I believe family education and support is extremely important and should be encouraged whenever possible. Family involvement is a key predictor of good outcomes. With that in mind, I help families understand the illness, along with signs of recovery and relapse. My goal is to help the family develop nutrition-related skills to support their loved one. Loved ones are supported and welcomed in the treatment process by participating in nutrition education, meal planning, and portion training of their own.

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Disordered Eating
  • Continuing care for those transitioning from higher levels of care to outpatient
  • Acute nutrition care for those recovering from substance abuse
  • Chronic dieting
  • Compulsive exercise
  • Obsession with food and weight
  • Body Image Concerns

Your first visit will likely run about 75 minutes, which will provide an nice opportunity for us to get to know one another. You'll be able to ask questions you may have and get a general feel for who I am as a practitioner. I'll want to know about your medical and nutrition history, experiences and beliefs about food, and what brought you to my practice. Together, we will begin to establish some short and long-term goals and identify some tools and pathways that will help you achieve them. 

What to expect in follow-up visits

Reaching out for help is an important step in your journey to recovery. In an effort to provide you with the best care possible, I ask that we schedule a brief telephone consultation before beginning treatment. If you decide you would like to move forward with me, we would schedule an Initial Nutrition Assessment visit. After that, we will establish regular visits that meet your current needs.

Coordinated care

What to expect from the first visit: initial NUTRITION ASSESSMENT​

initial consultation

The multidisciplinary team approach is widely recognized as the best practice. With your permission, I will consult and coordinate care with your other providers, or can help you find them if needed.

specialized NUTRITION THERAPY in the following areas:

family support

Follow-Up appointments typically last 50 minutes. During this time we will explore the experiences you've had since the last time we visited. This might be through a food journal, a recovery-based app, diary, or memory. We'll find out what is working for you and what isn't. Throughout, I will interweave the three pillars of nutrition therapy:

  1. Things we may do in the nutrition counseling realm:
    • Explore food rules, rituals, fears, and beliefs
    • Fear food challenges
    • Meal coaching in my office 
    • Meal coaching on restaurant outing
    • Dining out
    • Grocery shopping
    • Workbooks or reading assignments
  2. Ways Nutrition Education might be explored:
    • Function of nutrients in the body
    • Effects of nutrient deficiencies
    • Food facts and fallacies
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Physiological effects of malnutrition and semi-starvation
    • Refeeding process
    • Weight and metabolism
    • Effects of compensatory behaviors (purging, laxatives, diuretics, diet pills, exercise etc.)
    • Relationship between food and mood
    • Assist clients in planning menus to meet needsHow to grocery shop
      How to cook
    Use of Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Establish goal weight range
    • Monitor weight changes and educate accordingly
    • If necessary, prescribe healthy exercise
    • If necessary, prescribe meal plan
    • Optimize resting metabolic rate