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Doctor and Patient

Physician Referrals

Integrative Health Coaching Supports Patients’ Motivation for Behavior Change.

Are you ready to help your patients increase self-efficacy by reducing stress and increasing beneficial lifestyle choices in support of health and wellbeing? 

Patients seek treatment for cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal discomfort, chronic pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety - issues that greatly affect quality of life - yet cling to old behavior patterns that keep them stuck.


As a physician committed to supporting your patients, you do your best to address complex health issues in a short office visit. Yet your patients may not fully appreciate that chronic stress is at the root of inflammation, and that inflammation is at the root of many of their health complaints.  


Integrative health coaching offers strength-based, possibility focused support for making positive behavior change leading to sustainable health and wellbeing for your clients. 


And that’s good for them, as well as you.

Hello, I'm Ricka -

I'm a Nationally Board Certified (NBC-HWC) Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach passionate about helping clients manage complex and challenging life situations.  

Ricka Kohnstamm Executive & Physician Coach Profile Photo

Ricka Kohnstamm


I provide warm, dedicated, confidential HIPAA compliant virtual coaching for adults across the U.S, Europe and Africa. I actively collaborate with my clients to identify barriers to growth and healing and then incorporate strength based solutions, including emotional resilience.

My areas of specialty are transitions, relationships, conflict resolution, communication, depression and sadness, stress and anxiety, career difficulties, preparation for death, support for individuals experiencing trauma, vicarious trauma, and intense caregiver roles, as well as support for young people who are finding their way in the world.

In addition to receiving and M.A. in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching from from the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota, I've studied with well known wellness leaders Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. James Gordon, as well as leadership and wellbeing in the workplace at Harvard Business School and Evidence-Based Optimal Nutrition through Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition. I support families who have experienced trauma though Restorative Justice Circle Keeping.  

I'm here to be a partner in your patient's care plan, and give them the confidential and protected space they need to feel heard and cared for as they build tools to support self-efficacy and better health.  

"Ricka is a trusted, compassionate coach for young adults who are struggling to find their way, adding another level of support for the entire family system.  

I feel fortunate that I can reliably direct families to her for understanding and hope."  

- CM, M.D.


Integrative health coaching is confidential, personalized, highly effective support

for your patients AND saves YOU time.

As a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, I partner with your patients to discover their inherent healing capacity when facing challenging, complex issues:

  • Toxic stress (at work or at home)

  • Challenging relationships (at work or at home)

  • Life transitions, including preparation for death for self or loved one

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Parenting challenges, including parenting through trauma treatment

  • Healing from primary or vicarious trauma

  • Workplace wellbeing

As a physician, you have a short client visit to diagnose, treat and guide clients on their health journey. Integrative health coaching supports your work by providing patients with a HIPAA protected space to get to the root of the issue that is keeping them stuck and then creating a starting point for change. 

Research supports health coaching as an effective complement to medical care. (Harvard Health)


Offer your patients life giving, confidential, interpersonal support with a coaching referral. Contact me to get started. 


What my clients say about working with me

I worked with Ricka to learn how to decrease stress and take care of myself. I was not taking care of myself and felt stressed out, tired, crabby and unhealthy and that carried over into my family life.


Ricka helped me learn techniques to manage my stress at work to get that good feeling back.


Let's Work Together

Complete the Form to Get Started

Thank you for your interest in working with me in your patients' health journeys. Please complete the below form and I will contact you about establishing a patient referral relationship with your practice. 

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