I have been in the field of recovery for over 17 years, in one capacity or another, and became a Recovery Coach after earning my Human Services degree, specializing in chemical dependency in 2012. It was in 2020 that the love of Nature and the world of Recovery collided for me. I became a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and have been very active in guiding ever since. What’s most important is not my degrees, training, or certifications; it’s my years of experience leading and encouraging others into deeper and more enriched and authentic relationships not only with themselves but with nature. When we practice being in healthy relations in one area of our life, it naturally flows over to all areas of life.
I know that true health, recovery, and healing cannot happen without an active relationship with nature. As a Forest Therapy Guide, I follow a standard sequence to help participants slow down and awaken their senses in a natural environment so that they can reconnect and encounter the whole of who they are.
As a Recovery Coach, I bring years of experience with me which cultivates compassion, and kindness while still asking tough questions. I listen carefully to each answer, helping to guide my clients through clear reflection to help identify their intentions and desires for their lives. It's not about what they are “supposed” to do but what their soul longs for and then we uncover the patterns that block them. I walk alongside my clients as they gravitate toward consistent choices and behaviors which manifest their desired results.
I share my gift for deep connection at every level and apply my intuition, frankness, and desire to connect to your unique journey and healing.
Paola will lead group walks, special walks for kids and families with ADD-ADHD, AUTISM, and provide guided experiences in Spanish for our Spanish-speaking community.
As a Biologist, Paola has spent over two decades studying, teaching, and advocating for conservation and ecological restoration. When she made The Woodlands her home, she has collaborated with Texas A&M Forest Service for almost 5 years on community outreach and preservation projects. She is a credentialed health coach who graduated with a specialty in integrative nutrition from the New York Institute of Nutrition, and she is an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide.
Her intense love of the natural world and every form of life has equipped Paola with the insight, empathy, and initiative to seek new ways to help the planet heal—one person, one plant, and one action at a time. She is currently an expert advisor for the Bogotá Botanical Gardens, contributing to Health & Nature Research. Paola believes that where love, biology, and nature converge is where we find the key to restoring human and planetary health.