How I work
I believe YOU are the expert on your body, and what feels good to you. I will support you in recognizing the association with food and feelings, and we will work together to see how this fits into your life. We’ll work to shift away from and challenge fear-based beliefs, with the intention to bring back the JOY in eating.
I am rooted in the values of balance, variety, and most importantly, satisfaction. With these values at the forefront, we move away from the binary good-bad mentality and look for the middle ground. We learn to trust our body’s innate wisdom to know what we need to feel nourished, both physiologically and emotionally.
In my years of nutrition counseling, I frequently felt an overwhelming sense of misalignment of values. So often, the emphasis was on the number on the scale, instead of how food and movement made people feel, what foods were satisfying, or what was sustainable. I don’t believe in restrictions and rules, which is why the concepts from Intuitive Eating resonated so profoundly with me. The power of permission to nourish ourselves, to eat foods that are satisfying, to seek movement that feels good are just a few examples of the life-enhancing benefits of the intuitive eating framework.
I am deeply passionate about dismantling anti-fat bias and championing body diversity.
License & Education
- Registered Dietitian, CDR 86085180
- Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
- Dietetic Internship, Aramark
- Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, San Francisco State University
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Training & Experience
I hold bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology (2010) and Dietetics (2016). My dietetics journey began in 2014, when I decided to shift gears from my retail management trajectory. I completed my dietetics degree at San Francisco State University, then went on to complete my internship at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Prior to joining a nutrition counseling startup, I worked at both a skilled nursing facility and at an in-patient acute care facility. I have completed training in motivational interviewing and I am a certified intuitive eating counselor.