If whatever is holding you back is stopping you from living your life fully, book a complimentary consultation.

You can find the contact form at the bottom of this page, by scrolling. You may also email me at [email protected] your complimentary call.

The free consultation is our time to decipher if working together one on one is appropriate. This time allows me to more fully understand your situation and help you to devise an immediate strategy to help you in the interim.

  • Therapy & Coaching sessions are tailored bespoke to your unique situation, background, needs and goals. Most sessions are 45 minutes, and might be in person or via Skype or telephone.
  • If you have opted to work with me via the distance group, you will be surveyed anonymously so that your questions, concerns and situations will be addressed with discreet confidentiality, through group calls and lesson plans.

As you can see, both options offer very focused guidance and many of my private clients also, participate in the group programs.

  • For one on one clients, you attend your first session at a time convenient to you. You rebook a next session if you feel you need one. Sessions can also be done via phone (or Skype).
  • For Sacred & Zen group clients, you will have further flexibility to participate in on-demand programs, calls, replay calls, etc. You can also always reach out via email or the forum.

I provide you with FREE audio & videos, as appropriate, and other resources to help you achieve effective progress in between sessions and beyond. 

The goals of one on one therapy are to be fully happy, content and functional and exit therapy, gently.

The goals of the online program are to continue to have a support system for continued enrichment.

  • For Local Private & Group Psychotherapy Sessions  * Therapeutic Zen Art & Yoga Therapy (indoor & outdoor) * Outdoor “Schlep with a Shrink”© walk & talk program for individuals and groups.

  • The Sacred Circle: The Sacred Circle is an online, interactive membership with calls & doses of Zen for personal and professional development.

Client appreciate my compassionate but laid back & direct approach to their personal and professional struggles. I strategize and find solutions, while we co-create plans and paths toward goals.

Helping females of all ages to live radically sacred, beyond trauma, betrayal, pain and stress.


  • Trauma & Panic
  • Chronic Stress
  • International Society of Ethical Psychiatrists and Psychologists
  • National Certified Financial Literacy Instructor
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village, Online Sangha Leader
  •  American Art Therapy Association
  • The Yoga Alliance + More

Jess Lupacckino, RYT200, CTC

Recognized by the Yoga Alliance, Jess is a certified trauma coach, certified yoga instructor. Jess has been practicing yoga for over a 10 years. While pregnant in 2012, she received her Therapeutic Power Yoga training and certification, with specializations in Prenatal Ashtanga, Power Ashtanga, and Power Yoga Ashtanga Beginner Specialist from Paiva Psychotherapy Yoga Institute. Her intention is to help those in need of healing whether it be emotionally or physically. With a firm belief that everyone is capable of practicing yoga, Jess’ mission is to continue to specialize in modification for individual needs.

For Jess, life outside of yoga is all about being a mother and wife to her two favorite boys and spending time with her family and friends. Jess is fond of traveling, food, music, the great outdoors and getting to know people. She strongly believes that finding love for oneself is a necessity. Sharing love and laughter with others are the beauties and greatest gifts of humanity.

Jess specializes in children and youth who are stressed or experiencing difficulty, and women who suffer depression and anxiety. She also donates hours every month, in our office, to Veterans, at no fee.

Michele Paiva and her incredible work entered my life during a period of much transition, upheaval, and stress both at work and in my personal life. The chaos and crisis that should have unfolded did not have the impact that everyone, including myself, expected.

It was Michele’s warmth, mentoring, blending of neuro-science and holistic practices that guided me through the waves that cruised through my life.

After a miscarriage, a betrayal amidst a breakup, working in crisis mental health, and navigating a new career dynamic, that Michele facilitated a solidification of my sense of being rooted and grounded in the world. She helped me cultivate and sustain self-care practices, acted as a firm supporter when I felt unhinged, and with elegant skill helped me to move my energy towards staying focused in my mind-body towards a healthy outcome, strengthening healthy coping skills, and be ever more comfortable with uncertainty.

She is a mind-body ninja in the most positive sense of the word!

Ms. J. M., Social Worker, San Francisco, CA, USA

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