Wellness by Samantha

Heal through your meal

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COOKING CLASS: Vegan Italian Night

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22ND AT 7:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

Learn healthy ways to reinvent some of your favorite Italian dishes!

I will teach you how to make a vegan caesar salad, eggplant ragu, and spaghetti squash with all your favorite fixings like vegan Bolognese sauce and vegan basil pesto sauce!

In this class I will teach you how to reduce inflammation in the body without compromising on taste or flavor!

This class will be paired with natural wines and a dessert bar.

$75 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class

COOKING CLASS: Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24th AT 7:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

My entire philosophy to whole body healing is understanding that achieving wellness is a lifestyle, not a brief stint or fad. With time you can rewire your brain and change your taste buds to want things that are less processed, nutritious, and make you feel your best.

 An easy way to make these changes is to substitute more nutritious ingredients into comfort foods.

We attach memories and feelings to comfort foods and while I truly believe in everything in moderation including moderation, often when we eat our comfort foods we are left feeling lethargic, depressed, bloated, gassy, and unwell.

However, that does not have to be the case!

Don’t deprive yourself of your favorite dishes. Rather, learn ways to make versions of the comfort foods you crave that are more nutritious and just as delicious!

I will teach you how to make vegan mac and cheese, both vegan and cheese pizza, and vegan zucchini & eggplant lasagna!

 $75 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class

COOKING CLASS: How To Meal Prep Lunches For The Week Like A Pro!

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH AT 4:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

I will teach you how to make nutritious meals for that week that nourish your body and fuel your brain for the work week.

I am all about making simple, delicious, and nutritious meals for the week. I try to bring my own lunch with me to work because I not only prefer the taste of my own food but love that I know what is in each dish and that I am using ingredients that have not been compromised. I make lots of food for the week that makes for better choices when running out the door. I will teach you how to optimize your groceries for the week, what to prepare now and later, and simple ways to mix and match your prepared foods to make yummy meals for the weeks. This class will be mostly plant based with some wild-caught salmon, organic eggs, and pasture-raised poultry.

Make sure to BYOT - Bring Your Own (glass) Tupperware!

$75 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class

COOKING CLASS: Fish and Veggies!

TUESDAY OCTOBER 29TH AT 7:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

Learn how to make two kinds of wild caught salmon recipes paired with plant forward side dishes!

This meal will keep you feeling satiated and satisfied without compromising taste or flavor.

Main dish options available fo non-fish eaters!

This class will be paired with natural wines and a dessert bar.

$75 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class

COOKING CLASS: Taco Tuesday!

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12TH AT 7:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

Learn how to prepare and make a plant forward taco night using jicama as tortillas and grilled fish with lots of nutritious vegetables!

I will teach you simple ways to substitute often inflammatory foods with ingredients that boost your overall health and wellness.

Don’t worry, Guac is not extra!

$75 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class

COOKING CLASS: Vegetarian Vietnamese Cuisine!

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19TH AT 7:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

I’m so excited to share recipes from my travels to Vietnam with you. While I travelled I took a cooking class in Hoi An, Vietnam, and learned how to make incredible Pho, herb salad, savory rice pancakes, and charred eggplant.

Vietnamese cuisine is incredible healthy and uses so many fresh herbs and healthy spices. I truly can’t wait to share these recipes with you!

$75 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class

COOKING CLASS: How to make a Wellness Inspired Shabbat Dinner

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21ST AT 6:00 PM IN BEVERLY HILLS

Learn how make a wellness inspired Shabbat dinner meal that is nutritious, delicious, and will impress your guests!

I will teach you how to make Challah bread and chicken noodle soup, hearty salad, roast chicken, roasted veggies and rice!

$100 a person

Please email me at contact@wellnessbysamantha.com to book your spot and to receive more details about this class


NutritionAL Counseling

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There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental your health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Where there is mental illness, there is nutrient deficiency and poor diet. Where there is mental illness, there is a long history of digestive illness. The mind and body are connected and I am passionate about treating our mental health holistically through looking at what and how we eat.

I attended the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City to study food therapy and understand how to turn my kitchen into a pharmacy. I began to really explore the collusion of the food industry, big pharma companies, physical illness, and mental illness. The system in our country is at times designed to keep us sick because unfortunately sick people are profitable - healthy people are not.

I started doing my own research and learned the importance of gut health in relation to mental health. I began to understand the importance of eating healing foods for a healthy gut because the majority of serotonin and dopamine (important brain chemicals) are made in the gut - some even calling the gut the second brain! This seemed to go hand in hand with my studies in psychology.

As a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute, I teach my clients the importance of nourishing our bodies in ways to enhance our health, heal our gut, feed our minds, and become a more responsible consumer.

WEEKLY COUNSELING

I will meet with you (in person or virtually) to review your meals, explore your daily food journal, and help keep you accountable. I will provide personalized meal plans to help you reach your goals.

1 HOUR WEEKLY COUNSELING SESSION:
$100 PER HOUR

PANTRY CLEAN OUT

I will come to your home and help you clean out your pantry and fridge to ensure you and your family are eating clean food with minimal preservatives, toxins, and other additives. I will assist you with your grocery shopping (either in person or provide shopping lists) and teach you how to read food labels and

PANTRY CLEAN OUT/SUPERMARKET ASSISTANCE:
$100 PER HOUR

COOKING CLASSES

I will teach you easy, simple, delicious, and always healthy recipes for your mind, body, and spirit. I will explain to you the health benefits of the ingredients we use and how to let seasonal and organic ingredients speak for themselves. I offer vegan, vegetarian, paleo, fish, and meat options and will curate the menu to help whatever health goal you are seeking (weight loss, brain health, mood support, hormone support, etc.). All of my cooking classes offer 2 appetizers, 3 mains, and 2 desserts and will be paired with organic wines and spirits!

$100 PER PERSON

Therapy tailored to your specific needs.

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As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (#94527), my therapeutic style is active and engaging with an emphasis on fostering insight and self-awareness.  I work experientially and relationally to assist my clients in reconnecting with their bodies and listening to their internal signals. I use a combination of mindfulness based practices, somatic interventions, gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and relational therapy.

PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH

My primary training has been in Psychodynamic therapy, which is insight-oriented therapy, and Gestalt therapy, which is a client-centered approach. With psychodynamic therapy, we look to your past to gather information about your present state and current relationships. By understanding our past we help to find patterns and strengthen our insight. With Gestalt therapy, clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experiences. Through the gestalt process, clients learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviors are blocking true self-awareness and making them unhappy.

I work with my clients to build self-awareness and also use mindfulness based practices, somatic interventions, and narrative therapy. I work with individuals on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational struggles. I work with my clients in helping them reconnect with their mind and body through listening to their internal signals. As a certified yoga instructor, I also use basic yoga postures, breath work, and guided meditations to help my clients increase their bodily awareness, process trauma in the body, and focus on the here and now.

I work to help people process their range of emotions, understand rather than fear their feelings, and pragmatically build healthier coping strategies.

EXPERIENCE + TRAINING

Experience and training

I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Art History, Communication, and Psychology from the University of Southern California and graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

I have received my training at The Center for Individual and Family Counseling in North Hollywood, The Relational Center in Beverly Hills, Pacoima Middle School, and Riverside Drive Charter School.

PRICING

Cost per Session: $200

Sliding Scale: Yes

Pay By: Cash, Check, PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo

 

Yoga + Meditation

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I have found the power of yoga and meditation to be extremely effective in tempering stresses and anxieties as well as maintaining general wellbeing.

Yoga has an incredible way of energizing our bodies while also calming our minds. It helps us connect with the internal signals in our body and is an incredible tool for self-reflection and self-growth. I earned my yoga teacher certification from Yoga Works in 2014 and have been teaching private clients, group classes, and corporate companies for many years.

I am passionate about yoga and the power of meditation and I want to teach others about the impact of this ancient practice. Whether you are new to this practice or a seasoned veteran, I am here to help you learn and grow through the power of breath and movement.

Whatever you are looking for, whether it is weight loss or self growth, yoga can help you achieve both! This practice is incredibly powerful in processing and releasing trauma, tension, and emotions in the body. Plus it helps to sculpt your body in beautiful ways to create long, lean, and strong muscles! I offer private classes, semi-private classes, and group classes. I am trained in Vinyasa flow and restorative.

Additionally, I offer guided meditation classes.