Root and Sky
Support without stigma
for queers, creatives and angelic troublemakers
with Anne Sinkey, MSW, PhD
life and creativity coaching
sexual and gender identity affirmation
peak experience integration
convenient remote video sessions
Who I work with
Life coaching offers informed and compassionate witnessing of your experience, attuned mirroring of your inner wisdom, and heart-centered accountability partnerships to help you live in alignment with your values.
I work with folks from a wide range of backgrounds. However, some of my specialties include:
LGBTQIA+ and nonbinary clients, especially those coming out later in life
Artists, musicians and writers wanting to expand their creative practice
Caregivers and empaths working to maintain compassionate boundaries or recover from burnout
People strengthening communication in relationships, including those practicing ethical non-monogamy, relationship anarchy and kink
Spiritual explorers and adventurers seeking harm reduction, benefit maximization and integration of insights from peak experiences, including responsible use of psychedelics for healing and growth
Because I offer remote sessions, I can work with folks in any location. I only work with adults and individuals (no youth or couples).
Anne Sinkey, MSW, PhD
My name is Anne, and I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I am a white, queer femme in my mid-40s. I bring experiences of privilege and poverty, trauma and healing, heartbreak and survival to our work as your queer life coach.
I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I do offer both experiential and research-backed knowledge to inform our connection. This includes a PhD in Culture, History and Theory with a certificate in Women's Studies from Emory University, as well as an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University. I've worked as a psychotherapist, professor, museum educator and diversity trainer. Volunteer and internship experiences include work with sex workers, people experiencing houselessness, on a women's crisis line and in a university counseling center. I'm engaged in continued education about effective integration of psychedelic experiences for personal growth. As a former therapist-turned-life coach, I offer skills and experience beyond many other practitioners with life coaching certifications.
While I have been coaching clients for over seven years, my background and credentials will help inform, but not define, our work together: you are always the expert of your life experience, and I hope you will teach me how best to show up in a way that is useful and supportive for you. Whether you're looking for an LGBTQ-affirming life coach, an experienced creativity coach, or a spiritual or psychedelic integration coach, I'm here to support you.
I live in Portland, Oregon where I keep a messy garden, sing off-key songs to my cat and admire lichens on slow hikes in the forest.
Contact and Fee Info
My fees are $125 for each 55-minute session (cash/check, PayPal or Venmo).
A limited number of sliding scale ($60 and up) slots may be available. If cost is a barrier for you, let's talk about your options for getting support, whether with me or elsewhere.
All sessions are held remotely via videoconference.
If you are interested in setting up a no-cost, initial 20-minute consultation to see if we'd be a good fit, please complete the contact form. Or, check my openings on Calendly and book a full session now.