Shalaiyah Sommerville Maryland
Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Family Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator
I am a Life Coach that specializes in helping singles, couples, and families. Through our journey of life, we all yearn for love, joy, peace, and success. The path we take can be filled with uncomfortable positions and complicated decision.
I started this journey of becoming a Life Coach out of a desire to help individuals develop authentic relationships, create healthier dynamics, and intimacy. I hold a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Liberty University, and I am currently working towards licensure. I am a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator. I received a certificate in Gottman Level I & II training as well as training in Gottman Gott Sex Series & Emotion Coaching-The Heart of Parenting.
My goal as your Life Coach is to help individuals discover realistic solutions in their relationships by improving practical skills and increasing understanding of relationship issues. This will allow you to navigate the rough waters of your journey called life and help you find alternative avenues to aid in bridging the gap between you and/or your loved one(s).
As you work with me, I will create a space for us to address relationship challenges. By choosing to work with me, you are electing to learn more about your strengths, growth areas, and build hope together that could help improve yourself and how you relate to others.
2 reviews (5.0)
My experience with Shalaiyah over exceeded my expectations by far. Prior to our sessions, I believed the misconceptions associated with coaching. Id ponder, how could one who knows nothing about my partner and I become beneficial. I must say now through my experience, I have gained a new perspective in that regard and newness in my relationship experience as well. My partner and I agreed to "throw in the towel" prior to our sessions. Coaching would be our last chance at what we initially thought would be a prosperous relationship. Thank God we yielded to ourselves and allowed an expert in. In addition to her professional approach, she is extremely creative and genuine and will become your relationships biggest advocate. Her ability to create positive opportunities in situations that appear dormant or dead is truly outstanding. During our time, I truly believe that she cared just as much as we cared ourselves. I can not say enough about our experience with her. Thanks again Shalaiyah and continue to make an impact on the world, as you have done for so many already.Chasity Ross
My husband (I love calling him my husband now that we're newly married) and I went to Shalaiyah because we were engaged and we wanted some premarital coaching. We wanted to be able to effectively communicate during conflicts. Honestly, when we first went to Shalaiyah, I wasn't really sure what the "issue" was. I just knew that whenever we had a disagreement, it would always escalate even for the smallest thing. Shalaiyah was very understanding and throughly heard both of our sides of the story. What I especially appreciated was that she didn't just outrightly give us her opinion or just tell us "what we should do." She took her time to let us figure out what we needed ourselves and I feel that was more effective then just giving us a generic solution to our problems. After some deep conservations and many of tears (from me), my husband and I truly felt we could move to the next step of getting married with no regrets. I won't say that Shalaiyah made our relationship perfect, she knows we have still to have a few sessions here and there, but I will say that she helped strengthen our resolve and she helped to diminish most of the communication issues we were having before we got married. I 100% recommend!!!!!!Joele & Jonathan W.
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