Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing
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Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Eating Disorders
- Disordered Eating/Chronic Dieting
- Body Image
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Non-Diet Approach
Age Groups Served:
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- BIPOC Individuals
- Iranian & Middle Eastern Individuals
Languages Services Offered In:
My Philosophy of Care
I’m a non-diet, weight-inclusive dietitian who believes that you are inherently worthy as you are. I will support you with your goals using a nonjudgmental, client-centered approach. I believe that no one has to explain themselves for what they choose to eat, how they choose to move their body (or not), or what they look like. My approach to working with clients focuses on you and your experience so that I can support you in reconnecting with yourself and learning how to rely on your body’s wisdom. I bring in self-care practices, mindfulness tools, and self-compassion skills into sessions to support my clients. Health at Every Size® has taught me so much and informed how I work with my clients. I had to unlearn a lot of my traditional dietitian training (which was to “fix”) and instead focus more on supporting clients and holding space for them. The principles align with my values as a provider - especially respectful care. No one knows you and your body better than yourself. Following someone else’s rules around what and how much you ‘should’ eat or how you ‘must’ exercise ignores your intuitive ability to know what you need. I want my clients to learn how to trust themselves when it comes to tuning into their inner wisdom and make decisions for themselves based on their needs. I believe in a non-diet approach to eating and that there is non one-size-fits all solution to well-being. I believe that all bodies are worthy of respect.
About Me & My Practice
When I first learned about nutrition, my education focused on the issues with our food system and how individuals could make “better choices” for their health. I was introduced to intuitive eating shortly after and realized how much diet culture is ingrained in our society and has led many people to have difficult relationships with food and their bodies and contributes to bias in healthcare. I did a lot of learning on my own and came across HAES® and weight-inclusive care. I use a client-centered approach to create a collaborative partnership with my clients to help them reconnect to their inner wisdom and develop relationships with food, movement, and their bodies in a way that brings them peace. I recognize that parts of my identities hold privileges. My privileges include being able-bodied, cisgendered, heterosexual, and food secure. I acknowledge these to let you know where I am coming from. While my lived experience is as such, I have learned from and continue to invest in training/supervision from people of diverse backgrounds. I value your lived experience, believe everyone deserves access to respectful care, and will hold space for you to show up exactly as you are. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in nature, baking, playing board games, and watching TV shows (big Marvel, Star Wars, and Ted Lasso fan). As the daughter of Iranian immigrants, I’ve been reconnecting with my culture by relearning Persian and cooking Iranian food - especially tahdig!
Sessions are held virtually through a HIPAA compliant platform. I accept insurance so that my services can be more accessible, which is a value at mendinground. I do not support the use of BMI as a reliable indicator of health. For certain circumstances when using insurance, I may need to use BMI codes so that my clients get insurance coverage/reimbursement. This is usually something I discuss with clients if the use of those codes are needed. If I don’t have to use those codes, I do not include them.