Welcome to Fishtown Wellness Center

Fishtown Wellness Center helps individuals and families create, cultivate, and sustain the life they want to live.

Working Hours
Flexible appointments, offering day/evening/weekend sessions based on clinician availability
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430 Belgrade St. Philadelphia, PA 19125


Health Coaching & Chronic Illness

Fishtown Wellness Center understands that your health involves much more than treating symptoms or diseases. Our holistic health coaching views your body, spirit, and mind as being interconnected. Your interconnected nature is important for your overall health. By helping you to address areas in which you need to improve, our holistic health coaches can help you enjoy better health.

Benefits of Holistic Health Coaching

The health coaches at the Fishtown Wellness center work to build awareness of the benefits of preventive care. We use health coaching and counseling to help you to have a healthy lifestyle through positive changes. Our goal is to help you improve your wellbeing biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. We take an empowered body-positivity approach which challenges oppressive structures around “idealized standards of beauty,” thereby supporting healthy choices according to your bio-individuality.

What is a holistic health coach?

Holistic health coaches work closely with their clients to teach them the importance and benefits of preventive care. We use health coaching and counseling to help you to make healthy changes so that your life will be more fulfilling. We aim to help every client to improve his or her health in all aspects of his or her being. Your holistic health coach will evaluate the various aspects of your life to help you to identify the changes that you need to make and to learn how to achieve them.

Chronic Illness

Suffering from a chronic illness can negatively impact your emotional wellbeing as well as that of your family members. You might feel hopeless and have trouble getting through each day because of your illness. Your disease may also cause you to experience stress. At Fishtown Wellness Center, our therapists are experienced with helping people cope with chronic illnesses so they can experience greater happiness.

Chronic illnesses may develop at any age. Some chronic conditions cause obvious disabilities while others may be more hidden from view. Chronic diseases differ in their prognosis, treatment, and symptoms. However, they all cause difficulties for people who suffer from them as well as their families.

Examples of Chronic Illness

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Mental health problems that are related to physical issues
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Health impacts due to size
  • Autoimmune issues

How a chronic illness can impact you

When you suffer from a chronic illness, you may also experience negative psychological impacts such as loneliness, low self-esteem, despair, embarrassment, fear, and depression. Therapy can help you to move past the negative impacts that your condition has on your life.

Your family may also be deeply affected when you have a chronic illness. Your loved ones may feel overwhelmed and stressed by your illness. Family members may be concerned, worried, and anxious, and they may also suffer financial hardships caused by the illness. Counseling can benefit families of people who have chronic illnesses.

Rising above a chronic illness

It is possible for you to rise above a chronic illness by learning and using strong coping strategies, as well as making other adjustments to mitigate symptoms and to promote health. When you work with your therapist, they will help you consider how your condition has affected you and explore available options for health and wellness. We offer the following services to people and families who struggle with chronic diseases:

  • Advocacy with medical providers
  • Behavioral change counseling
  • Nutritional education and counseling
  • Counseling for disordered eating
  • Education about vitamins and supplements
  • Medication education
  • Physical healthcare counseling
  • Referrals to medical and holistic health professionals

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Get help from Fishtown Wellness Center

When you come to Fishtown Wellness Center, we will help you identify areas in which you need to improve. We can then help you create an individualized wellness plan. Your plan will be tailored to your needs and will help you meet potential challenges. With your plan, you will develop a stronger sense of wellbeing and learn better ways to manage stress. Holistic health coaching can help you achieve greater balance in your lifestyle and develop inner peace.

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