1313 Laurel Street, Suite 216
San Carlos, CA 94070
Contact by phone or e-mail
Not wheelchair accessible
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: MS, RD, CHES, RYT Certified Wellcoach-Health and Wellness Coach
Board Certified: No
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I am a Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Therapist, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Licensed Health and Wellness Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree from Simmons College in Boston in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. I completed my Dietetic Internship and Clinical Specialty rotation in Eating Disorders in Boston and Cambridge, Ma. My Masters Degree was completed in Milan, Italy at L’Universita Bocconi (SDA School of Management). I have many years of personal and professional experience working with patients with disordered eating and clinical research. For many years I held a position as a health educator and facilitator in the Medical Weight Management program for Kaiser Permanente. Recently I held a position at Cielo House in Belmont, Ca as a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist for adults and adolescents in both the PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) and IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program).
My nutrition philosophy and coaching style is based in behavioral science and looks at the whole person. Incremental behavior change is difficult and challenges are hard to face. My style is compassionate and encouraging. My goal is to help clients reconnect with their inner wisdom about eating. As a coach I help my clients create a healthy and satisfying relationship with food and their body. As a yoga therapist/teacher, I teach restorative yoga to help create the stillness necessary to increase awareness, mindfulness, and acceptance. I help clients identify eating/food triggers, tackle environmental obstacles and barriers and breakdown walls that prevent healthy relationship with exercise, nutrition and mindfulness.
I believe recovery from an eating disorder is possible. I also believe that recovery comes in all shapes and sizes and all shades. Recovery is a continuum and timing is key. A client may be ‘recovering’ as they abstain from eating disorder behaviors and symptoms resolve. A client is recovered when thoughts, urges, triggers and old habits do not dominate behaviors. Recovery happens when a client accepts him or herself and no longer uses destructive behaviors, establishes and maintains a healthy relationship with food and exercise, and personal relationships. Early recovery is active and full recovery is empowering. Recovery from an eating disorder involves self-acceptance, self-love and behaviors and beliefs that are aligned for health and wellbeing.
LANGUAGES: English, Italian
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Addictions, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Nutritional Counseling
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Phone Counseling I am experienced and willing in working as part of a team.
FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Medicare, Insurance – Optium (United Healthcare), Single-case agreements. If covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, patient needs to apply for reimbursement