Lisa Robesch, MA, Life Coach

Lisa-RobeschLisa Robesch is certified as a Life Coach through Fowler Wainright International Institute and she is the owner of Fire Within Life Coaching. She has a Masters in Education from Seattle University with a focus in Linguistics and is a member of the International Association of Coaching.

Lisa was born in Denmark and raised in Seattle. She has lived in many different cities, both in the USA and abroad. Before starting her coaching business, she taught ESL for ten years at the high school and community college level, and lived in several countries, including Denmark, Germany, and Russia. Most recently she was an instructor at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. Lisa moved to the Bay Area in 2007 and is happy to call Oakland her home.

Lisa takes her clients through the process of identifying their goals and dreams and assisting them to create their new realities. She specializes in life and transition coaching, helping people gracefully and successfully navigate a changing world around them and guiding them in steering clear of common pitfalls and habits of mind that create undue hardship and stress.

Lisa is available for one-on-one personalized coaching sessions in person, by phone, and by Skype, and for workshops for companies and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Lisa Robesch, MA, Certified Life Coach


Elizabeth Cruz • Agent of Change

elizabethcruzIn my mid-twenties I moved to San Francisco from Cleveland to reinvent my life. Seven years later, I had all of the right things a successful young person was supposed to have: a blossoming career, a nice steady boyfriend, and a “happy” life. Except I wasn’t happy, I felt stuck and claustrophobic. I knew there was more out there than what I had, but I didn’t know what it was.

I wanted something big, more important, and deep. Coaching. I studied and coached with Landmark Education for four years. I have also done The Coaching Program with Bryan Franklin, the OneTaste Slow Sex Coaching Program, the Co-Active Coach Training Program with the Coaches Training Institute, and The Church of Evolving Consciousness with Deb (Bear) Deans.

My life is always evolving as I continue the adventure down my own path of self-discovery, transformation, and spirituality. Change has been a powerful force in my life, which is why my coaching empowers people to look at who they are, and change what isn’t working.

Change is my teacher and my healer. Because of change, I have become mighty.


Phone (415) 448-7218

Sonya Brewer, MA

Sonya-BrewerSonya Brewer, MA, is a body-centered psychotherapist in Albany, CA, where she specializes in creative life and relationship design for geeks, weirdos, artists, intuitives, radicals, outsiders and other “out the box” thinkers (and “feelers”). She loves helping quirky people find their creative voice and express their unique ways of being so that they can feel more alive, connected and authentic in their lives and relationships, while also bringing their gifts to the world. Sonya brings a wide breadth of experience including somatic and relational psychology, trauma recovery, bodywork, dance, and mindfulness meditation as well as over sixteen years living polyamorously. She has taught workshops on embodied living, sacred sexuality and polyamory, and appears in the film “Hearts Cracked Open: Tantra for Women Who Love Women” by Betsy Kalin.


Sonya Brewer, MA
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern # 61996
Supervised by Margie Cohen, LCSW  License # LCS11263
Somatic Psychotherapy for Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit
(510) 496-6010
(510) 496-6010

Katherine Roubos

Katherine-RoubosKatherine Roubos teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses independently across the Bay Area and through Kaiser SF; they are also part of the  teaching team for East Bay Meditation Center’s Teen Sangha. Katherine’s training comprises 15 years as a dancer and more than 9 months of cumulative silent retreat and monastic practice, including temporary ordination with a Bhikkhuni Sangha in Thailand in 2013. They completed the Commit to Dharma program at EBMC in 2012, the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher training practicum in 2012 and are currently enrolled in the Dedicated Practitioners Program at Spirit Rock.



Anjuli Sherin, MFT, ThetaHealer


Anjuli-SherinAnjuli  Sherin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, ThetaHealing® Practitioner and Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher, Somatics and Trauma Bodywork and Therapy Practitioner, with over eleven years experience providing transformational healing and therapy to individuals, couples, adolescents and children. With cultural roots in America and South Asia, she is committed to bringing transformational healing to people from diverse backgrounds, with a special interest in South Asian, Middle Eastern and other international populations, as well as the LGBTQ community. Sessions and groups are provided in English, Urdu and Hindi. Ms. Sherin conducts live sessions in the SF Bay Area, phone sessions worldwide, and conducts ThetaHealing® Trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally, and welcomes requests for speaking engagements and trainings.

Ms. Sherin has the privilege of being recognized for her work with awards including the 2007 Emerging Leader Award from e-women network, and by O Magazine/White House Leadership Project’s Women Rule Leadership Program.

She is proud to serve as a yearly volunteer for Amma, acclaimed humanitarian and spiritual teacher, whose message of love and service for all, and whose blessing in the form of a “hug,” are her daily inspiration. We must be the LOVE we wish to see in the world.


Anjuli Sherin
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master
ThetaHealing® Practitioner and Instructor
800 300 5075


Rain Stickney, MA, CMT

member_8979380Rain is a healer offering Counseling, Family Coaching, Massage, and Meditation. Body, Mind, Spirit, and Emotions are all valued in her work and together offer the possibility of a more fully integrated life when attended to with love and compassion.

Rain is a long time member of the East Bay Healing Collective and served it well in collaborative leadership before serving as the Director. She currently spends most of her time with her family in Mill Valley, California, but be on the lookout for guest teaching appearances at Heart of Light Meditation on Monday nights. Please contact her by email with interest about her evolving Stillwater Meditation and for more information about her Counseling, Family Coaching and Massage sessions.

Abby Kojola

KojolaPower Owner Abby KojolaAbby Kojola, owner of Kojolapower Marketing, was Director of the East Bay Healing Collective from November 2013 to September 2014.  She still helps out by managing the website and spreading the word about this amazing space.

She has years of experience in managing wellness centers and working with healing practitioners, and has helped many small businesses and entrepreneurs excel in their areas of expertise. She is a compassionate healer and medicine woman who has found her work in supporting her community to succeed in reaching and enjoying the fulfillment of abundant dreams.

East Bay Healing Collective  •  1840 Alcatraz Avenue @ Adeline, Berkeley, CA 94703  •  415-370-9805 Continue Reading