I am a Board-Certified Patient Advocate - I will assist you in navigating a medical diagnosis and treatment options and achieving the best healthcare path possible. I will provide you with reliable information about your diagnosis to help you in making better-informed decisions. Having a private, unbiased Health Advocate as part of your care team can help support you and reduce stress.
Let’s find your answers together.
I am a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach - I will listen, guide and motivate you on your health and wellness path. As a health and wellness coach I will collaborate with you on developing a path that supports behavior change and assists in reaching your goals. I will collaborate with you on developing a plan to incorporate your doctor’s recommendations or your own personal health and wellness goals by tapping into your strengths. I provide clients with valuable, empowering information for wherever they are on their wellness path. Your values and goals are my focus. I can help you manage chronic conditions, lose weight, increase movement and activity, and overall improve your health and wellness.
My success in creating a healthier, more enjoyable life for myself inspired me to do the same for others.
My path in health and wellness began a long time ago without even realizing it. Since the age of 8 I’ve suffered from migraine headaches. Through life experience and research, talking to physicians and other migraine sufferers, I have learned how to manage and avoid triggers. I soon discovered that stress, irregular sleep habits, certain scents and weather were also triggers. This led me to increase my exercise program, which is wonderful at reducing stress, maintaining muscle mass and bone density, and supporting good sleep. All my reading also highlighted the importance of whole-food nutrition.
My journey as a patient advocate began when a family member was diagnosed with a condition during the pre-internet time. As a Librarian I was able to do research to find out valuable information that enabled important decisions to be made. Throughout the years I helped family and friends with information needs regarding medical challenges. In addition, I helped them develop questions for their appointments with their doctors.
As a Librarian, I will provide you with reliable information. I combine my research skills with my health coaching and patient advocate knowledge to provide you with valuable information that will ensure you are empowered and educated about your health. As a librarian I guided customers in finding the information they needed. Today I can do the same for you.
- Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)
- National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
- Master Certified Health Coach, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute (MCHC)
- Master of Library Science (MLS), Rutgers University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, SUNY Geneseo
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Weight Management Consultant
- Certified Older Adult Fitness Instructor
- Certified Women’s Hormonal Health Consultant
- CPR/AED and First Aid certified
- Alliance of Professional Health Advocates member
- National Wellness Institute member
The coaching and advocacy services I received were very helpful and empowered me to navigate a health challenge and begin living a more healthy life.
Master Certified Health Coach
Laura received her Master Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possesses the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.