Meet Our Team
Traci Moreno, PsyD
Owner of Free Spirit
This is not your average therapy and I'm not your average therapist.
I'm not someone who just listens, nods her head and agrees with whatever you say.
I will challenge you, encourage you to dig deeply and
offer insights and feedback that can help you change your life for the better.
I focus on helping people find emotional stability,
develop self-love and reach their true potential.
Free Spirit is breaking down the barriers of office walls and shattering the concept of therapy
by bringing her clients outdoors for their coaching sessions.
My approach to coaching is rather eclectic. Because each client is different, with different needs and goals, my approach must also be different. I believe we all have the power and strength within us to be successful but we need the determination, motivation, support, and encouragement to make it happen. I use traditional psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing) and EMDR, Somatic Therapy and Experiential Therapy mixed with Life Coaching, Spirituality, Animals and Nature,
which are all highly effective in promoting personal empowerment,
strength, self-esteem, growth, healing, and success.
I work with teens and adults to assist them in tapping into their strengths, overcoming their weaknesses and figuring out what may be holding them back in life and achieving success. I specialize in helping clients through stress, death, loss, stepfamilies, divorce, child custody issues, problems with family or friends, LGBTQ, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
As a stepmom and contributing writer for Stepmom Magazine, I have both personal and professional experience in issues regarding stepfamilies, divorce and child custody. I've been involved in programs to prevent bullying with high schools by providing training workshops for teachers and educational presentations for students.
I have extensive experience and training in treating trauma, depression and anxiety
including specialized training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
I believe integrity, kindness, and compassion are the keystones of a great life.
I have been blessed with clairvoyance (clear-sight), claircognizance (clear-knowledge), and clairsentience (empathy or clear-feeling) as well as a passion for helping others
rise to meet their most authentic and joyful lives. I am trained in the use of Crystal Reiki Healing and Auric Color Energy and I draw on this knowledge in every session to gently guide you through any challenges. With these gifts, I facilitate a healing space where I tune in to your energy and the guidance from your angels while uncovering messages to aid you in overcoming any blocks you might be experiencing. I use an integrative approach that includes reading your natal chart and using color therapy to help bring balance and solutions into your life. The real power is hidden within you and we will uncover it together!
Finally, we will create an action plan with tangible steps to take to help you
heal, balance, and expand.
During these sessions, you can expect the guidance of angel cards, the soothing energy of honesty and love, and a safe space to heal and grow. I will teach you how to use meditation, affirmations, and creative visualization to bring both meaning and
success into your life.
What to Expect:
In this session, we will open the space for your soul to reveal and communicate the answers you need for a breakthrough in your life. We will do this by diving deep into the wisdom and guidance of your higher self, your angels, and your natal chart, with a focus on auric colors and energy reading. I will facilitate an invitation to your guides, angels, and any person/s that have crossed over to rely any important messages for your personal and spiritual growth while using color therapy for healing and integration. I work with your unique needs. As an intuitive guide and seer, I am sensitive to all necessary information that comes through for you and excited to help you connect all the pieces. My intention is for you to live a meaningful, passionate life. I use an integrative approach to help you zoom out so you can see the whole path towards the direction your heart wants to go in. Additionally, we’ll focus in on the blocks that keep you limited and small. By seeing and acknowledging these blocks, you can shine a light on your life and dismantle what no longer serves your highest purpose. You will walk away from this session with your birth chart and what I call a “prescription” — a tangible action or actions you can take to elevate your life to the next level.
You are worth your next transformation.
You deserve the most passionate, abundant, and blissful life Earth has to offer!
I graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2000. But don't let my Midwest roots fool you!
I am kind, caring and supportive by nature but I know it takes more than that
for people to identify faults within themselves or changes they want to make
and then have the courage and strength to make those changes.
I am straightforward, honest and will challenge you.
This is what's needed for change and self-improvement.
I work with teens, adults, couples and families. I specialize in treating parenting issues, stress management, women's issues, spirituality/Christian counseling, marital problems, self-esteem and confidence building and anxiety and depression. I use Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT),
Family and Marital Therapy (MFT), Christian Counseling and Life Coaching skills.
I'm a Cave Creek resident and a mom of three. I'm an animal lover.
I'm spiritually grounded and love walking with clients on their journey.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Southern California (USC).
I'm a certified equine facilitated coach, certified equine specialist in mental health
and learning and a certified professional life coach.
Horses are very responsive animals with awareness and sensitivity to their surroundings and people. They bring their own personality into a relationship, along with their own limitations and abilities. A person is accepted on that person's level of trust, confidence, awareness, and interpersonal skills. Horses can build a person's self-confidence and self-esteem as the relationship between horse and human deepens.
Horses give us immediate and honest feedback about ourselves by reading our
verbal and non-verbal communication. They reflect back to us our feelings of
anxiety, sadness, happiness, trust and a variety of other feelings.
Whether on horseback or working on the ground with a horse,
the horse is constantly reading our emotions.
The way you talk to a horse can reveal how you relate to people verbally.
Leading the horse can reveal your sense of power or helplessness you feel in your world. Additional activities, customized for each session,
are created to help participants reach goals and develop personal growth and learning.
Horses can be a valuable partner in emotional healing.
They offer encouragement, hope, and unconditional love.
They can have profound effects on helping people recovering from trauma such as:
domestic violence, child abuse, grief and loss, sexual abuse, and divorce.
Equines can help victims of abuse and trauma work through feelings of
fear, anxiety, depression, and low self worth. Troubled teens with
ADHD and/or behavior issues can benefit tremendously from working with them.
The process of caring for a horse, learning horsemanship and riding skills
can help kids and teens develop respect and patience, social skills, and
overall self confidence. Whether a person is having trouble with
relationships, school, or life in general, all ages of clients often feel something
with horses that they have never experienced before - love and acceptance.
Most people learn lessons in respect, trust and hope that can be applied to
everyday life and relationships. Horses create an environment for a person to
overcome fear and develop confidence. Accomplishing a task involving a horse
provides a person with tools that he or she can take into the
"real world" when challenged with other difficult situations in life.
Since 2010 I've been a yoga and meditation teacher. I consider it a sacred honor to share these healing modalities with others as we all walk on this path through life together.
I have an advanced certification in Yoga Nidra, which is a sleep-based meditation designed to use the biological process of sleep as a vehicle to enter into deeply subtle and profoundly healing states of being. All you have to do is lie down, get comfortable, and be led through a series of breath and body awareness techniques - it's an effortless and elegant meditation practice. In addition to teaching Yoga Nidra, I also use gentle yoga as well as sound healing in the form of crystal bowls, a gong, koshi bells and an ocean drum to enhance your experience. There is nothing more powerful than tuning into the wisdom of the body to heal the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual scars that we gain as we move through life. I'm deeply honored and consider it a gift to share these practices with others, as they have led me towards so much liberation - and I wish that for you as well!