Talks with Toni Coaching was created because it’s what I wish I’d had, what I desperately needed when I was recovering from the trauma and sexual abuse I’d suffered in my own childhood.  My name is Toni Lifsey and I'm a trauma recovery coach.

I spent decades battling Complex PTSD, anxiety, depression and a bunch of chronic illnesses,  while struggling to find the right therapeutic method.  Trauma is an individual experience.  Everyone is "fearfully and wonderfully made" and that uniqueness shapes how we experience trauma.  What's traumatic for one person may not be traumatic for another.

It was through my training as a Certified Trauma Recovery CoachTM that I came to understand the impact that ongoing childhood trauma has on the nervous system and the body as a whole. My training has provided me with the tools and techniques I needed all those years ago, to heal, as I battled in the emotional aftereffects of the abuse.

I can immediately relate to and understand your struggles. My purpose is to encourage you to connect, identify, discover and evolve into your true authentic self; growing in all aspects of your life and relationships.

Using my own personal experience in recovery and the latest methodology, I walk along beside my clients. We will work together to uncover the power within you!  Your thoughts. Your words. Your voice. Your truth. Because Your Truth Matters! Your Life Matters! Your Happiness Matters! You Matter!   You are allowed to shine brightly.  You are stronger than you think!

Though trauma may be our past, it does not have to be our future. You get to CHOOSE who you want to be, and how you want to show up and claim space in this world; and if you’d like, I can help you on your journey.


Childhood trauma can lead to an adulthood spent in survival mode, afraid to plant roots, to plan for the future, to trust, and to let joy in. It’s a blessing to shift from surviving to thriving. It’s not simple, but there is more than survival. – Unknown