Lauren Altieri, FMCHC

 
Lauren Altieri, Harbor Health Group’s Health Coach
 
 

Lauren is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who helps individuals meet their health goals with small manageable steps. Lauren understands that change can be made easier when you have someone who supports you and makes it more manageable. When you meet with Lauren you will feel at ease as you define your well life vision.

Lauren has worked in various areas of healthcare and has always had a keen interest in health and wellness. This interest has led Lauren to pursue yoga, meditation, mindfulness and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Continuing her search to learn more about healthy lifestyles she found Functional Medicine (FM). The FM approach resonated with her. For this reason, she attained her certificate as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. Her coaching follows the principles of functional medicine and positive psychology to help you find the best ways for you to attain your personal health goals.

Lauren loves spending time outdoors even if it is an “ocean break” to watch the waves and clear her mind. She also enjoys textile arts weaving and knitting.


Q & A with Lauren

 

Tell us what brought you to health coaching

I started working in healthcare as a youth volunteering in a hospital. I continued in a variety of roles and responsibilities. While in graduate school I realized that while it is important to understand and cure disease we all need to better understand how to be healthy and well. This laid the groundwork for me to learn more about what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. I studied many of the leaders in the field and began practicing yoga and meditation.

Tell us more about functional medicine health coaching

I read about Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Jeffrey Bland and functional medicine. The functional medicine approach seeks to find underlying causes of health concerns and determines how lifestyle changes can create improved health and wellness.

Recognizing that lifestyle changes take time and motivation there was a need to have coaches work with functional medicine providers and their clients to make these changes. For this reason, the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy worked with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) to provide an educational program that was based on the IFM approach along with the best coaching skills to help clients meet their goals.

What is a health coach?

Health coaches support clients as they make positive healthy lifestyle changes. More specifically, the health coach supports and guides you while you discover how to accomplish your goals through small meaningful steps.

Functional Medicine health coaches are trained in the resources utilized by your provider and have the coaching skills to support the implementation of the recommended healthy lifestyle goals. The healthy lifestyle goals include: sleep and relaxation, nutrition as recommended by a functional health care provider, movement and exercise, stress and relationships as it influences health.

Health coaches provide encouragement, support and accountability throughout the process of making changes as you create the healthy life you desire.

What can a client expect when they meet with you?

I will be working closely with Dr. Gosselin understanding your health goals. We will meet a couple times a month by video communication or if preferred, by phone or in person. We will review the the areas of your life where you would like to make healthier choices and discover the best ways to accomplish your goals so they are sustainable for you. Typically, I meet with people for 3 to 6 months and then as often as needed to support them. I look forward to supporting you on your journey towards a healthier life.

How can clients make an appointment with you?

If you’re ready to start your health journey with the guidance and coaching from Lauren, contact the Harbor Health Group office by phone at 978.281.4977 or email at info@harborhealthgroup.com. Individual sessions are $80/50 minutes. You can also take advantage of the Introductory 6-Session Package for $450.