You Are Something Far Greater - PanacheDesai
Courage is to tell the story of who
you are with your whole heart - Brene Brown
Who better to tell you about me than my mother, and me of course. For years I was mortified when my mother would tell this story to friends and family. I now see the beauty in her sharing this story as it captures the essence of who I am, then and now. I love and am fascinated by people.
I am the baby of five. One evening at about the age of 7, my family was sitting around the dinner table when my parents posed the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up, a lawyer, engineer, business owner?” To my parents surprise and shock, I replied, “I want to be a cleaning woman.” When my mother asked why, I explained that, “If I was a cleaning woman I could go into people’s homes and really see what they are like and how they live.”
I knew by the start of middle school I wanted to be a Social Worker, at that time a decision that took the wind right out of my parents sails as they envisioned something much “bigger, better, more prosperous” than that. I am simply awed, amazed, and inspired by the human spirit and the capacity we all have to heal, grow, learn, and thrive. As a therapist, a health coach, and EFT practitioner my interest and passion is in helping you find your best self. I want you to discover that you have everything you need within you to be who you truly are and wish to be, to have the life you dream of and deserve.
I Invite You to Journey with Me
We all misstep, fall down, have worries and losses, times when dark clouds roll in. It is in these moments, that with gentle, supportive guidance we are able to tap into our innate wisdom and intuition, creativity, and strength to move to higher ground. I want to be that guide for you ~ to walk with you as you find greater balance, happiness, and peace in your life. I am masterful at helping you get to your core issues, reframe problems, and discover ways to move through challenges that allow you to create more joyful relationships, a more contented life.
My own life has well prepared me to be your sherpa on the journey to your best life. After graduating with a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, I earned a Masters in Social Work from Florida International University. I have worked in a variety of settings from non- profits to hospitals to private practice. My certifications include Montessori education (ages 3 to 6), Hypnosis, Divorce & Family Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Personally I survived a leveling divorce after 20 years of marriage and at the same time an illness of over 3 years that nearly took my life. I love music, to read, exercise, spend time with friends and family, and frolic with my 2 dogs and husband. I am a natural foods chef and love to feed those I know and love. I am blessed to have found the love of my life who continues to help me heal and live life fully.