My Story


Hi, I’m Achara

I am the daughter of war, of an immigrant mother and a soldier father. My ancestral roots run deep through east asian culture and indigenous bloodlines long kept hidden from me. The land I claim as home, is both nowhere and everywhere. I am a mother of the highest privileged, with society labeling my son as a “white male” and of the lowest privilege with society labeling my daughter as a “black female”. I label them, and my West African husband, “beloved”.

I am a survivor of child sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, miscarriage, high conflict divorce, co-parenting with a narcissist, and nonparent expected (NPE). Abuse is indifferent to education level, socio-economic status, race, age, or gender. My lived experience along with my faith, intuition, discernment, and somatic experiencing, are the tools that aid me in the processing of intergenerational trauma, decolonization, childhood adversity, resilience, and social justice.

I am a former Speech-Language Therapist and small business owner. These days I live and work on the traditional lands of the Timuquana peoples of Central and Northern Florida. As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach (CTRC) through the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches (IAOTRC), I am working towards my Supervisory Certification within the organization to further the hope of healing the world from within the bioecological model of mass trauma.

My hope in connecting with you is to offer and gain insight, wisdom, and knowledge from our shared lived experience. Using interpersonal neurobiology education and coaching modalities of co-regulation and attunement, I believe together we will foster the desperately needed healing of ourselves and the world around us to change the trajectory of human rights and social justice. Creating a safe environment coupled with a listening ear and compassionate curiousity, clients tell me they have been able to lead themselves into a place of healing not previously experienced through traditional talk therapy. It is an honor and a privilege to be invited on one’s healing journey to wholeness. Your path, your journey, and your choice of how long or how short. I invite you into my sharing space for as long as you need be here.  

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“A Trauma Recovery Coach is a mental health professional that uses coaching and co-regulation as a modality to support clients in their recovery.”

Bobbi Parish, CTRC-S, Founder & Executive Director IAOTRC & Kimberly Weeks, CTRC-S, Director of Association Leadership IAOTRC

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

Brene Brown

What People Say

“Achara listens with intentionality. She has the natural ability to be present in the moment with someone all the while connecting all the dots.”


“With her compassionate coaching, Achara has led me through breakthroughs that have profoundly changed the course of my life. She has walked alongside me as I navigate my trauma wounds and find freedom through recovery. Her impact on my life will be felt for years to come. “


“She is the epitome of LOVE but even better, Achara coaches others how to be the same. “