Meet Our Coaching Team!

Meet Our Coaching Team

Kristie Amadio
Caryn Raba
Amy Ryk
Karen Darden

Kristie Amadio

Recovery Coach

Kristie is fully booked and not taking new online clients. She is still available for live-ins, please be advised there may be a wait-list.

One of a kind, irrepressible enthusiasm and candid honesty is what forms the basis of Kristie’s essence. A former elite athlete, she worked as a counselor in both Australia and New Zealand before commencing coaching in America.

She uses the same strength she required in her own recovery to guide and inspire others, while her genuine compassion allows her to connect easily with clients.

Kristie is a Certified Eating Disorder Coach with the Carolyn Costin Institute.

Available for online sessions or 24/7 live-ins both domestically and internationally

Bend, Oregon, USA

Caryn Raba

Recovery Coach

Loyal, honest and a quirky sense of humor, Caryn has been an athlete since the age of 4. She worked as a counselor and mentor in Substance abuse treatment for 10 years before coming into eating disorder recovery Coaching.

She knows the importance of meeting a client where they are at, yet encouraging them to challenge themselves, as that is what was so important in her own recovery. She believes that strong, supportive relationships are key to getting better and the only people who don’t recover, are the ones who stop trying.

Caryn is a Certified Eating Disorder Coach with the Carolyn Costin Institute.

Available for online sessions, 24/7 live-ins domestically or internationally, or face to face in

Los Angeles, California, USA

Amy Ryk

Recovery Coach

Warm, empathic and deeply insightful, Amy has worked in the eating disorder field for over ten years.

Having Amy on your team means you will have someone supporting your personal growth, helping you find meaning and purpose in your life, and working with you to reach your highest potential.

Amy’s vast experience coupled with her easygoing nature makes her a valuable addition to your team.

Amy has a Masters of Clinical Counseling and is trained in Somatic Attachment.

Available for online sessions or face to face in

Los Angeles, California, USA

Karen Darden

Recovery Coach

Empathetic, compassionate, and loyal, Karen has worked with clients in all phases of recovery to carve out their own unique path to healing.

She draws on her personal and professional experience in treatment centers to inform her care for clients. What sets Karen apart is her ability to use the fire within her, which motivated her own recovery, to ignite a spark in her clients that guides them towards a brighter future.

Her humanness allows her clients to feel secure in being vulnerable with their struggles and set backs in order to receive the support they truly need to fully recover.

Available for online sessions or face to face in

Santa Barbara, California, USA


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What people are saying about Recovered Living...


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  • "Recovery coaching truly changed my viewpoint on life. I believed that I would forever survive in the state of chaos, panic, and misery that an eating disorder provides. Now I know better, I know that the world isn't such a scary place and that I don't have to face it alone."

    C.P. Texas, USA
  • "I just wanted to tell you how glad I am to have found you...I leave after all of our sessions feeling more joyful and hopeful, and much less alone."

    M.K. Ontario, Canada
  • "Kristie, and everything she offers through Recovered Living, has been nothing short of astounding."

    J.T. Washington, USA
  • "The convenience of video chat and the constant support and encouragement in the real world in real time from someone who has been there really helps."

    J.S. NY, USA
  • "I am eternally grateful to have found Kristie and Recovered Living.  For the first time I believe that full recovery and living the life I love is 100% possible!!"

    R.B South Island, New Zealand
  • "The progress I have made so far proves that once you finally give that permission to your body, you gradually learn to give that permission to your soul."

    G.B. New York, USA
  • "Working with someone that has walked the path before me meant I always felt safe and comfortable to open up about my struggles."

    J.D. Manitoba, Canada
  • "It is incredibly helpful to talk with someone who understands how my mind works and what is truly going on in my head, sometimes even better than I do."

    C.B. Alabama, USA
  • "I would recommend Kristie to anyone who is in recovery from an eating disorder."

    M.S. Melbourne, Australia
  • "This experience has provided me with the compassion and tools that I have needed to continue to strive towards recovery."

    A.S. Colorado, USA
  • "Recovery Coaching helped me become more aware of when my anxiety was building, which made me much more capable and willing to reach out when I needed it the most."

    J.G. California, USA
  • "When you have faced your biggest demons and stood up to those of your society as well - in the fight for a full and authentic life - you have overcome the hardest challenge of all."

    G.B. New York, USA
  • "Knowing that someone recovered has been through the suffering and made it out healthy and happy is something that has grounded me throughout my recovery."

    S.A. Sydney, Australia
  • "Having that support from someone who understands and has been in your shoes makes you feel like you're not alone."

    V.A. New York, USA.
  • "Eating with people who had recovered, helped me change my disordered thoughts into healthy ones."

    J.S. California, USA
  • "The experience of sharing meal times together has helped me deal with all the feelings and emotions that go along with it."

    V.A. New York, USA
  • "Meal support helped me work through some unhealthy rituals I'd tried to let go of but could not have broken without having someone to be accountable to."

    J.G. California, USA
  • "I have been able to eat fear foods while having support and have been able to talk about how I feel during and after eating food."

    V.A. New York, USA
  • "I got support thinking creatively in approaching and not avoiding challenges."

    J.G. California, USA
  • "I got advice, support with problem shooting, and I had someone to turn to when I needed help."

    M.S. Melbourne, Australia
  • "Today I know that whatever my natural size is, it deserves the space it naturally claims in this world."

    G.B. New York, USA
  • "I gained insight and a new perspective into years of unhealthy behaviors that I was motivated to change but didn't know how."

    J.G. California, USA
  • "Without their advice, recovery after inpatient treatment would have been so much more difficult."

    M.S. Melbourne, Australia
  • "Working with a mentor who is recovered allows for a therapeutic experience that goes far below the surface of an eating disorder."

    A.S. Colorado, USA

Meet Our Team Behind the Scene!

Our Staff

Avril Leonard
Emily Costa

Avril Leonard

Operations Manager

If you are lucky enough to cross paths with Avril, you will leave with a smile on your face. Full of life, when Avril walks into a room she has the gift of bringing joy and fun with her. Born in England she grew up in the outdoors before making it her career, working as an outdoor educator all over the world. Accompanying her vibrant personality is a swath of musical talent both for singing and playing various instruments. If you hear laughter or music, it's likely to be Avril. Now living in Glasgow, Avril is currently studying to become a therapist. Fun fact: Avril once won "best bun's" for the chelsea bun's she entered in her local country show.

Available for online sessions or face to face in

Glasgow, Scotland

Emily Costa

Social Media Manager

Emily is passionate about spreading the message that full recovery is absolutely possible. She believes that when used for the right reasons, social media can be a powerful source of inspiration and connection. Being interested in mental health advocacy work she became a Crisis Text Line counselor and previously volunteered with Project HEAL serving as their blog manager, NYC Chapter Leader & a recovery mentor in their Communities of HEALing pilot program. Interesting Fact: Emily started a clothing brand called Rebel Redefined in High School

Lives in

New Jersey
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