hi, i'm emily
I'm so glad you're here. Whoever you are, you are welcome.
We all deserve to feel comfortable, free, and grounded in the vessel that we walk through the world in. Your body is your home. Our culture is not kind to those who do not fit into the "ideal" body shape and size (not to mention skin color, gender, and ability). This is oppressive and I believe my life's work is to be a guide toward healing and peace.
I want to help you hone your relationship with food, eating, and your body to a place where you are comfortable, happy, and vibrant. No fad diets. No quick fixes. Health, healing, and liberation.
The research is clear, diets do not work. An incredibly high percentage (95-98%!) of people who diet end up worse off than they started - mentally and physically. But somehow we continue to "believe" that weight loss is the answer to so many problems. The truth is it is just not.
I help people all over the country make positive changes to the way they think about food, movement, and self-care. We'll work together to reach your goals in sustainable, healthy ways. I am committed to creating as safe a place as possible to help you work through your relationship to food so that you can feel calm and balanced.
I work with people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, identities, and abilities to find a peaceful and hopeful way to think about and nourish yourself.
I use Intuitive Eating as a framework for helping people heal their relationship with food through a trauma-informed lens. I am committed using weight-inclusive practices and have strong values of inclusion, equality, and justice for all people, in all bodies.
I believe womxn are held back from true liberation by the patriarchy and by white-supremacy and I bring this into our conversations intentionally, strategically, and open-heartedly. I believe each person is the expert of their body, their story, and their life. I will become your ally so that you can make the changes you want to make in your life.
If you're sick of yo-yo dieting and curious about how intuitive eating could help you on your path to health and healing, you're in the right place. I'd be psyched to be your guide.
My path... and my credentials
After studying communications in undergrad at The University of Texas at Austin, and then spending years wandering (slightly) aimlessly around NYC, I found myself with some irritating digestive problems. I was slowly learning how to cook healthy and delicious food that made me feel better. One day it dawned on me I had found my calling. I decided to go back to school to become a dietitian. I earned a masters degree in nutrition science from Texas State University (I have an aversion to half-baked health trends and wanted to really know my stuff) and did the training to become a registered dietitian. Because of years of dieting, disordered eating, and body image issues I endured in my teens and 20s, I was committed to teaching nutrition in a radically different way. I am now licensed as a registered dietitian in Texas and Louisiana.
Enter - the anti-diet world. I became a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and now my continuing education is rooted in eating disorder training, mental health counseling, trauma, weight-inclusivity, and anti-oppression. I am regularly undergoing additional trainings in nutrition and mental healthcare in order to be the most skilled, effective, inclusive, compassionate, and well-rounded clinician I can be.
I am deeply committed to freedom of choice and offended by the notion that we should all be, look, and do the same things. I promise to advocate for you, hold space for your truth, and help you explore and heal your relationship to food, your body, and yourself. And live healthy on your terms. Read more about the services I offer here.