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Nutritional Therapy

Poor health is the norm in modern times, but this doesn’t need to be your fate. Through Nutritional Therapy, you can take your health into your own hands so you can thrive. 

As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I take a holistic approach to help you improve your holistic mental, emotional, and physical health using nutrient-dense whole foods, targeted supplementation, and custom lifestyle interventions.

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Are you struggling with health issues?

Chronic health issues are on the rise. Approximately 1 in 2 people in the USA have one. Many people are bogged down by symptoms like fatigue, low vitality, brain fog, headaches, and mood swings. They search for answers from doctors and therapists, yet struggle to find them. I know, because I was one of them! 

 

Nutrition is often not the first place people look to solve their problems. But the fact is, our entire bodies are built out of what we eat. Every single chemical reaction in your body (of which there are billions happening all of the time!) depends on the foods you eat in order to function optimally. Therefore, nutrition is a vital component to optimal health, and improper nutrition is a likely culprit for the issues you’re facing. 

 

I’m on a mission to reduce unnecessary suffering on the planet - and that includes preventable poor health issues. 

 

Luckily, nature has provided us with many of the tools we need in order to live full, vibrant, and healthy lives. Thus, many of us try different diets with the best of intentions. Yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach. So if you’ve tried a specific diet and it either didn’t help you or made things worse, don’t worry. I get it. I’m not going to try to force you into a cookie-cutter plan that wasn’t designed for you. 

 

In fact, I do the opposite. I conduct a detailed analysis of your health history, conduct a nutritional assessment, and do a deep dive into your personal food and mood history in order to come up with personalized, bio-individual recommendations meant specifically for your body, your circumstances, and your life. 

 

Nutritional Therapy helped me recover from many of my own mysterious health issues, and I know the power it has to turn lives around. I can’t wait to see how Nutritional Therapy can change your life, too!

 

I believe healthy food can taste yummy, cooking can be fun, and taking care of your body through nutrition is an investment that pays multifold dividends in every area of your life. 

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Do any of these sound familiar? Nutritional Therapy can help if you struggle with:

  • Sugar cravings

  • Heartburn

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • GI pain after eating certain foods

  • Bloating

  • Gas

  • Suspected food sensitivities

  • Unsure how to take care of yourself

  • Struggle to know what to eat

  • Confusion about conflicting nutrition advice

  • Fatigue

  • Low vitality

  • Brain fog

  • Low energy

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Headaches

  • Nervous energy

  • Irritability

  • Slow cognition

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Mood swings

  • Chronic stress

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Imagine if you could...

Resolve “mysterious” symptoms like brain fog, mood swings, and low vitality 

Experience optimal energy and vitality

Understand exactly how to eat to fuel your body so you can take excellent care of yourself

End the confusion that comes from a constant barrage of media telling you certain foods and diets are “all good” or “all bad”

Promote a longer lifespan and healthspan, so you can live a long and healthy life devoted to what matters most to you

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Are you ready for something different?

If you have health issues, maybe you’ve gone to a doctor, therapist, coach, personal trainer, or tried a diet that your favorite podcaster swears by, but nothing has worked.

Your doctor tells you that they can’t find anything wrong, or that there’s nothing they can do except prescribe you meds.

Your therapist is helping you cope without trying to find the root cause, or says that trauma is at the root of all of your issues (yet despite all the trauma work you’ve done, your health issues haven’t actually improved).

Your coach tells you to think positively and manifest the life you want but you still feel crummy, and lately you've started to blame yourself.

Your personal trainer told you to eat healthier but you’re not sure what that means, or they gave you a diet that doesn't feel good or sustainable for your body.

The diet your favorite podcaster, influencer, or celebrity swears by made exactly no difference for you, or worse, made you feel even worse.

Are you sick of all of that? Me too. I’ve tried it all - the doctor, the therapist, the coach, the trainer, and the podcaster. But I wasn’t able to find the answer until I found Depth Hypnosis, Nutritional Therapy, Functional Medicine, and truly competent providers who helped me help myself. And now I want to help you.

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Hi, I'm Emma. I'm a Holistic Nutritionst.

I have traveled to far corners of the earth (33 countries to be exact), the depths of my own psyche, and deep into the pit of chronic, unexplainable, debilitating illness - and back - and now I want to help you.

I’ve broken out of the conventional paradigm, and I’m on a mission to become a truly integrative practitioner who can help you heal and thrive on all levels - mind, body, emotions, and spirit.

 

In short, I am here to become a modern medicine woman.

Seriously, I mean it. And I have the training and experience to back it up. I’ve never stopped learning and I don’t plan to anytime soon. Check out my credentials below.

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Training and Credentials

Nutrition-Specific Training & Credentials

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

  • National Association of Nutrition Professionals Member

  • Certificate in Nutritional Psychiatry

  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine (in progress)

Higher Education & Licenses

  • BA in Global Studies; graduated with honors on the Dean's List

  • BA in Religious Studies; graduated with honors on the Dean's List

  • MA in Professional Counseling; 4.0 GPA

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of MO

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of IL

Other Relevant Credentials

  • Certified ​Applied Shamanic Counselor 

  • Certificate in Depth Hypnosis

  • Internal Family Systems Level 1, 2, & 3 Trained

  • IFS-Inspired Coaching Course

  • Certified TRE Provider (Tension/Trauma-Releasing Exercises)

  • Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner

  • Advanced 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Training through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute; Certificate in PAT

  • Somatic Experiencing Training (Beginning 1 and 2)

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Testimonial

"Emma is a truly exceptional practitioner. Trained as a therapist and multi-dimensional healer, Emma brings a unique blend of expertise to her practice, using her skills as a systems thinker to delve deeply into the root causes of her clients' health challenges. Emma doesn't just address symptoms; she works tirelessly to understand the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit, guiding her clients towards lasting change. Her personalized and compassionate guidance empowers her clients to achieve wellness. I highly recommend Emma to anyone seeking comprehensive, transformative care."

-Rachel Rosenkoetter

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 Nutritional Therapy & My Philosophy

Nutritional Therapy is a holistic nutritional approach that focuses on helping people become optimally well through nutrient-dense whole foods. Nutritional Therapy combines ancestral wisdom with modern science to help you feel better in a natural, balanced, and enjoyable way. Nutritional Therapy is bio-individual, meaning that you are as unique as your ancestry, genetics, environment, lifestyle, and upbringing. It looks at your biology, symptoms, and circumstances, and tailors a unique approach to you rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. 

 

To start, you will complete thorough questionnaires about your health history and food and mood which will help me identify things you can do to improve your health and wellness. 

 

In addition to using whole foods, Nutritional Therapy also helps you through targeted supplementation for things you may be struggling with, including nutrient supplementation to help with deficiencies as well as natural remedies for symptom relief and system balance. Nutritional Therapy also includes lifestyle interventions, such as stress reduction, sleep improvement, clean living, movement, local and organic food options, and tips to make cooking more enjoyable and rewarding. 

 

As a Nutritional Therapist, I currently do not offer blood work or labs. I am working on a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and plan to run labs later on in my practice. This will be a nice add-on, but I plan to always use food first to help people take great care of their bodies before running labs. There are no short-cuts. Addressing the foundations first before bringing out the big guns is crucial for success! 

 

I was specifically drawn to Nutritional Therapy over the conventional dietetics route because Nutritional Therapy is grounded in ancestral wisdom as well as modern evidence-based practice. 

 

Conventional dietetics helps train practitioners to work in hospitals and is closely tied with the modern medical and agricultural system. While the modern medical system is excellent for helping with myriad problems successfully, many people (myself included) who struggle with mysterious health issues are told they can’t be helped, that there is nothing wrong with them, or are given medication to mask symptoms. 

 

While the modern agricultural system has done wonders for efficiency and feeding many people cheaply, it doesn’t treat animals or the earth well. Soils are becoming depleted. The nutrient quality of our food has decreased dramatically over the years and 94% of Americans are now nutrient-deficient in at least one thing. Conventional agriculture also leaves us cut off from our local communities and farms, contributing to the loneliness epidemic. Overall, the conventional way of living, eating, and doing medicine has left many of us sick, stressed, and miserable. I want something different. Don’t you? 

 

I prefer to take a holistic and root-cause approach. I believe you do not need to have been given a conventional diagnosis to be suffering and in need of help, and I believe that Nutritional Therapy can help improve your well-being alongside conventional help if you have been given a diagnosis. Most of all, I believe optimal health and vitality are possible and I want to help you feel vibrant, fully alive, and well cared for. 

 

While I respect Registered Dieticians and see an important place for them in the medical system, I wanted a different education for myself. I specifically decided to take an alternative route because it’s what helped me most, it’s more in alignment with my values, and it takes the root-cause approach I deeply believe in. 

In my nutrition practice, I believe that...

Your body and life circumstances are unique, and an approach should be tailor-made for you

Nature and your inner wisdom have the power to help you reverse chronic health issues

In addition to their healing benefits, healthy whole foods can be yummy and cooking can be fun!

Taking care of your health from a place of love is not synonymous with diet culture

Caring for your body through nutrition is an investment that pays multifold dividends in every area of your life. 

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Testimonial

"Emma Donovan is a knowledgable, thoughtful, approachable expert in the field of nutrition. I found her ability to customize an understandable and effective plan for facing my nutrition needs, to be very helpful. She was also gentle enough to adjust my nutrition plan for me when I faced obstacles to any parts of her input which I found difficult to implement as well."

-Paul Lodes

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I can help you by...

Listening to your personal concerns, goals, life circumstances, and aspirations.

Working alongside you to create an action plan customized specifically for you that you feel confident sticking to.

Providing nutrition and lifestyle recommendations tailor-made specifically for your bio-individual needs so you can reach your personal goals, instead of providing one-size-fits-all recommendations.

Empowering you to understand your own body, take ownership of your health, and take excellent care of your body for years to come.​

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1-on-1 3-Month Nutritional Therapy Package

Price: $420 a month or

$1200 paid up-front (~ 5% off!)

Included in the Package:

1 30-minute new client intro call

1 in-depth initial consultation 

5 follow-up video calls 

A review of your health history 

An in-depth evaluation of your nutritional assessment questionnaire

An analysis of your food and mood journal

Personalized recommendations for nutritional strategies, lifestyle modifications, and supplementation support

Free updates to your protocol as needed

Messaging support for questions about the recommendations we agree upon

Access to professional supplement lines at 15% off of the retail price

A $100 stipend for supplements picked just for you

  • What perks do I receive for referring others to you?
    I'm pleased to offer referral perks! For every person you refer to me who signs up to work with me for 3+ months, you get a free visit with me! This referral program works for current clients as well as prospective clients - if you refer someone to me and then sign up to work with me yourself within 6 months of the referral, the cost of one of your visits will be offered to you as a discount on your package. In order to qualify, the person will need to mention your name upon first reaching out to me.
  • What if I want to work with you for longer than the package duration?
    You can absolutely decide to extend our work together. Let's talk about it when we meet.
  • When do you offer sessions?
    I want to do a great job of helping you, so offer you the gift of working with you during my peak focus and productivity hours. I also practice the self-care that I preach through reasonable and standardized work hours. I have set work hours between 9 am and 1 pm or 3 pm on weekdays. Please expect your visits to occur during this time.
  • If it’s been a while since I’ve seen you, can I request another session?
    Yes! Just email me. I will get back to you about scheduling and current rates for follow-ups.
  • How much is the intro call?
    The 20-30-minute intro call is $100. Charging for these calls helps you prove to yourself and me that you are committed to this journey. It also respects my time.
  • How and where are sessions conducted?
    I have an in-person office in Saint Louis, MO. If you’re local, you’re welcome to come in-person for all or some of your sessions! If you’re not local, sessions are conducted by video or over the phone - your choice.
  • How is payment structured?
    You can pay up-front for the package and receive a discount. Alternatively, you can pay as you go. I’m happy to accommodate whichever structure suits you better.
  • What sets you apart from other professionals?
    My holistic background. I have spent over 6 years as a full-time psychotherapist, which means I have thousands of hours under my belt helping people find root causes and change their behavior. I have a knack for listening deeply and reading between the lines. I also have holistic training in many other dimensions of wellness, including spiritual, mental, emotional, nutritional, relational, and physical. I am capable of integrating all of my expertise together into truly holistic help. You can see my other training and qualifications above.
  • Is this psychotherapy?
    Since I am a psychotherapist, it makes sense that you would have this question! The answer is NO - Nutritional Therapy, Depth Hypnosis, and Shamanic Counseling are not psychotherapy, and I do not practice as an NTP, DHP, or ASC at Holistic Health With Emma, LLC under my LPC license. Nutritional Therapy, Depth Hypnosis, and Shamanic Counseling are not affiliated with the world of psychotherapy, professional counseling, or therapy. In fact, I very few or none of my classmates in any of these programs were also psychotherapists. While you are more than welcome to pursue NTP, DHP, or ASC sessions if you have diagnosable mental health issues, we will not be commencing a psychotherapy relationship under my LPC license unless explicitly stated and contractually agreed upon. NTP, DHP, and ASC sessions are not mental health or medical treatment.
  • What is your professional designation?
    I am a licensed therapist (LPC) in the state of Missouri and in the state of Illinois (LCPC). However, I do not practice under my licenses via this business. If you pursue sessions with me, you may refer to me as "your Nutritional Therapy Practitioner," "your Depth Hypnosis Practitioner," or "your Shamanic Counselor," depending on the services you pursue. I am not a dietician or medical doctor licensed in the state of Missouri or any other state. The information provided or advice given in sessions may be considered alternative care by licensed practitioners in the state of Missouri, and I do not practice medical nutrition therapy. I am credentialed in the field of nutrition as an NTP, and in the field of hypnosis as a DHP.
  • Why do you have a package? Can I see you just a couple of times instead?
    Several months is the minimum amount of time we need for you to reap benefits. Add-on months are available if you still need support after the initial package length is over. I do not see clients for just a few sessions because I want you to have good outcomes.
  • How do I get started?
    Simply submit your information on the application form and I’ll get back to you!
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Nutrition Application & Intro Call Request Form
The 30-minute intro call is $100, payable when you book a time. If you sign up, the $100 will apply directly to your package cost as a discount.

Thanks for submitting! I will get back to you soon.

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