I'm honored that you're interested in working with me one-on-one. Currently, there are three ways that we can work together:
You'll find the details about each offering below, as well as the steps for how to proceed.
75 minute strategy session
This is for you if:
You would like to consult about a specific situation or question. In most cases, the benefit of working together happens over time, however, there are circumstances where a single consultation is helpful. Perhaps you want to determine your next, best step or you'd like to strategize around a specific circumstance or trouble spot.
You might consider a strategy session if:
Here's how it works:
Missing Peace VIP 3 Month Emotional Eating Coaching Program
This is your opportunity to have my one-on-one personal guidance, coaching, and support as you craft a customized formula to create freedom from overeating and peace with food – and the accountability to get into action and keep moving forward is baked right in. This program is a companion to my online program for taking control of emotional eating and overeating – Your Missing Peace.
In the Missing Peace VIP Coaching Program, I’ll work with you, step-by-step, to implement what I call the Overeating Freedom Formula. That means, one piece at a time, you’ll answer and then create workable, effective strategies that address the four fundamental questions essential for freedom from overeating:
- Why do I overeat? What triggers my hunger, cravings, or desire? There are reasons or “triggers” for your overeating. You begin to deactivate the power of food in your life when you discover why food is so powerful and identify the purpose it is fulfilling – so that you can stop fighting with food and address these real reasons instead.
- What can I do instead of overeating – that feels effective and takes the power away from food? You’ll design strategies that work in the moment, and that address your needs in the bigger picture.
- How should I eat to achieve my goals? You exit the overeating/weight loss hamster wheel when you learn the step-by-step process of eating in a way that fits you, and clear out the clutter of the conflicting weight loss rules you’ve collected. The need for willpower disappears and you don’t feel deprived, when you tap into a new, easier relationship with food.
- What about the reasons I haven’t been successful in the past? To soar past the challenges and real-life hurdles that tripped you up in the past, you need to be prepared and equipped for real life. Lasting success is the result of an Overeating Freedom Formula that takes on (and respects) the realities of your life and works – even on your most stressful or worst days.
The coaching is perfect for you if:
This offering is not for you if you've: bristled at what you read so far, or if your life circumstances will not allow you to commit to a three month time line (with no exceptions), or, you don’t want a definite timeline, you prefer to move at a slower pace.
The coaching program includes:
Here's how it works:
“I am a full time financial advisor and mother of two. Since I began working with Dr. McCreery a year ago, I have increased my income substantially, still attend all of my children’s school events and sporting matches, my house is more organized than it has ever been … I am finally happy in my body. I have lost about 30 pounds, I eat whatever I want, stop when I am no longer hungry, and most importantly, the obsessions are gone. Gone are the mornings promising that I am finally going to be “good”, gone are the nights reprimanding myself for everything I did wrong, gone is the constant decision making about what to eat and when to stop.”
"This journey towards weight loss, which is what it was originally, has changed so much for me. Now I see it as a journey towards being full of life and love. The side benefit of that is that food is no longer such a coping mechanism for me. Feeling full of other things means I can let go of having to always have food. I don’t feel deprived at all. My eating is very different already. I haven’t had cravings and I am allowing myself to eat anything I feel like eating. I ate pasta three times this week!! I just didn’t need to eat lots of it. My relationship with my partner has an intimacy that I have never experienced before. I can tell that I am a better mother than I have ever ever been. I seem to have new patience and more love than I had before. . . And yes, I have lost 5 pounds this week, without trying. While eating pasta! I even ate fried chicken this week!!! I ate as much as I wanted, and then stopped, and I felt completely in control."
Your New Path 6 Month Coaching Program
My 1:1 private six month coaching program is designed to support you with tools, strategies, support, and expertise to help you create a personalized plan for the success you crave. This is not another program with rules about what to eat or what you “should” be doing. This is a fully customized experience where we get to the heart of why the “shoulds” haven’t worked and what you and your complicated life require to really nurture success, results, and ultimately a life that works better for you and supports you in your goals.
The Your New Path program is designed for someone who is committed to creating lasting change and success. By design, we'll work together over a period that allows time for you to test out and implement new behaviors, routines, and ways of thinking. We'll use your experience to continually adjust your approach so that it fits you and your life. One of the strengths of this program springs from our commitment to work together for six months. During this time those challenges that have thrown you off track in the past (such as illness, stress, a crazy travel schedule, unexpected chaos, or lost motivation), inevitably crop up.
One of the most valuable pieces of our work together, will be the opportunity to work through your challenging times. We'll leverage what we learn about what gets in your way or depletes your motivation, while at the same time you'll implement new strategies and retrain your thought patterns to support success. The confidence gained when you move through the toughest times, or right yourself when you get off track, is key to creating unstoppability.
This coaching program is for you if:
This 6 month coaching program includes:
Here's how it works:
"One of my challenges has been to finish strong. Great ideas, great plans...I knew exactly what to do to lose weight and then other things would get in the way. I was forever promising myself to do better tomorrow but I was juggling too much and had no energy for the life I really wanted to live...
I am really grateful for the time working with Melissa. Even living in Sydney, Australia was no barrier in our conversations being via Skype. She helped me identify small smart changes that have had the greatest impact on my everyday life and have allowed me the space to breathe. Physically I am 28kg (62lbs) lighter. It seems like every day I’m having conversations with people who are commenting on the big changes. One of my colleages said, ‘It’s not only that you’ve lost weight – you’re actually glowing!’ It’s been amazing to see the scales go down - but the biggest change is that I have much more energy to get out and do what I want to do. I kayaked for over four hours last Saturday! Overwhelm is lifting, there will always be some things that have to be done and I am better at preparing for what I need in and around busy times. The excuses for not looking after myself are gone.
So what about finishing strong? I have realised taking one strong step at a time is possible and that what works are more do-able, even smaller steps than I used to take. This has actually led to several stronger steps to make the real change I was longing for.”
"I had experienced a lot of life changes in recent years (moving, a child getting married, serious illness in family, youngest children going off to college, owning a small service business during a recession). I was in survival mode ... I had gained 30 pounds, I felt disconnected, alone and worried about everything. I was looking for a way to change my lifestyle habits so that I didn’t feel so overwhelmed, tired, and out of control. . . . I knew I could use the ‘excuse of I can’t afford this’ as a way not to sign up. I also knew that I had spent almost 30 years and thousands of dollars on books, programs, diets, foods, motivational cd’s etc. I was ready to make an investment in myself that could create lasting change for me. I feel very comfortable working with Melissa. She ‘gets’ me. She saw the real me and believed in the real me before I even knew who that was or what it looked like. She continually encourages me to move a little bit out of my comfort zone and towards my goals. She keeps me accountable.
Working with Melissa, I gained my spirit back. I gained the courage and the security to know that I can be at my best and that I am a good person. I learned how to stay with myself when I feel uncomfortable. I learned how to be compassionate and kind to myself. I didn’t expect that I would learn these things. I thought I would learn a system or a process to manage my time, develop willpower and be able to turn off my emotional eating switch. I used to look at certain people I knew, and admire that they could be so grounded, at peace with themselves, and at ease in the world. I am becoming more like them. I finally ‘get’ what it means to be in the present moment. I take time for myself every day. I am so glad I did this."
"Working with Melissa renewed my sense of purpose. I discovered Melissa soon after I merged my company and became a partner in a large consulting firm on the east coast. I was on an airplane every week commuting to the headquarters office or traveling for clients. I was on a non-stop out of control roller coaster. I was working 80-hour weeks, I wasn’t sleeping and I was certainly overeating. I looked for solutions and found Melissa. She quickly helped me understand I was not prepared to lose weight, not until I could regain control of other parts of my life. She gave me the courage to take control. I found the exit door and never looked back. I have lost 40 pounds. I sleep. I have time for my family. I have started several new business ventures. So, now I am a Type A business woman on my terms. Thank you, Melissa."
"Right now the food issue feels very much like a non-issue. I’m not turning to food when I get stressed. . . I started a new program to control the beginnings of diabetes. Oh what a difference after our work together! I’m able to follow the plan with no problems and no desire for any of my old comfort foods (which are terrible for blood sugar)! I have none of the obsessive and terrified thinking that if I don’t do this perfectly and get my situation under control I’ll get sick. I feel so incredibly relaxed, knowing that I can do what I can do and that I can release the results. There is no sense of angst or fear or compulsion. This NEVER would have happened before working with you one-on-one and taking your programs. I’m so glad I followed my intuition and did them. I can’t thank you enough."