I am a Certified Integrative Health Coach trained at Duke Integrative Medicine and passionate about partnering with clients on how to lead their happy, healthy, and optimal lives.
My personal and professional background have led me to want to best support people who are caregivers. Those who care for others in their personal or professional lives. Those who put others before themselves, dream of a different path, and seek a balanced life.
If this is you- let’s chat!
I want to tell you all about how placing a little realistic focus on you can transform your life!
I thought I would write up a little Q&A you may find helpful to help share a little more about the health coaching experience. If this doesn’t answer your questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I truly want to tell you all about it!
Q: What is an integrative health coach?
An Integrative Health Coach assists people in leading happier, healthier lives by providing support and accountability in the areas of self- care, envisioning, and planning. This includes helping people clarify what they want, explore options, enhance accountability, and take action towards optimal health.
Q: Who needs an integrative health coach?
Everybody! Anybody! Haha…ok, so while I believe health coaching can be for everybody, ideal clients are people who could benefit from a supportive partnership and some structured support in behavior changes towards a healthier lifestyle.
Q: What are some examples of behavior changes?
Here are just a few examples:
- A person seeking work and personal life balance,
- A person who is unhappy with relationships in their life,
- A person who wants to incorporate stress reducing tactics into their routine,
- A person who wants to learn how to incorporate some physical movement into their weekly routine,
- A person who wants to make some changes to their nutrition habits,
- A person who wants to get in touch with their spirituality practices,
- A person who is struggling with how to get a good night’s rest,
- A person who wants to explore a different career path
This list can go on. The client chooses the area of focus in terms of what behavior to adjust.
Q: What can I expect from health coaching?
A client can expect a fully present, safe, and supportive environment through honesty, respect, and non-judgement. While the process of coaching is individual for each client, it is fluid in nature, encouraging, and self directed.
Q: How is health coaching different from therapy?
A client and coach relationship is an even partnership. The coach and client are a team working towards a common goal- the client’s optimal health and well being.
While a therapist might explore history and trauma in the healing process, a coaching session will focus on the present behavior change needs and action steps to get to the desired outcome.
Different from therapists, coaches are guides through the process of change rather than experts who makes recommendations on specifically what and when change should happen.
Q: How are sessions set up?
In our initial session, we will discuss the integrative health coaching partnership, logistics, and expectations as well as answer any questions the client may have. We will discuss the client’s vision for optimal health and what led them to seek integrative health coaching.
The following sessions will be exploratory sessions in goal development and follow up in the client’s area of focus.
Sessions are typically 30-45 minutes in length and are typically scheduled every two weeks. Sessions can be set up more or less frequently based on client preference.
Health Coaching Sessions are one on one and conducted either via Zoom, phone, or Skype.
Can you think of more questions I didn’t answer? Schedule your complimentary 15 minute pre-session. I look forward to talking with you.