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 eat and live. While at the same time, recognizing that we are all unique biochemically and the need for individualization.
Your dietary needs will be affected by whatever health condition you may be addressing or the goal you are trying to achieve, and therefore, needs to be personalized to address these issues.
- Get customized dietary and lifestyle suggestions
- Individualize your Paleo/Primal diet for your personal biochemical needs
- Identify the foods that may be contributing to your symptoms or conditions
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 obstacles
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.
- Determine if microbial overgrowth exists
- 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 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, the challenges that exist, and the options available to you.
- 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 of education in mental health counseling, a certificate of completion in functional medicine and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn) 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 30 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 are provided by phone, Skype or email.
Cynthia's Areas of Expertise
- Individualizing Your Paleo or Primal Diet
- Candida Overgrowth
- Adrenal Fatigue or Burnout
- SIBO - Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
- Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Hyperactivity & Other Mental Health Issues
- Compulsive Overeating and Sugar and Carb Addiction
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction
- Sympathetic Nervous System Dominance or Dysautonomia
- Balancing Neurotransmitters
- Chronic Pain Management
- Mindfulness Techniques, Meditation, and Breathwork
Learn how the Paleo 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 your unique biochemical needs. Understand the basics of a good Paleo diet, the science behind it, why it works and develop your Individualized Paleo Plan. Making simple changes in the diet is one of the most powerful self-care strategies at your disposal and it is the foundation of my holistic health coaching or counseling approach.
Learn how Candida may be at the root of many medical and mental health conditions like anxiety disorders, depression, hyperactivity, eating disorders, gastrointestinal and autoimmune disorders. With more than three decades of research on this issue, Cynthia provides the most up-to-date advice to be found on the best diet, supplementation, treatment options, testing, biofilms, mutation, resistance, co-infections, probiotics, overcoming cravings for sugar and carbs and anything else related to yeast overgrowth.
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.
Discover how SIBO may be involved in many medical and mental health conditions like OCD, compulsive overeating, sugar and carb addiction, depression, anxiety, IBS and other functional gut disorders, Candida overgrowth and much more. Discover the best dietary practices, nutritional supplements, testing, and treatment options.
Cynthia overcame clinical depression and disabling anxiety attacks and you can too with the proper changes in diet and lifestyle. Learn how to regain good mental health by identifying the underlying contributors that disrupt brain chemistry.
Conquer your cravings for sugar and carbs, binging, or compulsive overeating by resetting your biochemistry with the proper diet and lifestyle changes. Use the innovative principles that enabled Cynthia to completely overcome her cravings and binging to achieve the freedom you desire.
As a recovered alcoholic and drug addict with more than 30 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 and addiction that are much more successful than the traditional route and you can achieve life-long and craving-free sobriety.
Understand 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 the steps you can take to decrease stress and increase parasympathetic nervous system activity.
Neurotransmitter depletion and/or disruption is the primary underlying cause in all mental health conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, hyperactivity, addiction, 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.
Identify and address the many possible contributing factors to chronic pain such as neurotransmitter depletion, nutritional deficiencies, Candida overgrowth, and food or chemical sensitivities to alleviate pain. For pain in other categories, it can be relieved, reduced, or managed with mindfulness, deep breathing, meditation, or limbic system retraining.
Discover how to use a variety of mindfulness techniques and/or deep breathing exercises to improve health, manage stress, relieve or manage chronic pain, alleviate anxiety and depression, aid in overcoming cravings for addictive substances, reduce sympathetic dominance, assist in spiritual development and awareness and more. 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.
Other issues that may be addressed with Cynthia may include insomnia, food sensitivities, leaky gut, autoimmune conditions, hypoglycemia, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, detoxification, weight management, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, nutritional deficiencies, chemical sensitivities, autism, Tourette's, heavy metals, and stress management.
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 ($150)
- 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 Lab Review Option ($250)
If you have already done some functional medicine lab testing and would like to include them for review as part of your health history and intake process above, choose this option instead.
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 roadblocks, 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 ($225)
- 60-minute consult with case history review and all that is included (as indicated in initial consult package above)
- 30-Minute follow up consult
- Unlimited email support between the two calls
With Lab Review Option ($325)
If you have already done some functional medicine lab testing and would like to include them for review as part of your health history and intake process above.
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.
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.