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 Are you at a crossroads in your life?

Are you tired of carrying your emotional pain? Are you struggling in your relationship(s)? 

Are you having a hard time parenting and connecting with your child(ren)?   

Is the divorce, break up, empty-nest draining you emotionally?   

Can't make that important decision?  Are you feeling resentment?

Are you dealing with a chronic illness?  

Do you want a new career, go back to school, or make a radical change in your life? 

Do you want to overcome your trauma?    

Do you want to create the life you envisioned for yourself, but can't seem to be able to?

Are you considering adoption?









"Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product of a life well lived." by Eleanor Roosevelt 


My name is Ivelisse Castellano - Bishop, BA. MDiv.

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I am social worker with 15+ years of experience.  I worked for the child welfare system, adoptions, prevention of abuse and neglect, children and adults with different abilities (including the Autism Spectrum) and with the elderly population.  I bring a very diverse professional background.  My first career was Financial Analyst with a major health insurance company in the U.S.A. My second career is Social Work, and my other career is as a Minister within the United Methodist Church.  


All of these facets of my professional life have been part of my journey for a reason and a season.  In each role, I learned, healed, and was able to be of service to others.  For me helping others is almost part of my DNA. 


I was born into a family that practices altruism.  I saw my parents serve in many settings and countries in humanitarian efforts and as missionaries.  They met people where they were, without judgement, and total acceptance.  Through their service I learned that we all can coexist in the same space, that ecumenism is key to be able to make the world a better place.  


I have understood that to live a joy filled life we must look at ourselves as multidimensional beings.  We cannot approach emotional wellbeing separate from our physical, spiritual, and environmental factors.  We must show up for yourself, in order to live in harmony with others.  The opposite of this statement will leave you feeling  inadequate, unproductive, with unhealthy relationships and feeling scarcity at all levels in your life. 


The reason you are here is because you are aware that it is time to take action.  It is time to do the work so you can live your life with gusto!  Happiness is totally dependent on outside stimuli, but joy lives in you permanently!

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                  My Story

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My Story:

I am a survivor of all the things a woman can survive.  In 2010, I was divorced, raising my beautiful children while having a fulfilling career as a social worker, yet my life was in crisis.  I was in a relationship that became unhealthy, and when I thought it could not get any worse, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage 3, and Colon Cancer. 


During my journey through the cancer diagnosis I lost and gained so much.  I understood that we all need support in our lives.  I also learned that in order to heal our emotions,  we must seek to understand ourselves.   With the support of family, friends, medical community, therapist, life coach and my faith I was able to overcome, heal, change the narrative of my life and never be a victim again. 


It was the hardest work I have ever done, yet  it helped me understand the cycles of trauma I was unknowingly bound to, the childhood programing that was getting in the way of living my adult life productively!  As a result, I have become the architect of my life and have been able to achieve my dreams, travel the world, and even meet my husband.


You are NOT a lost cause, You are NOT damaged goods! I was you! 

Today I am 12 years a Cancer Survivor, a grandmother, and the proud mother of two biological sons and the proud mother of my  bonus son and daughter.  


If you give me your commitment, you will feel empowered to write a new story in which you will feel connected, and in control of your life.  You will transcend from feeling victimized to being the creator of your own masterpiece.  Life will feel  productive,  and most important you will experience joy! 

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Life Coach Sessions

Help in building a happier, more meaningfull life


Trauma Informed Care/Parenting Training 

Help employees, volunteers, parents recognize behaviors and reactions while understanding triggers of those who have experienced trauma

Parenting Classes

Provide advice, strategies, and tools on how to raise children in a way that will provide everything the child needs in their development while maintaining a connection and building a strong parent/child relationship. 


Island Heights, New Jersey 08732


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