Julita K. -Niemiec, MA, RDN
Los Altos, CA 94022
Contact by phone or email
CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Nutrition Therapist, Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder Certificate, Masters in Nutrition
Board Certified: Registered Dietitian (RD)
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Julita holds a dual Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University and English Philology from Wroclaw University. She has a diverse background providing wellness, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy counseling in private practice, as well as, clinical setting. She specializes in applying the most current, evidence-based knowledge in the realm of eating disorders, allergies, and gastro-intestinal disorders. As an educator, Julita provides lectures to the public and teaches Nutrition Science courses at the Art Institute of Silicon Valley. She has been trained as a wellness coach, and offers personalized nutrition guidance based on the clients’ genetic code. Julita is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the California Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Entrepreneurs, as well as, the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Groups.
I practice lifestyle-oriented nutrition counseling, an integrative approach based on the premise that dietary habits need to be analyzed in the context of a person’s multiple life domains. It’s a cooperative process during which the counselor and the client work together to help the client make therapeutic dietary and lifestyle changes. As a facilitator of change, I see myself responsible for providing current science-based information, support, and enthusiasm. At the same time, the process is based on partnership, which requires open and sincere feedback from the client indicating their personal perspective, opinion, motivation, and feelings toward change. In the context of motivational interviewing, the goal is for the client to develop the practice of making peace with food, and the habit of taking good care of themselves with food.
LANGUAGES: English, Polish
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Nutritional Counseling
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, phone counseling
FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, sliding scale