As a Nutrition Therapist and Certified Intuitive Eating Coach with a background in both nutrition science and psychology, I guide people to find their own philosophy of eating which results in freedom and empowerment around food and weight issues. I consider myself an “anti-diet” dietitian, and my orientation is grounded in the Health-at-Every-Size movement, Mindfulness and Intuitive eating. I am currently doing my Body Trust Certification.
I am also certified as a Natural Chef, offering personal chef services for those with special dietary needs and health conditions that require therapeutic foods and diets to heal and promote wellness. I also cook for families and individuals who want simple, healthy home-cooked meals with no dietary restrictions.
My soul searching began in college when I picked up the book, Intuitive Eating; finally I could begin to get off this diet roller coaster hell and begin to reclaim my life. It took me a few years to let go of the addiction to dieting and internalized body shame. I’m grateful to have worked with very talented therapists and mentors who showed me the way out and the way back to my truth. I’m happy to report that finding peace and freedom from food and weight worries is possible. And, as the saying ‘pay it foward’ goes, it’s a deep honor to be of service and inspire others towards their own recovery.
Intuitive eating is now the prevention and treatment for all forms of disordered eating. It is now widely recognized that “diet’s don’t work,” and in fact most cause weight gain, and disordered eating (over the long term). Intuitive eating and mindful eating help restore trust with ones body, decrease emotional eating and improve ones overall health.
I help people to reclaim their birth right to enjoy food and eating without having to ever go on a diet again. Without having to feel guilty for eating and without having to apologize for taking up space in the world. Your body is not an apology.
I treat all forms of disordered eating, clinical eating disorders as well as preventative and general nutrition issues.
Also, important to note that my intention is to provide a safe space for all people, all shapes and sizes, all ages, all faiths, all genders, all ethnicities/race and sexual orientations. I want to model an inclusive space for everyone I work with to feel safe, seen and heard.
It’s important for me to acknowledge my many privileges, including my body size, my skin color, my educational background, my sexual orientation, my gender identity (she/her), and my class in society. It is a privilege to teach and practice intuitive eating.
In my personal and professional life, I am a seeker of truth and am always learning and unlearning in hope of growing and expanding in my awareness and consciousness.
After having a pandemic baby, my practice is now 100% virtual. I am based in Napa, California but see folks all over the world.
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INTUITIVE EATING COACHING
Intuitive eating coaching is for you if you are sick of dieting and sick of hating your body. You are tired of feeling trapped on the diet roller coaster and tired of constantly obsessing about food. You wish you could break out of this vicious cycle and really learn how to trust your body again. You know you need a different approach but are not sure how to make the change on your own. As your coach, I’ll help you to break free from the dieting trap so that you can finally find peace and freedom.
My practice is 100% virtual. I am in Napa California. I am available for virtual sessions around the world.