I trained at the Institute for the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (IPE), the world's leading school in Nutritional Psychology where I received my certification as an Eating Behavior and Mind-Body Nutrition Coach. In IPE's internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful cutting-edge tools and protocols that enable me to work with your weight issues, body image challenges, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity, and others. My work combines the powerful new fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition. The skills I use from this training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health.
I have more than 25 years of clinical experience, having received my Master's of Social Work from Arizona State University in 1990. My scope of social work practice included: bereavement, hospice, addictions, and geriatrics, as well as non-profit management.
Click here to see my profile at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
I was a yo yo dieter, beginning at age 15 when I attended my first official weight loss program. I tried them all. I am five sizes smaller today than at my heaviest and have maintained this weight for many years. Today, I no longer go on and off diets; I don't love or hate myself because of the number on the scale (I actually ditched the scale entirely); I eat foods that are live, nourishing and satisfying; and I've learned to slow down with food and in my life. I believe that meditation and visualization are powerful tools to lower stress and create a focus on where I want my life to be. Today my emphasis is on health, wellness and living fully. I enjoy food and do not fear it. I've even learned to cook! My passions include dance (Nia), yoga, boxing (for fitness), walking in nature, reading, and spending time with friends.
I fully recommend Coach Neshama. She is warm and compassionate but perhaps even more than that, she holds s space for you that is accepting, inclusive and safe. I have always felt comfortable speaking with Neshama about very personal things. She devotes her time during your session entirely to you. She is focused completely on you with the intension of getting you to the place you want to be. I am a better person for the time I have spent with Neshama and I recommend her unconditionally.