I am so glad you are here and have found this page. I know it can take a lot of courage to seek help from a dietitian. Working through your relationship with food can be scary, so I am happy you are taking this next step! Together we can help you make peace with food by sorting through food rules and diet culture myths to help you live a life of food freedom, and confidence. Parents- I know this is also overwhelming for you, I know you are going great lengths to find a good team for your child, and I am happy to answer any questions in order to make you and your child feel as comfortable as possible!
I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Arkansas. My accredited dietetic internship was completed at Baylor Scott & White in Dallas, TX. I have a strong background in treating both adolescents and adults with eating disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions at all levels of care, including: Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.
I find joy in helping patients fully experience life again by reducing their anxiety around food and winning back the ability to be fully present with friends and family in food-related situations.
I follow an All Foods Can Fit philosophy and gradually help clients integrate Intuitive Eating principles into their life to find more freedom with food. I focus on supporting clients in decreasing their eating disorder behaviors and finding healthier ways to cope with all the stressors life can bring. I also embrace a weight-inclusive approach to treatment by incorporating the Health at Every Size(R) principles.
I am currently elevating my practice by pursuing the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) certification through the International Association Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and am an active member in the Dallas Forth Worth IAEDP Chapter. This coming Fall, I will be holding an office holder position with the Chapter.
I can also provide a faith-based approach with clients if desired to enhance their recovery journey, but also enjoy working with clients of diverse beliefs and backgrounds. When I am not working, you’ll probably find me baking desserts, going on sunset walks, trying new restaurants with friends, and watching 2000’s Rom-Coms.