Katy Holdread, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Wellness Coach at B Present Studio

Katy HoldreadMy Personal Journey to Become a Wellness Coach

Hello! So glad you are here. My name is Katy and I recently became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I have always been interested in striving for wellness–mind and body. That passion led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Saint Mary’s College. I then went on to get my Master’s in Social Work from IU-Indianapolis. This will be my eighth year working as a licensed clinical social worker/behavior specialist for the school systems in Elkhart County. After working with children and families who suffer from anxiety, depression, mood imbalances, ADHD and major life stressors, I started to realize my mental health training was missing something…wait for it…training in NUTRITION! Believe it or not, what we feed our bodies goes hand in hand with how we function.

Becoming pregnant with my own little bundle of joy in 2013 was just the push I needed to pursue my Health Coaching Certification. I’ve had a life long relationship with anxiety and perfectionism, but boy oh boy, leave it to pregnancy and motherhood to kick it in to high gear. Exhaustion, negative thinking and poor eating pushed me to my limits and I had to put into practice what I preach.Through the support of family, friends and outside providers I slowly but surely got myself to a healthy place again. I know YOU can too!

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

La Rochefoucauld

I’m not into fad diets, gimmicks, weight loss pills, miracle shakes or the latest magic berry from Costa Rica (not to say I haven’t tried any of these things). I’m into listening to your body, eating REAL food and practicing self care. I focus on the whole person using the L.E.A.N. approach– Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition. We can’t feel our best when we aren’t balanced in all aspects of our lives. Change isn’t quick or easy, but I promise it will be worth it. The things you discover about yourself will knock your socks off.

The knowledge I have gained through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute paired with my mental health background leaves you with one motivated, passionate and knowledgeable Coach. I know first hand the struggles of wanting to drink those Big Gulps or pull through Taco Bell for that nachos supreme. I understand that being a new mom is hard and sometimes you turn to food for comfort. I feel your pain in trying to decide what to feed that feisty toddler or picky 8 year old. So come on, let me help you become your best self.

The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs,

but rather will cure and prevent disease with NUTRITION.

Thomas Edison

DSWI_New_Logo Katy received her Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears.The Institute is a leader in science-based health and wellness education that focuses on the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.). A certification by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is obtained only after completing the extensive course work and meeting all requirements. Once certified, a Health Coach possess the knowledge, tools and resources to make a positive difference in the health of others.