Rachel Jones, BSN, RN, FMCHC
Rachel is founder of Upstream Wellness Coaching, a client-centered coaching firm dedicated to helping people thrive. Whether you are facing health challenges, trying to reduce toxin exposure or are feeling stuck and overwhelmed in your life, Rachel can help you find your path to wellness. She does not diagnose disorders or prescribe treatment plans. What Rachel does is help her clients prioritize what matters most to them about their health whether through individual coaching sessions or her information-packed online wellness courses.
“Thank you, Rachel, for spending time with me and sharing your wisdom. You are the perfect mix of knowledgeable, sympathetic and encouraging. Those strengths will be life-changing for whoever you coach.” Ingrid S., Pennsylvania
What should I eat?
For those interested in learning more about eating whole foods, Rachel offers practical coaching strategies backed by over 25 years of experience. As a result, you can expect to receive personalized support specific to your dietary needs and interests. Additionally, she can help you learn how to navigate social eating situations so you can stress less about eating and focus more on living well.
“After my gastric bypass surgery, Rachel walked me through a gluten-free period. I also needed her help with eating dairy free and increasing my water intake. I am much more aware of how to eat to feel my best with Rachel’s guidance!” Joy P., New York
Reduce Toxin Exposure
Body, Mind & Environment
For clients undergoing mercury removal by a biologic dentist, Rachel offers her expertise as both a Functional Medicine certified health coach and former dental hygienist to help you understand how to support the detoxification process naturally using diet and lifestyle strategies. Those seeking to reduce their exposure to numerous other toxins also receive tremendous benefit from Rachel’s lifestyle coaching program Detox Your Life.
“Rachel helped me to understand what questions to ask my doctor about safely coming off one of my medications. She is very knowledgeable and helped me feel confident about talking to my doctor. Rachel is such a gentle soul and has an immense compassion to help others. I am so grateful to her!” Julie P., Florida
For any clients who feel stress from life transitions or other situations, Rachel offers a powerful strengths-based approach to overcoming negative thought patterns. Learning how to express your strengths daily can transform your life! Rachel uses her positive psychology coaching expertise and the knowledge of your strengths to help you develop a new vision of your best life and then together you create the action steps you want to take to get there. Her courses are also filled with information on lifestyle habits that reduce stress and improve wellbeing.
“Rachel’s analysis of my character strengths was very accurate and comprehensive. The information I received was valuable for helping me discover ways to build on my strengths in order to reach my maximum potential.” Maha M., Pennsylvania
- June 1984: Associate Degree Dental Hygiene Practiced in Virginia from 1984-1989
- August 2014: Associate Degree in Letters, Arts and Science, College of Liberal Arts, Penn State University
- August 2016: Registered Nurse Diploma Program
- December 2018: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of Nursing, Penn State University
- January 2019: Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
- August 2016 – the present: Nursing CE courses on various wellness topics. Click HERE to view a current list of courses.
Current Professional License
Rachel completed a rigorous academic registered nursing diploma program in August 2016, which included over 1500 clinical hours in multiple healthcare specialties. She obtained her license as a Registered Nurse in September 2016. She keeps her RN license current by completion of relevant continuing education courses that enable her to serve her clients with the best that holistic nursing practice has to offer.
Holistic Nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 1998). Rachel holds a strong belief that wellness is achieved by focusing on holistic health practices for the body, mind and environment of each unique individual. Her values align with the mission of the American Holistic Nurses Association, where she has been a member since November 2017.
Certified Health Coach
Rachel completed 12 months of intensive specialty training as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach in January 2019. Her passion is to help people thrive, using lifestyle as medicine.
- Positive Psychology – Focusing on what’s RIGHT with you!
- Lifestyle Medicine – Sleep and Relaxation, Nutrition, Exercise and Movement, Stress Management, Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life
- Finding Your Path to Wellness – Personalized support for your individual holistic health journey.
Rachel’s Top 5 Character Strengths
- Appreciation of Beauty
- Love of Learning
What are yours? Take the free Character Strength survey to find out!
Family Life and Interests
Rachel lives in the beautiful ridge and valley region of Pennsylvania with her husband, David. She has two grown children and three adorable grandchildren. When not working with her coaching clients, she enjoys cooking with whole foods, recipe development, organic gardening, staying fit, nature, creating art, spending time with family and friends and continuing to learn from a variety of sources. Rachel loves nurturing life!