Clients have sought nutrition counseling and yoga consulting with me as a metro Boston nutrition therapist, registered dietitian, and yoga teacher since 2007. My gift is to create a safe and sacred container in which rich and transformative work occurs. There’s deep comfort in that.
Certification as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner, motivational interviewing and yoga therapy inform my counseling style.
My current private practice follows on the heels of over eight years as clinic manager for the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center. There I coordinated multiple clinical obesity nutrition trials and shared evidence-based treatment plans for overweight and obesity, diabetes and heart disease with hundreds of patients. A highlight at the same institution was being co-investigator for a Yoga for Low Back Pain study, developing the yoga protocol, teaching sequence, and an audio CD and detailed visual guide for participants to use at home.
Informing my understanding of evidence-based dietary intakes is being a part of a superb medical team that developed a web-based nutrition and exercise intervention program (www.DASHforHealth.com) for over 10 years. Today, as a consultant to www.GoodMeasures.com, I offer this teaching and tracking tool to clients interested in tracking their food, nutrients and activity patterns.
My experience with vegetarian and vegan clients is a direct result of following that lifestyle for over 28 years and through extensive volunteering with the Vegetarian Nutrition Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) and RD Resources Coordinator for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).
Professional affiliations include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Massachusetts Dietetics Association, and professional membership with the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA).