About Clarissa 

Functional Medicine & Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Clarissa Kussin is a career health and wellness practitioner, natural foods chef, and educator.  She helps clients move from “Pain to Performance” using mindfulness-based yoga, cooking classes, and nutrition education.  She empowers her clients through health coaching, restoring energy and mental clarity through learning breath connection, increasing nutrient density for cellular regeneration, cultivating emotional wellness and rebuilding neuromuscular connections.  She works in concert with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and mental health practitioners while delivering services to populations under clinical care.  These include individuals living with chronic pain, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress, amputees, cancer patients, the blind, and patients recovering from surgeries and burns.  Clarissa’s coaching philosophy and methodology is grounded in the principles of Functional Medicine Health Coaching, using nutrition education, the psychology of eating, mind-body medicine and positive psychology.  Using a science-based, systems-oriented approach, Clarissa addresses the underlying causes of disease and engages her clients in a therapeutic partnership that considers the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.  Clarissa uses a personalized approach to nutrition rooted in the principle that food is medicine.  She focuses on whole, real foods that bring health, energy and vitality, reducing toxicity and inflammation.


In 2009, Clarissa co-founded the 501(c)3 nonprofit Warrior Wellness Solutions, providing integrative health and wellness education and training to thousands of Wounded, Ill, and Injured service members, veterans, and their caregivers. Her curriculum has been delivered as professional military education for thousands of clients under the medical care of the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.   She has served as a coach for TEAM Marine Corps for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games and currently serves on the Task Force Dagger Special Operations Forces Health Initiatives Medical Advisory Board.

​Training + Education

  • Lees McRae College — Bachelors of Arts, Communication Arts and Creative Marketing

  • Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine

  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach — Institute of Integrative Nutrition-SUNY Purchase

  • Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition — Cornell University in partnership with the T. Colin Campbell Foundation

  • Certified Burris Institute Emotional Wellness Coach specializing in PTS & Traumatic Brain Injury

  • International School of Detoxification — Level II Detoxification Specialist 

  • Board Certified Health Coach — American Association of Drugless Practitioners

  • Functional Movement Systems Certified Level I Corrective Exercise Professional

  • Certified in Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans living with TBI & PTS — Embody Yoga

  • iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Certified

  • Certified 500-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher

  • Warriors at Ease Certified — Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities

  • Rolph Gates Yoga 2014 Scholarship Recipient

  • Reiki Level II Certified

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dba Warrior Wellness Solutions Semper Fit Incorporated  is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation incorporated in the State of North Carolina.  Our Federal Tax Id # is 27-132-0064


Semper Fit Incorporated DBA Warrior Wellness Solutions is inspired by the USMC’s Semper Fit Program, however the USMC has not approved, endorsed or authorized this activity, and no official connection exists between the USMC’s Semper Fit program and Warrior Wellness Solutions.


Warrior Wellness Solutions’s programming is aligned with the DOD philosophy of Total Force Fitness or TFF (pronounced TuFF).  TFF is not a “program” but rather a doctrine that espouses the simple truth that all of our Services embrace: people are more important than hardware and are the cornerstone of our Nation’s defense.   Several features of TFF need to be made clear. First, it encapsulates the tried and true principles of leadership that have served to keep militaries strong, disciplined, and peaked in their Warfighting abilities. Total Force Fitness is a leadership doctrine not a medical manual. It starts with the simple proposition that it is every leader’s responsibility to set the conditions for fitness at all levels and in all situations. Furthermore, while improving TFF the leader must be aware that fitness, total fitness, is holistic and encompasses both the mind and the body.


The opinions expressed by Semper Fit Incorporated DBA Warrior Wellness Solutions are published for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a physician or other health care professional for your specific health care and/or medical needs or concerns. It is important that you talk to your doctor so that you can gather all the information about your health (ex. age, health history, symptoms, etc.) to determine your status. The information provided through Warrior Wellness Solutions is not intended to substitute for consultations with your doctor, nor medical advice specific to your health condition.  Warrior Wellness Solutions and any of their  Representatives, Staff and Officers disclaim any liability arising from your use services or for any adverse outcome of your use of this information provided by Warrior Wellness Solutions for any reason, including but not limited to any misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the information provided here.