One on One Coaching

How I work

As a Holistic Health Counselor, I work with you to help you improve your overall health and happiness.  I offer guidance on specific lifestyle changes that will help you to achieve your goals and raise your overall quality of life.  I aim to help you feel better in your body by working first with your food choices and then with the aspects of your life that affect not only how and what you eat, but also how you live.

I don’t work with specific diets but rather help you to figure out what works best for your body and then teach you how to do the same for yourself.  I share quick, easy, healthy and delicious recipes with you as well as cooking tips to save you time and money in the kitchen.  I’ll work with you to make cooking fun and enjoyable.  Together we’ll experiment with new and different foods.  I will never ask you to deprive or starve yourself.  I don’t do it myself and could never ask you to do anything drastic that you don’t feel 100% comfortable with.

The best part of a being a Holistic Health Counselor is that I can offer a level of support that you’ve never had before.  You are never alone on your journey towards a healthier life; I will guide you and share insights on living a more balanced lifestyle.  I help you set goals and determine your priorities and will then help hold you accountable so that you achieve the goals you have set.  I will give you gentle and loving support while still keeping a firm hand when you need it.

I won’t let you make excuses but instead will help you work through any barriers or obstacles that come in your way.  I will help teach you how to love and care for yourself and how to create healthy boundaries around food, relationships and your environment.

I work in a “Holistic” manner meaning that I take the entire person into account when helping them determine a plan of action and setting their goals.  I don’t take just food into account when guiding towards greater health but also all those parts of you that make you special and unique while also helping you to become healthier and happier.

While working with the whole person, I am able to help them take their goals and break them into smaller, more manageable pieces.  This way we are set up for success in a way that makes gradual and long lasting progress towards your goals.  I don’t work with quick fixes and will help you overcome any challenges you might come across as you work towards your healthier life.  I am dedicated to your success.

During the course of our work together, you will receive support from me during our counseling sessions together, either in-person or over the phone.  Our sessions will center on your immediate concerns first, your goals and other issues that are most important to you.  You decide on the pace of our sessions together and the program is 100% customized for you and your personal situation.  I will support you, guide you and give lifestyle suggestions to help you reach your goals.  We will also re-visit our work from the previous session.

After each session, you will receive from me detailed and personalized recommendations.  Think of it as your “homework” for our next session together.  I will also send you specific resources, recipes and cooking tips that I believe will help you reach your goals.  Everything will relate back to your sessions with me and your overall goals for your program.

My Programs

You have three different program options.  The programs differ according to how quickly you’d like to see results, how much time and access you’d like to have with me and your budget.

No matter what program option you choose, you will receive your own personalized “Healthy Living” binder.  In it, you’ll be able to keep all of your session notes complete with personalized recommendations, your program forms and all of the helpful healthy living recipes, tips and resources that I’ll give you over the course of our working together.

The “Need it, Want it, Gotta Have it Now” Program

This program offers my very highest level of support.  You have access to me when you need it the most.  I am here to offer you what you need when you need it, whether it is gentle support or a gentle shove.  This program is best for those individuals who are ready to make a change and are ready to do it now!  They are ready and willing to make the commitment to themselves and they just don’t want to wait anymore.  This is an intense 3 month program.  We will have a session every week for the duration of your program.  This is the only program that offers unlimited access to me.

This program includes:

  • 60 minute sessions once a week for 3 months where we will go over your progress and your challenges and set goals for our next session, also including detailed recommendations from our session
  • Unlimited Phone Access between sessions- call me when you have a question, need feedback or have come upon a roadblock for a quick 10 minute check-in; I will try to accommodate you the best that I can outside of our scheduled counseling sessions. The unlimited phone access to me helps when you have an immediate concern and don’t want to lose momentum.  Immediate support can be THE thing that pushes you further and helps you achieve your goals that much faster
  • Unlimited e-mail support between sessions with responses from me within 1 business day, but usually less than that
  • A level of support from me that you have never experienced before, think of me as your own personal cheering section without the pom-poms
  • Personalized resources, recipes and cooking tips emailed to you

The “I’ve Got Some Motivation, Now I Need a Push” Program

This program offers the best of me and my knowledge for you but in a less in your face sort of way.  This program is best suited for those individuals who are self-starters with motivation but are looking for the right direction.  This program is laid out over a 6 month period with bi-monthly sessions with me.

This program includes:

  • Two, 60 minute sessions a month for 6 months where we will go over your progress and your challenges and set goals for our next session, also including detailed recommendations from our session
  • Personalized resources, recipes and cooking tips emailed to you
  • A level of support from me that you have never experienced before, think of me as your own personal cheering section without the pom-poms

The “I’ve Made Amazing Changes to my Life, But I’m Not Done Yet” Program

This is a program designed for those individuals who have previously completed a program with me and are looking for a way to continue the momentum OR for the total rock-star who is in need of a little less hand holding and a little more guidance.  This is an ideal maintenance program that is customizable to suit your needs when you are ready to head out on your own but still like the benefit of monthly check-ins.  This program requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and can be extended to any length you desire. I usually suggest 3, 4, 5 or 6 month increments.

This program includes:

  • One, 60 minutes session with me per month, including detailed and personalized recommendations for the duration of your program.
  • Resources and Recipes emailed to you after each session
  • My continued high level of support

Ready to Get Started?

Email me at or call me at (845) 729-7326 to schedule your complimentary “get acquainted” phone session.  If you live in the Rockland or Westchester County area, then we can meet in person.

Prior to our “get acquainted” session, you will receive via email a very brief questionnaire.  Answering these questions before our complimentary “get acquainted” session is essential to both your and my success.  I promise that it’s painless.

We will use our first session to discuss your current situation and your specific goals.  We will also double-check that working together is a good fit for both of us.  I choose my clients very carefully so that your future success is in the best hands possible.  You will then tell me which program you decided would work best to meet your goals.

From here, we set our start date as well as schedule the remainder of your sessions.  After the conclusion of our “get acquainted” session, I’ll send out your welcome packet via email.

In your welcome packet, you’ll find a client information and goal sheet among other things.  Please complete these forms and return it to me at least 2 days prior to our first counseling session.

I will use this information to customize a plan specifically for you, for your goals and for your specific concerns.  I am committed to making sure that you get the results that you are looking for.  The best part about all of this is that by having all of your information back to me before our first counseling session, we can hit the ground running in your very first session with me.  How amazing is that?

What Results Can You Expect from One-on-One Coaching?

You can expect many changes as a result of working with me.  Among them are:

  • Renewed enthusiasm for living well and improving your life
  • Making the conscious decision to make yourself a priority, over and over again
  • Finally make the positive changes in your life that you’ve been wanting to make
  • Feeling more comfortable, confident and healthy in your body than you’ve been in a long time
  • Getting excited about cooking healthy, quick and delicious food for yourself and your family and friends
  • Knowing that you can make healthy choices when it comes to meals and snacks whether you are home cooking or eating at a restaurant
  • Smashing previous barriers and boundaries in less time with less effort than you thought possible
  • Reaching a healthier body weight and maintaining it without stress and without deprivation
  • Create new and healthier boundaries in all aspects of your life.  “You” time really means “you” time, finally!
  • Develop healthier habits that you can keep now and for a lifetime
  • Knowing what your body needs, why it needs it and how to satisfy that need in a healthy way
  • Losing the leash that food has had on your life, you are in control and know what to eat, all the time
  • Emotional eating no longer has a place in your life and stress is manageable and a fraction of where it was
  • All aspects of your life are more enjoyable, period
  • Setting goals and then achieving them, over and over again, and you know that you have the skills you need to do this whenever you want
  • A greater love and acceptance of your body and what it can do for you
  • More love, gratitude and happiness- you enjoy your life more!


Please don’t hesitate to contact Annette with any questions or concerns.  Your success is my greatest wish.

You can email Annette here or use the Contact Form.