Maureen Ford is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Life/Empowerment Coach specializing in working with individuals who have experienced past trauma that influences their present day emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in a way that they are unhappy with. She believes that her role is not to teach, preach, or convince anyone of anything but rather to empower others to get their own answers, find a sense of joy and peace in their daily lives and to overcome anything that gets in their way of moving forward. Most of us recognize the external changes needed to reach our emotional/spiritual goals but many people overlook the kind of changes that create a healthier, happier you. That kind of change is internal and effects all other changes. Maureen believes that there is a direct connection between who you are being internally (your perceptions of self and others) and what happens externally. Maureen helps others learn how to make choices from a perspective of peace, love, safety and purpose as opposed to fear, doubt, worry, anger and other destructive emotions. Maureen also works with people who are going through a major life transition, helping them to move through the transition with less anxiety and doubt and a clearer vision of the next step in their life journey. Coming from a family with multi-generational military service experience, Maureen is sensitive to the special needs of military personnel who have served our country and are seeking a way to get back to their daily lives here at home. Maureen has a passion for facilitating the healing and transitional process of our service men and women. After receiving an undergraduate degree in teaching, Maureen taught middle school aged children and then went on to receive a Master in Social Work from SUNY at Stony Brook. She has experience working with individuals living with mental illness and developmental delays both in a hospital and group home setting. She worked several years with women and teens who had survived sexual and or physical abuse both individually and in groups. Maureen also has earned a certification in Life Coaching using a unique and transformational coaching process called Core Energy Coaching. This approach has been produced from over twenty years of research and development in the field of Science of Human Potential and Consciousness. At South Bay Wellness, Maureen is working toward her independent license and loves being in such a holistic, safe and nurturing environment.Maureen’s specializations include:• Past Trauma/PTSD• Difficult Transitions/Depression/Anxiety• Veterans/Military• Self-esteem/ConfidenceTo learn more about Maureen's services or to schedule an appointment, please contact her at 1-855-55B-WELL ext. 122 or send her an email to MaureenFord@SouthBayWellness.com.