Health + Nutrition Services

San Francisco Health, Wellness + Nutrition + BARIATRIC Coaching - Wellspace


Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) bridges the gap between clinical nutrition and functional medicine. Rather than treating symptoms that already exist, FDN seeks and identifies the conditions which cause the disease to begin with.

In her FDN practice, Wellspace practitioner, Allison Roman, uses functional saliva, urine, stool and blood testing to identify healing opportunities within the hormonal, immune, digestive, detoxification and intestinal barrier systems. Through your work together and by identifying the underlying physiological imbalances behind health conditions, you’ll be able to build up the foundation of long-lasting optimal health, rather than focusing on symptom relief.

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Health Coaching deals with issues related to your body, overall health, and general well-being. Sessions may address nutrition, stress management, fitness, weight, and/or other health-related issues, while the main focus is making long-lasting lifestyle changes, not providing a quick fix.

Health Coaching is right for you if you’re ready to:

  • feel great in your body
  • create habits to support your body’s natural ability to detoxify, repair and regenerate
  • identify the areas in your life that could be negatively impacting your health
  • work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
  • understand and reduce your food cravings
  • increase your energy levels
  • learn about new foods and how to easily incorporate them into your life

Some of our many specializations include:

  • vegan, vegetarian + flexitarian lifestyles
  • gluten free | celiac disease
  • food sensitivities
  • diabetes, hypertension + cholesterol
  • autoimmune disease
  • digestive problems
  • acne and skin issues

Our coaches make recommendations for basic health, lifestyle and nutrition modifications and encourage you to adapt positive behavior changes. They are not doctors, do not practice medicine, and do not prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure disease.

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Herbal Consultations take a holistic approach to improving health, promoting healing, and preventing or treating illness. Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs to address many aspects of wellness, including: organ function, energetics, nutrition, mindset and stress reduction.

You can expect each consultation session to be in-depth and comprehensive. Protocols are customized to fit each person’s needs, offering an accessible approach to herbal medicine while using other holistic remedies for boosting well-being and empowered healing.

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San Francisco Health, Bariatrics Coaching + Consultation - Wellspace


Our relationship with food is a direct reflection of our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. Eating is not simply about caloric input and fuel for our bodies. The act of eating is intimately intertwined with our emotions, mindset, stress, spirituality, and past experiences. In order to truly improve our diets and resolve health concerns, we must go beyond the food itself. Knowing what you should eat is not enough. Understanding why you eat is the first step toward healing your relationship with food and with your body.

Weight Management Coaching may be right for you if you’re struggling with:

  • losing weight and keeping it off
  • fatigue
  • overeating or binge eating
  • emotional eating
  • yo-yo dieting
  • accepting and loving your body

Our coaches make recommendations for basic health, lifestyle and nutrition modifications and encourage you to adapt positive behavior changes. They are not doctors, do not practice medicine, and do not prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure disease.

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Corporate Nutrition Consultation Coaching - Wellspace

Corporate Nutrition

Having nutritious food in the workplace is a crucial component to employee happiness, health, and productivity. Healthier employees, with fewer risk factors such as being overweight or obese, cost less to insure and are more efficient, productive workers. In fact, the average cost/benefit ratio for corporate wellness programs based on a summary of 28 studies was $3.48 saved per $1.00 invested.

Corporate Nutrition Consultation services include:

  • Nutritional assessment of existing food & wellness program, and individualized recommendations for implementing budget-conscious healthy changes
  • Assistance with implementation of a brand new food & wellness program
  • Lunch & learn workshops tailored to your employees’ needs/interests
  • Individual 1:1 coaching

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Pre-Operative  Evaluations

If you are considering weight loss surgery, a psychological evaluation will likely be required by your insurance company and/or surgeon prior to your procedure. Wellspace Director and Therapist, Tara Griffith, MFT has performed over 1000 pre-operative evaluations with patients and is intimately familiar with the different surgical procedures, pre-operative requirements, and post-operative diet and lifestyle changes necessary to achieve successful weight loss.

If you are interested in scheduling an evaluation, or have additional questions about whether weight loss surgery is right for you, please feel free to contact us.

Post-Operative Coaching + Support

Although bariatric surgery has been shown to be effective in the treatment of obesity, it does not address the psychological and emotional needs of those undergoing the procedure. For those struggling with post-operative social, emotional, behavioral and/or lifestyle challenges, bariatric coaching can help!

Post-operative sessions typically involve examining your relationship with food, developing healthy habits, and creating strategies for lasting lifestyle change. Other frequently addressed topics include:

  • managing emotional eating and “head hunger”
  • socializing after surgery
  • developing healthy coping skills
  • relationship changes after surgery
  • developing an effective exercise routine and/or meal plan
  • mindful and intuitive eating
  • self-sabotage
  • body image and self-esteem issues
  • measuring success without the scale
  • food addiction and addiction transfer

Weight Loss Surgery Meetup + Support Group

The San Francisco/Bay Area Weight Loss Surgery Meetup + Support Group was established in 2011 and meets monthly in downtown San Francisco. It offers education and support to both pre and post-operative patients. You can learn more about the group here.

Consultation Services

Are you trying to decide if weight loss surgery is right for you? Are you a psychotherapist, trainer, or other health professional  who is unsure how to best support your bariatric surgery client? Or, are you an organization who’d like a speaker to provide information or education to your employees about weight loss surgery?  If so, please contact us to ask about our consultation services.

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