Educational Background and Degree:
Washington State University- BS in Human Nutrition and Food Science with completion of ADA-accredited Coordinated Undergraduate Option Program (clinical internship included) – 1988
Tell us a little about your approach to counseling:
My goal in counseling is to help individuals to rediscover the desire to respect their bodies and focus on self care and health care by fueling their bodies with nourishing foods and building a better relationship with food to promote health and wellness. I treat each person as an individual; therefore, together we develop a nutritional plan that best meets their personal and healthcare needs using evidenced based approaches.
What qualifications and training do you have?
- Registered Dietitian with The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1988
- Washington State Certified Dietitian since 1992
- Member of IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)
- Emotional Brain Training (EBT)
- Introductory Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Introductory Training in Health At Every Size (HAES)
Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image and body acceptance issues, and disordered eating.
What specific populations do you work with?
I work with children ages five and older, adolescents and adults.