Alex is a Registered Dietitian at the private practice Courage to Nourish in Howard County and College Park, Maryland. Alex’s goal is to assist her clients in discovering a life-long healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Alex is a proud and passionate anti-diet and Health At Every Size © advocate. Outside of counseling clients, Alex enjoys cooking (especially Italian foods), journaling, hiking and exploring Washington, DC.
My approach is highly individualized and rooted in intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-compassion, and the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES). I blend expertise in nutrition and psychology to help you break the cycle of dieting, learn to eat ‘normally’, and nurture lasting health behaviors without obsessing about food or your body.
As an intuitive eating coach and body image specialist, I help you cultivate a healthy relationship with both food and your body, without trying to control your weight. I take a holistic self-care approach, meaning that I help you learn how to take care of yourself in all aspects of health – including food, exercise, stress management, coping skills, sleep habits, and more. I help you figure out a way of eating that is right for you and that allows you to take care of your body, without restriction or deprivation. My approach will allow you to discover how to feed and nurture your body in a way that permits you to live your life fully while connecting more authentically to yourself and to others.
I work with many parents who are looking to improve their own food habits and body image so that they can model a healthy relationship with food and bodies to their children. My goal is to empower parents to help their children develop positive behaviors around food, movement and body image.
I am dedicated to helping people develop a healthy relationship with food while recognizing, accepting, & respecting the role food has played in their lives. My compassionate approach is informed by the core truth that we are all born with the ability to intuitively nourish our bodies. Mixed messages around food propagated by our culture threaten to disconnect us from this innate skill. I help individuals rediscover their ability to intuitively eat as well as work towards healing their relationship with food.
I believe in a team-based approach and involving the parents, therapists, doctors and anyone else who will be in the immediate support. Depending on the Childs age, I will always update the parents on the goals at the end of the session and may provide more detail in person or via email regarding their needed support and parents preferences.
Amee is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose work focuses on body positivity, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating. Amee encourages the belief that food can be enjoyed without guilt or shame. She believes that recovery from disordered eating is possible for everyone and that every person deserves to feel trust in their body. Amee doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all nutrition and health, so she works with clients to make health and nutrition fit into their current life, not the other way around.
My work is grounded in SatterÛªs DOR and I approach my work from a non diet HAES philosophy. My goal is to empower parents and reduce anxiety around weight and food.
I aim to empower parents to make decisions in regards to feeding their child based on Ellyn Satter’s division of responsibility and developmentally appropriate nutrition messages. My goal is to alleviate some of their frustrations/concerns about their child’s eating habits and/or body size by using evidence-based interpretations of growth charts, eating behaviors, and nutrition. I offer support on developing a positive body image, which extends more than just “liking” your body, so that parents can model this for their children. My hope is that this work we do together allows both the parents and the child to adopt behaviors that promote body trust and physical, emotional and psychological well being.
Brandi is a registered dietitian and board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition with over a decade of experience specializing in eating disorders, food allergies/intolerances and pediatric/family nutrition (including nutrition for developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD). Her work is shaped by the philosophies of Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size and Ellyn Statter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding. Her community work involves teaching kid’s cooking classes, gleaning at local farms for HopeLink Food Banks and spreading the message of body trust in a culture that is misguided about real beauty. In her spare time, Brandi seeks to deepen her relationship with God, do art, go adventure traveling, geek out over food psychology, and create food experiments with her daughter.
I have been in the Eating Disorders field since 1997 and am a passionate advocate recovery. I want to come beside clients and help them find peace with food and their bodies in a gentle and supportive way.
As a dietitian, I can help parents navigate the introduction of foods, food acceptance, food allergies and sensitivities, and youth sports nutrition from a HAES perspective. I can also support families in reframing thoughts and beliefs about health, weight, body image, and body acceptance using a non-diet approach.
Nutrition counseling utilizes an empathetic, Intuitive Eating and non-dieting approach to achieve long-term behavioral change. Casey’s goal is to provide her clients with the tools necessary to obtain healthy and balanced lifestyle. By enabling her clients to make peace with food they are able to feel more in at peace with their eating habits.
I provide parents with verbal, written, and/or online resources and support about eating disorder basics, meal planning, HAES, weight restoration (if applicable), medical complications, etc.
When working with parents of children, I refer to Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility.
I am a Spanish speaking RD in the Philadelphia area. Passionate about working with the Latino communities and helping them establish healthy relationships with their food and bodies while maintaining our culture.
I work with my clients utilizing a combination of nutritional therapy and coaching, along with accessible yoga (if interested) to address disordered eating and body image concerns. My therapeutic philosophy is rooted in “health at every size” and is weight-inclusive.
I work with children and families to promote positive relationships with food, physical activity and body image.
When working with parents, I focus on the Division of Responsibility, all food fit, weight-neutral, etc.
Erica Leon Nutrition has three dietitians. We all BELIEVE OUR BODIES ARE A GIFT AND WE CAN work towards healthy behaviors at every size. We support parents in helping their children recover from all types of eating disorders and honor the family as the first line treatment provider. We also work with children, teens and adults with ALL types of disordered eating. We use an intuitive eating model, but also recognize that most individuals struggling with an eating disorder need prescriptive meal plans. We always work in a team with a physician and therapist (at the minimum).