I have a passion for empowering individuals to ditch restrictive fad diets and unrealistic society standards once and for all because I know what it’s like to feel trapped in your own skin. There was a time in my life where I was hyper focused on every bite of food I ate and every calorie I burned. I was miserable, loney, and obsessed with my physical appearance.

I used food to cope with negative experiences and as a way to feel in control. I was constantly worried about how other people perceived and I missed out on so much because I was never fully present in my life. 

In 2020, I opened Small Changes to help redefine the way we think about health. My mission is to help you improve your overall health and wellness without focusing on the number on the scale or the size of your jeans. This weight neutral approach is based on the idea that your health status or risk level can’t be determined solely by your weight and that weight does not equal health. 

My role as a coach is to create a safe and compassionate space for you to share your experiences without fear of judgment. As your coach I will never tell you what you “should” or “should not” do as you are the expert of your own life! Instead will I support you in discovering what changes you would like to make based on what is most important to you.

I also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you obtain mindfulness skills so you can live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility, or the ability to handle whatever challenges life throws your way. 

Each of my coaching programs is designed to equip you with the tools and strategies you can use long after our coaching sessions end. You will have the confidence and skillset to apply the strategies learned in coaching to various situations in your day-to-day life.

I help you feel your best, without being obsessed.

My qualifications: I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaching (NBCHWC) Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and I hold a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certification.  I am also a Certified K-5 Teacher in the state of New Jersey.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Flagler College, a masters degree in Applied Psychology from Rider University, and completed a National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) program at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

I currently serve as President of the Behavior Analysis in Health, Sport, and Fitness Special Interest Group.