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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Health Coach?

A Health Coach empowers you to access your truth regarding food, health and your body in a non-judgmental, informative and supportive process. I help you cut through the surplus of information and overwhelm regarding wellness, and find out what works for YOUR body to regain energy, lose weight, and avoid chronic diseases with proven research methods and activities to make new habits stick.

How does coaching work?

Coaching is completely individualized for you and your circumstances. Some people need more help with stress relief (emotional eating) and for others, it’s cravings or meal prepping tips. We begin our relationship by understanding where you are now, where you want to be, and how I can help you bridge that gap. I give you Intuitive Eating and other techniques for Sustainable Success during my program and beyond.

What is the difference between a Health Coach and a Life Coach?

A life coach is a broad term, referring to many aspects of a person’s life, i.e. career, interpersonal relationships, spirituality, money or personal development. Most life coaches have a specific role as a “Business Coach,” “Writing Coach,” or “Financial Coach,” etc. Certified as both a Life and Health coach, I am able to give you exercises and actionable steps to help you focus on future goals in multiple areas of your life. With a focus on Nutrition Coaching, I can help you with any of your wellness goals AND help you clarify and work towards your overall life vision.

How you do ONE thing, is how you do EVERY thing.

What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

Coaching involves a collaborative effort, a give-and-take process where you take what you already know to be true, and expand on that knowledge with habit change methods and exercises. A coach helps you tap into your own inner wisdom to achieve the goals you choose, to help you succeed at anything YOU decide is important. The coach’s role isn’t to give you advice on HOW to live, but to help you learn how you WANT to live.

Therapy is designed to help you heal when you want to “feel better.” A therapist is a licensed professional with an educational degree. A therapist or counselor often analyzes the past to find ways to help you understand your present behaviors or condition. They are qualified to provide mental health care and personal growth development and often accept medical insurance benefits. For more serious behaviors, a therapist can get you to the point to where a coach can then take over.

Both have areas that overlap and a good coach can often provide similar results that a therapist would, depending on your needs, and motivation to change. I think of a therapist the same way I would a Physician. I use a therapist for a limited time for a specific need that is overwhelming. Coaching can be used for either short or long-term assistance in determining your path in any specific realm.

When is a good time to seek a coach?

Anytime you are struggling with a situation in your life, whether it’s interpersonal, career searching, business, money or health-related, AND you are ready to be “stretched” to take step-by-step action to meet your goals, a coach can be enormously beneficial.

How did you decide on your Business Name?

I chose “Nourishment” because it’s a term that encompasses everything in the world of wellness and that’s what I do: I integrate nutrition, movement, sleep improvement, anxiety reduction, mindfulness, and self-care techniques to help you avoid chronic diseases and challenge you to discover new habits, foods, and lifestyle to strengthen your pursuit of health.

Networking is connecting; connecting people to new ideas, tools, foods, and recipes. Connecting people to other people, programs, and health-focused lifestyle organizations with ongoing support and accountability.

My business, Nourishment Network, helps people make the connection between their bodies, family, and community to make the world a healthier place. I network with other coaches and community partners to provide my clients with the best and most current wellness-related ideas and information.

Does Nourishment Network accept medical insurance?

Unfortunately, no. However, some FSA/HSA (Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts) may cover the costs. You will have to check your specific benefits. Even If it does cover, you would need to pay me directly and then seek reimbursement.