Time for a change?
You have the power to redefine your relationship with alcohol.
Coaching for women looking to explore a life where alcohol is not in control.
Tell me, do any of these sound like you?
You find relief at the end of the work day because you know you can relax with a glass of wine...only to feel frustrated at the end of the evening when one glass turns into a bottle
You obsess. In social situations, you worry about pacing. Thoughts swim in your mind like, Have I drank too quickly? Too much? Then you find yourself waking up with anxiety about what you did and said the night before
You’re sick and tired of making promises to yourself that you don’t keep, like saying I’ll only drink on the weekends and then find yourself with a glass of wine in hand before dinner on Tuesday. It's a repetitive cycle that you’re so desperate to break
You don’t feel great physically: You’re not sleeping well. Your face feels puffy and you’ve put on weight. And, you’re keenly aware that the amount you’re drinking plays a key role in these issues
You’re so tired of the power alcohol has over every decision you make. You’re thinking about taking a huge step to try and possibly remove it completely, but you don’t feel like AA is the right choice for you
If you found yourself nodding your head, I want you to know that you are not alone.
So many people have a complicated relationship with alcohol, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to mindful drinking or being alcohol free.
No matter where you are on your immediate journey, know that you can still take steps to regain control and diminish the role alcohol plays in your life.
Hi, I'm Susan Joy, M.S.
I'm a certified life and health coach who helps women at midlife reclaim their feelings, beliefs, and desires around alcohol.
I believe that every person can make their own individual choice about the role of alcohol in their life. I work with both women who are sober curious and those who want to live alcohol free.
With a master’s degree in counseling and coaching certifications from This Naked Mind Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I’m able to tailor my approach to meet each individual exactly where they are.
Words from Clients
"Susan is kind and compassionate with great insights into your individual needs. She comes across as the perfect combination of coach and therapist. She sits back and listens to start, and she is great at validating your feelings and helping you make connections between your thoughts and behavior. Working with Susan is perfect for someone seeking the tools to grow in their sobriety and to get to know their true self better."
"I will forever be grateful to Susan for helping me change my beliefs and habits around alcohol. Her experience, knowledge, and supportive approach were exactly what I needed to be able to truly find freedom from alcohol. I can say without a doubt that having a certified This Naked Mind coach like Susan was the key to my success. My hope is everyone who is struggling to break free from alcohol finds a coach like Susan to guide them."
"Susan shows such excellent attention to detail and she is able to pinpoint specific thoughts that indicate beliefs that need attention. She helps me find the work that I need to do. Working with Susan has helped me find freedom from alcohol by addressing my underlying belief that alcohol was an integral and necessary part of a difficult romantic relationship. I’ve come to realize that alcohol was preventing me from dealing with the relationship. This has been a game-changer for me."
"Working with Susan has been such a huge help to me. She has a gift for validating my emotions while also helping me work through them, and then helps me step back and make a rational decision. She is so good at holding space and just letting me work through things, asking the questions that gently guide me to the answers I know are already there but are hard to access when emotions are high. I'm truly grateful for her coaching and I feel lucky to have the benefit of her wisdom and support."
"Susan brings what is missing with most dialogues and that is the pause. She listens intently before responding and that has been such a comfort knowing she is always one hundred percent with me in our sessions. She has helped me learn that my feelings are normal and it’s what I do with my feelings that can help or hurt me. If you are looking for a coach who is empathic, knowledgeable and makes you feel she is there to serve you, Susan is your coach."
You’re welcome here whether you’re simply sober curious or you’re ready for a completely alcohol-free life.
Together we'll explore what’s currently holding you back, plan to adjust your mindset and behaviors, and determine a customized approach to regaining control in a way that feels right for you.
Learn more about individualized one-on-one coaching as you take your first step toward changing your relationship with alcohol.