Coaching for Emotional Eating, Overeating, & Life Balance

I help women stop fighting with emotional eating, overeating, and stress and start living the lives they've been craving.

Hello, smart, busy woman. I'm glad you've found your way here.

I see you. You’re a powerhouse, a woman who makes things happen. Your. Plate. Is. Full. Your days overflow with the things you do for others and your own needs often take a back seat - in spite of your best intentions.

You’re in constant motion, taking care of business, and when you make it to bed at night, tired but wired, you’re left feeling frustrated, like you didn’t get enough done, and like, once again, you blew your healthy eating plan. Your personal priorities didn’t happen – and between the overwhelm and the overload, that extra ten pounds is turning into fifteen (or twenty... or more).

You know there has to be a way to break this cycle (that doesn’t exhaust you just thinking about it), but you're at a loss. You’re tired of making lists of the things you “should” do, and frustrated because you can’t stick with these plans in a way that creates lasting results.

It can feel like an inescapable vicious cycle. Despite your best efforts to do it ALL and to be lean, healthy, and vibrant in the process, you’re currently feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. You’re surviving and not thriving - and tired of spending your time and energy focused on creating change that doesn't stick.

You want to be free. You see glimpses of it every morning when you look in the mirror. You feel it when you stare out the window from your desk. You know it as you lie awake at night trying to believe that things will be different tomorrow.

You’re READY for change. You're so damn tired of being stuck in this cycle!

I get it. You are not alone. And it doesn't have to be this way.

My coaching programs are designed to help you get where you want to go. Let's do this.

I’ve been in your shoes, and helped hundreds of women who were stuck in the same place.

It’s not the giant leaps, but the small steps everyday that make a difference. Believe it or not, it's a lot less "doing" than you think.

Once you know the right steps to take and once you learn how to give yourself permission to stop fighting with self-control, willpower, and exhausting effort, and take the easier path that fits you and your life, massive shifts can happen.

One-on-one coaching is the fastest, most effective path to help you get where you want to go.

I believe deep in my heart that you can do life in an easier way, and that you can create your own journey to freedom.

"I have put a huge bag of bricks down, a bag that I no longer have to carry with me. Working with you has completely changed my life. Before, food was good or bad, and then so was I. Now, it's just food. I'm no longer blaming myself which is amazing and I'm much more aware of the reasons when I desire to eat. I feel freer with my food choices and I'm approaching food with a positive outlook. I could cry because I'm not mad at myself anymore for having cravings. Before, I only thought I was successful if I was perfect with my eating. I'm starting to feel successful all the time. If I do overeat, it's not the end of the world. I can just keep going forward. I have experienced losing weight without it feeling hard or bad and I know this is just the beginning. The amount that I've changed in six months is amazing. I've worked with this issue my entire life and for the first time, I understand it. I am so grateful. I highly recommend coaching with Melissa and the Your Missing Peace program."

- JENNY | Coaching Client and Your Missing Peace Participant -

Ella Cook, Coaching Client

"Working with Dr. McCreery has been such a powerful tool for me in my health and wellness goals.  My mindset has completely changed regarding how I view food.  Instead of beating myself up and sticking to perfectionistic tendencies, I’m allowing myself to be given the self-love and care needed. Since I began coaching with Melissa, my weight is down twenty-seven pounds and I've found my groove with exercise. I finally have a way of eating that works for me and I've ditched the diet thinking that never worked. I no longer worry about falling off track when I travel or being able to stick with my habits. If life throws me a curveball, I feel confident about my ability to course-correct."

- Wendy | Coaching Client -

 Personalized Private Coaching Programs

6-12 Month private coaching programs

My coaching approach blends Mindset Freedom and High Performance Training principles with my Overeating Freedom Formula process, and is enhanced by strategies from psychology and neurobiology that promote lasting change.

These 1:1 coaching programs are designed to help you create the success you crave in a way that's individualized to fit youThis is a customized experience where we get to the heart of why the “shoulds” haven’t worked and target what you and your life require to really nurture success, results, and ultimately a life that works better for you and that supports you in your goals.

This program is designed for someone who is ready to create lasting change and success, and who wants to do this in a way that adds more energy, zest, and ease to her life. By design, we'll work together over a period of time that allows you to test out and fully implement new behaviors, routines, and ways of thinking and make them comfortable parts of your life.

One of the strengths of this program springs from our commitment to work together for six months to a year so we can tackle your challenges - in real time.

You'll leverage what you 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. We'll rewrite the stories and beliefs that have been holding you back or making things much harder than necessary and replace them with ways of thinking that propel you forward.

A Personalized Private Coaching Program is for you if:

  • Private coaching is a significant investment. You recognize the cost of the time, energy, and confidence you're losing and you're ready to invest in a new level of support, from an expert, who can help you clear out the static, focus on what works, help you get out of your own way, and back in the driver’s seat. 
  • You can talk circles around yourself and convince everyone else you’ve got it under control (this is a big trap for smart, high-achievers). You’d like someone who can see your game and hold you to what you really want and deserve for yourself.
  • You are tackling a set of patterns or beliefs that has existed for a long time, that feel like they're "in your bones" or you want to work intensely to get deep results in the most efficient way possible.
  • You’ve got high standards for yourself, and in just about every other area, you achieve what you set out to (this is part of why the places where you struggle can feel so frustrating).
  • You tend to think and dream big – you’re not afraid of hard work, but sometimes you get tired or stressed or overwhelmed and you’re not sure of the next best step.
  • You want long term lasting results – you’re not looking for a band aid. You can see the things that haven’t worked and you’re ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into a different way of doing things.
  • Although you might not see exactly how it’s possible, you’d love to find an easier way of being, so you can eat less, stress less, feel more purposeful, and in charge of your life.

Your Personalized Private Coaching Program includes:

  • A detailed "getting-started" questionnaire that may provide clarity and insights, all on its own.
  • A 75-minute mapping and strategy session where we create a solid foundation for our work together. We'll clarify your goals and define how our work together will fit into and enrich your life. We'll conduct a life balance survey to identify where your life is feeding you, the areas that you're satisfied with, and where you're not. We'll look at how the parts of your life work together (or don't), where you are leveraging your strengths, where things could be easier, and examine how food and eating weave their way through the facets of your life. We'll use this information to begin designing the path our work together will take.
  • A strength assessment to identify your natural and easiest approach to change and then leverage your strengths throughout our coaching so that, as much as possible, your actions, new habits, and the routines you put in place are tailored to your natural style of doing things. 
  • Coaching appointments are scheduled three times per month and last approximately 40-minutes. You'll leave each call with a plan of action designed to move you forward. We'll meet by phone or via Skype.
  • Access to my Missing Peace Legacy online program, a self-guided program for creating freedom from emotional eating and overeating (retail value $697).
  • Email support over the time of our coaching work together.
  • Further customization as we determine the best approach to meet your needs.

How to Move Forward:


Complete the application belowI will use the information in your application to determine whether I feel I can provide value to you. 


We'll schedule a 30 minute phone call to discuss specifics, answer your questions and put customizing touches on your program. This is our opportunity to make sure that working together is a great fit and the best next step and to craft the coaching experience that will work best for you. 


We work together step-by-step, creating and implementing a new plan of action that creates the results you want.

"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 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."

- M. | Physician -

"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. I was on an airplane every week (and) 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 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."

- Susan | Consultant -

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These programs have worked for physicians, CEOs, successful professionals, and busy women all over the world. Let's talk about how I can help you.

Apply for my 1:1 Coaching Program

These programs have worked for physicians, CEOs, successful professionals, and busy women all over the world. Let's talk about how I can help you.

"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. She is available for support and encouragement by email in between my coaching calls.

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."

- Maryjo | Business Owner -

"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...

"I am really grateful for the time working with Melissa. Even living in Sydney, Australia was no barrier. She helped me identify small smart changes that have had the greatest impact on my everyday life.

"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 colleagues 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.

"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."

- Leanne | Analyst -

"Investing in 6 months of personal coaching was kind of scary for me. I previously thought “I will read a book,” “I will join a group as it's more cost-effective,” “I can find a budget solution to this.” But what I realized after a couple of months of coaching with Dr. McCreery is that my brain and soul responded best to 1 on 1 coaching sessions focussed solely on me. Simple, productive conversations about my needs, thought processes, and ultimately why my brain wanted food when my body didn’t need it, and what makes me feel satisfied instead of food. I accomplished some things I wasn't sure I could do. I ended cycles with overeating and emotional eating. Evening overeating is no longer a habit. I broke up with the scale - and it no longer gets to define my mood or how I feel about myself. I learned I could make changes with food that didn't leave me feeling deprived or hungry. I have spent much more on diets, pills, and potions over the past three decades than I did on personal coaching. But no diet ever freed me from the emotional eating cycle like coaching has, or from thinking about my next weigh-in. I wish more people could find the path to getting leaner while getting off the diet/restriction/emotional eating hamster wheel. I am very grateful that I decided to invest in myself through Melissa’s expert coaching. Finding peace with food has been incredibly valuable and rewarding. I wish I had done it sooner."

- ANGIE | Client -

"Melissa McCreery has a rare ability to create a space of safety, empathy, and hope in which coach and client join together to explore unproductive habitual patterns while cultivating faith in new possibilities and transformation. She will definitely help you discover the cracks where the light gets in!"

- Jan | Writer -

"Melissa's blend of professional expertise, practical advice, and genuine caring was just what I needed to learn, consider, and take action on my weight challenges. I tend to be very hard on myself and Melissa helped me to see that treating myself with compassion was a much better way to build the success that I was looking for. Was it a tough decision to invest in 1:1 coaching? YES -- its a time commitment and a financial commitment. Am I glad that I did it? YES -- I would advise anyone to invest the time and attention in themselves with Melissa as their coach."

- Ann | Client -

Apply for my 1:1 Coaching Program

These programs have worked for physicians, CEOs, successful professionals, and busy women all over the world. Let's talk about how I can help you.