I believe that you are the expert of your own body; it's my job to help you find and trust that inner wisdom so that you never have to stress about eating again.
Each treatment plan is individualized to meet your specific needs and goals.
An Eating Disorder Dietitian will help you....
- Learn how to find and listen to your hunger and fullness cues
- Ease food fears by debunking nutrition myths
- Find new ways to cope without using food
- Discover what your body needs in any given moment to feel and perform your best and how to fuel yourself accordingly
- Learn how to use mindfulness to find pleasure in eating
- Decrease thoughts about food
I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in Foods and Nutrition, Dietetics from Cal Poly Pomona. From there, I went on to complete my Dietetic Internship through the PHFE WIC program.
IN THE BEGINNING
My nutrition career began at WIC, where I strengthened my nutrition counseling and education skills. I also learned a lot about kindness, patience and compassion.
I have experience working at an intensive outpatient eating disorder program, Pacifica Recovery, located in Claremont, California. At Pacifica, I provided individual and group nutrition therapy.
THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES
I have also previously worked with students at the Claremont Colleges as a Health Educator/ Dietitian in the Health Education Outreach Department, where I was part of the Eating Disorder Task Force Team (EDTF). The EDTF team's mission was to support students with direct services and provide appropriate referrals to enhance their psychological well-being and physical health. We also provided education consultation, awareness, and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff at The Claremont Colleges
PRIVATE PRACTICE-Eating disorders
As an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), I specialize in treating those with eating disorders and disordered eating. Working in my private practice is truly my dream job. I enjoy helping others find peace with food again, when it had previously felt like it dominated their lives. I approach each of my clients individually and work collaboratively with them to find the best treatment plan necessary to help them reach their goals. With my eating disorder clients, I also work collaboratively with all members of their treatment team to ensure that they receive the best possible care.
CHILD FEEDING and sports nutrition
My other extremely fulfilling job is being a mama! After having my son and daughter I became very interested in child feeding and helping other parents learn how to be good role models when it comes to meal time, feeding themselves and their children, and knowing what to do. It can all be very confusing! I believe that creating a healthy relationship with food and body begins at birth. Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility is at the heart of my practice.
Sports Nutrition is another specialty of mine. I have been an athlete my whole life and have seen first hand what can happen when an athlete isn't properly fueled. I have worked with the athletes at the Claremont Colleges and given nutrition talks to specialty teams such as the adidas Legacy Elite Running Team.