Life is complex. Each one of us must make [her] own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another... The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.
— M. Scott Peck

Hello You, 

You're a smart, sensitive, deep-feeling human being who knows how much life can hurt. I believe your suffering is real and is meant to be soothed and engaged— not plowed over with unhelpful spiritual advice.

Please don't suffer alone, in silence.

My days as a Hospice counselor showed me dying from a broken heart, is a real thing. Also, that being a human being is incredibly difficult and mostly we all want to skip discomfort and talk about or focus on what's good.

There's no "easy button" available for bypassing life's struggles and setbacks. I mean I suppose there is but it doesn't get you where you want to be— in a place of sweet relief and resolution.

Maybe you're one of the "lucky" few who hasn't been pummeled by trauma or loss.  While subtle, I also understand this type of internal pain. It's real and valid.

Unfortunately, our culture in constructed in a way that it diminishes the value of who you are, imposing the expectation to be happier (thinner, smarter, more together-er). This results in pressure– to feel different, to constantly improve yourself or worse in my book— hurry-up-and-heal.

You and I both know, this only compounds suffering and spiritual distress. 

Despite what most spiritual healers and wellness coaches would have you think, there is no magical power that allows you to completely construct a pain free life.

What's really of benefit to you (instead of buying into a fantasy world) is to cultivate an inner strength and spiritual knowing that no amount of darkness can fracture. This is my speciality. 

I believe there are hidden strengths and magic inside of you waiting to come to the surface.

I also believe life is (and will continue to) support and guide you. You'll never be short on opportunities to grow.

Having an interpreter on hand who can decode the language of the soul and your life, who can pinpoint the source of distress and interrupt the energy of suffering to put you on track is priceless. Cue me and my work...


Hiya, I'm Sarah H Nicotra, a multi-disciplinary consultant, two-time master-degreed professional, certified grief counselor, trained intuitive, and certified medical reiki master with substantial recovery experience (15+ years sober) who helps kind, sensitive, spiritual-not-religious people create deeply harmonious lives. 

Happiness is great but harmony is better. 

With me by your side, I'll seamlessly guide you to what you really want— a sharp mind, a soft heart, and a soul of steel.  

And yes, it is possible.



"Sarah connects at the right moment, with the right words and intention in a moment of need.
I really don't know anybody else who does that consistently and genuinely." -David L. 

Strong & Sacred is my signature 1 on 1 Companioning & Intuitive coaching service which helps you...

  • suffer less, live more and much much more (note: the much much more is the gooooood part!)
  • learn simple yet powerful tools and techniques for managing stress and processing grief and spiritual distress
  • reconfigure your mindset and thinking
  • find hope and healing (even in times when that feels out of reach)
  • discover hidden strengths and resources already available to you
  • walk away grounded, clear, and strong
  • tap into the magic and support of the Universe

This service is for you if:

  • you're willing to share your pain and grief with another human being
  • you accept responsibility for your total wellbeing (mind, body, and spirit)
  • you're willing to step outside your comfort zone and are open to new experiences
  • you actually want to step out of suffering

I can absolutely promise you that as a result of our partnership, you will be stronger, wiser, and more in-tuned to truth, the Universe, who you are and the way things really are— capable of confidently moving forward, no longer limited by your pain but moving in stride with it.

Dare I say stronger because of it.

real life TestimonialS

Sarah has been a miracle in my life. If you're feeling lost, like your world is unraveling around you, I hope you're lucky enough to see her at the end of your path too.


"When I was at the end of my road and I had nowhere left to go, Sarah was waiting for me with compassion, hope and healing.

She has become one of the most instrumental people in my life, offering a chance to become the woman I always believed I could be.

The very first time I spoke with Sarah I felt completely safe and formed a spiritual connection unlike any I had ever experienced before. 

Sarah has a unique and special gift; offering guidance with generosity, kindness and refreshing honesty.

She has been a miracle in my life. If you're feeling lost and like your world is unraveling around you, I hope you're lucky enough to see Sarah at the end of your path too.

If you do, get ready to start a journey beyond your wildest imagination. She will show you how to unlock the potential that is already buried inside and teach you how to nurture your spirit until you feel incredible joy and freedom. Bring your biggest dreams to Sarah and she will show you that there truly are no limits to the sky." - Cory.S.

On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd prefer to give Sarah a number that is not finite, because the skills she has given me continue to grow as I continue to grow. 

"With the help of Sarah, I went from being a broken shell of myself to a completely different person in just two short months. Sarah guided me back to a place I'd long since forgotten, and honestly had no hopes of ever returning to. I am confident, empowered, and no longer afraid of the unavoidable circumstances that life likes to throw our way.

Without her, I would still be clouded from the warmth and love of myself and the universe.   

I honestly feel as though I have reconnected with my authentic self, someone who I desperately missed. I have more love and compassion for myself than I can ever remember having, and that love and compassion consequently outward onto everyone else. I am not afraid anymore. I finally feel okay, as if I can handle anything that comes my way.  

I've worked with therapists and psychiatrists before but they never told me that I AM OKAY, that I AM WORTHY OF MY OWN LOVE AND AFFECTION, that it is okay to cry and to feel what it is I am feeling at any given moment, and that is what has really changed my life.

I am taking such better care of myself and it's crazy the love and support that has flooded in from other people I never even knew were there. 

On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd prefer to give Sarah a number that is not finite, because the skills she has given me continue to grow as I continue to grow. It keeps getting better and better." -Amy C.

You already know I do things a little different and thankfully that's exactly what you're looking for! Sacred & Strong blends intuitive coaching and grief companioning work to fully engage your psyche for a high impact, deeply meaningful transformation. While the value of coaching is more straightforward, companioning is less so.

About Companioning:

The companioning model, as developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, is a unique, therapeutic construct that places me (the credentialed, skilled professional) in a unique position to you— one of a sacred witness, curious companion, and thoughtful, nonjudgemental, compassionate, heart-centered guide. 

The Companioning Model is a distinctly different therapeutic relationship where you retain complete autonomy and power. In essence you are respected as the ultimate source of knowing and wisdom.

Chaos, spiritual pain, and distress is honored for what it is and not necessarily fixed, although it generally naturally dissolves within a compassionate, empathetic container. 

Much like a paramedic I run towards a crises, not away from it— my assistance is intentionally designed to be temporary with the ultimate goal building up your independence and inner strength.

You've got this.
Let me show you the way...

This is me. I wear a badge of honor. My tattoo sleeve reads "I am iron I forge myself". It was earned. Need I say more?

This is me. I wear a badge of honor. My tattoo sleeve reads "I am iron I forge myself". It was earned. Need I say more?

10 day intensive

jumpstart a new way of being


> Initial 90min Deep Relief Companioning & Coaching Call packed with accurate intuitive guidance, professional companioning, sacred witnessing, focused therapeutic inquiry, and a wealth of education relevant to you, your path, and your goals / desires

> Access to my proprietary Invoke the Invisible ® protocol which details out how to access and embody your wisest, truest self— no matter the pickle you're in

Inspired Action Plan session recap PDF to help keep you on track (includes simple instructions and recommendations on tools and techniques you can continue to use after our time together)

> Built in accountability and integration support for 10 days via VOXER (a messaging /walkie talkie app) following your session to ask questions / bounce real time updates off me

> Integration 45min Revelation & Resolution Coaching Call to ground and focus your energy, heart, and smarts in the continued growth process 

> BONUS 5 min grounding meditation


At the end of your Sacred & Strong Intensive, you can expect:


  • You'll feel totally and completely validated. One gift every client receives is feeling deeply seen, understood, and valued— just as you are. This is because empathy, kindness and compassion lie at the heart of everything I do. There's no exception.
  • You'll have perspective on your true task at hand, san pressure
  • You'll be more grounded and centered


  • You'll understand the components of suffering and what's negotiable, what's not
  • You'll be crystal clear on who you are, what you need, what you value, and understand WHY this is important
  • You'll have a framework for making good, smart, soul-centered decisions
  • You'll have a go to list of simple, personalized, self-care rituals and ideas


  • You'll know how to best move forward
  • You'll know what battles to fight and when
  • You'll be more impeccable with your communication (inter-personal and intra-personal)
  • You'll have tools, techniques, and approaches to maximize your growth and healing and manage stress

after your intensive, 2 options are available to you:

> a customized 60 day Partnership

Given that all personal growth and healing unfolds over time, a 60 day partnership is the recommended avenue for you deepen your skills and senses. At your request I'll craft a custom support package to suit your particular needs and budget. 

> A QUICKIE targeted support session

Dip in as needed for a 45min maintenance support session at a special insider rate ($125 per session) 

more testimonials

"Sarah has left me feeling blessed to have worked with her, and richer in life for the awareness's she gave me. She is so tuned in and connected!  Before working with Sarah I was really living my days full of stress and anxiety, feeling completely overwhelmed. With Sarah's guidance I've have become more grounded, aware and connected, with myself, my kids, my Higher Power, and the world around me. She helped me, easily, sort through feelings, validate them, and then helped me safely process them. " -Jenny D.

"Sarah brings a presence to our work that is genuine. Her intuitive and shamanic abilities helped me navigate difficult transitions and changes in my life in a supportive and powerful way.
I trust her to bring honesty and integrity every time." -Shantele

"When I need clear, unfettered seeing on a thorny issue, Sarah is my gal. She doesn’t bring her own agenda to the table and each and every time she nails it. She consistently, delivers powerful insights that allows me to take clear, direct action. Full body chills and nature spirits confirm her intuition around my challenge. Sarah is always right on target." -Laura Gates

"Sarah offered a dynamic experience that took me on an incredibly proactive, amazing journey.The quality of work Sarah provides, and those she works with, is exceptional." -Beatrice P.

p.s. I'm not a licensed therapist and do not practice clinical counseling.
You as a client will be required to read and sign this required release prior to any session.