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life is hitting you with one tidal wave after another.

You’re working so hard to keep your growing business or startup moving forward.  To lead well. 

But life just feels hard – like no matter what you do, things never seem quite calm.

Maybe it’s life stuff happening that’s crippling your ability as a founder and CEO. 

A breakup.  Divorce.  The death of someone you love.  Infertility.  A child struggling with drug use, anxiety, or depression. 

Or maybe you’re realizing how hard you are on yourself and others due to growing up in an abusive home where you were told that “you’ll never succeed.” 

People see you as hard charging and successful.  But, you question, at every single freaking turn, whether you’re cut out to lead and grow your business.    

Or maybe it’s just the stress and anxiety that comes as your business grows.

Hiring and firing.  Managing others.  Worrying about cash flow.  Retaining customers.  Bringing in new ones.  Staying competitive in a landscape that seems to change by the day.  

You feel like your emotions are all over the place, and it’s hard to think clearly. 

The pressure to produce and accomplish what you have set out for yourself in life has snowballed. 

Constant sense of anxiety, stress, panic attacks, and burnout.  Drinking a little too much just to numb out, even if for a moment. 

You know how you feel is impacting the bottom line.

Your relationships are struggling, too. Breakdowns in communication and conflict feels normal.

People asking you, “What’s wrong?”  You’re struggling to answer this.  But  you also struggle with whether they would even grasp the pressure you feel as a founder and CEO.

You feel frustrated by the never-ending conflict, sadness, anxiety that’s emerged in your life, and it’s hard to know how to break free.

There must be a way to find your center without it killing your relationships and your health.

 what if tomorrow looked different? 

You can do entrepreneurship differently. 

But, most importantly, you can feel better.  You can share things that you’ve kept bottled inside. 

You can learn new tools to help you manage the anxiety and stress that comes with founding and leading a company. 

I’m a psychologist of color and a fellow successful founder. 

I help founders and C-Suite executives in most states across the U.S. find calm, manage the anxiety and stress of growing a company. 

We use insight-oriented talk therapy and ACT (Acceptance And Commitment Therapy), a proven and evidence-based method, we’ll work together to manage the waves of entrepreneurship and life.

 

Hi. I’m Mel.

I’m a licensed psychologist, girl dad, and fellow founder.   

From 2015 on, I deviated from a traditional career to bootstrap an online business from a tiny home office and a TV dinner stand from Walmart. 

In the process, my podcast unexpectedly became an Apple Top Career podcast (1.8 million+ downloads with listeners in over 120 countries), and I launched an online course and a mastermind that both hit $300k in revenue.

But I also struggled with depression, anxiety, and insomnia as a founder and CEO especially after our daughter was born 2 months premature. 

It made me realize the growth of my business will always be impacted by how well I take care of my mental health.  So I started weekly therapy. 

In 2024, I decided to come back to clinical work mainly with founders of businesses small and big, especially founders of color, VC-backed founders, and founder dads.

The entrepreneurship journey is full of unimaginable highs and gut-punching lows. 

And unless you’re in it, very few people understand the toll on your health and your relationships.  Let’s work together to manage the emotional ups and downs so that you can build and lead well.

72% of founders say starting their company impacted their mental health, 37% struggle with anxiety, 36% are burnt out,  and 10% have regular panic attacks.  ~Startup Snapshot 

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