I decided to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist after my own experience with an Eating Disorder. I didn’t know how to feed myself. I remember feeling lost, confused, stressed, depressed, anxious, and helpless. I didn’t know how to move forward.
A Nutritionist helped me turn things around. She gave me clear daily steps that I could take in order to slowly climb out of the hole in which I had fallen. She normalized my experiences and helped dissolve the feelings of shame that can accompany eating and weight related issues. She made me realize that I wasn’t alone. She helped me believe that finding health and stability with food, body, and mind was 100% possible.
Many years, a degree, and multiple certifications have passed and I am now able to provide this same support and guidance for my clients. I feel incredibly grateful to do this work. I am qualified. I am experienced. I can relate. And I can help. Improving your health and finding stability with food, body, and mind isn’t fast or easy, but it is possible, liberating, and worth the effort.
I look forward to getting to know you and walking with you on your path to better health.
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics
Credential: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (#1022167)
Certification: Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Certificate: Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor through University of California San Diego Extension; Certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management
Work Experience: Eating Disorder Treatment Centers (adolescent and adult); College Health Centers; Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Centers (adolescent and adult); Public Health- Nutrition Education for Women, Infants, Children Program; Hospital; Outpatient Health Coaching
Clients and Colleagues have described me as supportive, trustworthy, knowledgeable, grounded, honest, integrative, safe, fun, funny, open, caring, loving, and wise.