Life Coach & School Psychologist with a lifetime focus on the science of human flourishing.

I help people learn to sail the winds of life, finding peace in chaos and buried joy in all they do. I am here to help you choose growth, again and again and again."You can't control the waves, but you can learn to swim."
~John Kabat
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”-Abraham MaslowUpward Spiral Coaching, LLC

About Mary Ann

Certified School Psychologist. Certified Life and Health Coach. Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialing through International Coaching Federation. Professional ADHD Coach through ADHD Coach Organization. Yoga teacher. Former Mental Health Consultant. Part-time School Psychologist at Cranbrook Upper School. Currently aging with exuberance, living life on my own terms.Working to help individuals create a vision for the rest of their life while coaching them through the steps for success. Areas of focus: Self-Actualization, parenting (especially motherhood), stress management, ADHD (perfectionism/procrastination/overwhelm). 2E Friendly. : ). Intuitive and creative people are my tribe.Recent professional learning: Self Actualization Coaching Intensive with Scott Barry Kaufman (The Center for Human Potential) (12/23); Motivational Interviewing for Addiction (Psychwire 6 week course11/23); Expert Strategies for Dealing with Anxiety (NICABM 11/23); Positive Intelligence Coaching 7 week intensive and year-long coaching(6/23-present); Psychology of Adjustment (Oakland Community College) (8/23). ADHD Coaching (53 hours) Simply ADHD and Personal Transformation (ADD Coach Academy 2022-2023)Previous work: Mental Health Consultant at Oakland Schools. School Psychologist and Elementary School Teacher. Attended Harvard's Project Zero Summer Institute; Yale University's RULER Approach Train the Trainer. YT200 Yoga Teacher through Zen Yoga Garage and Yoga Alliance. Focused on teacher well-being during the pandemic.Trainer: CHAMPS Classroom Management, Discipline and Organization; Love and Logic (Parent and Educator); International Institute for Restorative Practices (Classroom Circle and Restorative Conferencing); Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Plans (TECIP); Certified Trauma Practitioner and Trainer for the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (CTP)Badge Of Honors: Master Gardener, Devon Rex cat breeder; wife/mother/sister/daughter/friend to some amazing humans.