My programs and nutritional counseling is unique in that they provide the step-by-step knowledge, emotional support and recipes to step into a healthier lifestyle. I spent 16 years in a corporate job working with high-level, talented leaders which gave me the knowledge on how to create a successful client experience. My programs are comprehensive and thoughtfully organized with clear, uniquely tailored action steps after each session.
My two years of training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City gave me the unique knowledge and perspective on what creates vibrant health. My nutrition training also gave me the counseling skills to help people uncover the reasons they make specific food choices. I learned from some of the top holistic practitioners in the country such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Walter Willett (head of nutrition for Harvard University), Paul Pitchford, Geneen Roth and so many more.
To deepen my counseling skills, I went back to school for my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from 2011-2013. I graduated from UW-Stout which is one of the longest accredited and one of the top two MFT schools in the nation. They receive over 80 applications a year and accept 12 students. I knew I needed to be a therapist to help my clients work on the root causes of their relationship with food. I specifically chose the discipline of marriage and family therapy because I believe in the systemic approach to mental health. I believe that the family we grow up in strongly shapes who we become. I’ve seen a theme to my work after becoming a licensed therapist which has been the intensely negative effect that shame can have on a person’s eating habits. Shame is an emotion that will keep you stuck unless you have the motivation and courage to explore its roots. This exploration has the powerful effect of freeing you to become more conscious of your eating which is a key to changing your relationship with food.
What I teach my clients about food and lifestyle is what I apply to my own life. I sincerely ‘walk the talk’ of what I teach. I find it’s the only way to really connect with others and understand their struggles around food. I always say ‘If eating well were easy, we’d all just do it!’
If you’re ready for the best support you’ve ever received around nutrition, your health and lifestyle, read further to understand which program might be right for you. And keep in mind, your first session is always free.