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. Additionally, I am an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in Fitness Nutrition.
What are some of the common issues you address?
In general, my clients are motivated and committed to learning more about themselves and altering their behaviors and/or thinking patterns to reach their goals. Specifically as a coach, I work mostly with clients who are struggling with body image, eating disorder recovery, maintenance, or those looking to redefine “health” or balance in their own lives. Some common issues may be:
Disordered eating patterns and preoccupation with “clean foods”
Seeking to reduce stress
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. 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 find 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 in moderation, without attaching guilt to the meal. 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 more support, goal accountability, and seeking to reach their highest potential. 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.