Amy A. Picco, D.O
I’m a certified health and life coach who also happens to be a board certified Osteopathic Family Physician. I practiced primary care on Whidbey Island, Washington for 7 years before moving to Bellingham in 2015 and realizing that I could not continue practicing medicine in the way our current healthcare system demands. My empathetic, loving heart burned out. I needed the balance between family and work, between physical and spiritual, between emotional and intellectual, that I sought for my patients. So, I shifted my career. And devoted all my energy to diving into the real reason I went into medicine -- how to more effectively be there for people making the changes necessary to live the best version of their lives. Over the last 25 years I've studied various branches of Psychology, Lifestyle Medicine, Functional Medicine, Family Medicine, Metabolic disorders, yoga, meditation, mindfullness, weight loss, spirituality, sexual and relationship health, fitness, and personal transformation. I've participated in many coaching, self-care and wellness programs and been certified in Mind-Body Nutrition Health Coaching. I have done the hard work personally, stretching my growth and pushing my evolution. And now, at long last, I am so excited to be combining all of my personal growth and professional expansion and passion in offering Wellness Coaching coming from the place of a whole and centered me -- doctor, health coach, nutritionist, spiritual journeyer, exercise enthusiast and self-care guru.
I offer individual appointments (individuals looking for an advocate or partner in facing a health or life challenge, physicians and other healthcare workers facing health, life or career challenges, and family members of these folks struggling with their beloveds) as well as group visits (families, groups of friends or groups of co-workers facing a health challenge together, patients in doctor's offices with similar health or motivation challenges). My approach includes education, support, motivation, accountability, mindset expansion, coordination of care with other providers, health and life coaching, and providing the loving space and feedback you need as you journey from the challenges that are holding you back to the vitality and wellness that is inherent in and available for you.
Personally, I find my joy and balance in all kinds of PNW outdoor play with my family, cooking, travel, practicing yoga and meditation, and paddle boarding with my dog Finley. I joyfully work as a Freelance Health and fiction Writer in my spare time. And I am involved in sacred women's circles, health retreats, and local religious and spiritual communities.