About Me

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My passion has always been to help people.

I’m Nicole Lestochi of Journey 2 You. I am a Board-Certified Patient Advocate with a Health Coach Certification focusing on the geriatric population.  It is my goal to assist and empower my clients to take control of their healthcare journey. I am dedicated to helping others find their individual path. Education is key to understanding your diagnosis and making healthy lifestyle changes to manage your journey to better health and take back your control.

Why I Started Journey2You

I have experienced healthcare from three sides:  as a healthcare provider, as a caretaker and as a patient.

With close to 30 years experience in healthcare and the wellness industry, I have realized the huge gaps in our healthcare system and the absolute need for patient advocacy and health coaching for integrated care, better outcomes and improved quality of life.  I have been advocating for my patients as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 25 years. I have extensive experience in multiple settings including:  skilled nursing centers, dementia care, home healthcare, acute care, post-acute care/rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy.

My own mother suffered for years with multiple diagnoses, multiple doctors and multiple medications. It was so apparent how much my mom and dad needed an advocate in their corner to help manage her journey.

I have had to advocate for myself as I was diagnosed in 2012 with Celiac disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease that can take years to diagnose due the varied symptoms people can experience. With my experience, I was able to navigate the system, expedite appointments, get the needed testing and communicate with the appropriate doctors to receive confirmed diagnosis within 1 month. I have learned to manage my disease, have a healthy relationship with food and live my best life, not letting the disease control me.

I am passionate about helping others do the same!
I have made it my mission to help others going through the same struggles as my mom and myself. I want to assist you with navigation of our healthcare system, help make informed decisions regarding your health and care, ensure access to quality healthcare resources and assist with your proactive health planning to ease the emotional burden.

My Qualifications

  • Board Certified Patient Advocate

  • Certified Geriatric Care Informed Professional

  • Health Coach Certification - Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Education – Pennsylvania State University

Get in Touch

For questions about my services, please reach out today. I look forward to hearing from you.