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MY PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
AND APPROACH

WEIGHT-NEUTRAL

I challenge assumptions about the relationship between weight and physical health and support individuals in prioritizing well-being & health status rather than weight*.

I follow HAES® principles and support clients in recognizing and accepting the various factors that influence their relationship with food and their bodies. A weight-neutral approach emphasizes respect for every body, challenges scientific and cultural assumptions, and focuses on compassionate self-care.

 

*NOTE: Weight change is not the focus of my practice, however, I recognize that the desire to lose weight is complex and can provide safety and comfort in a world where anti-fatness is cruel and oppressive -I am here to hold space for that,

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NEURODIVERSITY- AFFIRMING

Neurodivergent-affirming dietetic care is an approach to counseling that challenges the dominance of neuronormative evidence-based nutrition practices and recognizes that neurodivergence is not a flaw that needs correction but a distinct neurotype that is an integral part of an individual's identity.

I value the lived experiences of each individual and believe that clients are the experts in their own experiences. I aim to empower neurodivergent individuals to recognize and leverage their strengths, navigate challenges, and make modifications tailored to their unique needs.

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PERSON-CENTERED

Person-centered care refers to services delivered in a manner that is responsive to individuals and their goals, values, and preferences, in an environment that supports good client-provider communication and empowers the individual receiving care and the provider to work collaboratively to establish an effective care plan.

Model in Red Outfit

STRENGTHS-FOCUSED

The strengths-based approach moves away from the traditional medical model, which typically focuses on a person's deficits. Instead, a strengths-based approach acknowledges that every individual has a unique set of strengths and abilities that they can rely on to overcome problems. 

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