Office visits in person or by phone
Health and Wellness Coaching
Your health and wellness coaching process begins with completion of a well-being assessment and review of relevant medical history.
Coaching sessions may take place in person or by phone. During the first coaching session, typically 60-90 minutes in length, we will review your well-being assessment and create your personal health and wellness plan along with three month and weekly goals.
Subsequent coaching sessions, typically 30-45 minutes long, are scheduled at regular intervals (weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc). At these visits, we will review your progress, celebrate your successes and view your challenges as opportunities for insight, learning, and growth, and set new interval goals.
After 3 months of health and wellness coaching, clients typically reach more than 70% of their goals. Success breeds success and that provides the energy and confidence to pursue further goals either with or without the support of a coach.
Health and Wellness Consultation
An initial visit, generally 1 -1.5 hours long, will include a comprehensive review of your past medical history, current health concerns, patterns of sleep, exercise, and nutrition, social and spiritual supports, and your current goals. Following this review, we will collaborate to develop a customized plan of mind-body practices that fits your life and moves you in the direction of your goals. A commitment to home practice of mind-body interventions is essential for success. At follow up visits, generally 1 hour in length, we will review and refine your home practice plan as needed. Most individuals benefit from 4-8 weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Periodic follow up visits during periods of stress or transition may be helpful.
While useful for nearly any medical condition, mind-body approaches are not a substitute for comprehensive medical care. Traditional medical practices under the care of your primary care and consulting physicians should be maintained. With regular practice, it is possible that mind-body approaches may lead to decreased need for medications such as those for hypertension, depression, anxiety, and pain. Please make any such changes in consultation with your prescribing physician. Also, be certain to maintain your practice of mind-body skills.
Coverage of mind-body services varies widely among health plans. Therefore, patients are responsible for payment of services. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card (M/C or Visa) at the time of service. Documentation for submittal to insurance plan for possible payment will be provided upon request. If you have any concerns, please check with your insurance carrier in advance.
On Martha's Vineyard, office visits are llocated at 15 Church Street in downtown Vineyard Haven. Contact Wendy for exact office location.There is ample 2 and 4 hour parking nearby. For those coming from off-island, the office is a short walk from the Steamship Authority's Vineyard Haven ferry terminal.
In the Amherst area, please contact Wendy for location information
Please call 413 687-5510 to schedule an appointment, review our fees, or for additional information about our services.
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