I discovered my passion for health and fitness in college while studying for my undergrad in Psychology at UConn. I loved hitting the gym with my college roommate and became fascinated by what I was learning in my nutrition classes. At the time, I was too afraid to leave behind my life-long dream of becoming a therapist, so I continued to pursue that path by getting my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. However, my passion for fitness and nutrition never left my mind. After working in several counseling roles while studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer, I eventually decided to take a leap of faith and switch professions. The transition was relatively easy because our mind and body are so connected. I used my background in therapy every single day to help my clients achieve their fitness and weight loss goals through behavior change. Years later, I discovered that Health Coaching was the perfect way to support families in navigating their journey to wellness.
As a daughter, sister, wife and Mom, I understand the daily challenges families face when it comes to healthy living. Life is hard. Raising a family is hard. Change is hard. Balance is achievable!
My Coaching Philosophy
I am trained in a systemic approach which evaluates the parts of a system in relation to the whole. Applying this to families means that individual behaviors and emotions affect the functioning of the entire family unit. Your family is much stronger when working together, rather than separately. With my coaching programs, you are in the driver’s seat because you know yourself and your family best. We can address any and all aspects of health that matter to YOU.
I believe in balance and moderation, not restriction and deprivation. I support self-care and treating yourself with kindness. My coaching model is about progress, not perfection. By taking small steps, you and each member of your family will achieve your goals one habit victory at a time. As your families Health Coach, I am your cheerleader, a listening ear, accountability partner, and your biggest supporter.
My Education and Certifications