I am certified as an Integrative Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based out of New York City.  I am currently undergoing additional education and certification through Maryland University of Integrative Health obtaining my Masters in Clinical Nutrition and will be qualified to obtain my Certified Nutrition Specialist designation through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A Health Coach is a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates individuals to cultivate positive health choices. Health Coaches educate and support clients to achieve their health goals through lifestyle and behavior adjustments.

My coaching style is compassionate, honest, encouraging, and supportive.

You can expect to have a partner that has your best interest in mind regarding your health goals and the path to achieve them.  I work very closely with each of my clients to gain a relationship of trust and results together.  You can expect to have me giving 110% to your health goals and I expect the same in return. Your results reside greatly in your personal dedication to the journey and your honesty with what is working and what is not working in your life. My goal is always to help move you into your best health, but it can’t happen without a good partnership.

My programs are six months long because I have found that it generally takes my clients six months to fully integrate the changes into their lifestyle for lasting results. Six months may sound like a long time, but in reality, it flies by faster than you can imagine.  What’s most important to me is that the work that we do together becomes seamlessly implemented into your lifestyle. I don’t believe in quick fix diets because I don’t believe they work or last.  What I do is a little bit different and because of that, it takes more time. But don’t the best things in life usually take a little more time?  To learn more about why I don’t promote quick fix diets, check out my Point of View here.

Unfortunately no. Currently, I only offer my six month programs because I have discovered that when my clients stick and sign up for the six month program, they have the best results.  I only want to offer programs where it benefits my clients best for the long term.  We simply can’t cover all that we can in one session that we can in six months. This all goes back to my major philosophy with our health – this isn’t a quick fix. It takes time.

 

I used to do one-off sessions, but found that my clients didn’t benefit as much as they could with our time together.  Think about it this way, when you’re fully committed to something, aren’t you usually more dedicated to seeing it through? Typically the answer to that question is yes.

 

Check out my about page and point of view to learn more about my philosophy.

I got into this type of work kind of by accident. I was struggling with my own body image issues after leaving the dance world and my own health issues while suffering from undiagnosed Celiac Disease and severe acid reflux.  In discovering how I could heal and change my own body, I started sharing it with my friends and family and started to become known as the go-to resource for them on all things healthy and living in alignment with a whole foods diet.  Then it all spiraled from there.  To learn more about my story click here.

I value arriving at each session with an authentic intention and heart. I believe that’s the true cornerstone to achieving the work that we’re setting out together.  I also value honesty, compassion, and dedication. This is a journey, it takes time and dedication to your health. Without these values, it makes the journey more difficult. I bring these values to each one of our sessions and it’s not a one-way road to your health goals.

If you look up the definition of “diet” it will read something like “restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight”. I hate this definition because to me a diet means what you consume on a habitual level. It does not need to be a restriction. It doesn’t have to be a limitation to how much you consume.  I define “diet” as the foods you consume mindfully to feel energized and nourished to support your body’s functions optimally.

My definition of whole foods is foods that do not require an ingredient listing or are minimally processed that have less than five ingredients on the packaging.

We can chat on the phone or we can video conference via Skype.  Although in person can be a lot of fun, I’ve had great success video conferencing and also just phone conferences via skype as well and you won’t feel like you’ve missed out on anything.

If you are not local to Philadelphia, payments occur via Paypal or Venmo. If you are local, you may pay in cash or via Stripe if you prefer. I do not accept checks.

Yes! In the event of the Client’s absence or withdrawal, for any reason whatsoever, the Client will remain responsible for the pro rata share of the program that has been delivered, plus a cancellation fee of $100. The Coach reserves the right to cancel the program if at any point she or he feels it is not advantageous for the coaching program to continue. If this happens, the Client is only responsible for the pro rata share of coaching services received.