My name is Lindsey and I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I’ve made it my life’s work to guide and support you in cultivating a more peaceful relationship with food and your body, help you break free from chronic dieting, eating disorders, and disordered eating, and learn how to eat for your body’s unique needs.

I want you to experience what life is like when food and body image don’t consume all your time and energy, while being able to confidently navigate all food-related situations, thoughts, and feelings with ease.

I want to help you:

  • Stop obsessing about food so it no longer holds you hostage
  • Feel comfortable eating all foods
  • Understand why your struggle with food is not a character defect, and how it may actually be a coping mechanism
  • Explore the behaviors, beliefs, and expectations that may be keeping you stuck
  • Recognize how restrictive thoughts and eating patterns can perpetuate binge and emotional eating, and lead to eating disorders
  • Improve health, energy, and quality of life through a non-diet, all foods fit approach to eating

Food and body image used to consume me. I grew up in dysfunctional household where being thin became the only thing that provided me with a sense of safety and accomplishment, while serving as a way to feel in control amongst the chaos. What started as a simple interest in eating healthy and exercising, eventually lead me down the path of obsessive dieting and eating disorders for many years.

I spent most of my time and energy obsessing over my body and every bite of food I took, trying to live up to perfectionist standards I believed I needed to reach to feel like I was good enough and acceptable. I was constantly trying to make up for overeating or bingeing by punishing myself with hours of cardio and depriving myself of food, only to restart the vicious cycle over again the next day. I was exhausted, disconnected from life and others, and blind to the fact that my food and body obsession was a way to numb and meet unmet needs. I finally got my wake up call when I couldn’t get through a day without bingeing and purging. I was my thinnest and my unhappiest.

“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change”

Now…

Thanks to the discovery of intuitive eating and therapy- as well as simply being fed up with diets and food rules- I’m no longer controlled by food and weight. Eating dessert or pizza no longer spirals me out of control, followed by days of restriction, punishing exercise, and self-loathing.

There are no more rules, “bad” foods, weighing myself, counting calories, calculating macros, or obsessing over what I’m going to eat everyday. 

I’ve learned to listen and attune to the physical and emotional needs of my mind and body, while incorporating the sound, practical principals of nutrition science- not what’s trending.

Change didn’t happen overnight

And it didn’t happen alone. It took patience, self compassion, vulnerability, and a willingness to feel uncomfortable, while exploring the underlying expectations, behaviors, and beliefs that kept me stuck. I learned that I’m more than my body and that I’m more in control when I take care of it, not take from it.

Recovery from eating disorders, disordered eating, and chronic dieting means:

  • Learning to let go of what we think we should look like and weigh
  • Challenging our food rules to see how they are working against us
  • Allowing all foods into our lives (no more “good” and “bad” foods)
  • Redefining what “healthy” means to YOUR body, and eating on YOUR terms
  • Practicing self-care and body acceptance 
  • Attuning to the needs and emotions that we’re trying to regulate with or without food

YOU are the expert of your body. Let’s discover how to nourish your body on your terms for your life.

Let’s Meet!

I’m based in Columbus Ohio and am happy to meet you at my Clintonville office or virtually

Insurances Accepted:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Cigna
Ohio Healthy

Oscar
First Health
Buckeye
HSA (Health Savings Accounts) or Flex Accounts

I may also be able to accept Aetna and United Health Care if you have out of network benefits on your policy and have met your out of network deductible. For those who don’t, or have another insurance not listed, I am able to provide you with a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company and based on your policy, may receive a full or partial refund back.

Credentials and Education

Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensed Dietitian, Ohio Board of Dietetics
Certified Personal Trainer, National Federation of Professional Trainers
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, The Original Intuitive Eating Pros

Ohio University, Bachelors of Specialized Studies, Journalism and Communications
Kansas State University, Bachelors of Science, Dietetics
Aramark Dietetic Internship, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center