The Essential Wellness Coach
Providing nutritional & lifestyle counseling through personalized programs that are unique to you.
I have been in the health and wellness industry for 20 years. I started my journey as a massage therapist and evolved from there. From my massage years, I bring my somatic training into my coaching practice. Somatic is body-centered psychotherapy. Not a whole lot of therapy talk, it is regulating the body through sensation. When you have a sense of the body, you will have greater success feeling how you respond to foods and the changes that we are creating.
In 2015, I received my BA in Psychology. I have always been an advocate for good nutrition and have taken nutrition courses throughout my career. During my BA program, I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up!
While I knew the effects of proper nutrition on the body and the brain, it was made obvious, the undeniable connection between diet and psychology. And that is when it occurred to me that I could affect more people through diet and nutrition counseling.
Be the change you want to see in the world! - Gandhi
In early 2017 I enrolled in a functional nutrition program and launched my Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching Practice in early 2019!
My philosophy has always been, "bringing your body back to you."
I believe that we innately know what is best for our being, our health, and our soul. We intuitively have the answers that we are seeking. But through life experiences, social impacts, belief systems, etc. we step away from our intuition.
It is my job as a coach, to help my clients uncover their truth through active listening, challenging unsupportive beliefs, discovering what nourishes their individual needs.
With each and every session, you can expect me to be present, compassionate, and curious. Prior to our first session, I will have you fill out a thorough intake/ history to uncover what is at the foundation of symptoms. In our first session, I will ask more clarifying questions to understand your history, together we will uncover your WHY, map out our plan and create a road map that we will use during our journey together.
Like I shared earlier, my mom thought she was mother nature. We did everything as holistically as possible. She was making cauliflower pizza from scratch before it was cool.
In 1997, I was in a car accident. This incident directed the trajectory of my life and career path. When I was on the table receiving a massage for the soft tissue injuries that I sustained, it was clear to me that I too was supposed to step into the healing services.
And that was where my journey started.