If you're ready to get off the diet roller-coaster, stop obsessing about food, and learn to trust your body, you're in the right place.
I offer coaching to help you get into a healthy relationship with food and your body—so that you have the energy and mental space to focus on all the other important relationships in your life.
As a certified intuitive eating counselor, I'll help you reclaim your ability to honor your body's individual needs, including hunger, fullness, satisfaction, and pleasure. I also incorporate my extensive training in Health at Every Size, eating disorders, meditation, and yoga, and my experience as the host of Food Psych Podcast, to help you stop dieting and find a balanced approach to food and movement.
We'll work together to deconstruct unhelpful beliefs about food, gradually replacing them with internal awareness and non-diet nutrition knowledge to help you feel your best.
Please note: My coaching programs aren't appropriate for people struggling with active eating disorders (i.e. those who are engaging in dangerous behaviors such as purging, or those who are engaging in food restriction or bingeing once a week or more). If you have an eating disorder, please see the National Eating Disorders Association for referrals instead.
In a society full of conflicting nutrition information, where media images depict unrealistic standards of beauty and diet products are marketed incessantly, it's no wonder so many people struggle with their eating and worry about their weight. We live in an incredibly body-negative world that thrives on telling people their bodies aren't good enough as they are. It's a tool of oppression as well as a marketing tactic, and it's very hard to escape in this day and age. So if you're struggling with these issues, know that you're definitely not alone.
My mission is to help you recognize and reject diet culture in all of its forms, tune out the constant noise about nutrition and health, and tune in to your body's intuitive wisdom about hunger, fullness, movement, and rest. I use a Health at Every Size approach to help you make peace with food—which means I'll never put you on a diet or encourage weight loss, whatever your size. Instead, I'll help you achieve authentic health by focusing on your body's needs rather than on its looks.
I'm committed to social justice in everything I do, and I strive to run a fully inclusive and welcoming practice for clients of all ages, sizes, ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
In my 5-month private coaching program, I’ll challenge you to let go of the harmful beliefs you hold about food and your body, and help you replace them with compassionate self-talk and behaviors that promote true holistic health—which includes emotional health and your relationship with food, not just what you eat.
I’ll provide tons of one-on-one support as you go through this process, and you'll also get a wealth of multimedia tools and worksheets to help you implement our work between sessions. You'll have access to me via email for additional support, and you'll be invited to connect with an amazing community of other people who are on the same journey, so you’ll never feel alone.
When we begin our work together, we’ll dive into exploring how the diet mentality is showing up for you in subtle ways, and how to shift your mindset from one of deprivation to one of self-care and permission.
I’ll help you make peace with even the foods you consider off-limits, so that ultimately you can have any food in the house and not be afraid of losing control.
I’ll also help you make peace with your body, and start engaging in physical activity for the joy of movement rather than for cosmetic reasons.
You'll learn that it's possible to choose nourishing foods without having to use willpower or control, but because you actually like them.
Ultimately your relationship with food will take its rightful place as just one aspect of your life, nowhere near the most important—because you've got a hell of a lot more to offer in this world.