It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~ e. e. cummings
For more than 30 years Kanya has been passionate about helping
individuals reach their full potential and create deeply satisfying lives. As
an educator, licensed psychotherapist, and transformational coach, Kanya
utilizes an inside out coaching approach that encourages her clients to reach unparalleled
levels of personal and professional success.
Possessed with an rare and progressive understanding of
human consciousness, Kanya creates a highly personalized coaching environment
for each of her clients which generates profound inner transformation. This transformation has a direct and positive
impact on professional performance and success as growth and acceleration in any
area of our life consistently results in growth and acceleration in all areas of our lives.
Kanya first became interested in an innovative approach to
life after traditional medicine failed to alleviate physical pain resulting
from an automobile accident. Her personal experience was so powerful, that she began
to facilitate mindfulness based stress management programs to a variety of
groups dealing with physical and emotional challenges including depression, anxiety,
high blood pressure, AIDS, and cancer.
During this time, Kanya pioneered a Mind Body Program for
women recovering from breast cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center. Participants
of the program experienced a decline in symptoms of depression and anxiety by over
70% during the course of this 8 week program. Graduates of the program reported
feeling more confident in their body’s ability to recover from cancer as well
as higher levels of satisfaction in other areas of their lives.
After graduating from the University of Santa Monica with a Master’s
Degree in Counseling Psychology, Kanya was asked to join the faculty and over
the course of the next 7 years assisted students in this highly experiential
curriculum in understanding, applying, and synthesizing the practices and
principles of Spiritual Psychology.
While living in Los Angeles Kanya joined the faculty of the
UCLA Mind Body Infertility Program where she led groups for women experiencing
infertility and pregnancy loss. The program was highly successful and resulted
in a 45% successful pregnancy rate for participants attending the program
compared to overall IVF success rates of just 13%.
Upon returning to the Philadelphia area in 2006, Kanya built
a thriving practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Relationship Coach. When
Kanya discovered that 80% of the women she coached for personal issues saw an
increase in their salary within a 6 month period of beginning their work
together, she expanded her work to include Transformational Coaching focusing
on improving professional performance and career satisfaction.
Kanya’s expertise allows clients to achieve long term
professional goals in record time. Past and current clients work for a diverse
group of organizations including; Calvin Klein Inc., Merrill Lynch, The Vanguard
Group, SAP SE, DuPont Chemical Corporation, Comcast Cable, Clear Channel
Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Health System, Blue Cross
Advantage, and Aetna Insurance Company as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs.
In addition to her Transformational Coaching practice, Kanya
speaks and writes on a variety of subjects from Stress Free Parenting to FindingPersonal Satisfaction In The C Suite. Kanya’s writings have been syndicated to The Huffington Post,
Psych Central, and Fox News Magazine. As a Relationship Expert Kanya is often
interviewed and has been featured on a variety of radio programs including The
Matt Townsend Show on XM radio.
Kanya is passionate about helping her clients reach their
potential. “We live in a Country where we actually have a constitutional
guaranteeing us the right to pursue happiness. The problem is, most of us do
just that; pursue happiness rather than create it. I feel fortunate that my career is helping
people become happier by reaching, and often redefining, their potential.”
Kanya resides in West Chester Pennsylvania with her two
canine companions Lulu and Benji. In her spare time she is hard at work
perfecting her world famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.