Lisa Dawes, MS, RDN, CDE

Integrative Nutritionist and Lifestyle Consultant

Lisa Dawes is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and integrative nutritionist with over 15 years of experience in nutrition therapy and lifestyle counseling. Lisa’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science from Cal State Fullerton, a dietetic internship through Cal State Long Beach, a Master’s of Nutritional Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Academy of Diabetes Educators.

Lisa is well versed in a variety of different therapeutic diets, such as: Paleo, Paleo-AIP, Low FODMAP, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, gluten free, ketogenic, vegetarian, vegan, raw, macrobiotic and hCG weight loss diet. She uses a holistic and integrative approach to health and wellness and assesses and addresses underlying health issues that may be getting in the way of her clients achieving the results they are working for. Lisa introduces her clients to a healthier way of living by sharing her love of healthy food, exercise and stress management.

Hello, I’m Lisa Dawes and I am passionate about helping people feel and look their very best. I would love the opportunity to work with you so that you may experience a healthier, balanced and energized life. I never discount how difficult change can be and I meet you where you are at in your health evolution. I take time to get to know you, and together we establish a relationship that allows for honest and open discussions about all areas of life that may be getting in your way. My job is to turn my expertise into practical, everyday solutions to help you reach your goals. My supportive and individualized approach has been helpful to many in paving the way for long term health and success. I look forward to working with you.

Lisa Dawes, MS, RDN, CDE
Integrative Nutritionist and Lifestyle Consultant

Katie Zimmermann, LMFT

at New Beginnings Therapy

New Beginnings Therapy offers therapeutic services on the Central Coast with the main goal being relief and life enjoyment after or in the midst of trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship distress. New Beginnings’ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Katie Zimmermann, specializes in working with complex trauma and intense stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-acceptance/ low self-worth. Through the use of E.M.D.R., Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, and self-acceptance based interventions, Katie helps her clients feel more in control and more satisfied and passionate in their life and relationships. Katie also uses The Gottman Method to work with couples who are struggling to maintain intimacy, friendship, and stability in their relationship, and finds joy in watching couple’s learn how to find pleasure and safety in their partnership.​


Master Coach, Director

At Turning Leaves, Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching we offer professional Life and Wellness coaching designed to guide you toward your true capabilities.

Whether you battle with…

  • food addiction
  • lack impulse control
  • have low self-esteem
  • desire improved communication in your relationships
  • seem to be faced with barriers in a relationship
  • have become isolated due to anxiety or depression
  • struggle with behavioral issues
  • are lacking life skills
  • find it difficult to find motivation
  • aspire to stop leading a sedentary (non-active) life
  • need to develop boundaries
  • or just feel stuck

Together we can begin the journey toward YOUR empowered and improved quality of life consisting of mental, emotional, social, and physical wellness beginning with creating a “Healthy Life Balance” through insight learning and insightful problem solving.
Turning Leaves, Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching

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