If you're frustrated with dieting, tired of being at war with your body and want to stop obsessing over food, you're in the right place.
I offer private nutrition coaching to help you develop a healthy relationship with food, your mind, and your body—so that you can have more energy and mental space for important things and people in life that matter most.
As an intuitive eating dietitian, I'll help you reclaim control of your body's internal hunger and fullness cues, and help you rediscover the pleasure and satisfaction of eating—without guilt or shame. I also incorporate my training in meditation and yoga, to help you find a balanced approach to food and physical movement.
Together we will explore harmful beliefs you hold about food and your body, and gradually help you replace them with compassionate thoughts, effective tools and strategies to help you feel your best.
My Philosophy and Mission
No dairy, no gluten, no carbs, no fat… who can keep up with the latest forbidden foods?!
The simple fact is: Diets don't work. They do not lead to sustainable weight loss and can actually cause more harm.
What does work: When you listen to your body and eat what makes YOU feel good = Balance.
You see, exposure to the dieting world weakens our body's internal cues. Instead of naturally eating when we're full and naturally stopping when satisfied, we live in a culture that is dependent on external factors (diets, Instagram bloggers, celebs and books) to tell us what we should or shouldn't eat, how much and when. To help you regain the natural trust you once had with yourself, I use an Intuitive Eating approach to rewire your habits from the most fundamental level.
I practice evidence-based nutrition science with a Health at Every Size approach. This means that I will never put you on a diet or encourage weight loss, no matter what size you are. Instead, I'll help you achieve true health by focusing on your body's internal needs rather than exterior goals.
My mission is to help you ditch the diet, learn how to eat normally (no food rules or guilt!) and help you become self-reliant on your own intuition for hunger, fullness, movement, and rest.
I specialize in:
Disordered Eating which include but are not limited to:
Chronic yo-yo dieting
Frequent weight fluctuations
Extremely rigid food and exercise regimens
Feelings of guilt and shame when unable to maintain food and exercise habits
Pre-occupation with food, body and exercise that causes distress and has a negative impact on quality of life
Compulsive or emotionally-driven eating
Use of compensatory measures, such as exercise, food restriction, fasting and even purging or laxative use to "make up for" food consumed
Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
What to Expect
Individual sessions are offered in person or via phone/Skype. Throughout your journey, you'll always have access to me via email in between sessions.
When we begin, we will explore your beliefs around food, wellness and body image. We will uncover the ways in which the diet mentality is showing up for you and develop strategies to help you break free from negative thoughts and behaviors around food.
I'll help you make peace with food so that you can discover the joy of eating all foods, without feeling like you will lose control.
I'll help you make peace with your body so that you can discover the joy of movement, without being driven by external motivations.
You'll learn that food freedom is possible.
If you're ready to heal your relationship with food and body image, I'd be honored to guide you on your journey.
Location: My office is located on 275 Seventh Avenue (between W. 25th and 26th Street)
For phone/video sessions, you'll be provided with this information upon confirmation of your appointment.
Payment: I accept cash, all major credit cards, and check due at the time of service.
Insurance: I accept Aetna and Cigna. Otherwise all services are considered Out-of-Network. Sliding scale may be available.
Cancellation Policy: A 24-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. In the case of a no-show for an appointment, or if you do not give 24 hours notice, you will be billed for the entire hour. Please note, a credit card will be required to hold your appointment spot.