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I share my journey of healing to show you that your life is absolutely worth living.


I am a Certified Life and Trauma Coach, and Somatic Therapy Practitioner based in Sarasota, Florida. With a profound passion for mental health and well-being, I have devoted my career to helping individuals reconnect with their bodies and minds to foster healing and personal growth. My journey into somatic therapy began with my own transformative experiences, which ignited a deep-seated desire to facilitate similar journeys for others.

I create a warm, empathetic, and safe environment where individuals feel seen, heard, and supported. I believe in the innate wisdom of the body and its capacity for resilience and recovery. Through a blend of techniques, I guide my clients to explore and release stored trauma.

I am an active member of the Sarasota mental health community, leading trauma-informed workshops and groups for those experiencing trauma and addiction, as well as running a thriving private practice. 


Outside of my professional life, I embrace the natural beauty and vibrant culture of Sarasota. I find joy and rejuvenation in spending time with Sam, the love of my life, my family -- blood and chosen -- and Moose, my extra cute doggo. I love warm, windy days, beach walks, dessert, and anything crafty. 


My personal and professional ethos reflects my belief in the interconnectedness of mind, body, soul, and environment as a path to wellness.


My journey into somatic processing is deeply rooted in my own personal experiences with trauma. Having navigated my path through healing and recovery, my passion for my work is fueled by a profound empathy and understanding for those confronting similar challenges. My firsthand experience with trauma has endowed me with an authentic compassion and a unique perspective on the healing process.

This personal connection to my work enriches my approach, making me particularly attuned to the nuances of my clients' experiences. I believe in the transformative power of somatic therapy not only as a professional but also as someone who has witnessed its benefits in my own life. This blend of professional expertise and personal insight allows me to create a deeply resonant and supportive therapeutic environment.

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I attended Boston University and Marymount University and hold a degree in Developmental Psychology. I am certified through New Skills Academy and The Embody Lab. 



"Somatics" comes from the Greek word “Soma,” which means “the living body known from within,” or "known to the self." Somatic works to connect or reconnect our mind and body. It is known as a “bottom up” approach as opposed to a “top-down” model, using our body as a healing guide.

- Kathryn Greenberg


"Somatic therapy's focus on the body-mind connection is such a unique and powerful avenue for healing from trauma. By incorporating physical awareness and regulation into the therapeutic process, it addresses the multifaceted nature of trauma and aids in a more complete and sustainable recovery."

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Bringing Hope and Compassion to Survivors of Trauma

Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota

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My philosophy was developed from my extensive professional and personal experience, conducting hundreds of seminars and programs to create what I call Mindful Emotional Regulation (MER). MER is grounded in my core belief that while we cannot always change what the world hands us, we can decide how we respond to it.


MER is a process of personal empowerment rooted in mindfulness as an essential component to understanding ourselves. It provides the tools to fully acknowledge and accept life exactly as it is, rather than how we wish it to be. Only then can we understand that we respond to our thoughts, not the circumstances.  This will enable us to heal and evolve as individuals with the awareness to fully appreciate the joys of life.

I speak to organizations and businesses about how they can help team members understand their deepest potential contribution, the power of empathy at work, and what it means to be heard.

I work on a one-on-one basis with clients looking to find empowerment in empathy, tap the potential of kindness, and create narratives that disrupt the limiting cycles caused by past experiences.

I frequently advises leaders, companies, non-profits, and government agencies on the development of programs and policies rooted in acceptance, empathy and kindness that have far-reaching, organization-wide effects.


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