Hello & Welcome!
I’m a Health Educator and Wellness Coach- I help individuals, families, & organizations get healthier and maximize their wellness.
A little about my health journey…
I was an athlete through high school and college, but wasn’t particularly interested in health and wellness at the time. It wasn’t until I developed my first autoimmune disease in my early 20’s that I started to pay more attention.
I did whatever my doctors recommended at the time and started researching stress management, music therapy, nutrition, and anything else I could come up with that might help me improve my physical health.
Unfortunately, I kept getting more and more sick. I was loaded up on steroids and multiple immunosuppressants, many times several at once. I experienced side effects of the meds. For several years I could barely eat. During other years I was in excruciating pain and could barely walk, if at all. I spent more than a decade treating one symptom and one autoimmune disease after another. Being passed from one specialist to another. And I had a long list of medications to prove it.
Eventually, I learned how to find doctors that would actually help me heal. (That was a total game changer.) I learned how to navigate the complex health care system. I learned how to decide what medicines to try, and when to say no. How to fire a doctor and get second opinions. And how to heal by working on my body, mind, and soul.
I was inspired to go back to school to study health. In 2010, I earned my Master’s Degree in Community Health and became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
Since then, I also completed eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation’s Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, and Dr. Martha Beck’s Life Coach Training Program. I’ve recently studied energy work as well.
All of the knowledge, skills, and tools I learned helped me heal myself- body, mind, and soul. And I’m inspired and passionate about offering my knowledge and skills to help others get healthier.
It’s my belief that good health is contagious, and we can pass it on.
My educational highlights…
- Masters of Science Degree in Community Health
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration
- Martha Beck Life Coach Training Program, MBI
- Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, eCornell & The T. Colin Campbell Foundation
- Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, WebMD & National Wellness Institute
If you’re interested in learning more, please fill out the form below. I offer (free) 20 minute consults, and we can chat and learn more about each other.
Sharing the love…
“Erica is a plethora of information when it comes to practical ways to handle stress and catch good health. She provides a safe and comfortable space for you to experience ways to get back into your body and relax, resulting in lower stress levels—yes please! If you get a chance to work with, listen to, or experience Erica’s teachings, do yourself a favor and say yes!” ~Jen Trulson, Master Certified Life Coach”
“Erica made juicing fun! Her Juicing 101 webinar was informative and educational. There were so many a-ha’s especially about Vitamin B on fruits & veggies and about alkalinity and acidity of the body. Erica is funny, smart and down to earth. I felt excited and empowered to ramp up my juicing!” ~Jen Gotti, Confidence & Success Coach
“Erica is a masterfully skilled health educator and life coach with the perfect combination of pragmatism, spirituality, heart and HUMOR. Erica has a quiet yet authentic demeanor, and a fine ability to be an objective listener. Every exchange she had with our volunteers was filled with integrity that made these sessions she presented invaluable and full of tools to use for a lifetime. Erica and her expertise as a life coach are a true gift.” ~Stephanie Duell, Sr. Family Readiness Support Assistant, NYNG Family Programs