I’m the owner of LIN and a Registered Dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and subclinical disordered eating. I provide individualized consultations that focus on more than just nutrition information, but rather the support to help clients improve their relationship with food and body image. I have been working in the field for 12 years and am grateful to have counselled hundreds of diverse individuals through a weight inclusive framework. I am passionate and devoted to all of our LIN clients, ensuring that they feel supported and inspired throughout their journey.
I completed my dietetic internship and Master's of Science in Clinical Nutrition through the New York University and Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center program. I have since worked as the program director of an intensive outpatient eating disorder program as well as the director of nutrition for a nationwide eating disorder recovery program. Ultimately, Life Inspired Nutrition has truly been my life’s work. I love building authentic connections with my clients in the private practice setting and pride myself on offering a warm, compassionate, and grounded approach.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting my hometown on the East Coast, making people laugh, and dancing. In the last couple of years, I have begun exploring my identities and many privileges more deeply. I identify as a cis-gendered (pronouns are she/her/hers), straight, white, thin, Jewish woman and these aspects have woven my life experiences, which impacts client care. I seek out diversity consultation, books, podcasts and advocacy opportunities to build upon my awareness. In doing so, I have been humbled to open my eyes to the extreme inequities in the dietetics field, as most dietitians look like me and share similar experiences. I believe strongly that it is the responsibility of those with power, including myself, to take action and foster change through supporting organizations that center marginalized folx. Please see our resources section for more information.
I'm a Registered Dietitian (RD) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I help people make peace with food and their bodies, and I have an extra special place for supporting parents in navigating the feeding relationship. I believe we are all born with innate wisdom about how to nourish our bodies and feed our children and as a nutrition therapist and lactation consultant, my job is to guide my clients back to that wisdom.
I respect the inherent diversity in body shapes and size and provide a weight-inclusive space for my clients to engage in for healing their relationship with food and body. I appreciate the tremendous amount of courage it takes to both want to deeply change your relationship with food and body and also feel conflicted about making these changes. Through the use of Internal Family Systems (IFS), DBT and CBT strategies I come alongside my clients to help uncover their inherent wisdom.
Outside of the office, I love spending time with my family which includes my spunky 10 year old daughter, cooking, enjoying the great outdoors, and playing with my adorable chihuahua, Khloe.
A little more about me
I identify as a straight, white, cisgender female (pronouns: she/her/hers). I do have a glass eye and therefore do not have vision in my left eye, but don’t worry I can see you just fine! I have had lived experience of struggling with and recovering from an eating disorder and my own experience inspires the hope I have for each and every one of my clients. I continue my own learning to both identify my own privileges and learn how to better serve those without the same privileges with which I have been born.
I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 4 years with 2 years of eating disorder experience. I was always interested in helping people at a very young age and knew I was meant to be in a profession reflecting that. My interest in nutrition started in college which transformed into a true passion for teaching people how to have a healthy relationship with food. I graduated with my Master’s from San Diego State in Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology. Before that I completed my dietetic internship at Cal Poly Pomona and earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Foods and Nutrition at San Diego State. I previously worked in clinical nutrition at various acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. I began working in eating disorders with adolescents and adults in the Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care.
Throughout my experiences I am constantly inspired by the openness and perseverance of my clients. I customize my treatment based on each client’s needs and through the modalities of ERP, Family Inclusive Therapy, and DBT. I also have experience working with collegiate and professional athletes helping them with their performance nutrition and fueling for their sport.
I identify as a cis-gender, heterosexual, white female but I am lucky enough to have grown up in Southern California amongst a diverse population and I love being able to advocate for everyone from all walks of life. In my free time you will find me hiking, snowboarding or enjoying the beautiful weather in San Diego. I love to spend time with my friends, family and my cat Ollie. I am excited to continue expanding my knowledge in nutrition and contribute my enthusiasm of the field to the LIN team.