Eating disorder treatment can be scary and challenging at times. If you are seeking treatment for the first time you may feel very confused and alone. If you are continuing treatment from a higher level of care, you might be nervous about leaving your treatment facility and deciding on a new treatment team to help you continue through the recovery process. Maybe you’ve been in recovery and are concerned about relapsing. Regardless of where you are at in your recovery, my team has the experience and training to continue to move you forward. We understand the physiology, biology and psychology involved and can keep all three in mind when helping you with your eating and exercise.
As a previous lead dietitian at a San Diego eating disorder treatment center, I developed and grew the nutrition program at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. I worked with patients dealing with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, “diabulima,” and “orthorexia” at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. In my practice, I continue to work with women dealing with various versions of eating disorders. In addition, I have a specialty in working with pregnant women who are currently battling an eating disorder, are concerned about relapsing or are interested in getting support during the postpartum period.
I strongly believe in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to treating people with eating disorders and will always communicate with your treatment team or work with you to put one in place. As the Registered Dietitian on the team, I work with clients to address their individual challenges with food, weight, exercise and body image through nutrition therapy, nutrition education, meal support and real life experiences like restaurant outings, mindful meals and grocery store outings. As an intuitive eating expert, I understand that intuitive eating is a long-term goal for some clients and have the expertise to know when it will be supportive to your recovery. Due to my extensive training in eating disorders, I am also well versed in therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Based Therapy and will be able to compliment whichever style of therapy you are experiencing with your therapist. Please see the FAQ’s for additional information on my approach. In addition, please visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about the team at Nutrition Instincts.