💚 LOVE BIGGER 💚
Open your heart with healthy boundaries
Learn to dance with your fears
Discover and reclaim your authentic self
Individual, Relationship, and Group Counseling
ALL of you is welcome here: your politics, gender identity, relationship configuration, spiritual beliefs, your pain, your goals, your dreams. With over a decade of out-of-the-box counseling and intuitive coaching expertise, leaf is dedicated to empowering you to reach your heart’s potential.
Retreats, workshops and classes. Share from the heart, free yourself from limiting beliefs, and connect with others on a deeper level.
There is a simple, joyful magic in the everyday. Wildish Work helps you recognize the good things in your life that are hiding in plain sight.
leaf Wild MFA
Meet leaf Wild, the creative force behind Wildish Work. Based in Davis California, leaf delights in his roles as educator, mentor, counselor, father, artist, spiritual seeker, and community builder. leaf’s practice is the culmination of a diverse array of disciplines and life experiences: a childhood marked by creative abundance and financial challenges, a lifelong dedication to art (including a graduate art degree from the University of California Santa Cruz), extensive training and certification from Interchange Counseling Institute (where he also served as faculty), and a profound, intuitive connection with the natural world.
Yet, it is leaf’s genuine warmth and care for others that especially distinguishes Wildish Work. With honesty, insight, and compassion, leaf forms meaningful healing relationships with his clients. Balancing professionalism with a spirited, irreverent nature, leaf infuses the counseling journey with a sense of joy and adventure. Your healing “work” becomes an uplifting adventure, while self-judgement takes a break. With leaf as your guide, you’ll safely navigate the depths of self-discovery, unravel the complexities of emotional relationships, and joyfully traverse the path of growth and transformation.
What Colleagues and Clients Say:
“leaf honors the sacredness in all situations, things and beings, and lives his life with integrity…His warm and exuberant nature gave my students a dynamic, safe space to explore their creativity.”
DEANNA HUNT: EDUCATOR AND ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
“leaf is an extraordinarily gifted healer with a rare ability to intervene with creative compassion. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone interested in working through difficult times or anyone interested in living a more complete and fulfilling life.”
TIM WILLISON: PhD, MFT, CADC
“leaf is a gentle guide who is sensitive to each client’s cultural contexts. He stops us in our tracks from thieving ourselves… leaf helped me appreciate myself and my relationship with the world more than I thought possible.”
ROUZBEH RAHAI: POET, EDUCATION SPECIALIST
“leaf Wild is an exceptionally powerful healer, and I highly recommend him for his creative, out of the box, deeply experiential work. leaf is compassionate, honest, and skilled in helping others find their truth.”
DR EMILY HARTLEY: PsyD, PSYCHOLOGIST
“leaf’s group workshops on vulnerability cut to the core. I entered my first online group session with trepidation;
We were all afloat on the same raft, floating down a river of self exploration, poetically grasping at ideas for which we, as self-identifying men, had few existing words to describe.
Our river guide: Leaf – a skillful moderator who pulls from personal experience to guide the group through both troughs of sorrow and crests of hilarious embarrassment, while whiplashing everyone with both the absurd and the profound.
By the end, we all realized we had similar core struggles, even if those struggles produce their own unique ripples on the surface. We were all paddling in the same river.
By the end, we had all lowered our emotional shields.
By the end, I had a deeper understanding of myself.
By the end, I possessed a new set of tools to help me lower my shield,
if but an inch to start, for the river is long.”
“leaf was an invaluable mediator for my partner and me. We both felt deeply understood by him after a few sessions and trusted his guidance.
JULLIANNE BALLOU: Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, UC Davis Institute of the Environment
“leaf is incredibly adept at meeting you where you are in your work: deftly guiding when that’s needed then letting you find your way when that’s available to you.
Meeting leaf was extremely serendipitous to me and I will forever be grateful for his compassion and love during one of the most difficult moments in my life.
Let’s work together on loving bigger.
Reserve your free session now. No sales pitch, no pressure, no hype. Just a great chance to find out if Wildish Work is for you.