Specializing in the support of clients working through recovery of eating disorders and disordered eating.
Including an integrative and functional focus on how to take care and restore gut function for better overall physical and mental health.
Build a balanced relationship with food
Re-connect with your body's nutritional needs
Nourish your body to it's fullest
I believe that nutrition encompasses all areas of health. What we eat and how we approach food can provide our bodies, minds and spirit with a balanced way of life. Food is nourishing and purposeful, but also enjoyable and fun. When our relationships with food become emotional, disconnected, or physically challenging, we need to find our way back to balancing the power of food and it's role in our lives.
I am a mother of 4 kids who keep my life very busy and interesting! I enjoy running, biking, hiking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family.
My personal history with finding a connected relationship with food is what sparked my passion to combine my interests of nutrition, behavioral health and gut health. Because of my journey, I am able to see how important balanced nutrition is to everyday life including a healthy and functioning gut, mood management, energy levels and overall enjoyment of food.
The focus of my practice is to promote and educate using a functional nutrition and mindful eating approach on how to find the right nutrition for our bodies. Disordered eating is emotionally and physically exhausting. My roll is to help support you in your recovery walk, so that you may find your way back to a balanced relationship with food. In the full picture of recovery, we also need to assess the functionality of gut health and identify the connections between our relationship with food, stress, lifestyle, behaviors and healing the gut to promote full recovery from disordered eating.
Part of a role of being a Registered Dietitian is to assist others in separating fact from fiction. There are ever changing nutrition guidelines, and it is exhausting trying to keep up with them all. I am here to help you sort out what is legitimate and what may work for you.
Individuals join me for a thorough assessment, background, and dietary intake. We discuss your relationship with food, and discuss what you are hoping to get from our time together. I will focus my time on you, the individual, to identify and prioritize the steps to take in order to assist you in meeting your nutrition goals , and follow up with an appropriate plan of care.
Ongoing follow-up sessions with me will include review of goals, identifying areas for change, and providing continuing support, and education using a variety of behavioral therapy practices that make the most sense for your needs. My approach is to be compassionate and encouraging, as well as firm with accountability, in order to motivate, and provide opportunities to develop strategies that focus on your personal needs. Ongoing monitoring of your progress, physically and emotionally, will prompt any recommendations or other interventions as needed.
Healthy Holiday Eating
Shape.com: List of High Protein Food Sources:
Guide to Healthful Workday Snacking:
Eat This: 20 Ways to Have a More Positive Body Image
Runner's World.com: Opinion piece on Gluten
Environmental Nutrition: Fitting Healthy Snacks Into Your Day.