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Private sessions are available in person in Bloomington, IN or anywhere in the world via Skype, Zoom, or phone.
Healing and transformational sessions are for you if any of the below are true…
You are struggling with feelings, experiences, and patterns (whether it is shame, depression, low self-esteem, self-sabotage, relationship challenges, unresolved anger, grief, or trauma, anxiety, isolation, a lack of fulfillment, inspiration, and purpose, fatigue, an unhealthy relationship with food or your body, a harsh inner critic, feeling bored with life, chronic stress and overwhelm, etc.) and you want to be free to experience a deeply satisfying, meaningful, joyful, whole life you love.
(You CAN be free, and we will be with you every step of your beautiful and exciting journey.)
You know there is more to life (yes, there is!) but don’t know how to get from where you are to where you want to be.
(We’ve been enthusiastically studying psychology, diverse healing modalities, and human potential for decades and love sharing all the game-changing tips, insights, and hacks we’ve learned to help you overcome your barriers, resistance, fears, limiting beliefs, and outdated patterns — so you can finally get real and lasting fulfillment and results.)
You’ve had painful experiences you’ve never really faced, embraced, and fully healed.
(They are holding you back from living your best life, they won’t just go away on their own, and it is never too late to heal and be free…to shine.)
You’ve tried making changes on your own, and they aren’t happening quickly enough or at all.
(We’ll make the healing easy, quick, lasting, and fun.)
You want to feel more joy, energy, ease, inspiration, and connected to yourself and others.
(You wholeheartedly will.)
You want to reconnect to your soul and develop a spiritual path and practices that deeply resonate and consistently support you in everyday life.
(We are passionate about helping people cultivate uniquely meaningful lives of purpose and meaning. If you can’t quite relate to the religion in which you were raised and yet long to feel more spiritually connected, rest assured, you can still live a miraculous and soulful life, and we will help show you how.)
You are experiencing a physical challenge or concern and are looking to accelerate your body’s innate healing abilities, experience pain relief, clear toxins, uncover and clear the emotional root, and/or journey home to your body’s natural state of harmony and balance.
(Your mental and emotional health and happiness are intimately connected to your physical health, and we are here to help you address it from every side.)
You are hungry to thrive in all areas of your life and ready to experience true inner joy.
(YES! This investment is priceless and one you’ll never regret.)
In other words, if you’d love to turn…
your heartache into happiness
your pain into purpose
your messes into miracles
your chaos into calm
your fears into freedom
your mundane into magic
your exhaustion into energy
your breakdowns into breakthroughs
your losses into love
your journey into JOY!
…and you’d like some loving, enthusiastic,
personalized, and highly experienced support,
We are here for you fully and would be honored to help.
What it Looks Like
Combining science with intuition, extensive study with years of personal experience, and transformative coaching with energy healing techniques, we will help you experience, integrate, and embody your joyful transformation at the deepest level possible, as quickly as possible.
We are in awe of the human capacity for healing, growth, and transformation and have devoted decades to studying everything we can get our hands on when it comes to creating the most effective, ease-filled, and lasting positive changes. We have are incredibly fortunate to have collected and synthesized a vast body of knowledge. Here are just a few of the many modalities we love and offer, and we will create a custom combination that uniquely resonates with you and matches your needs and goals.
You don’t need to know ahead of time which of these you want to include in your sessions, and we often combine them. Every time we meet, we will go over your goals for the session and decide together what will best get you the results you want. We always welcome and honor your preferences and wishes for how we spend our time together.
Transformative Life Coaching and Counseling
(Through a combination of coaching and counseling, we are able to work with both the WHY and the HOW. The why allows you to understand yourself, to recognize what has and hasn’t worked in your life and why, to feel intimately connected to your personal life story, and to experience tremendous personal growth, awareness, and healing. The how allows you map out and achieve the vision for where you would love to be in your life, what you want to feel and experience more of, and the goals you want to accomplish (both inner and outer).
Neuroscience of Happiness and Positive Psychology
(Through the science of optimal human functioning, you will understand how your brain actually works and how you can start using it to get wired for greater peace and happiness and to support you like never before.)
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
(EFT is a form of psychological acupressure that uses a gentle tapping technique to clear the emotional roots of a myriad of challenges. EFT belongs to the vastly growing field of Energy Psychology and often works when nothing else has. It can dramatically relieve emotional disturbances along with many physical symptoms. It often works within minutes, and its positive results are usually long lasting, if not permanent. EFT is considered by many therapists and coaches as the most effective, efficient, quick, gentle, lasting, and seemingly miraculous technique they’ve ever seen.)
(Our current reality is largely influenced by old imprints in our subconscious. If our imprints are out of date, so is everything we think, feel, and see. This leads to inner conflict and self-sabotage. This powerful technique allows us to create new imprints that better match who you are now and who you want to be, not simply the messages you’ve heard in the past or what you’ve experienced before.)
Early Childhood Regression
(This will help you reclaim parts of yourself and feel a tremendous sense of relief and wholeness.)
(Reiki is a simple, effective, non-invasive, and powerful form of energy healing. Reiki involves a practitioner placing his or her hands directly above or lightly on the body (clients remain fully clothed), typically for 1-5 minutes in each position. Reiki accelerates the body’s innate healing abilities, strengthens the immune system, relieves pain, creates balance, clears toxins, enhances personal awareness, relaxes, promotes creativity, opens the heart, treats both symptoms and causes of illness, releases blocked and suppressed feelings, aids spiritual practice, and much more. Reiki is used in prestigious hospitals throughout the world and compliments all other forms of healing. You don’t need to be experiencing a challenge to greatly benefit from Reiki. Some clients schedule sessions simply for relaxation, spiritual rejuvenation, balancing, greater peace, heart opening, mental calm, and more. Plus, Reiki feels blissfully wonderful and is like plugging into the infinite battery charger of the Universe. We can easily incorporate Reiki into the last 10-15 minutes of your in-person session whenever desired, which many clients enjoy.)
(Most of us humans know what we should be doing differently to get different results, and yet we still don’t do it. Why? The answer is usually in the subconscious. Hypnosis, as well as the other techniques we offer, allows us to effectively train your subconscious towards positive and helpful thoughts you want.)
Somatic Psychology and Mindfulness
(While some challenges we can think our way out of, there is much more to the story, and our thoughts alone don’t often create the shift we really need. Instead, our bodies hold immense knowledge and wisdom. You will experience great insights and breakthroughs from these techniques and will learn to become present to yourself in a way that is loving, compassionate, and full of inner guidance.)
(EMDR has become wildly popular in recent years because the results are undeniable for helping to heal trauma and transform anxiety. Using bilateral brain stimulation in a very gentle way, you will be able to effectively process stress and difficult memories and return your nervous system to a state of calm, peace, clarity, and ease.)
Together, using a custom combination of some of the techniques above, we will help you uncover and transform everything holding you back (those things you are aware of and those you aren’t). We will literally rewire old thinking and behavior patterns standing in the way of your inner peace and happiness into ones that empower and inspire you. We will explore every aspect you’d like to improve and grow (health, relationships, self-love, career, spirituality, etc.) and wholeheartedly support you every step of the way in achieving your goals.
Rest assured, you don’t need to know ahead of time which techniques you would like to incorporate. Simply let us know the growth, healing, and breakthroughs you would like to experience, and we will help guide every session.
Prepare to unleash a wellspring of positive energy into every corner of your life!
Private sessions are available anywhere in the world.
Your Joy Potential Coaches
Founder of Joy Potential, Coach, Speaker, and Author
I am deeply grateful for the wondrous and ever-growing collection of transformational tools I have received and discovered over the years (listed above) and love sharing them in ways that serve others. I have been studying personal development and psychology for 20+ years, and I feel exuberance about the vast potential every one of us has for growth, healing, and genuine happiness. It is my passion to help people end their painful inner conflict and self-sabotage, transform old, outdated beliefs and patterns holding them back, and experience true freedom, wholeness, and joy. I am dedicated to helping people know their unique gifts and brilliance, to harvest the wisdom and opportunities in their challenges, and to reconnect to their purpose and inner light. I have been honored to serve and support thousands of clients and students over the years in my private coaching practice and in hundreds of circles, retreats, and trainings I’ve been fortunate to lead. I adore seeing, hearing, and celebrating people deeply and with great love, and it is my favorite thing in the world to share authentic, inspiring, heart-centered moments with other human beings.
With my beloved husband, I am also the Founder of the Center for Thriving Relationships and welcome you to visit us there to take your love to the next level.
Amanda McKenzie, MA, LMHC
Licensed Therapist and Joy Potential Coach
The most delightful combination of warm, kind, caring, sparkly, brilliant, grounded, and wise, Amanda offers individual therapy and coaching with Joy Potential. Amanda has a holistic understanding of mental health and weaves into her sessions a combination of Positive Psychology (the science of optimal human functioning), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, a powerful modality to overcome anxiety and trauma). Amanda earned her BA in Psychology/Pre-Medicine and her MA in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati.
Amanda is also able to accept insurance, see which plans she accepts here: Accepted Insurance Plans
Julie James, MS
Joy Potential Coach
Julie earned her Masters in Applied Health Science with a focus on Human Development from Indiana University. She has taught classes at Indiana University in Stress and Resilience, Career and Professional Development, Family Studies, Birth and Parenting, and Marriage and Family for the past 15 years.
Julie is energetic, strengths-based, compassionate, solution-focused, and exudes positive energy. She loves helping individuals of all ages learn lasting and effective techniques for relieving their stress and anxiety, creating goals and an inspired action plan for any life areas where positive change is desired, improving their relationships, and developing their career and purpose. Among many tools based in Positive Psychology, Julie also loves utilizing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or “tapping”) in her sessions, helping clients instantly feel better, rewire their brains, and get results as quickly as possible.
Outside of her joy of supporting individuals in cultivating inner peace and creating lives they love, Julie is passionate about the environment, hiking, organic gardening, writing, reconnecting people to nature, and holistic healing.
Here’s the thing: your past challenges can either hold you back or offer tremendous opportunities to grow and benefit you for the rest of your life. We will make sure it’s the latter.
We will help you identify and release what holds you back from achieving your transformational goals — whether it is transforming anxiety and fear, building confidence and self esteem, healing from the inner critic and self-sabotage, deepening your intimate relationship, creating financial abundance, following your heart’s calling, releasing physical weight, getting started on a new career, or simply cultivating a sense of genuine everyday joy — we’ve got you covered, and private sessions can truly make all the difference.
Most people settle. They adapt to their issues. They quiet the nagging, persistent voice that longs for more. But not you. Some part of you (the part that led you to this web page!) realizes that you can have a radiantly joyful, empowered, and deeply satisfying life. And you can. That’s the voice to listen to, and you don’t have to do it alone. We’re right by your side.
This is for those paying privately. Amanda also accepts some insurance, click here to see which plans she accepts. Please also feel warmly welcome to reach out to Tris at firstname.lastname@example.org with any insurance or billing questions!
60 minutes – $125
75 minutes – $150
90 minutes – $175
2 Hours – $225
3 Hours – $300