I am a board certified Health Coach, Culinary Nutritionist, and Eating Psychology Coach. My decision to become a health coach was birthed out of the devastating experience of losing both my 52 year old brother and my 54 year old husband from food related, preventable heart attacks. Added to this loss was the excruciating pain of seeing my child suffer the ravages of Crohn's disease. Food was the enemy; I became determined to find the answers to how food can be friend, and after my husband's death, I dedicated myself to sharing those answers with the world.
My passionate desire is to empower people with the practical solutions to their unique wellness challenges. I believe that achieving and maintaining personal wellness is a journey, not a destination, and I seek to provide compassionate, empathetic support to my clients.
I received my initial training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. I am certified both by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and by the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention & Education at Villanova University College of Nursing. Additionally, I hold a B.S. in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and a M.B.A. from New York University. I also am trained in mind-body nutrition as a Certified Eating Psychology Coach under the direction of Marc David, nutritional psychologist and author of best sellers, Nourishing Wisdom & The Slow Down Diet and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
My Professional Work
In practice since 2010, I have over 4 years of nutrition counseling experience under AnnaLisa Pastore, M.D. at the Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine in Englewood, NJ. I am also a Certified Independent Health Coach for Take Shape for Life, a comprehensive lifestyle & weight loss program. I meet with my clients at my office in HoHokus, NJ, at their homes, or by phone/Skype. I also enjoy an active speaking schedule, and love inspiring people to choose health.
Interested? I invite you to have a 20 minute Discovery Session with me to learn how you can make food your friend.
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