Aisha-Sky Gates

aishaskygates aisha-sky-homepage-image

I offer tremendous experience, deep intuition, and a gentle touch. Having been through more than a few traumas—hatred and abuse at the hands of my grade school teachers, sexual assault during my sophomore year, sixteen years of spousal abuse, and more than one hostile work environment—I did better than survive.  A beautiful and wise psychotherapist/mentor and my hard work set me right again.  She taught me to  stand proudly on top of my life experiences without being weighed down by them.  I am committed to being Me:  I am kind and loving. Because I cultivate balance and peace through daily meditative practices, you will find that I can hear you in extraordinary ways. I’ll help you to see yourself more clearly. Starting with discussion, I have a wide range of tools and talents to put into service for you.

I have over 20 years of experience:

  • Couples counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Alternative lifestyle counseling
  • Relationship coach
  • Author
  • Public speaker
  • Life coach
  • Meeting facilitator
  • Organizational development consultant

Cultural Anthropology, B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Organizational Development, M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

My Affiliations:

International Network of Psychotherapeutic Practice

Organizational Development Network

Western Mass Coaching Association

American Counseling Association

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

As a little girl I dreamed of becoming an international businesswoman, jetting from continent to continent. My sisters and I would drape a sheet over kitchen chairs. We’d hold our dolls and our teddy bears in our arms and sit in our pretend airplane. We put a lot of miles in from England to Singapore to Brisbane, Lagos, to New York, and all over the United States. I used my imagination to design rooms and situations for my dolls. As a teenager, I felt strongly about becoming an anthropologist. I had seen Margaret Mead on PBS and knew that was the road for me. In essence, I felt driven to teach, to heal, to unravel human problems, to join others in finding solutions and implementing them. Serving others is a core need of mine.