Hi! I'm Amy, and I'm SO excited to help you along your food recovery journey! I'm a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Yoga Instructor... which means I have the unique ability to help you explore the interplay between your physical body, food and exercise behaviors, and thoughts/beliefs so you can truly find freedom.
And I'm in recovery too, so I GET IT!!!
This work will change the way you think and feel about food, exercise, and weight so that you can finally reach your personal goals. And along the way, you can look forward to rediscovering your awesome, authentic, vibrant self!
In addition to my specialized work with disordered eating, I have a broad background in medical nutrition therapy that allows me to address and treat a wide variety of medical concerns through nutrition counseling. Utilizing the same tools and techniques that I have used to help hundreds of clients recover from unhealthy relationships with food and exercise, I will help you reclaim your mind-body-food connection in order to rediscover the joys of eating and a newfound sense of peace in your incredible body!
I graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a BS in Foods and Nutrition. I then went on to complete my clinical training at the highly competitive VA Healthcare Dietetic Internship in La Jolla, CA, after which I earned my RD. I studied yogic philosophy and practice, and then earned my Yoga Teacher Training certificate from Prana Yoga Center. I am a Board Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified Eating Disorders Supervisor, and former Board Member Elect of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I absolutely love helping people recover from disordered eating and have been fortunate enough to practice in this specialty area since 2006.
Since the science of nutrition is constantly developing, I find it crucial to stay on top of the latest research and trends. In order to ensure that my recommendations are in line with the most current standards, I attend nutrition conferences and seminars, review research articles and professional publications, and meet regularly with other professionals for case consultation and continuing education. I have been featured as a nutrition and eating disorders expert on the San Diego news, on internet radio, in healthcare videos, on medical websites, and in many published news articles. I enjoy public speaking on these topics and have had the honor of being invited to speak at several large conferences. I also provide training and education to dietetic interns as well as interns and residents of varied mental health professions on the subjects of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and recovery from chronic dieting. I have worked with clients at the residential, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care, and served as the director and lead dietitian of a partial hospital eating disorders program here in San Diego. I am currently part of a multidisciplinary treatment team and provide expert consultation to physicians and therapists regarding the treatment of eating disorder patients. I am also an active member of the San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitians group and am an advocate for public change and awareness of eating disorders.