Susan Beckman Reagan earned a Master of Arts degree with doctoral studies from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following graduate school, she worked ten years for a Fortune 500 company in the healthcare field. Pursuing her passion for health and nutrition, she studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Health Coach. In addition, Susan is certified by the International Association for Health Coaches, earning the designation of Certified International Health Coach. She is also a Certified Nutritionist, board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and has earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition through Cornell University.
Recognizing her primary interest in mind-body nutrition, Susan attended and graduated from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she studied with Marc David, a world renowned master nutritionist/psychologist. She is certified by the Institute as an Eating Psychology Coach and has completed advanced training as an Eating Psychology Teacher. Susan is one of thirteen Eating Psychology coaches worldwide who have earned this special designation.
Susan has completed a certification program in Positive Psychology taught by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., a leading expert in this field. Dr. Ben-Shahar is well known for teaching Positive Psychology at Harvard University, one of the most popular courses ever offered at the school. She has also completed the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program offered through The Flourishing Center. Susan is the creator of Positivity Gem Cards, a tool for increasing happiness and well-being based on the science of Positive Psychology.
In addition, Susan studied with Brooke Castillo, Founder of The Life Coach School, is certified as an LCS coach, and has completed Master Coach training.
Susan has a practice offering an integrative approach to nutrition and health coaching. Working with clients from all over the United States, as well as internationally, Susan’s approach recognizes the unique needs and bio-individuality of each client. Her training, expertise, and supportive coaching help her clients reach their personal goals.
Areas of expertise: emotional eating, overeating, chronic dieting, digestive challenges, and body image issues. Susan also has a special interest in providing support to family members of patients receiving long-term medical treatment.
Susan maintains a continuing relationship with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition by coaching and mentoring current IIN students as part of their professional training program (2010 – present). Susan lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with her husband, two children (currently away at college), and two Abyssinian cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, travel and yoga (Registered Yoga Teacher since 2000).