meet your coach.

Hi, I’m Debbie. I have been helping people live healthy and active lives for over thirty years. I’d love to help you with your health goals.


I began my career with a degree in Health Education and a desire to teach people how to live healthier lifestyles…Over thirty years later, I am still at it! I have worked in a variety of settings: hospitals, physical therapy clinics, YMCA’s, private gyms, sports centers, and have run my own personal training and nutrition education businesses. 

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and studied at the T.Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I am also a certified Prevent T2 Diabetes instructor.

I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • T. Colin Campbell, PhD,  founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
  • Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
  • Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Hypnotherapy and reiki Healing

After decades of working with people on nutrition and fitness, one thing became very evident to me: taking care of our spiritual selves is every bit as important – or more – as taking care of the physical being. Habits, beliefs, and emotions can have deep roots that influence our motivation and ability to develop and adhere to healthy habits. 

Hypnotherapy is useful with a wide variety of issues including weight management, sleep issues, stress and anxiety, addiction issues, relationships, and procrastination or time management. In hypnotherapy sessions, I help clients go into a deep and relaxing meditation that allows them to discover and address issues from their past that may be blocking their progress in meeting goals. It’s important to note that hypnotherapy is not at all like you might have seen on a stage. You are not asleep. You will remember everything and are always in control of your body and mind.

Reiki Therapy is an ancient energy healing modality that can open the energy centers, or chakras, in your body, reducing inflammation, promoting healing,  and relaxation. Reiki is not massage, though licensed massage practitioners may use massage in their reiki practice. In my reiki sessions, you are guided through a relaxing meditation, and then rest quietly while I guide energy through your chakra centers and to areas of pain or discomfort.

private health coaching

My One-On-One Coaching begins with a free consultation where we get to know each other and talk about your health concerns. If we decide we are a good match and you would like to pursue coaching, we will set up a program to continue working together, either in person or virtually.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life that affect the way you nourish your body. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and we’ll navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice together to explore what truly works for you.

Together we will:

  • Connect the dots between who you are and who you want to be
  • Create your personal blueprint
  • Decipher your body’s unique needs
  • Set your personal goals and work towards sustainable change

What you get:

  • Two 50-minute sessions per month
  • Email support between sessions
  • Personalized tools specific to your needs and goals
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me.
During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
What are you waiting for? Let’s do this! Use the form below to email me a good time for us to get together by phone or Zoom for your free initial consultation.

Corporate Services

Public Speaking: Book me for your group, business, or workshop

corporate wellness programming: Let me help you design a wellness program for your employees.

Retreats and workshops:I can provide a variety of content for small and large groups.

"Since working with Debbie I am no longer in constant gastric pain or feeling bloated all the time. I feel more energetic and don't get so grumpy at the end of the day. I'm so thankful!"