Can you prescribe medications?
No, it is not within my scope to diagnose or prescribe. I address the body as a whole with the intention to strengthen it to allow it to heal. In some instances we may uncover issues that may require input from your primary care physician. With your permission I would support you in collaboration with your primary care physician.
Do I have to buy a block of sessions or can I just play it by ear?
You can definitely pay as you go if that is your preference and I would discuss how many sessions I feel would be appropriate on a case by case basis at our first meeting. Buying a block results in some saving for you and for some people provides the level of commitment they need to pursue their goal which is why it is offered. That said you are free to choose.
Will other people know what we talk about?
Absolutely not. As a coach I am bound by the same confidentiality rules as any other therapist or physician. The only time I can break that confidentiality is if personal/public harm or a crime is suspected.
My physician doesn't believe in Functional Medicine, can I still work with you?
Absolutely yes, if you choose to experiment with an alternative treatment I will help you find the supporting science to make your own decisions and approach your primary care physician. Failing that I have a group of physicians I collaborate with that may be more open to alternative treatments.
I have a chronic disease can I just come see you and not see my physician?
No, I work hand in hand with physicians for clients to get the best possible outcome for their situation. Lifestyle changes may bring about changes to your particular condition meaning medication dosages may need to be reviewed from time to time. It is therefore very important for your physician to be involved in the process or at least aware of the changes you are making.
Will you just tell me what to do?
No. As a coach my job is to help you decide what you want to do and encourage you to find ways to achieve your goals; together we co-create a plan. I will never force you to do anything you don't want to do or are not ready to do, you decide. I will help you refine the plan as we go along and provide encouragement and accountability for your choices.
How do I know if Health Coaching is right for me?
A health journey is something very personal and it is important to feel comfortable and trust the person you choose to support you. Feel free to Book a FREE 30 min Call so you can get to know me a little and I can get a better idea of the support you need.