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About Me

I lost my WILD

For many years I just existed. I just put one foot in front of the other, doing all the things I was “supposed” to do. I was a “good” girl. I did all the right things. I had a successful career, a family,

and owned a home. I even had a dog! I had checked off all the boxes for what was supposed to make me happy. I had it all together. Except I didn’t. And I was far from happy. I didn’t trust myself. I was constantly stressed and overwhelmed. I was moody and irritable. My physical health suffered. I forgot who I was, what I stood for. I forgot about what was important to me and what I valued. I forgot about ME. I fell into the pattern of putting myself last, not making time for me, and ignoring my body’s basic needs. Despite how progressive I thought I was; I was not immune to the conditioning put on women. 

A few years ago after my mom passed away, I recognized that she had also been a woman who had put her needs last and the needs of others first. When she died, it broke my heart to accept that my mom had lived a life in service of others, but never in service of herself. That she had never lived her WILD life. I vowed right then and there to help women overcome the feelings of guilt that often accompany self-care and learn the power of putting themselves first. I am committed to helping women find their WILD.

Hi, I'm Myriam and I help women find their WILD.

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I found my WILD

I arrived at work one day, sat on my couch and asked

myself if I could live another 20-30 years in the current

way I was living my life. My body responded with a rush

and a feeling of nausea and a hard NO.

I found a coach. I found supportive communities. I reached out to friends. I began regular creative expression practices, meditation, and other rituals of self-care. I prioritized me, my mental well-being, my body, and my overall wellness. I learn to have realistic expectations of myself, to give myself grace and compassion, to live a more purposeful and intentional life that works for me vs.

me being a slave to it. In my life I feel content. I enjoy my life more and feel empowered by how I have designed it to work for me. I feel satisfied. Are there challenges? Of course! But I can move through life with more ease, less stress and with more energy to do the things I love. I live a life designed and curated by and for ME. 

 

I want to help you find your WILD. I want to help you find what lights you up, discover the power within you to make and create change, and to help you live to your fullest potential.

Is this You?

  • You have done some “work” (seen a therapist, signed up for courses, read books, etc.)

  • You still feel lost, unsure of who you are and how you got here

  • You struggle with self-doubt, self-criticism, and fear

  • As a woman in midlife you recognize that time is “running out” but you’re not sure what you want or what to do next?

  • You are serious about leveling up and learning to tap into your WILD and live a life on your terms.

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What I'm good at

I am a kind-hearted and sensitive accountability partner and mama bear with all of my clients.

After nearly 20 years in the mental health field, I feel confident in my knowledge of humans, what makes them tick, and what motivates them.

I am highly intuitive and can tune into my client's needs with quick accuracy.

I possess highly effective tools for activating change and a keep ability to help women gain clarity about themselves and their lives.

I am skilled in helping women understand their unique struggles and develop tools that support them in living their fullest life.

I'm highly effective in helping women get out of their heads and the common thinking loops they can find themselves in, and instead tap into their creativity and intuition.

 

I incorporate many different approaches to help you move forward in the direction you want to go including:

 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Strategies

  • Mindfulness & Self-Awareness Practices

  • Journaling

  • Brainspotting

  • Creative Expression Process

  • Somatic Orientation

 

But, my main tools are listening to you and using my gift of intuition to tune into your specific needs. I also love to incorporate fun into your process and help you get out of your head and into your body so you can live more consciously and intentionally the way YOU want to live!

My mental well-being journey

I started feeling depressed when I was 11. As a highly sensitive child, the world was often simply too much. I had a lot of big emotions and was easily overstimulated. I was often referred to as “too sensitive” and criticized for being who I was.

Being an immigrant added to my stress as I navigated challenging terrain with one foot in each culture, struggling with identity and belonging.

In high school my depression peaked, and I became suicidal. I was hospitalized twice. I started therapy and slowly began my process of healing. I have been on a personal transformation journey ever since.

My training, education and experience as a therapist supported my growth and informs my work with the clients I’m privileged to work with.

My own personal and professional experience with mental well-being journey fuels my passion for helping other women find their way out of old, oppressive stories and into the truest version of themselves.

Fun facts about me

  • I am originally from Panama and immigrated to the US at the age of 7. 

  • I am not a trained artist but found the power of WILD art making and creative expression through my art therapy training.

  • I am a tree hugger and spend a lot of time in nature.

  • I love reading, listening to podcasts or anything else that contributes to my personal growth. 

  • I’m a Highly Sensitive Person and an ambivert. I like people but also need space and boundaries.

  • I am a mom of two amazing kids and married to my high school sweetheart.

  • I love animals and my dog is my favorite human!

What people are saying:

Thanks to Myriam, I now live my life with confidence in my ability. I have decreased stress, strengthened my relationships, improved all aspects of my health and well-being, and now have greater clarity about how I want to lead my life.  Myriam is truly gifted and working with her will change your life.

- E.H.

Myriam guided me back to myself with compassion and gentle honesty. We shared, laughed, we cried, we cursed and then we laughed some more.   She helped me believe that I am strong, deserving and capable of anything.  I owe so much to her."

-XM

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