WHAT IS A CERTIFIED EATING DISORDER DIETITIAN?
The process of becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist is a rigorous one that denotes a high level of competence in eating disorder treatment. By examination, the clinician has demonstrated specific knowledge of the eating disorders field. The person has also further demonstrated their professional competence by documentation of extensive clinical practice with eating disorder clients. For additional information click here.
I am a registered, licensed dietitian, certified eating disorder dietitian, and nutrition therapist. I have been treating eating disorders for over 28 years. My experience includes working with clients at every level of treatment from inpatient to residential to outpatient. I have worked at all three eating disorder treatment centers in St. Louis and continue to act as a consultant. I invite you to check out my testimonials section to learn what other professionals and clients have to say.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Each client can expect my full attention and dedication, working with you towards your goals. At the end, my goal for you is a happy, joyous and satisfying relationship with food. Most of our visits will be in my office. When necessary or requested, additional services will be provided. These services may include, but are not limited to:
- Meals support
- Planning your meals
- Going grocery shopping
- Dining out as a meal or snack exposure
- Incorporating challenge foods
- Food rules, distortions, beliefs and rituals
- Normalize eating
- Recovery maintenance
- Relapse prevention
- Body image
THE BODY PROJECT
The Body Project developed by NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) is supported with over two decades of research and evaluation data. The Body Project provides high school and college-aged girls the tools and skills to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engage in the development of healthy body image. The program has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting and disordered eating. The Body Project is a group based intervention program that provides a forum for young women who have internalized the societal appearance-ideal to critique it in verbal, written and behavioral exercises. As a trained facilitator, I can lead The Body Project to a group of 6-12 girls for four one-hour, or six 45-minute sessions. If you think your students or organization could benefit from such a program, please contact me.