The word “balance” is thrown around a lot in society. It’s something we all are encouraged to want to reach and that we should reach. Yet, the concept of balance itself sometimes feels vague and abstract. Why? Because balance looks and feels different for every individual based on how YOU define health and what YOU identify as your health goals. Trust me, I know this can be an overwhelming process. My role is to take on the health journey with you as we navigate it together.
My story actually led me to first working as a Therapist in Chicago, IL, and ultimately to creating my own coaching business. Let’s back track even a bit further here: I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa when I was 15 years old, was involuntarily admitted to treatment, and ended up relapsing 3 years later because the underlying reasons why I developed anorexia in the first place went unresolved.
This brings me to where I am today. Living a lifestyle that is free from restriction, free from malnourishing my body. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and use my experiences in the counseling realm to help structure what coaching looks like. I also am an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, and emphasis the importance of both mental and physical health.
While I do not personally coach those are are actively in their disorder, I do work with individuals who are motivated to maintain their recovery. We work together to discover what your identity is separate from your eating disorder.
I work with my clients to also identify their negative thinking patterns about themselves and the world around them, to become more self-aware individuals, and to rebuild their relationship with themselves. I work collaboratively with each of my clients on a very individualized basis.
My work has also led me to my passion of redefining what health is. We live in a society that currently places such an emphasis on diet fads, appearance, “what we should be versus what we should not be,” that it has become difficult to define who we actually are separate from these societal expectations. Together in coaching, we focus on nourishment versus calories, on building yourself up positively versus searching for ways to compare to others, and on rebuilding a sense of self that feels more fulfilling and authentic to who you are as a person.