About Me, Nicole Fetsis
I am originally from Northwest Indiana, but I now call Seattle my home. Although I grew up in a small Midwestern town, my life was far from the quaint, “white picket fence” stereotype. I learned at a very young age how to play the game called Life. However, as you will learn, I believe that the hardships I experienced as a young girl shaped me into the person I am today. My journey has made me a stronger, more resilient person. And my experiences have inspired me to help those who struggle with their mental health and wellness.
When I refer to the game of Life, I mean that for many years, I merely felt like a pawn in a meaningless game. Devoid of emotion, living without passion. I checked all the boxes—I worked hard, received good grades, was an honor student, participated in many activities, and was an athlete. Most of the time, I gave the perception of complete happiness. But guess what? I was actually just an outstanding actress!
After college, I became a hairstylist, but I knew that I still wasn’t living my truth. My clients were my reason for going to work each day—well, partly. I also had the nagging thought that I was incapable of doing anything else. Year after year, I continued to allow those negative, irrational thoughts to control my life!
I finally began some self-reflection, thinking about what brought me joy each day. A big part of my joy was connecting with clients on deep levels. Through those interactions, I started to understand that I had the ability to help others feel better about themselves with my words, advice, and encouragement. I realized that I was helping my clients to recognize their strengths and identify their goals. I loved that my voice had become one of support and guidance. I was inspired to pivot these strengths into a new yet related career, and I founded Petaluda Wellness.
When I finally stopped defensively playing the game of Life and decided it was time to live on my terms, my world changed.
I was no longer going through the motions—I was truly living. I discovered what happiness was. I learned how to love and respect myself, my body, and my mind. This is my goal for you.
As we work together, I will use the tools and techniques that I have learned over the years to empower you to find the answers you need. You are capable, and you deserve to live the life that you have dreamed about. It is not too late to make a change! Actually, you are right on time!
As a Certified Hypnotherapist, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I aim to connect my clients with their buried spark, to rekindle that ember and make their light shine again. Together, we find a path from today to a better future.
The foundation of Functional Medicine is treating the patient as a whole person, not just a collection of symptoms. A Functional Medicine Health Coach takes doctor recommendations and works with the client to implement those changes within their lives. Creating sustainable plans for improvement using nutrition, movement, and mindset, I work with clients to set achievable goals along the way to a healthier lifestyle.
I incorporate hypnotherapy to help clients achieve their goals sooner, and with even more strength to set them up for lasting success. Whether it is a health goal or a life change goal, my training and experience helps clients build plans that work for them. Providing accountability, guidance, and even a little cheerleading, I help clients live a more balanced life.
I know it is possible because I have experienced this truth myself. The impact of these healthy changes is profound, and I can’t wait for you to discover this potential within yourself.