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Velina is the only one in the Contra Costa County that is offering her very unique services. There is no one else in the area offering such a diverse set of services to couples and individuals. She helps couples who are in deep pain and struggle, supporting them in finding their way back to love and connection through her intimacy and communication coaching, as well as celebrating the joy her happy couples are sharing with private massage classes.
She works with individuals who are needing stress reduction, and want to learn basic mindfulness skills and enjoy the table works she provides, as well as her work with individuals struggling with deep and profound challenges. She is creative and innovative in her approach. No two sessions look alike.
Velina gently and compassionately guides her clients toward deeper self-awareness and offers highly effective tools to move through the roadblocks that get in the way of your success. She offers her inspiration, education, insights and powerful tools to coach her clients toward a much more fulfilling and satisfying life experience. And her hands-on work is divine. She has been told that her touch is transformative and deeply healing.
What makes Velina stand out in her field is her diverse background and training and an uncommon level of empathy. She has a gift of putting her clients at ease immediately where they can relax and trust that they are free to show up just as they are and be seen for the beautiful soul that they are.
She will help you see yourself in a more positive light and remind you of what you may have forgotten or never knew about your true self and potential.
I love seeing how the eyes of my clients sparkle after a session. It's exciting to work with clients who are ready and motivated to look honestly at themselves and engage in the scary yet exciting process of waking up. It's not so much about changing, but shifting our perspective about how we see ourselves and the world. When our perspective shifts, things naturally move in a healthier direction. What I have found in my 20 years of working with people is that we need more empathy, understanding, respect and kindness. I deliver my owl wisdom with loving kindness and respect for the individual's inner knowing and strengths.
In my couples work, I love seeing couples fall even deeper in love with each other as they learn more ways to be loving...and individuals fall in love with themselves and the life that they are choosing to live!
What inspired you to start your own business?
When I graduated with my Master's in counseling psychology, I knew that I couldn't go back to the traditional mental health approach to helping people. I learned too much about the body/mind connection and knew that it would require that I go into private practice. After being a social worker for nearly a decade, I got a job doing massage part time thinking it would just be a good income to help pay for school. It turned out to be the turning point for my career and shifted my perspective on what is healing. Touch and tenderness, mindfulness and an understanding of the human physiology and deep empathy and presence, are all necessary to empower the individual on their journey toward wholeness. I knew finding a job where I could do this for my clients wasn't going to be likely. So I needed to create the job for myself. And so I did!
Why should our clients choose you?
Velina’s approach is inspirational, educational and her insights and powerful tools coach her clients toward a much more fulfilling and satisfying life experience. You can’t come alive when you are too weighed down by excessive stress. Velina gently and compassionately guides her clients toward deeper self-awareness and offers highly effective tools to move through the roadblocks that get in the way of your success.