Barbara Christie, MS, RD

Barbara Christie, MS, RD

Intuitive Eating Counseling
820 Capitola Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 336-1561
Fax: (831) 336-1561
Contact by phone

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Bachelor of Arts, Nutrition Master of Arts, Nutrition Registered Dietitian-American Dietetic Association Nutrition Therapist

Board Certified: No

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: College degrees and 1 year internship. Worked in hospitals and outpatient clinics. Mentored with therapists to start ED inpt. and partial tx. program at Star Lodge Hospital, Scotts Valley, CA. Private practice 19 years with ED specialty and Tues at PAMF, Fremont, ED specialty.


Person-centered, nonjudgmental and empathetic listening, guidance, collaboration and education. I use transtheoretical stages of change, motivational interviewing, self-efficacy, decisional balance, CBT, some DBT

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. There are varying degrees of recovery. Body acceptance often takes longer. Indicators of recovery include: achieving nutritional health; healthy stable weight, menses and metabolic rate; make peace with food=minimal food fears, restrictions, greater social ease; balanced, flexible, adequate, enjoyable food intake with variety; understanding hunger/fullness cues; use of NON-food/ED behaviors to cope; a small amount of time is spent thinking about hunger, food, body and weight; moderate exercise with out feeling compulsive; minimal negative food and body self-talk.


POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Ethnic Minorities, Families

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Group Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale. If you are covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement