Melissa Spiesman, CHHC, AADP

Melissa Spiesman, CHHC, AADP, is the director of Nutrition for Your Life, a nutrition program that focuses on health and wellness through whole foods. Melissa develops individual integrative nutrition plans that focus on the total health of her clients. In her private practice, she regularly counsels individuals and groups on a variety of health/nutrition issues, including: cravings, weight loss and management, healthy food preparation, coping with stress, and having more energy. She has created a kitchen makeover which includes an assessment of the pantry and refrigerator and a supermarket tour to educate her clients on healthy options. She also provides coaching to other health and wellness professionals.

In addition to successfully addressing her own struggles with excess weight and low energy, she has studied both Eastern and Western nutrition philosophies. Melissa combines her own experiences and education to form a personalized wellness program that will radically improve your life, resolve concerns specific to you and your body, and provide you with tools for a lifetime of balance.

Melissa received her professional training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition which is affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Additionally, she has taken many professional classes in nutrition, counseling and cooking.

Melissa writes on the many facets of health and wellness and her articles can be found on a number of popular websites and blogs.

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Counseling Style

I am nurturing, organized, detail-oriented, focused, resourceful, inspiring, motivating, respectful, and unassuming.

Counseling Strengths

I live what I teach! My approach is non-threatening. People relate to me and say that I put people at ease. I am clear, patient, and confident. I am unpretentious, adhere to boundaries, and non-judgmental.


Pantry assessment, product ingredient and food label education, meal planning and organization, sugar awareness.

Favorite Health Related Hobbies

Hiking, adventure travel, exercise, food - everything about it.

Favorite Types of Exercise

Hiking, core fusion, yoga