Approach

The ultimate aims of our nutrition counseling work are to support you in learning how to honor your body's unique needs, and to empower you in existing more peacefully with food and your body.

To facilitate this process, we offer:

  • A judgment-free space to discuss your eating, movement and body image concerns

  • Invitations to unpack and challenge assumptions or internalized beliefs about these topics that may be keeping you stuck

  • Tailored nutrition support, education and encouragement focused on cultivating behaviors that foster genuine physical, mental and emotional well-being

Our style is collaborative, strengths-based, and compassionate. We strive to provide care through an intersectional lens, acknowledging the way one's social location is connected to one's relationship with food and body.

We work through a lens of weight inclusivity. This means we are committed to promoting a peaceful relationship with food and movement for individuals of all shapes and sizes.

 

This also means we believe that weight stigma  including the pathologization of body size  is harmful. For this reason, we do not provide weight loss services or use BMI (Body Mass Index) in our practice, which has been demonstrated to be a problematic tool for assessing health, with racist and sexist origins.

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While our work with each client is highly individualized and looks different for each person some of the theories that inform our approach include:

Each of these frameworks also have their own limitations. We work creatively and flexibly with each client, keeping in mind individual circumstances and access to resources.

We believe in a team approach to care. If you are in eating disorder recovery and/or are working with other treatment providers, we will collaborate with your team, or will help you create one by providing trusted, personalized referrals.

At the same time, any feelings, thoughts, and/or concerns you have about your weight are always a welcomed part of the conversation. We are here to hold space and listen without judgment to your experiences of and in your body, and we understand that many of us hold complicated relationships to weight and size given the society in which we all live.