Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where did you get your certification to be an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach?
Great question! I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world's largest Nutrition School. IIN is an online nutrition institute headquartered in New York City. It has been licensed by the New York State Department of Education since 2009 and it has received recognition by the National College Credit Recommendation Service.
2. Holistic? I keep seeing that term pop up on your website. What does it actually mean?
Holistic defined: "The belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole... Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease." In other words, as it relates to health, holistic means looking at the big picture. It involves considering a variety of lifestyle factors, both on and off the plate, with the intention to identify the root cause rather than treating symptoms.
3. Is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach a Nutritionist?
Nope! Health Coaches are not Nutritionists, although both professionals do share similar goals in helping their clients toward thriving health. While a traditional nutritionist might focus primarily on food and diet, Holistic Health Coaches take a big picture approach to a client's health that goes beyond the plate. Health Coaches use a combination of lifestyle and dietary factors to assist clients in achieving their goals. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach I recognize that every physical body is different so I embrace the concept of bio-individuality (one person’s medicine can be another’s poison) to help my clients get and stay well. Every client will experience a unique and customized program.
4. So what is a Health Coach?
There is a lot of buzz around this term, and for good reason! Health coaching has emerged as a $6 billion service market, and with 86% of the nation's $2.7 trillion annual healthcare expenditures spent on chronic and mental diseases, doctors are partnering up with health coaches more than ever to assist in improved coordinated care, preventative health and patient recovery. Health Coaches are health educators who motivate and advise clients to change unhealthy lifestyle habits and achieve their wellness goals (think: improved sleep, weight loss, stress management, preventing/managing chronic diseases). They act as mentors and accountability partners to help their clients discover what makes them thrive.
5. Can I still do a program with you if we don't live in the same city?
Absolutely! In fact, many of my current clients are at a distance and we have our sessions virtually through FaceTime or Skype. At the moment I have clients all over the world... in Chicago, New Jersey, Singapore and Australia, just to name a few!
6. If I don't sign up for a program can I still sign up for a Health History with you?
Yes, of course! Send me a message here to get started. I'll respond with a form for you to fill out, and once I receive your completed pages we will set up a 90-minute virtual meeting. At this point I will also request your payment of $200 for the Health History. Confirmed payment will solidify your place in my schedule.
7. You offer many different programs. Which one is best for me?
Send me an email and we'll set up a time to figure out what is the best fit for you :) Quick answer: It depends on where you are in your health journey and the degree to which you are willing and able to commit, both emotionally and financially. My shorter programs are more affordable and offer a taste of the health coaching experience while supporting you in a lifestyle reset and redefining your wellness strategy. As with anything, where energy goes, energy flows! So the more time, love and attention you dedicate to your health and wellness the more likely you are to experience a fuller transformation and the sustainable change you seek. Regardless of what you choose, I am confident that you will finish every program feeling empowered, both on and off the plate.
8. What payment options do you accept?
My programs are priced and discounted based on payment sent via cash or check. These are my preferred methods of payment. I kindly ask that clients pay half the cost of their program prior to the start of their first session and the second half at the halfway point.