Hello! I'm Kristin!
"Getting back to your intuition about food - an inner wisdom we were all born with - is a matter of trust, and it's an entirely different paradigm than having diet culture constantly sowing self-doubt in your mind."
- Christy Harrison
Philosophy and Approach
I am a non-diet, weight neutral dietitian whose work pulls from the principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. Working together, we will explore your relationship with food and eating and challenge the beliefs that hold you back from living your fullest life. I incorporate fundamental therapeutic modalities in my sessions including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).
Things you should know about me
I started my nutrition career working at a fitness center "selling" nutrition to people who came to me dissatisfied with their bodies and looking to find happiness through change. I quickly left that job and started working with clients outpatient. I learned so much from my clients during that time. I learned about their beliefs about food, their struggles with eating, and their hopes for their bodies. They came to me feeling broken and hoping that I could "fix" them. It was then that I realized that the nutrition we "know" often does more damage than good. I started educating myself on all of those complex nutrition topics that aren't taught in the classroom and quickly uncovered my passion for helping those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating.
Education, Community & Activism
Like so many people, my career path wasn't obvious to me at a young age - or even as a young adult! During my college days at the University of Scranton, I took the science route because it seemed to offer a lot of opportunities. What those opportunities were, I had no idea. After graduating, I pursued research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD thinking "maybe this will work?" (It didn't). Then, I went into corporate America in PA because it sounded like a safe and secure path. (Nope, again). After years of not getting it quite right, I found my way back to the classroom for a degree in nutrition. This felt good! I completed my schooling at West Chester University and my internship through Immaculata University.
We'd be a good fit if
If you used to enjoy food and eating, but now feel as though you lost touch with your intuitive ability to nourish yourself. If you are looking for a non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings around food. If you are a parent who struggles with eating but wants to foster a more balanced relationship with food for both yourself and your kids. If you are tired of fighting the endless battles against diet culture and the unrealistic (unattainable!) standards of society. If you strive to find the beauty and humor in life. I frequently work with clients struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, disordered eating, and body dissatisfaction.