Malka Katzenstein's style🥇 Empowering 💙 Warm 🌎 Holistic 🎨 Creative
Why Malka Katzenstein chose to be in the helping profession
Life can be challenging and we can all benefit from learning tools and having someone in our corner. For some reason, it can be hard to get started on the journey to feel and look our best- and to be consistent- even if the results are what we want. If this is a challenge for you, know that you don't have to tackle it alone! My mission is to help clients bridge the gap between what they want to accomplish and getting there.
I have an advanced certification in Emotional Eating Psychology, as emotional eating and disordered eating are special areas of interest to me. Having volunteered and worked at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline for many years, I provided support to callers- those struggling with eating disorders and their families, and helped them find eating disorder treatment. I am also certified as a Body Project facilitator; The Body Project is an evidence-based program that is designed to help prevent eating disorders and promote healthy body image in teenage girls.
In my work, I've been seeing a strong correlation between body image and self-image, and I focus on helping clients develop a healthy self-image as an important foundation and a great motivator in achieving their overall wellness goals.
If you would like to see how we can work together to help you feel your best- and feel empowered by the process- call to schedule a consultation. I'm looking forward to connecting with you!
Malka Katzenstein's approach
I am a wellness coach. I like to use the word "wellness" rather than "health" because to me that implies overall health- so much more than just physical health. I look at wellness in a holistic way, incorporating the body, mind, and spirit. This means I take into account the many facets that make my clients who they are and help them use their strengths to reach their goals.
I believe that my training and my experiences have given me insight and empathy and I want to pass that on if it can make things a little easier for someone else. I've learned a lot about helping myself and listening to myself and I'd love to help other people gain useful tools so they can reach their goals, believe in themselves and be at peace.
What you can expect from sessions with Malka Katzenstein
I view coaching as a collaborative process; I learn about my clients from what they tell me and from what I observe. They tell me what they want to accomplish and together we define specific goals. Then we work as a team to design a plan, using the client's lifestyle, strengths, and vulnerabilities to guide us.
Malka Katzenstein's experience working with the Jewish community
I work with people from different backgrounds and affiliations, but working with the Jewish community has a special place in my heart. As a Jewish woman, I am familiar with the lifestyle and the challenges than may come up. In addition to coaching clients, I also speak to groups in the Jewish community about many topics, such as mental health and self-care, dating and body image/self-image, to high school girls about body image, to young mothers, and to other groups. The opportunity to help within my own community is very meaningful to me, and I believe that my personal understanding of the challenges makes me well suited to help to make them more manageable.
People I work withAdolescents (13-18) Adults Individuals Groups
Jewish community experienceExtensive
New York, USA, New York, New York
4 years in practice