I’ve been in my private nutrition counseling and yoga consulting practice for 5 years. As I offer holistic individualized care, I teach you optimal health and wellness by taking the fear and confusion. My private practice follows on the heels of over 8 years experience at Boston Medical Center as the clinic manager of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center. There, I coordinated multiple clinical obesity nutrition trials and treated hundreds of patients for:
- weight management
- digestive health
- disordered eating & compulsive over eating
- heart disease
- vegetarian and other specialty diets
A highlight at the same institution was as co-investigator for a ‘Yoga for Low Back Pain’ study. Since 2002 I have been an integral part of a superb team developing and sustaining a web-based nutrition/exercise intervention program (www.DASHforHealth.com), which is offered as a retail site and to employers as a wellness program.
I served on a fabulous committee for over 7 years – the Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), a website to assist dietitians with questions about vegetarianism, and served as secretary for 2 years with the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. The finale for the EAL project was co-authoring a Vegetarian Nutrition Toolkit for other dietitians to use with their own veg clients – to be available August 2012!
Prior to BMC, I developed corporate wellness packages for health insurance companies and self-insured corporations.
My current practice integrates intense training in the Internal Family Systems counseling method, motivational interviewing, adult and pediatric/adolescent weight management, yoga, and exercise. Professional affiliations include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), the Massachusetts Dietetics Association and the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA). Personally, I’m grateful to be the nutritionist for The Overnight Diet published April 2013 – enjoy a month of menus, lip smacking recipes for meals and smoothies. Be on the lookout for a cookbook that’s in the works!