Would you like help to feel better?

As a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®,  I have been trained to help fibromyalgia patients improve their energy and sleep, while reducing their pain and brain fog. Essentially, I help you take back control of your life! Just like you, I live with fibromyalgia every day. As a coach, I offer one-on-one support to help you through your daily life.

I will help you...

  • Find fibromyalgia treatments that are effective for YOU
  • Learn how to manage your symptoms
  • Create a toolbox of resources and tools to manage your fibromyalgia
  • Make lifestyle changes (as necessary)
  • Build a team of providers who can help you feel your best (doctors, etc.)
  • Improve your fibromyalgia symptoms and quality of life
  • Take control of your life and health
  • Gain freedom from your illness and the prison your body has become
  • Learn to pace yourself, so that you have fewer bad days and more good days
  • Manage your energy effectively, so that you get more done with less effort
  • Develop systems and strategies to streamline your life and time
  • Honor and care for your body with self-care technique
  • Develop healthier eating habits that are simple, yet effective
  • Recover your hope that life can be great again
  • Create a sense of calm and peace of mind
  • Lower your pain levels
  • Be accountable for the goals you set for yourself
  • Connect with other resources you might need
You don't have to do it all at once
We take it Baby Step by Baby step

As a Certified Fibromyalgia coach®, I provide:

Information to bridge the gap between what your doctor knows and what you need to feel your best.

Doctors are not taught in medical school how to effectively or efficiently treat fibromyalgia. In most cases, I've had more fibromyalgia-specific training than your doctor has! With this training, I can help bridge this gap in knowledge by educating both you and your provider. There is so much that can be done to improve fibromyalgia symptoms beyond the typical FDA-approved fibromyalgia medications. As we work together, I will teach you about these other treatment options and how to discuss them with your providers.

Recommendations on new therapies and treatments for you to try.

I’ve tried so many different things in my journey to health! I can share with you what has worked for me, as well as educate you on what has been proven to be helpful for others with fibromyalgia, both in a clinical setting and with my other clients. If there's something you're interested in trying, I probably already know someone who has and can share their experience with you.

Insight into medications and natural therapies.

I can often tell how well your doctor understands fibromyalgia by the medications and supplements you’re taking. If they are not what has been proven to be the most helpful and effective, we can talk about potential changes and how to talk to your doctor about them. While I can give you insights and information, medication adjustments always need to be discussed with your doctor.

Suggestions on tests or labs your doctor can order.

Other issues often contribute to your fibromyalgia symptoms. As we uncover and deal with these other issues, your fibromyalgia will usually improve. I often recommend tests and labs your doctor can order that will check your hormones, vitamin and mineral levels, food allergies and intolerances, sleep issues, and more.

Tips on managing your daily life and stress with fibromyalgia.

It IS possible to live well with fibromyalgia! Working together, we can come up with ways to better manage your life and stress to minimize your pain and fatigue. I'll help you uncover your priorities so that you can spend your time and energy on what's most important in your life — and help you increase our energy so you have more to spend.

Referrals to other specialists and providers.

As a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®, I am part of a world-wide network of other coaches and patients who can help you find the help you need. I also have hand-selected a variety of professionals that I work with and recommend to my clients. These specialists can provide the tests and therapies I suggest and treat you with the compassion you deserve.

Guidance on how to have conversations with others about your fibromyalgia.

Whether it's other providers, friends, family, or people at work, I can help you figure out the best ways to talk to others about your fibromyalgia, and your needs. We can practice conversations so you feel confident or simply talk through different ways of explaining things. I can also provide you with materials and resources that you can share with your doctors and others that help explain fibromyalgia, your symptoms, and your needs.

Accountability for making lasting changes.

Sometimes a little accountability goes a long way! I can help hold you accountable for things like: getting to bed on time, taking your supplements, doing the PT exercises you keep forgetting to do, saying no when you need to – or whatever else you need. We all have things we know we should do and yet still struggle to get done. With me as your accountability partner, you'll find those things are much easier to accomplish!

As your Coach, I’m also your cheerleader, encourager, and instructor along the way. I’ll celebrate your victories with you, encourage you when you think there isn’t anything to celebrate, and teach you to apply what I’ve learned to your own life.

The bottom line? I will be your partner, encourager, and instructor through your fibromyalgia journey.

There is so much that can be done to improve fibromyalgia symptoms.
You can feel better than you do today!

FAQs

Can I become pain free or have my fibromyalgia in remission?

How much and how quickly you improve depends on many factors, such as: other conditions you have, how long you've been sick, the severity of your symptoms, available resources, and so on. Fibromyalgia itself is very treatable, while other conditions can be more difficult. You can absolutely feel better than you do today! In our time together, your fibromyalgia symptoms will improve, as will your quality of life. Keep in mind that I am here to guide you but you must do the work to achieve the desired results.

What Results Can I expect?

This pilot study showed that after working with a coach for one year, fibromyalgia patients were able to reduce the severity of their pain by almost one third, cut the overall impact of pain on their lives almost in half, and reduced their overall doctor visits (and the expense of those visits) down to just 15% of what they were before coaching.

While the participants in the pilot study met with Certified Health and Wellness coaches, they did NOT meet with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.

In my experience, working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® gives better results more quickly. What you can expect will very, depending on your unique health circumstances.

Learn more about the research, my training, and results of working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® at the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute website.

How long will I be working with you?

It varies. During your consultation, I will make a recommendation for you based on your specific needs and goals. Most clients begin by committing to work with me for three months, meeting once a week for three weeks each month. On average, my clients work with me for a total of six to twelve months as they learn to manage their fibromyalgia and help their bodies heal.

What is a consultation? Is there any obligation?

A consultation is simply a "get to know you" appointment. It is a time for us to learn about each other, talk about what you need, learn more about how working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® can help, and determine whether or not I'm the right person to help you. 

The consultation will start with me asking you questions so that I fully understand your situation, what you've tried, what worked, what didn't work, and what challenges you're currently facing. These questions will also help me know if I'm the right person to help you or not. I will then give you my recommendations for your next step. My recommendation may be to work with me, but it might be something else! Regardless, I will be honest with you about what I think your next step should be. You'll be able to ask me any questions you have, and if it's the right fit for us to work together, we will get you enrolled at the end of that call.

Other than showing up for the consultation, being honest about your situation, and engaging in the conversation, there is no obligation.

Do You take insurance? How about my HSA or Flex Spending Visa?

I am unable to take insurance, but it may be possible for you to use your Health Care Spending Account. Each HSA or FSA account is different on what they allow, so you’ll need to do some checking on your end.

If your HSA covers working with a coach, here are the steps to take:

  1. First, you’ll need to have your doctor write you a “prescription” saying that working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® would be helpful. (If your doctor wants to chat with me about how a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® can help you, just have him or her contact me or the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute where I was trained.)
  2. You will then pay me directly and I will provide you with a receipt. Unfortunately, I cannot bill your HSA Visa directly. (They're rules, not mine.)
  3. Finally, you will submit your receipt to your HSA or FSA for reimbursement.

What is your refund policy?

I do not offer refunds. In order to put my full faith in your success, there can be no space for you to quit on yourself and your dreams (aka request a refund). My no refund policy is a clear way of saying right from the start that neither of us are willing to accept failure as an option. There will be times our work together will be hard work — and sometimes that work will look like saying no or resting! I will not give up on you and don't want you to give up on yourself either!

What is your cancellation/rescheduling policy?

Appointments may be canceled or rescheduled with a minimum notice of one business day through my automated online scheduling system. This allows me to use your space for someone else who needs help.

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