Johanna M. Dong, MA, RD
San Mateo, CA 94403
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CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: RD Registered Dietitian, BS in Dietetics, MA in Nutrition, Minor in Psychology; Certificate in Weight Management; Nutrition Therapist, Speaker, Educator
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 11+ years
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 20+
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, Minor in Psychology from UC Davis Dietetic Internship and Masters of Arts in Nutrition from San Francisco State Univ. Registered Dietitian since October 2004. Training and work experience from Stanford Healthcare with intensive multidisciplinary care for a variety of behavioral health diagnoses, including disordered eating.
I counsel using an individualized, non-diet approach, aiming to meet the client exactly where they are. My style is warm and non-judgmental. I work alongside my clients on small, consistent changes aligned with their personal goals and simply realistic for daily living. I counsel clients on challenging the core issues that hide behind disordered eating behaviors. With my approach, clients feel empowered and confident in reaching their goals.
I believe recovery is a journey towards…a healthy relationship with food, fostering non-restrictive, balanced eating. It encompasses a healthy perspective and understanding of weight and their body. Recovery embraces healthier coping strategies instead of disordered eating behaviors or thoughts.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Females, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Individual Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Nutrition Classes, Grocery Store Outings
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.
FEES: Cash, Personal Checks