With a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and multiple certifications in Nutrition and Health, I am well equipped to help you develop the lasting, positive sense of sense you've always been searching for.
The skills I utilize are a combination of clinical nutrition, psychology, and practical coaching techniques. My approach is compassionate and empowering. I don't see my clients' eating challenges as "something is wrong," but as a means to explore the eating habits and beliefs that impact their food choices, weight, and health.
What Qualifies Me to Help You?
My professional credentials are supported by my personal journey, and more importantly, by my deep commitment to helping women feel happy, confident, and healthy.
Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Queens College, NY
Certified Mind Body Nutrition Coach - Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Certified Psychology of Eating Coach - Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Certified Holistic Health Coach - Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Completed Mindful Eating Training Program- Am I Hungry
Certified in Digestive Disorders- Holistic Nutrition Lab
You will find that I am a great listener, insightful, compassionate, encouraging, and goal oriented. I am fully equipped and committed to guide you through your journey of transformation.
Who Can I Help?
Most of my clients come to me feeling frustrated and stuck with at least one of the following health concerns
Stop the cycle of thinking “I’ll start eating ‘right’ tomorrow” or, “forget it, there’s no hope for me.”
Replace the “I shouldn’t have eaten that” food war with a positive, healthy relationship with food.
Determine what foods truly make you radiant, so you can cut through the confusion of what’s “good” to eat and what’s not.
Create peace within yourself, so you have the energy to live the life you truly want, in the body you’ve come to love.
Mind-Body Nutrition explores the psychophysiology of how our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact our nutritional health and overall well being. Simply put, what we eat is only half the story of good nutrition.
The other half is who we are as eaters. Digestion and calorie burning are profoundly affected by our levels of stress/relaxation, our emotional attitudes toward our food (pleasure/guilt), the timing of our meals, our eating environment, and much more. With awareness and proper tools, mind body nutrition is the means to enhance our health and the quality of our lives.
Dynamic Eating Psychology
Each of us has a unique and ever-changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology is an empowering, transformational approach that teaches there are important lessons to be learned from our relationship with food.
When we pay attention, we begin to see how our food-related challenges interplay with our family, work, and social lives.
Shira has helped me in so many ways big and small. With my physical and emotional health, with my relationship to food and my interpersonal relationships. There is no area that we don’t touch on in our work toward helping me live my best, most fulfilling, most rewarding, most meaningful, most delicious life. She has become both a guide and trusted confident in navigating this journey toward health and I will continue to be forever grateful for having the opportunity to work with her.