Melissa
Story
Coaching

Nourish Yourself
Find Freedom

 
 
 
 
 
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Welcome...

Here you will learn how I, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Melissa Story, can help lead you to a more liberated YOU.

Have you struggled to love your body? Do you see food and appetite as the enemy? Do you try to use willpower to control your appetite? Have you dieted on and off for years, and always end up back where you started? Do you try to have the perfect diet? Do you exercise like crazy and not see the scale budge? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place.

I am dedicated to helping you make peace with your body and your personal struggle around eating. Different areas I work with clients are: chronic dieting, binge eating, over eating, body image, poor digestion, mood issues, and more.

We will explore and apply Mind Body Nutrition together with Dynamic Eating Psychology as a way to deepen our understanding of possible underlying causes of your issue. Don’t you think it’s time to stop hating yourself into the body you want? My approach is different, cutting-edge, and has been highly successful for many. It’s time to nourish yourself and find freedom!

ABOUT ME

Growing up in Maine gave me the appreciation for nature, for a tight-knit community, and for the wonderful experience of the change of seasons.  While I still frequent Maine, I have been a Vermont resident for almost 15 years.  Vermont has nurtured me and my family with it's many local farms, it's incredible mountains and rivers, and endless opportunities to explore.  When I'm not coaching, you'll find me teaching yoga, dancing, volunteering within my community, or chillin' with my family. 

 
 
 
 

Client Reviews

I have spent years of my life in counseling regarding body image issues and have never experiences the progress that I have in just a few sessions with Melissa. I feel like I have made incredible and lasting changes through the help of her skilled and compassionate coaching. I really feel like I was able to transcend years of body image struggle, self hate, and negative dieting patterns through the work we did together. She has an incredible gift and has helped me in such a deep and healing way!
— KW
I had my first consultation with Melissa and found her approach to the topics of food and body acceptance to be unique and compassionate. Most of the session was structured by thoughtful and thought provoking questions. She offered feedback and asked rhetorical questions that helped me to learn to help myself. Speaking only for myself, as a woman in this culture, these issues of food choices and body love can be difficult to navigate in a complex landscape of inner and outer cues.
— RL
It has been quite a journey working with Melissa. She is very easy to talk to. I found out things about myself that I never expected to! I have lost weight, and I have gained a loving perspective of myself that I never thought possible. I am very grateful for our time together.
— BS
 
 
When deciding to meet with Melissa, I was prepared for her to discuss the Food Pyramid, portion control and caloric intake–most of which I thought I already had a pretty good understanding of. Melissa and I have never discussed any of those mundane topics. Instead Melissa guided me to delve into my aversion to thinking about meal planning and preparation as a result of growing up tormented by my mother’s total preoccupation with food, her using food as a control tactic, and food being my mother’s only way to be in relationship with me.

Melissa has helped me realize that I am worthy of finding pleasure in food and that planning for that pleasure is not self-indulgent, but respectful of myself and deserved. With Melissa’s help I now take time to plan meals and enjoy food. I am truly amazed at how astute Melissa is and how quickly she was able to determine exactly what was needed for me to feel good about myself and my body.

I am confident she will do the same for you, and highly recommend anyone dealing with food, eating or body image concerns seek out her assistance.
— JS
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