Theresa Kulikowski-Gillespie

Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher & Health Coach with Fit-Intuit, LLC

Fit-Intuit, LLC

I am a mindfulness teacher, health coach, and licensed physician assistant empowering others to live to their fullest potential.

Kansas City, KS
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
"I did a mindfulness meditation course with Theresa and I can highly recommend her. She is very friendly, approachable and professional. She really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to help and answer your questions. She is also very knowledgeable. I have reached out to her at short notice to help me with anxiety and she responded very quickly and gave me a lot of her time and attention straight away. After each session she provides me with extensive notes on what we covered and she checks in with me afterwards to see how I'm doing. I really got a lot out of doing a guided meditation with her where I talked about some intrusive thoughts that were causing me extreme anxiety. The thoughts were making me so anxious I couldn't meditate or calm down on my own but Theresa was able to lead me through a guided meditation via zoom and helped me work through some of my feelings by just asking me questions and prompting me to be mindful of the way my body was feeling. Afterwards my anxiety was much more manageable. I found the session very helpful but feeling that I can rely on Theresa and that she is happy to support me on short notice is also invaluable to me."
I've known Theresa since she was a young gymnast and have followed her throughout her amazing career. We recently reconnected when I took her Mindfulness course. Theresa was very knowledgeable and offered just the right blend of science/research and personal/practical application. She gave specific examples of how to utilize mindfulness in daily life and then gave us "homework" to practice. I came away from her course with new knowledge (both for myself and to share with my athletes) and some useful tools for navigating our stressful world. Theresa is a valuable resource! Gail Royce-Mental Performance Coach
Some things that have helped me (since working with Theresa) are noticing my body feelings, noticing when I’m NOT stressed and marinating in non-stress. Also, for one minute a day, becoming aware of my breath. — Tori Adams, Former Level 10 gymnast
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License, Credentials & Experience

Theresa has been helping people for 15 years
Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification
Sounds True
ADAPT Framework Level 1 Trained
ADAPT Academy
Bachelor of Science
The University of Utah
MS in Physician Assistant Studies
University of Utah School of Medicine

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Free exploration consultation
Free initial consultation.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Initial Consultation
We will discuss your goals and the mental and physical health issues you're dealing with. This is also a time to practice mindfulness and meditation together if that feels appropriate. (I work on a sliding scale to make these services available to anyone in need.)
60 Minutes   •   $100

Follow-up session
After we have our initial consultation, we can decide on a schedule that feels right for you to follow-up. We can meet as frequently as weekly or as infrequently as once a year. I want to support you in whatever feels right for you!
45 Minutes   •   $75

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ACL Injuries
Ankle Sprain
Chronic Fatigue

Practice Locations & Hours


Kansas City
Kansas City KS 66101, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn More About Theresa Kulikowski-Gillespie

About me

Hello! I am a licensed physician assistant, health coach, and meditation teacher professionally, and personally I am the mother of a young boy and wife to an active duty Army officer.

I am a former elite and collegiate gymnast. I did gymnastics for 21 years, and during that time was on the 1995 World Championship team and the alternate to the 1996 Olympic Team. I also competed at the University of Utah and was an NCAA All-Around champion and two-time balance beam champion. Gymnastics was my first love and served as my first experience in mental training.

Following my gymnastics career, I deeply struggled and became drawn to meditation and mindfulness practices. I became a physician assistant in 2007 after attending the University of Utah's physician assistant (PA) masters program. I also served in the US Army for three years as a physician assistant.

Unfortunately, I became quite ill following the birth of my son and had to quit working as a physician assistant and went on a long personal healing journey. During this time, I have deepened my own mindfulness, meditation and spiritual practices. I have also branched out in the functional medicine world trying to figure out my own health issues. So, it has been a time of great learning, and I now want to approach medicine very differently than I did right out of PA school.

I take a very holistic approach looking at nutrition, intuitive fitness, stress management, social support, and life purpose as key areas to balance for optimal health and happiness. Mindfulness and meditation practices can be life saving and help us access our infinite potential as human beings on this Earth.

My Philosophy of Care

I recently heard Dr. Peter Levine, world-renowned trauma researcher, say, "You can’t do it alone, but no one can do it for you." We need each other, but the ultimate work is an inside job.

To sum up my philosophy, here is "A Medicine Woman's Prayer":

I will not rescue you, for you are not powerless.
I will not fix you, for you are not broken.
I will not heal you, for I see you in your wholeness.
I will walk with you through the darkness, as you remember your light.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

This is your time to openly share as much as you feel comfortable sharing. I want to understand your story and your deepest intentions and goals. I will be asking a lot of questions in order to more fully understand how I can support you along your healing journey. My goal is create a very honest and safe container for you to express your truth and begin moving towards deep fulfillment and true well-being.

My Inspiration

I have always been interested in anatomy and physiology. I constructed models of the human body as a kid, anatomy and physiology were my favorite subjects as an undergrad, and I devoured the knowledge in PA school. This, however, doesn't make someone a healer.

Having been quite ill myself for several years, I see that knowledge only gets you so far. Wisdom and compassion are what make a healer, and my hope is that my foundation of knowledge will be helpful, but wisdom will allow for healing.


Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Group Sessions
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English

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Theresa Kulikowski-Gillespie Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
"I did a mindfulness meditation course with Theresa and I can highly recommend her. She is very friendly, approachable and professional. She really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to help and answer your questions. She is also very knowledgeable. I have reached out to her at short notice to help me with anxiety and she responded very quickly and gave me a lot of her time and attention straight away. After each session she provides me with extensive notes on what we covered and she checks in with me afterwards to see how I'm doing. I really got a lot out of doing a guided meditation with her where I talked about some intrusive thoughts that were causing me extreme anxiety. The thoughts were making me so anxious I couldn't meditate or calm down on my own but Theresa was able to lead me through a guided meditation via zoom and helped me work through some of my feelings by just asking me questions and prompting me to be mindful of the way my body was feeling. Afterwards my anxiety was much more manageable. I found the session very helpful but feeling that I can rely on Theresa and that she is happy to support me on short notice is also invaluable to me."
I've known Theresa since she was a young gymnast and have followed her throughout her amazing career. We recently reconnected when I took her Mindfulness course. Theresa was very knowledgeable and offered just the right blend of science/research and personal/practical application. She gave specific examples of how to utilize mindfulness in daily life and then gave us "homework" to practice. I came away from her course with new knowledge (both for myself and to share with my athletes) and some useful tools for navigating our stressful world. Theresa is a valuable resource! Gail Royce-Mental Performance Coach
Some things that have helped me (since working with Theresa) are noticing my body feelings, noticing when I’m NOT stressed and marinating in non-stress. Also, for one minute a day, becoming aware of my breath. — Tori Adams, Former Level 10 gymnast
The services Theresa offers are spot on for what is needed in sport right now. As a world class athlete, Theresa had an amazing ability for introspection and analysis. Now as a working professional, and with this unique skill set she possesses, she has the ability to provide what no other entity is doing right now – addressing the needs of the whole athlete, and giving them tools through their entire athlete lifecycle to manage the many challenges athletes face not only while competing, but beyond their athletic career. — Michelle Dusserre-Farrell, 1984 Olympian (Gymnastics), President, US Olympic and Paralympic Alumni, Colorado Chapter
“Theresa was one of the most brilliant and talented gymnasts I have ever had the opportunity to coach. She had a unique blend of strength, power, beautiful dance and precise technique that made her gymnastics breathtaking to watch and a sight to behold. Those attributes made her an NCAA Champion and her bright, intuitive mind made her a 4.0 student. Theresa Kulikowski is unforgettable.” — Megan Marsden, University of Utah Gymnastics (Head, Associate and Assistant Coach 1985-2019) — Lori Forster, Colorado Aerials Gymnastics
Theresa is one of the most awesome women I know! She was one of the most gifted athletes I ever coached but her work ethic was unparalleled. As our relationship has moved from coach/athlete into true friendship I have seen her confront her health issues head on and leave no stone unturned to find answers. Theresa has always had a tender and nurturing heart. I’m not at all surprised to see her want to take the things she’s learned from her triumphs as well as her disappointments and help others. I can think of no one better to walk along side you on your journey. She will give you everything she’s got — Lori Forster, Colorado Aerials Gymnastics





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