Tricia Nelson grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, and struggled with her weight throughout her entire childhood. She used food as a coping mechanism for life’s stress and emotional pain. In her adolescence, she also used alcohol. Tricia tried everything to cure her cravings. Everything failed.
After majoring in Art History at Amherst College, Tricia began her career working at the Seattle Art Museum. She then went on to pursue a career in marketing and sales, becoming the owner of her own health products company. During her time in Seattle, she hit a spiritual and emotional “bottom” with her struggles with addiction.
After trying several 12-step programs, therapy, and self-help books, to no avail, Tricia was referred to Roy Nelson. Roy was able to help Tricia face and heal the root causes of her addictions, as well as create a lifestyle of self-care and self-love. As a result of Roy’s mentorship, Tricia built a foundation of self-esteem that has enabled her to effortlessly maintain sobriety and a 50-pound weight loss for the past 25 years.
Tricia, in turn, was instrumental in helping Roy develop The Nelson Method for people seeking to heal their addictive personality, along with the devastating symptoms of numerous addictions and obsessions. As Roy’s wife, advocate and associate, Tricia utilizes her profound experience to educate others facing similar problems.
Tricia Nelson is an Emotional Eating expert and Certified Coach, and presents her 25 years of extensive research on food addiction and the intricacies of the addictive personality in lectures to audiences worldwide. She is also a contributing author to several books, including 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health, and Recover to Live. Tricia and The Nelson Method have been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including Fox News, NBC, CBS, and Discovery Health.