WHAT YOU NURTURE WILL
From diagnosis, through treatment and recovery, don't go it alone.
I am a professionally trained Life Coach with personal experience overcoming cancer as a mom in my mid-30's, after a diagnosis in 2014.
As a Healing Hope Cancer Coach, I can help you process the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, teach you how to to develop the best care team, how to build circles of support, and how to become your own best advocate and ally.
I offer stress reduction techniques to help manage fear and uncertainty, and coaching to support your healing path.
After treatment ends I will help you form your personalized recovery roadmap, to support you in your healing and rebuilding all dimensions of life.
This was me back in the summer of 2014. At the advice of one of my friends with metastatic cancer, I took matters into my own hands and shaved my head before chemo would make my hair fall out. I felt fierce, determined and ready!
"Thank you so much for your kind presence and willingness to listen as I struggled for the last few months, and also for your support and encouragement as I move forward into what I believe my heart is calling me to do - I've felt so much lighter and more joyful the last few weeks!" -B.V.
"Melissa has been invaluable in helping me navigate 2 breast cancer surgeries and the continuing follow up. I'd been talking with oncology social workers, therapists, support groups, but I never felt really supported. Melissa gave me space to validate all my emotions, but always left me with uplifting thoughts and sometimes "homework" assignments that helped me clarify my needs & express them to drs. She has always answered when I have reached out to her, because with cancer & it's treatments, ordinary things can become a crisis. With Melissa guiding me, I didn't look back, but instead looked forward, trying to find the joy in little things when the big picture became too much. I am so thankful that she is in my life, truly." -S.F.