Information for Healthcare Professionals

As a National Board Certified Health Coach,* I can help you help your patients struggling with obesity and/or tobacco dependence.

  • Do you sometimes feel like you’re working harder than your patients at improving their health?
  • Do you feel frustrated when a patient seems unmotivated to act upon your sound advice?

I’m grounded in evidenced-based strategies while also offering compassion, non-judgment, expert communication skills and an emphasis on active listening and building a strong rapport with clients.

Please contact me to discuss how I could help you improve your patients’ health.

Karen Nathan
Tel: 609.577.7096

*My Credentials

I hold multiple health coaching certifications and earned the highest designation in the field, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the International Consortium of Health and Wellness Coaching.  I maintain my certification with rigorous continuing education through a variety of programs, including: the Beck Institute of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the Harvard Medical School of Continuing Medical Education, and the Rutgers University Tobacco Dependence Program.

I have a bachelor’s degree in biology, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree in Adult Education from Rutgers University.

My Professional Experience

I am a coach and educator, supporting and guiding clients on the lifestyle modifications recommended by their healthcare team. My approach is anchored in science and framed by exceptional listening skills, positive energy and a judgment-free attitude.

  • I see clients one-on-one in my private practice, usually after they’re referred by their personal doctor.
  • I’m employed as the health coach for the Princeton Longevity Center, working alongside a team of doctors, nurses, dieticians, and exercise physiologists.
  • I’m a writer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) on health coaching topics.
  • I serve as a consultant for Princeton University on the topic of health promotion for undergraduates. In 2017 I was named a Community Fellow for Mathey College, one of the residential colleges at Princeton.