Self Empowerment Begins Here!



The true beginning of change is learning to love ourselves exactly as we are right now.

It is only from that positive mindset that we recognize our habits are not who we are, they are only what we do.


About Coach Theresa

My programs and services empower women to embrace the truth of their own beauty and perfection.
In this space we define and establish healthy, authentic and sustainable mind-body-spirit lifestyle practices.

My passion is providing the tools and space to build a sustainable wellness foundation. This is done by establishing a positive mindset and by building a self care system using team support, mindfulness and action steps; recognizing that all healthy change begins with self love and self respect.

Care Bear


I am a survivor of long term childhood abuse; physical, emotional and spiritual. Offering support systems and tools for women who struggle with anxiety and self-sabotage due to the residual trauma of child abuse is my specialty. Together, we overcome the self sabotage tendencies that often accompany survivors and steal their victories! 

Having survived and, finally thrived in spite of the consequences this experience is known to create for adult survivors of abuse, I am uniquely qualified to offer support to other survivors of child abuse.

 Integrative Lifestyle Coaching includes the full spectrum of incorporating spirituality, nutrition, fitness and balance to my clients.

Success is achieved by establishing self care and personal empowerment strategies resulting in victory over difficult lifestyle habits and tendencies.

Some of the side effects that adult survivors of child abuse may experience are:

Weight gain
Unresolved Grief
Feeling Stuck
Alcohol/substance abuse

Digestive problems
Food addictions/compulsions
Self sabotage
Brain fog episodes
Health anxiety
Passive aggressive behavior
Religious ferver

Self Condemnation
Loss of confidence
Social Anxiety
Avoidance of conflict
People pleasing
Self blame
Misplaced guilt…..

The list of what we deal with is almost endless and affects us at every level.


Integrative Lifestyle Coaching includes the full spectrum of incorporating spirituality, nutrition, fitness and balance to my clients.

Success is achieved by establishing self care and personal empowerment strategies resulting in victory over acquired habits and tendencies.

You can free yourself from those negative emotions and enjoy a sustainable level of physical/spiritual/emotional wellness that DOES NOT leave you with confusion and frustration!

You will be amazed at the results fun and easy shifts in perspective can bring to your life!

This is for you if you would like to enjoy holistic wellness with a sense of balance and peace of mind.

You will be amazed at how much benefit you can enjoy with a system of empowerment that allows you to shift your perspective! 

My Training, Experience and Education:

  • The Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Red Cross Personal Health Care Training Program

  • The Stratford Career Institute- Natural Health Consultant

  • A variety of Integrative Coaching, Holistic Wellness and Practical Business Courses

  • Reiki Master Initiation & Certification


    Reiki Master Affiliate MemberI am an attuned Reiki Master Practitioner in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
    I was attuned at level I and II during the summer of 2002 by Reiki Masters Doreen Russel and Martha Creek.
    After many years of practicing Reiki healing on family and friends, and seeing many near miraculous transformations, I decided to pursue Reiki Advanced and Master/Teacher Certification. (Learn more about the ancient practice of Reiki Here )      
    I was attuned at Unity of Louisville Temple in Louisville, Ky by Reverend Valerie Mansfield March of 2016

Growing up:

Growing up in an established foster care home, I was raised with a constant stream of babies coming and going. 
At one time, we had 11 in diapers, all at the same time with no outside help.
It was my responsibility to help maintain a clean and safe environment 
I provided for a lot of their training and supporting of various child development stages.
It was also my honor and spiritual mission to provide the love and intimacy they were missing.


Midlife Studies:

Over the years I acquired many healthy lifestyle skills in both conventional and alternative practice.
We have a great need to utilize both ancient and current philosophies in order to attain and maintain healthy balance.
I both studied and practice the following:
Positive mindset
Energy channeling for healing
Spiritual diversity



Currently, my husband is receiving peritoneal dialysis for end stage renal failure. His ureter tubes were defective at birth and eventually backed up and silently destroyed his kidneys.
For the last 5 years, I have been his support partner and health care advocate.
We were trained by DaVita Kidney Care to provide both manual and automated peritoneal dialysis treatments in our home.
I also administer prescribed injections and assist him in monitoring his medication and in maintaining a very strict renal diet.


Early adult vocation:

I began working in the health and wellness industry in 1984 as a personal care health assistant. I worked for dozens of senior citizens, children and disabled adults.
I spent 17 years caring for injured and aged people.

Among the many skill modules I was taught during that time were the following:

Basic nutrition
Range of motion therapy
Social and family dynamics
Respect for personal values
Signs and symptoms of disease
End of life support
Managing grief and loss
Personal care and hygiene
Maintaining a clean and safe environment
Appropriate food choices for specific conditions  

I was educated to assist in self care for specific conditions such as Alzheimer disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke, cardiac issues, renal failure and many others.


Grief and loss:

My only son and youngest child took his life February 13th of 2007. At that time I became a victim of complicated and traumatic grief.
Through that horrendous experience, I became educated and experienced in managing grief and developing a new reality that includes necessary self healing and restoring quality of life.
I am a survivor of suicide loss.

I am also well versed in:

Basic food preparation and kitchen safety
Pantry and food storage organization
Basic menu planning and shopping
Simple budgeting and money management
I know a million ways to make quick and healthy meals.


I enjoy organic gardening, preserving and storage of seasonal foods and use composting to maintain garden health without chemicals.
Reading is my passion, whether its a supernatural thriller, fantasy or science fiction!
I also maintain a large collection of holistic, traditional and modern wellness reference and research publications.
Hiking, camping and being out in the parks and forests is both recreation and a form of therapy for me. 

My goal is for you to be successful.

Schedule Private Consultation

If you are having a struggle or are finding it difficult to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle goals don’t give up!

I truly want for you to experience a joyful life and to be successful in turning things around.

You can schedule a one time, free private consultation with me.

Together, we can discover what may be blocking your efforts and build a path to success.

We can spend up to 60 minutes, depending on your time allowance. 
Your private consultations take place in a private video chat room and can be done over an internet connection; or you can choose to use a phone only conversation if you prefer.

Use this link to schedule your Free Discovery Consultation: Private Consultation. 


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