April 15, 2020
You are your own barrier - what are you waiting for?
In a time when health and wellness are top of mind, how do you start a nutrition counseling relationship virtually? Nicole Turgeon of Common Beet Nutrition opened her practice in March and provides nutrition counseling services while limiting barriers, as services are covered by most health insurance providers.
Nicole grew up in Saco and is a graduate of Thornton Academy. She pursued her undergrad at Keene State in New Hampshire and completed her 5th year required internship as well as her Masters degree at Central Michigan University. She then moved back to Saco to start her career.
Clinical nutrition jobs in Maine were difficult to find when Nicole was searching, but she knew that nutrition counseling was needed. She started her career at a local health club, which has since evolved into a department with multiple Dietitians.
Two weeks before the pandemic, Nicole started her own practice: Common Beet Nutrition, which offers one-on-one nutrition counseling. “It’s been good and interesting,” she said, “but it’s also been difficult. People have so much more time now to focus on health and wellness, but some individuals are apprehensive to start at all. I specialize in serving people who desire a safe space, like a counselor or therapist, and services are covered by most insurance companies. The mind is often the biggest barrier.”
Nicole is thrilled to stay local, on Main Street in Saco, to support the community where she was raised. She is also ecstatic to be part of a unique network of providers in the area that rely on and support each other.
What are you waiting for? To learn more about Common Beet, visit: commonbeet.com