety for you to say what might be hard to say anyplace else. Yes, there’s visioning and action planning. We also process fears and examine obstacles. The bottom line is: being seen and deeply affirmed is healing. Click here to read what clients say.
What are advantages of working remotely?
Phone, FaceTime or Zoom sessions are beneficial for several reasons. First, there is the convenience for both you and me. Second, especially when connecting over the phone, we get to focus on expression through words– you don’t have to worry about what you look like or are dressed like.
What are your rates?
Sliding scale fees are is $175 per session. If you’re seeking therapy in NJ or DC, as an LCSW, my services may be eligible for reimbursement as an out-of-network provider.
To help you decide if coaching is right for you consider 10 Questions for Radical Womxn
Eloiza is a coach and therapist in Montclair, NJ. Her professional career began in urban education and she later became a teacher trainer and part-time lecturer. She has BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Rutgers University and an MA in Social & Cultural Studies in Education from UC Berkeley. Her coaching credential (CPC) is through Leadership That Works— she’s been working as a coach since 2010. In 2018 she earned a second masters, an MSW, from Rutgers University and is now working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Social justice, racial equality and environmental conservation are three issues to which she is committed. She inherits her love of nature and a duty to contribute to worthy causes from her grandmother. In her late teens she took part in the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s Undoing Racism training and became an activist during college (taking part in both campus and community campaigns). She continues to study and is now turning her attention to the inner and spiritual work of racial justice.
Eloiza’s hobbies include Afro-Caribbean dance, collage art and writing. She’s also deeply interested in spirituality and healing. She’s a single mother of two.