Venus is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner from the Nutritional Therapy Association. Her approach to wellness is from a bio-individual perspective that starts with real food.
She has complimented her training with Apex seminars such as Functional Blood Chemistry, Mastering Thyroid and Mastering Brain Chemistry. She is not only a nutritionist; she is the FOM (Front Office Maven) here at Universal Wellness Associates.
Like many practitioners, Venus became a nutritionist to address her own health issues. One big lesson she has embraced is progress, not perfection. And now her passion is to help others with their own health journey. A few of her favorite ways to help clients is by offering personalized shopping trips, cabinet clean-outs and cooking lessons.
When she is not at UWA you can find her geeking out at a seminar, listening to wellness podcast, practicing Kundalini yoga, or just dreaming big and star gazing. She also takes full advantage of her library card to keep up with her curiosity for life.
Michelle will complete her Masters in Counseling Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT, LPC) from University of San Francisco, in spring of 2016.
She is also trained in Neurolinguistics Programing, Emotional Freedom (EFT) and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Michelle originally started working at UWA in 2004. She is so excited to be back where she belongs better and stronger and armed with more experience, enthusiasm and support after dealing with her own personal health crises that nearly took her down for the count.
Michelle is going to be assisting with the Detox 360 groups and she and Linda are developing innovative programs to augment the healing journey. She is planning to focus her counseling practice in the wellness field. Dealing with the myriad of emotional and psychological impacts that illness has on a person is almost always overlooked. Michelle believes that you cannot separate that aspect and expect a full recovery especially if you have been ill for a long time or you have had to adjust your lifestyle in a dramatic way.