What are your credentials?
I have earned my Master’s Degree from Adler University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Apart from all things mental health, I’m also an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in Exercise Nutrition.
What are some of the common issues you address?
I work specifically with women who are emotionally + physically exhausted from living according to diet culture and unrealistic beauty standards. This means that my clients may have an eating disorder diagnosis, or find themselves in an unhealthy relationship with their body + food. I work with women who are empowered to reconnect with themselves.
Disordered eating behaviors
Healing from chronic dieting
Body image issues
Sex + intimacy during or after healing/recovery
How do you specifically work with your clients?
Check out my services page to look at specific services I offer through coaching! To give you a general idea, I work with each of my clients on an individualized basis. I understand that what works for one client may not work for another! I provide remote coaching, and for clients living within the Chicago area we also have the option to meet face-to-face.
What are the different payment options?
I accept payments only through PayPal, which is completely secure and FDIC insured. I will explain how this works as we begin coaching! Please also note that I am more than happy to work with you on a financial plan and am open to discussing sliding scale options. I want coaching services to be as accessible and affordable as possible. Coaching is not intended to be an added stress to your life.
What are YOU most passionate about?!
If I didn’t make it obvious enough by now, it is finding a sense of balance. I have noticed how easy it can become to feel trapped in a specific diet trend or fad because they are advertised literally everywhere around us – especially on social media! Speaking of, we’re also exposed to bodies that are praised, instantly placing any woman who does not fall within the same “body category” in one that feels shamed or unattractive.
My passion is helping women discover a way to separate themselves from these extremely unrealistic ideals, and to focus finding a more sustainable way of living a fulfilling life. This means allowing oneself to eat all foods with unconditional permission, free from guilt and shame. I have a passion for helping women rebuild their relationship with food and fitness as we move towards a greater sense of balance.
Coaching vs therapy?
Of course, there is some clear crossover. Coaching is founded on the clear observation that the client is “functioning” on their own, but in need of individualized support. Coaches often provide a TON of free and extremely helpful material online, which is great! However, for many individuals, they still may not feel fully heard, understood, or supported and would benefit more so from 1:1 support. Please refer to this article that better outlines the difference between therapy and coaching.Please note that it is also my role as your coach to refer out to a therapist should I feel that more support may be needed.