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About Me

“As your coach, you will find that I am open-minded, compassionate, encouraging, and goal-oriented. I want to meet you where you are.”

Serving and working as an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach is one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my life. Helping women transform and heal their relationships with food and body has proven to be extremely gratifying work, changing one life at a time. As your coach, you will find that I am open-minded, compassionate, encouraging, and goal-oriented. I want to meet you where you are. My desire is to help you achieve your highest potential, not by strategies that punish, but through those that nourish. Because of my personal experience and educational certifications, I am committed and equipped to guide you along your journey. As we work together, eating challenges and struggles with your body become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-development.

Let’s Get Personal

Throughout my twenties, and after constant dieting and body hatred, I quietly battled Anorexia and Bulimia. My only official diagnosis was Bulimia, for I never met the DSM weight criteria for Anorexia; however, I swung back and forth between disorders. My health was starting to decline in many ways, and after experiencing a very scary episode of being rushed to the hospital, I finally cried out to seek help.
I did the work on self, and after just a couple of months in therapy, my intense restrictive behaviors and binge/purge cycle stopped. That was just the beginning. My relationship with food and body still required significant healing. For the next decade, I set out to learn as much I could about nutrition, while continuing to have a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection. After exploring many approaches to eating and overall health, I finally found a balance that works best for me; truly nourishes my body, mind, and soul. You can, too!

My training

Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

At the Carolyn Costin Institute (CCI) I completed the rigorous, yet very rewarding Coach Training, which educates and trains on an overall approach to life skills and coaching individuals who have eating disorders. As a CCI Coach, I learned how to work with eating disorder clients in both an individual and group setting to help facilitate growth and behavior change related to recovery. The CCI coaching principles parallel the eight core keys detailed in the book and workbook “8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder,” written by Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, LMFT, CEDS, FAED and Gwen Grabb, MFT.

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT) Certified III – Eating Disorder Recovery Coach

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT) was developed by “Dr. Dorie” McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS as a result of her own recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and obesity. She teaches that diets can lead to eating disorders and weight problems; however, EDIT can lead to complete recovery and an ongoing journey of freedom through five powerful principals: Love Your Self, Be True To Your Self, Express Your Self, Give To Your Self, and Believe In Your Self.

Certified Eating Psychology Coach

I also trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (IPE), the world’s leading school for Nutritional Psychology. In IPE’s internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful tools and protocols, enabling me to work with weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating and a variety of nutrition related health concerns, such as digestion, fatigue, and mood. My work combines the powerful fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition, which were developed and originated by Marc David, M.A., Founder for IPE.

  • “Your group series provided me great information! I definitely took away that being healthier is a journey. I think your positivity is really helping me to make changes as they fit into my life, but also to make it a priority. I love your gentle reminders and the approach you take to healthy living in general. Thank you so much!!”

    Casie O.
  • Thank you, Sarah. I had this profound feeling of acceptance from our sessions. Acceptance of my body image, acceptance of eating habits, and acceptance of my feelings when I feel them. That is what I took away. I’m looking at food in a whole new light. I appreciate you helping with that mindset!!!

    Lauren K.
  • "I really enjoyed taking part in your group. Thanks for having me. You are fabulous! I love all of the psychological aspects behind our eating habits. I must admit, I didn't think about that before. Thank you for opening my eyes!"

    Leigh Anne L.
  • "Sarah, thank you for teaching me how to be kind and gentle, while still holding myself accountable. Also, your encouragement, kindness, and support is very motivating! Your group series changed how I see some things. I'm grateful!"

    Lyn B.
  • "Sarah is one of the most inspirational women I’ve ever met. She understood exactly what my struggles were and empowered me to work through them at my own pace. Without her, I would have never gotten as far as I have. She is insightful, and extremely passionate about helping others."

    Lori Z.

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