I studied Mind/Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in Boulder, Colorado where I learned a cutting-edge approach that effectively addresses weight concerns, overeating, body image challenges and various nutrition and health-related concerns.
My approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that something is wrong with you – but as a place where we can more fully explore some of the personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health. Often, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. I look to supporting you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.
How is this Approach Different?
For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology.
By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals not by strategies that punish, but through strategies that nourish.
My role is to assist with the improvement of health challenges, weight issues and more. Coaching services are not to be construed as, or a replacement for psychotherapy, legal counsel, or medical advice. If either of us recognizes that you have an issue that would benefit from medical or psychotherapeutic intervention, or advice from a dietician, I will do my best to refer you to the appropriate resources.