What will I do for fun if I stop drinking?
There’s an entire world of fun for you to enjoy sober. In both of my coaching programs, we’ll explore what activities and hobbies will bring you fulfillment.
All my friends drink. Do I have to stop spending time with them if I quit drinking?
No. You can still spend time with your friends whether they drink or not. You may experience a transition period as you move your time together from drinking-focused activities to more soulful experiences.
Can you help me with food and nutrition as well?
Yes. As a Registered Dietitian, I would love to help you understand the importance of eating healthy to maintain sobriety. I know from experience how challenging it can be to eliminate alcohol without replacing it with another detrimental habit; I’m here to help you with that.
I’m already sober, can you help me?
Yes. Recovery coaching helps you build a more holistic life that fulfills you without alcohol. The number of sober days under your belt doesn’t magically change your need for support. In my coaching programs, I work with women in all stages of their journey. I’d love to hear where you are in your story.
I’ve been sober for years, can you still help me?
Yes. A sober lifestyle changes throughout the years. After 5-7 years, you may experience different challenges and struggles then in your early years. We are always evolving and every story is unique. I’d love to hear yours, and see if I’m the best fit for what you need.
Alcohol isn’t my problem, do you work with others in recovery?
Yes. While I don’t work with everyone, I do have experience working with individuals who have struggled with other forms of addiction or negative behaviors. Please contact me to share your story, so I can let you know how I can help or connect you with someone who can.
I am a smart, strong woman that has it together in all areas of my life. How come I can't just stop drinking on my own?
This is exactly how I felt at the beginning of my journey. In time, I learned how freeing it can be to ask for help and surrender to the idea of living sober. We are all capable of incredible changes. Working with an experienced coach who understands your story can help you get where you want to go faster and more fully.
I’m not proud of some of the things I’ve done. Can I trust you with my story?
Yes. I safeguard the stories and experiences of all of my clients, and will never share them outside of our sessions without your express permission. Before you open up, I’ll share my parts of my story with you, because I believe it will show you that I’ve been in your shoes and intimately understand the shame and guilt that plagues our journey away from alcohol.
Can I join your program if I’m already in AA?
Yes. I began my journey in AA and found tremendous support there, but discovered this work is not just about alcohol recovery. It’s about crafting a fulfilling, exciting life for yourself without alcohol. This is why I also incorporate physical health, nutrition, healing, and community into my programs. There is no one-size-fits-all. Your unique path may include multiple practitioners and communities.
Will you work with me only on my nutrition?
No. I’ve found that I can help more people by pooling my personal experience of recovery with my professional experience as a Registered Dietitian. I take a holistic approach to coaching, and I have yet to find a nutrition challenge that doesn’t benefit from whole-hearted discovery.
Does your coaching replace therapy?
No. Therapy is a long-term process of unpacking past trauma and self-destructive beliefs through introspection and analysis to diagnose and resolve a problem, guided by psychological principles and behavioral science. Coaching is a forward-thinking process to identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve clear goals and desired results.
Can I join your program if I’m also in therapy?
Yes. Therapy accomplishes something different from coaching, and many clients benefit from both therapy and coaching.
How do I know you can really help me?
This is a very personal decision, and one that only you can make. If your intuition is telling you I may be able to help you, but you want to be sure it’s the right move for you, I invite you to have a conversation with me. I can share my story and answer your questions, but you can also get a feel for how we might work together to clarify and realize your goals.
Do I have to quit drinking in order to work with you?
If you’re looking for permission to continue drinking in a way that is harmful to your health or your soul, you won’t find it here. I do not require my clients to be alcohol-free when we start working together, but I will not work with someone who is not willing to take action in their own life.
My story is different from yours, can you still help me?
Maybe. Every story is different, and yours is unique to you. While I can’t help everyone, I can help women who struggle with shame and guilt fueled or veiled by drinking. The first step is to crave change. It’s important that you want to change your story — the rest we can do together.
I’m not really addicted to anything, is your program right for me?
Addiction is a term that is used to apply a black and white lens to problematic behavior. In truth, addiction is a spectrum filled with gray space. You don’t need to be diagnosed with addiction to want to change problematic behaviors that negatively affect your life. The best way to determine if my program is the right fit for you is for us to have a conversation about what you’re looking for and why. Contact me here.
Do you coach men, too?
No, not at this time. Society has prescribed different cultural norms, mindsets, and behaviors based on genders, which places unique pressures on men and women. Because of this, women and men have different needs, and I have tailored my coaching programs to the female-specific needs.
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