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About Patria


Welcome to The Broken and Beautiful! 


I offer coaching services in Lincoln, Nebraska and online. I am a Storywork Counselor and Enneagram Coach, and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Additionally, I offer detailed, professional Enneagram typing interviews. 


I am passionate about doing this work because I know how much my life has been changed by experienced, safe people who invested in my growth and wellbeing. My life has been impacted for the better by their kindness, curiosity, and gentleness as they helped me get back to me!


My life's passion has become offering back what so graciously has been given to me.

I’ve been married to my husband for 30 years. Together, we have two amazing adult kids who we love beyond words.  


I’m also a proud owner of two pound puppies who each bring their own brand of special to our family: Lexi Lou, and Dashell Robert. We thought we were rescuing them, but I'll tell you a little secret...  they rescued us!

Education & Experience

Bachelor's of science in nursing, Union College  1995

various pediatric and adult nursing, California, Colorado and Nebraska 1995-2016

Prayer Counselor Certification  2009

director of Prayer Ministry, Lincoln, Ne 2017-2020

Certified Professional Life Coach  2018

APSATS Training (The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists)   2018 

Completion of certificate in trauma focused narrative care, Levels I and II - The Allender Center  2017, 2018

Certified in trauma focused narrative care - The Allender Center  2019

facilitator -The Allender Center 2022-present

Certified professional enneagram coach - CP Enneagram 2023


What Clients Say:

"Patria has a unique gift of bringing kindness, curiosity, and truth to a space. She creates safety to explore hard topics and invited me gently into fragile places in my story. She sat with me as I navigated the shadows and helped to shine gentle light to the corners. With her help, I was able to look at difficult scenes, engage my pain, and begin to heal. If you are looking for a wise guide to help you navigate the path of your heart, I highly recommend Patria." - Julie

"There aren't many who are willing to sit with broken people in their be present and to skillfully listen with compassion. She gives time and space to hurting people...not rushing them along but joining them in the journey as she points them to Jesus...the One who sees..hears..understands and helps...Thank you Patria....for being present...unhurried...and skillful. For journeying with me in the hard buried places...for pointing me to Jesus and reminding me of His pursuing love...." - Connie


“I didn’t know how deeply I’d pushed down  my feelings, how hard I’d worked for years to survive until I began meeting with Patria. She is such an inviting and calming presence. As I began to slow down during our sessions, I saw God at work through the skillful words and active listening presence of this gifted woman.” - Anita

"You are without question the most skilled listener I have ever encountered. I think it may be a gift of yours. You gave all the time I needed to talk and share, then you would share very amazing observations, insights and ideas. That's a gift. I'm not sure someone can receiving training and be that way. For me, I grew to trust you and what you had to say."  - Steve

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