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How does coaching work exactly? Let’s talk logistics.
Great question. I am all about logistics.
- Reach out for a free virtual** 45-minute strategy session. CLICK HERE to schedule this with me right away using an online, in real-time scheduling system so no waiting around and playing email tag to figure out a day/time that works for the both of us. (** All my coaching happens virtually using a platform in which I get to see your pretty face but also protect all of your important and private health information. So feel free to show up in sweats! I am happy to meet you in your comfort zone.)
- During our virtual strategy session, we will discuss where you are at, what your body is needing, and next steps. And you get to test the water, ask questions, and bring up concerns.
- When you decide to take the leap and move forward, we get to work and you start feeling like your best self. All sessions will be virtual, so no need to battle traffic to see me. At home, work, waiting in the parking lot to pick up your kids, or anywhere in between that you can get personal works for me! Actually, I prefer it. Long-term change doesn’t happen in a clinic or doctor’s office. It happens in all the other spaces of your life.
- You achieve your goals and we have a plan in place for how to keep them going for the long haul. We will have an open dialogue to determine what the best steps are moving forward whether it’s “see you later!” or “see you for our quarterly check-in” or somewhere in between.
How long does coaching take before I achieve my goals?
This entirely depends on your goal but in my experience, 90 days is the minimum to really solidify your new lifestyle. This is why my program is an intensive 90-day program that empowers you, in every possible way, to make changes not only for now, but for the long haul.
Do you take my insurance?
I do not contract with insurance providers and would be considered an out-of-network specialist. However, I can provide you with a superbill that can be submitted to insurance and your policy may cover services according to their discretion.
I do not directly bill your insurance company, nor are we able to file claims on your behalf.
I cannot provide a superbill for participants of Medicare, Medicaid, or MN Care. We are not eligible participants for any of these programs.
In most cases, FSA/HSA dollars may be applied to visits, tests, supplements and botanical medicines.
I cannot guarantee coverage. Check with your provider for eligibility.
What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a nutritionist?
A Registered Dietitian completes years of rigorous coursework, internships, and practical hours to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam. We are required to undergo continuing education to keep and maintain our credential. As a dietitian, I offer a strong foundation in science and continue to grow my expertise on a daily basis.
There is no standard requirements to become a nutritionist and while some certifying organizations certainly have a stronger curriculum than others, the lack of unifying standards can make it challenging to ensure you are truly working with an expert. This is not to say I do not respect nutritionists…no, no, no. Rather, I acknowledge that the lack of requirements to attain this title make it challenging as a consumer to determine who is best to work with.
What makes you different than all the other “wellness coaches” out there?
Another great question. And I get it. It seems like coaches are a dime a dozen these days. How is one supposed to actually pick one to work with??
Some questions you may consider asking yourself:
- Do I want someone who is going to get at the root cause of my issue? Not just cover it up with some quick fix.
- Do I want to work with someone who is going to help me navigate how to make a change that fits in my life? Like really make it fit. AND help me redesign when it no longer works?
- Do I want to work with someone who is in this for the long haul? Who takes my long-term success very seriously and very personally?
- Do I want someone who has experience and has worked with enough people like me that I can really put my trust and faith in them?
- Do I want a coach that is accessible to me in a way that is convenient given my busy life? I don’t have time to drive to another appointment or meeting.
- Do I want a coach who is going to hold me accountable and offer tough love or gentle grace when I am needing it most?
- Do I want a coach who can help me not feel so anxious about my health and my body? And instead, celebrate it.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, I am your gal.
What does it mean to be an integrative & functional health practitioner?
Both of these types of practices are grounded in a couple similar principles:
- A person is more than just their health issue. The whole person – body, mind, emotional well-being, and spirit – need to be taken into account when creating a therapy plan.
- To truly heal, you need to address the root cause, not simply mask the symptoms with a medication.
- All the systems of the body work together and have a unique interplay. Acknowledging this is foundational to healing the root issue.
- Sustainable, long-term better health requires sustainable, long-term lifestyle change.
You are a dietitian. And a wellness coach. Why are you not super thin and like really toned and everything?
Yes, I practice what I preach. Yes, my health and wellness is incredibly important to me. But here’s the kicker: I am not my body. My body, a mixture of sturdy German and Polish (among other things) genes, is the vessel in which I take my life head-on, full force. And this life is full of movement and dance, exercise that keeps me feeling vital and strong. It is a life full of wholesome foods and homemade, well-planned meals to keep me nourished. It is a life full of well-rested nights and mindful days to manage stress.
It is also a life of the occasional skipped workout to spend time with friends. A life of consciously indulgent meals in the city that I love with the man who I love even more. It is a life that includes the occasional spontaneous sleepless night dancing like a crazy person. It is a life of travel and living outside my comfort zone. It is a life of making shit happen and sometimes anxiously embracing the unknown.
My body is a vessel for all this. I do not ask her for perfection. I do not ask her to look like everyone else. I ask her to be strong for me. Be well and feel energized so I can use her to create a story. My story. And in return, she asks that I give her my best effort, my most balanced self, allowing me the same grace.