Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing
Additional information about where I can practice: Many states do not require dietitian licensing and I am able to practice there. If you are not in one of the states listed, you are welcome to reach out and I will check on the licensure requirements for your state.
In-Network Insurance Companies:
- BCBS TX
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Eating disorders
- Vegan/vegetarian nutrition
- Nutrition in sobriety
- Transgender nutrition
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Health at Every Size
- Intersectional Feminism
- Fat liberation
- Gender-affirming care
Age Groups Served:
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Recovering addicts & alcoholics
- Vegans & vegetarians
Languages Services Offered In:
My Philosophy of Care
I practice from a Health at Every Size® perspective simply because it aligns with my values; weigh stigma, diet culture, and shaming have no place in healthcare. These practices are abusive and do not promote health. I approach my work with patients with mutual respect and collaboration; we are a team working toward shared goals that are based on your needs, values, preferences, and lived experience. I may be the expert on nutrition, but you are the expert on your life and experience. I start by asking you to tell me your story, what brings you to nutrition counseling, and how I can best help. I will make suggestions and share ideas, but I will never presume to know what’s best for you or impose my goals or values on you. I will also never suggest weight loss or blame you for your weight or health conditions. Additionally, I will advocate for you however I can within our healthcare system and with other providers when needed.
About Me & My Practice
I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. As a result of my education and training, I have learned that nutrition is important but doesn’t need to be taken as seriously as the internet and popular culture would have you believe. I believe that healthism, diet culture, and antifat bias are rooted in white supremacy and patriarchy, neither of which have any business in healthcare. My job is to help you meet your nutrition goals safely and in ways that make sense for your preferences and lifestyle. My hope is to help you make peace with food, develop a confident and trusting relationship with food and your body, and never fear food again. I work with adults of all genders. My practice is weight-inclusive and I practice from a Health at Every Size® framework. That means I will never treat your body like a problem to be solved and never shame you for your weight or size. Instead, I hope to help you care for your health and well being with nutrition that works best for you. Before I became a dietitian, I worked as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for over a decade and have worked in mental health spaces for my entire adult life. My interest in nutrition started when I became an ethical vegan in 2006, which led me to the Master of Clinical Nutrition program at UT Southwestern. When I’m not working, I’m usually sewing, hanging out with my husband, juggling our 3 cats and 2 dogs, or planning my next National Park visit.
My office is on the second floor of a small building with both stairs and an elevator. There is accessible parking very close to the main entrance and the elevator is right inside; our office is the first one off the elevator. Both the waiting area and my office have loveseats that support up to 500 pounds. There is one restroom in the building; the toilet is floor-mounted but the restroom is not ADA compliant or wheelchair accessible. I do not have staff and the only person you will deal with is me (though I do office with a therapist who might say hello).