amelia kriss collaborative

What I Do

Hi, I'm amelia

I'm a Life Coach and Drama Therapist. But you might call me a fire starter, heart holder, dream tender. I work with people who long to feel not just comfortable but radiant in their own skin, life, and purpose; who feel like they're missing a small-but-essential part of the puzzle.

I invite my clients to know their own strengths intimately, to see them clearly, and to offer their specific brilliance to the world (unapologetically).

I know from my own path, and from supporting many other aspiring imperfectionists and over(whelmed)-achievers that "keeping it all together" drains our vitality, while authenticity and heart-led risk taking have the power to turn us all the way on.

I Believe:

Showing our scars is the key to self love

We are better parents, partners, artists, healers, friends, and people when we admit that we have needs, and get about the business of meeting them

Powerful women are actual diamonds, and we are ALL in the rough

Mothers birth the world

Fighting tooth and nail to live your purpose is not selfish—it is what the world needs (This is not to be confused with what the world "likes", or is comfortable with, necessarily)

The risk takers are the change makers. (This is not about bungee jumping; it's about truth telling)

Love and joy are pretty effing great, but they cannot be fully experienced without authenticity and purpose

You (all of us) deserve to have a voice, to be seen, and to feel deeply alive


Brass Tacks

I'm a Therapist-turned-Life-Coach residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a Southern transplant out West, I bring a lot of down-home warmth to my work, as well as deep respect for each and everyone’s chosen path.

I coach with a focus on self-acceptance and the belief that fulfillment is worth fighting for, and am especially interested in working with recovering people pleasers and nice girls who are on the hunt for more freedom, authenticity, and joy. Beyond Good Girl Metamorphosis, my areas of focus include: Postpartum SupportCreativity Coaching, working with fellow Healers & Helpers, and Therapeutic Theatre.

At the moment, my most favorite forms of self-care are toddler snuggles, intersectionalizing my feminism, and curse words.

+ Body Positive
+ Sex Positive
+ Positively POSITIVE about the worth of all human beings

Nitty Gritty

Amelia Kriss, CPCC, RDT is a CTI-certified Life Coach providing sessions locally and virtually. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a concentration in Drama Therapy, as well as a BFA in Theatre Studies from Southern Methodist University.  

Amelia is also a Director for Self-Revelatory Performances & therapeutic theatre.

She completed her counseling psychology practicum training at the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville, CA under the supervision of Armand Volkas. She also received training under Suraya Keating with the Shakespeare at San Quentin program, using theatre to foster growth, empowerment, and healing. Her work in prison has deepened her commitment to social justice, as well as her passion for self-love, self-acceptance, and self- forgiveness.

I'mma say that again, y'all: self love, self acceptance, self forgiveness.
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