Holistic Health Coaching or Counseling
with Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.
"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle." ~ Francis of Assisi
As your holistic health coach or counselor, we will work together to optimize your physical, emotional/mental, cognitive, social and spiritual health by identifying the underlying causes of your symptoms and exploring a variety of self-care strategies that empower you to take control of your own healing journey.
At the core of my approach is the belief that the foundation for healing is built first and foremost with a diet and lifestyle that encourages health. This means that the food we eat and the way we live should be aligned with Paleo/Primal principles at the base, the way nature intended us to live. While at the same time, recognizing that we are all unique biochemically and the need for individualized care.
From there, we strengthen the foundation with other holistic practices like mindfulness or breathwork and we may use functional medicine lab testing to go deeper or explore other avenues. We will investigate potential issues like microbial overgrowth, neurotransmitter imbalances, sympathetic nervous system activity, environmental toxicity, nutritional imbalances and more.
- Clarify your goals
- Design a plan of action
- Troubleshoot roadblocks
During a session with me you can expect to attempt to identify the underlying contributors of your symptoms, clarify goals, develop a plan of action, get headed in the right direction, receive customized dietary guidelines and lifestyle approaches, troubleshoot roadblocks, a nutritional supplement assessment, supplemental reading material, and lab testing suggestions if desired.
Holistic health coaching or counseling with Cynthia is short-term and goal focused.
- Get customized diet and lifestyle suggestions
- Assess your nutritional supplement protocol
- Identify the root causes of your symptoms
Also at the heart of my philosophy is the belief that healing is a life-long journey, not a one time event. It requires a passionate commitment and dedication to the goal. Sometimes, not all conditions, illnesses or diseases can be completely "healed", but they can, at the very least, be significantly improved and managed with the right interventions.
Being healthy is not always defined by the "absence" of disease or illness. It may also mean living and functioning as optimally as possible with your condition. Finding harmony and balance in the midst of the storm, while continuing to strive for a more a more optimal level of health.
Last but not least, I hold a firm opinion that responsibility for your health lies in your hands, not your practitioners. My goal is to help you take the reigns and lead the way. This is achieved by helping you to be as informed as possible about your conditions.
- Move toward a higher level of health
- Improve your quality of life
- Take control of your healing journey
I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in counseling, a certificate of completion in functional medicine, and I'm the author of more than ten self-help books. Furthermore, I have overcome many challenges in my own life like fibromyalgia, disabling anxiety attacks, clinical depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, sugar and carb addiction, and compulsive overeating. So, my expertise comes to you on both a professional and personal level. Furthermore, I have been walking the walk of what I teach for more than 25 years.
Cynthia's holistic health coaching or counseling has helped thousands of people with chronic health conditions of many different kinds to successfully improve their lives and move toward a higher level of health.
You can learn more about holistic health coach and counselor Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed. here, if you'd like additional details on her credentials or areas of expertise.
All Services Available by Phone, Skype or Email
- Candida Education and Support
- Adrenal Fatigue or Burnout
- SIBO- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
- Alcoholism, Compulsive Overeating, Sugar and Carb Addiction Recovery
- Depression, Anxiety, Hyperactivity & Other Mental Health Issues
- Mindfulness Techniques, Meditation and Breathwork
- Sympathetic Nervous System Dominance or Dysautonomia
- Healthy Eating Plans
- Paleolithic Diet and Primal Living
- Balancing Neurotransmitters
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Stress Management
- Chronic Pain Management
- Biochemical Education
- Personalized Biochemical Evaluation and Testing
- Nutritional Deficiency Testing and Evaluation
- Weight Management
- Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- MS, Parkinson's, Autism, Alzheimer's, Etc.
- Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes
- Basic Health and Wellness
- Professional Consultation
Candida is a cunning and difficult health condition to manage. It requires a great deal of patience, education and persistence. Learn how Candida impacts your mental and physical health, tips and advice on diet, supplementation, treatment options, coping and adjustment or lifestyle changes.
Adrenal fatigue or burnout can be a major contributing factor in most health conditions, syndromes and illnesses, both physical and mental/emotional. Learn the basics of adrenal burnout, how it impacts your mental and physical health and what is needed to restore balance through diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes.
Learn how SIBO may be involved in many mental health conditions like OCD, compulsive overeating, sugar and carb addiction, depression, anxiety, IBS and other functional gut disorders, Candida overgrowth and much more. Understand the best dietary practices, nutritional supplements, testing and treatment options.
As a recovered alcoholic and addict of many substances, with more than 27 years of uninterrupted and craving-free sobriety, I can share with you the reason traditional treatment fails so often and what you need to get sober and stay sober. Learn about alternative treatments for alcoholism, addiction and compulsive overeating that are much more successful than the traditional route.
You or someone you love lives with depression, anxiety, hyperactivity or other so called "mental illnesses" and you would like to find holistic or alternative approaches for relief. Learn how diet, nutrition and environmental toxins impact your mental health and what to do about it. Most mental health conditions can be addressed successfully without drugs. There is no such thing as a mental disorder that exists without a physiological cause.
Discover how to use a variety of mindfulness techniques and/or deep breathing exercises to improve health, restore balance to the autonomic nervous system, relieve or manage chronic pain, alleviate anxiety and assist in spiritual development and awareness. Mindfulness and breathwork are two of those rare holistic self-care techniques that truly encompasses all the aspects of healing for an individual in one simple and affordable step.
Learn how overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system can be a significant factor in many health conditions including adrenal fatigue, Candida overgrowth, SIBO, IBS, addiction, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and much more and steps you can take to increase parasympathetic nervous system activity.
Design a healthy eating plan that is right for your unique biochemical needs and addresses the health conditions that you face. Making simple changes in the diet is one of the most powerful self-care strategies at your disposal and is the foundation of my holistic health coaching or counseling approach.
Learn how the Paleolithic diet and primal living can improve your physical, emotional and spiritual health, regardless of which health condition you face and design a diet plan that's right for you. Understand the basics of a good Paleo diet, the science behind it, why it works and develop your Individualized Paleo Plan.
Neurotransmitter depletion and/or disruption is the primary underlying cause in all mental health conditions and many physiological as well. It is involved in many other chronic health conditions at least to some degree. Learn the basic principles for balancing neurotransmitters and their role in your health.
Undiagnosed food sensitivity occurs in approximately 80% of the population. It can be at the root of many physical and mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, irritable bowel, fatigue, arthritis, insomnia, autism, weight gain, Fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal distress, ear aches, headaches, MS and many more. With a simple test sent to your home, you can determine your hidden food sensitivities and make drastic improvements in your health.
Chronic stress is a primary underlying factor for all health conditions; both psychological and physiological. Regardless of what health condition you face, it is crucial that you understand the impact of stress on the body and mind and incorporate a variety of stress management techniques into your healing plan on a daily basis.
Identify and address the many possible contributing factors to chronic pain such as, neurotransmitter depletion, nutritional deficiencies, methylation disorders, candida overgrowth, impaired detoxification, food or chemical sensitivities to alleviate pain. For pain in other categories, it can be relieved, reduced or managed with mindfulness, meditation or limbic system retraining.
Learn how diet, nutrition and chemicals in our environment affect our biochemistry and thus our mental and physical health and how these factors can create symptoms that appear to be psychological in nature, but are actually physiological. Discover how these symptoms can be eliminated or reduced by correcting one's diet and nutrition or by removing chemicals from your living space.
Each one of us is unique biochemically and metabolically. There is not a one size fits all vitamin supplement or healing plan. Your nutritional supplement program and recovery path should be designed specifically for your biochemistry. Use these ground-breaking biochemical tests to determine your nutritional needs and create a supplement regimen and path for recovery that is created just for you and your body.
More than 80 percent of the population has nutritional deficiencies in a variety of crucial nutrients. Nutritional deficiencies lead to a vast number of psychological and physiological health conditions. When you identify your deficiencies in nutrients and replenish them, significant improvements in physical, emotional and spiritual health can be made.
It's not your fault you're overweight. Learn how factors like carbohydrates, hidden food allergies or sensitivities, thyroid disorders, and common everyday chemicals in your environment trigger your appetite and interfere in proper metabolism, and how you can succeed in maintaining your desired weight.
With an extensive amount of first hand experience with each of these conditions, I will teach you the many underlying factors that contribute to symptoms and how to use diet, nutritional supplements and changes in lifestyle to find significant improvement in symptoms and improve the quality of life.
Learn how toxins impact your physical, emotional and spiritual health and how to detox your body in the safest, most natural and effective manner. Understand your detoxification system, how to identify your toxins, the detoxification diet, genetic vulnerabilities and a wide variety of natural interventions.
You name it, and we can identify a long list of holistic self-care strategies that can vastly improve any health condition you can think of. All health conditions have roots in the foods you eat, the microbes in your gut and the toxins in your environment in one way or another.
Discover a variety of natural sleep remedies that are safe and effective by getting to the root of the problem.
Learn how to keep your blood sugar stable, prevent or reverse insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes with simple changes in your diet and lifestyle.
Optimize your physical, emotional and spiritual health, reduce stress and improve the quality of your life, even if you have no pressing health concerns, and reduce your risk for developing degenerative health conditions in the future with simple changes in diet and lifestyle.
Comprehensive consultation for mental health professionals, public agencies, health care providers, etc., who would like to learn more about my knowledge base, my approach and how to incorporate this type of holistic health counseling or coaching into your practice.
What Clients are Saying About
Holistic Health Coach and Counselor Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.
"Thank you so much for your wonderful consultation and help. You've helped me more in one hour than I've had in 13 years"
"Hi Cynthia, The consult session was a big help for me... especially your first hand experience. As I mentioned, health practitioners up here are clueless or I just never encountered the right specialist. Bless you."
"Thank you, Cynthia. You are truly amazing with your insight, wisdom and knowledge. It was a very valuable experience and money well spent. I'm so thankful I found your web site."
I thoroughly enjoyed talking to you yesterday. You had answers to questions numerous doctors have never been able to answer!
"After struggling with an addiction problem for 26 years, I discovered Cynthia's website, by some miracle and the book "Seven Weeks to Sobriety". After talking with Cynthia only two times, my life changed dramatically for the better. She has more knowledge than any doctor or counselor I have ever talked with. She actually knows what causes the problem. She helped me to determine that I was allergic, that there was actually a physiological or biochemical problem, I wasn't nuts. I took out sugar and caffeine as she suggested, added a few supplements and it's like a light came on. Cravings disappeared and I'm on an "even keel" mentally and emotionally."
"I thank you so much Cynthia. You are the greatest thing that's happened to me since I began my healing journey. The best $65 I've ever spent."
Get Started with Cynthia's Holistic Health Coaching Today
and Begin Moving Toward a Higher Level of Health
To set up an appointment, please make payment below and then fill out the forms that you will be redirected to after payment.
If you have questions about Cynthia's services prior to making payment, please fill out the Contact Form.
60 Minute Initial Consultation
with Health History Review
(Phone or Skype)
Spend an hour with Cynthia one-on-one identifying underlying contributors for your symptoms or conditions, assessing dietary needs and nutritional supplements, clarifying goals and creating a plan of action for moving forward.
What you Get
- 60 minute consult
- Detailed health history review (3 intake forms)
- Personalized dietary and lifestyle recommendations
- Clarified goals and plan of action
- Nutritional supplement assessment (if applicable)
- Lab test suggestions and access to lab testing (if desired)
- Supplemental reading material (if applicable)
With Labs Option ($250)
If you have already done some functional medicine lab testing and would like to me to review it as part of your health history and intake process.
30 Minute Follow Up Consultation
(Phone or Skype)
To be purchased only after you have completed a 60 minute initial consultation.
Spend 30 minutes with Cynthia to discuss your progress, troubleshoot roadblocks, fine-tune diet recommendations, address one particular concern in more depth, or any other issue that comes up since your initial consultation, to keep you moving toward a higher level of health.
60 Minute Initial Consultation
With Case History Review
Plus 30 Minute Follow-Up and
Unlimited Email Support Between Calls
(Phone or Skype)
Spend one hour with Cynthia one-on-one identifying root causes for your symptoms or conditions, evaluating dietary needs and nutritional supplements, clarifying goals and designing a plan of action for moving forward. Then follow up with Cynthia in two weeks with a 30 minute consult to discuss your progress, troubleshoot road blocks, tweak diet plans or address other concerns. Also, comes with unlimited email support between the two calls to answer questions that may arise.
What you Get
- 60 minute consult with case history review and all that is included (as indicated above)
- 30 Minute follow up consult
- Unlimited email support between calls
Includes case history review, one in-depth response, plus a short follow up for questions and clarification.
(This option is typically for overseas clients only who have no ability to use Skype)
30 Minutes = $75.00
60 Minutes = $150
(This option is only for clients who have already had an initial consultation and need additional support via email. Use email minutes to answer short questions that arise between appointments, clarify points that may not be clear, troubleshoot roadblocks, fine-tune diet, explore nutritional supplements, and stay on track with goals, etc.)
30 Minute Phone or Skype Consult Plus Lab Test Review and Interpretation
(Interpretation of one test plus consult. Should be purchased only after you have completed an initial consultation.)
30 Minute Phone or Skype Consult Plus Extended Lab Test Review and Interpretation
(Interpretation of two or three tests plus consult. Should be purchased only after you have completed an initial consultation.)
30 Minute Phone or Skype Consult Plus Comprehensive Test Review and Interpretation
(Interpretation of four or five tests plus consult. Should be purchased only after you have completed an initial consultation.)
Holistic health coaching and counseling services with Cynthia are for educational purposes only. They are not meant to replace medical or psychiatric care with your primary care provider. Nor are they meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Entering into a consulting relationship with Cynthia Perkins does not create a doctor/patient relationship.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel before scheduling a time with me, you may request a refund, but there will be a $25 processing fee.
No refund will be provided if you cancel after being put on the schedule. However, you will be permitted to reschedule on another day at no additional charge, if you have a valid and reasonable reason.
No refund will be provided for consults that include a test review once lab tests have been received.