Anastasia Holland is a writer, trauma-informed coach, and host of the podcast How To Feel. She holds a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Rebecca Solnit, Vikram Chandra, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Abrams and graduated magna cum laude. She writes fiction and non-fiction when she is not working with clients and is currently finishing a collection of short stories.
She takes a somatic approach to coaching, where her clients find sustainable transformation through do-able action, body wisdom, trauma resolution, and magic. She specializes in women and teens recovering from relationship violence, struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of career direction/sense of purpose, and adverse childhood experiences. She sees clients virtually over Zoom.
Her coaching work is influenced by the work of Gabor Mate, Kathy L. Kain, Peter Levine, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Diane Pooler, Rachael Maddox, Adrianne Maree Brown, Emily Nagoski, and many others.
She is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology with the goal of becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works and writes in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California where she lives with her partner and kitty.