Meet Sarah 

  • Holistic Health Coach

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner

  • Certified Emotion Code Practitioner

  • Reiki Master 

Sarah is equipped with what she considers to be the most advanced and effective techniques designed to successfully help you achieve your goals. Her discovery of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was a monumental turning point in her own recovery and transformation, and she has since become trained in the technique to use with clients, yielding just as profound results. Sarah is certified in The Watkins Method (EFT) and has completed Clinical EFT Professional Training through EFT Universe. She is also certified in The Emotion Code, which is a revolutionary method designed to locate trapped emotions in the body that manifest in physical, mental or emotional issues and remove them in a quick and noninvasive way.


With over 8 years experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and health coach, Sarah understands the power of the mind-body connection and how imperative it is to address the underlying mental and emotional factors that could be at the root of one's difficulties that can manifest in physical, mental and emotional issues.

Sarah has a wealth of professional and personal experience in the realm of eating psychology, mental health treatment and health coaching. She developed and directed an intensive day treatment program for binge eating disorder at UCSD's Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) and was a researcher at Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. She also previously saw therapy clients in a private practice in downtown San Diego.

Over the course of 10 years, Sarah has worked with thousands of people to help them strengthen their minds and bodies. Her passion to help others restore health and well-being comes from her own struggle with her body, eating and food. Sarah suffered from Bulimia and disordered eating for over 5 years. Through her difficult recovery process, she became motivated to turn her pain into purpose and committed to help others suffering so they too can achieve freedom from pain and feel good again.


Thus, Sarah has a unique understanding of how one’s mental and emotional well-being can directly affect one’s physical well-being. She also knows that it is possible to improve one's current state, no matter how bad it may seem, and achieve relief from your issues because she’s been there! Given her personal experience with recovering from an eating disorder and her extensive training and background, Sarah offers a unique perspective and approach to her energy work with clients that can be applied to any mental, emotional or life issue that is affecting one's quality of life and well-being. 


Sarah has an M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy from The University of San Diego and a B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University. She currently is the Director of Behavioral Health at Premier Fitness Camp in Carlsbad, CA where she helps individuals improve their health habits, mindset, self-confidence and other internal factors affecting their well-being. 


While Sarah Speers is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California, the programs and her services as an Alternative Healing Arts Practitioner offering energy work and holistic health coaching are separate from and not part of her LMFT psychotherapy practice. Therefore, it is not to be construed that the services of Sarah Speers and/or the programs offered on this website are the practice of psychology, psychotherapy, medicine or any other licensed health care practice. Sarah Speers services as an Alternative Healing Arts Practitioner are not licensed by the state of California. However, under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of California's Business and Professions Code, Sarah Speers can offer you her services as an Alternative Healing Arts Practitioner, subject to the requirements and restrictions that are described fully therein. 


Sarah's Story

Credentials & Certifications

  • ​Certified Reiki Master

  • Certified Emotion Code Practitioner

  • Certified Tapping for Weight Loss Coach (The Watkins Method)

  • Certified Life Coach (Expert Rating)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (The Perfect Workout) 

Licensure & Degrees

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #108950)

  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy, University of San Diego

  • BA in Psychology, Syracuse University 

  • BA in Advertising, Syracuse University 


  • Speers, S., Harris, J., & Schwartz, M. (2011). Child and adolescent exposure to food and beverage brand appearances during prime-time television programming. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

  • Harris, J., Speers, S., & Schwartz, M. (2012). US food company branded advergames on the internet: Children’s exposure and effects on snack consumption. Journal of Children and Media, 6(1), 51-68

  • Harris, J., Brownell, K., Schwartz, M., Javadizadeh, J., Weinberg, M., et al. (2011). Sugary drink FACTS: Evaluating sugary drink nutrition and marketing to youth.  

  • Harris, J., Brownell, K., Schwartz, M., Sardas, V., Ustjanauskas, A., Javadizadeh, J., Weinberg, M., et al. (2010). Fast food FACTS: Evaluating fast food nutrition and marketing to youth.

  • Speers, S., Harris, J., Goren, A., Schwartz, M. & Brownell, K. (2009). Public perceptions of food marketing to youth: Results of the Rudd Center public opinion poll.

  • Harris, J., Schwartz, M., Brownell, K., Sardas, V., Weinberg, M., Speers, S., Thompson, J., Ustajanauskas, A., et al. (2009). Cereal FACTS: Evaluating the nutrition quality and marketing of children’s cereal.

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