I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Registered Dietitian and N.Y. State Certified Nutritionist with a Graduate degree in Health Education and Promotion. I’ve been in practice for over 2 decades. Most of my career has been focused on helping individuals with issues around food, weight and body image.
I have treated literally hundreds of people struggling with eating disorders. I work with virtually every age and all manner of disordered eating. This includes Anorexia Nervosa, restricting and binge/purge subtypes, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome and other specified feeding and eating disorders. Much of my earlier clinical experience was obtained as Clinical Nutrition Manager of the dedicated, inpatient Eating Disorders Program at Weill Cornell-Westchester. A Division of Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
I managed the nutrition program under the supervision of top experts in the field. Notably Dr. Katherine Halmi, a renowned psychiatrist and pediatrician. Dr. Halmi, MD is a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders, with published research dating back to the seventies. From this position, I made the move from Clinical Nutrition Manager to Individual Nutrition Counselor.
Just prior to opening my own private practice, Nutrition for Every-Body, Inc., I was employed as an independent contractor for Columbus Park Collaborative [CPC]. The ten years before my two years with CPC, I was a senior dietitian with Joy Bauer, MS, RD, the well-known author and expert nutritionist for The Today Show.
“I am a clinical and holistic practitioner. Holistic, defined as “a multidimensional view of healing”. A view which understands that people are more than just their physical bodies. We are also mental, emotional and spiritual beings living in a complex cultural and environmental contex”.
As a private practitioner I provide individualized, client-centered nutritional therapy. My primary goal is to help clients bridge the gap between knowledge and behavior change. Knowing the right thing to do for your body is quite different from doing the right thing. The long-term goal is to cultivate a comfortable relationship with food, body image, weight, and health.
I encourage people to make manageable changes in their eating patterns that will produce lasting results. I embrace a variety of traditional and holistic strategies to assist each individual in achieving their goals. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Meditation are some of the tools used to help navigate through the rough terrain that often accompanies health behavior change.
It is always my first preference to work with a team. The team usually includes a physician, psychiatrist, and psychotherapist. Family and friends are welcome, and encouraged, to participate in the treatment process. I have many professionals I regularly collaborate with, and can offer referrals when needed.
For weight management and BED treatment, I employ a “Mindfulness, Non-Diet or Intuitive Eating Approach.” Cutting edge, evidence-based nutrition, common sense and years of hands-on experience, allow me to excel as a practitioner. I create a comfortable and supportive environment for change by combining my respectful, compassionate, and intuitive nature with hard science and pragmatism.
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- Eating Disorder’s Awareness and Prevention
- CBT Therapy
- Eating Disorder Hope
- Eating Disorder Information Network
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- Mindful Eating Professionals