Serena Sterling, MA, PsyD, holds a master’s in International Journalism and a doctorate in clinical psychology. As a journalist in Portland, Oregon, London and New York City, Dr. Sterling wrote about health-related articles. Due to her own experience of overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome and finding ways to alleviate her own chronic pain from years of living with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Sterling pursued a degree in psychology and learned advanced stress reduction techniques to assist others in overcoming their health challenges.

She started her coaching practice in 2010 and has had offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Seattle. She works with people from all over the world via remote sessions or in-person in her office.

Dr. Sterling is also a speaker and gives talks to other doctors on understanding how repressed emotions can cause chronic pain and how identifying and releasing those emotions improves pain levels.