About Your Wellness Coach Dr. Kay Fontana

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Meet Dr. Kay Fontana

Dr. Kay Fontana is a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. She received her EdD from Grand Canyon University with the doctoral dissertation, “Mindfulness and Compassion: A Phenomenological Study of Hospice Dementia Care Volunteers.” Her research emerged from her experience watching her mother walk the journey with Alzheimer’s until her death in hospice care.


In her work with grieving individuals and families, Dr. Kay noticed an overwhelming need to change the healthcare system. As each individual shared their loved one’s battle with their diseases, she saw chronic and life-limiting illness being treated with the same medications that failed to change the course of their disease. Additionally, she witnessed chronic and life-limiting illness strike her own family. While dealing with diabetes for nearly 20 years and vascular disease, her husband was diagnosed with cancer (now in remission). Dr. Kay was also diagnosed with diabetes and asthma, while other family members have suffered with Crohn’s disease, depression, and anxiety. 


Dr. Kay’s concern for health turned to an awareness of the overuse of prescription medications that treat symptoms rather than treat the whole being. It became her mission to make a difference and help those experiencing chronic or life-limiting illness achieve optimal wellness by exploring alternative treatments and helping individuals connect heart, mind, body, and soul for an abundant life.

About Dr. Kay

Values

  • Authenticity: I believe in the authentic nature of all by revealing each client’s unique experience, situation, and expression.
  • Compassion: I meet each client where they are on their wellness journey with care, empathy, and understanding of their individual health concerns and needs.
  • Mindfulness: I meet each individual with awareness of the present moment and without judgment. 
  • Truth: I speak only of the truth and what is known to be fact, while drawing forth the highest and best of each client.

Credentials

  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development
  • Licensed Spiritual Practitioner
  • Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach
  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • Reiki Master

Interesting Fun Facts

  • I love to laugh, and it's not difficult to make me do so.
  • I have a creative side that loves the arts. I spent a great deal of my youth in music, and now enjoy drawing, photography, and writing poetry.
  • I love old westerns. Laramie, The Big Valley, Wagon Train, and Bonanza are just a few of my favorites, and of course, anything John Wayne. 
  • My favorite spectator sport is golf. Yes, golf.

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. ~ C.G. Jung