My focus is in eating disorders/disordered eating. My approach includes weight inclusivity and intuitive eating. It is important to me that my clients feel they are in a safe, non-judgmental space where we can explore their relationship with food and their bodies. I believe that no one should ever feel shame, guilt, or fear when nourishing their body. I completed my dietetics degree at Illinois State University, and am currently in the process of obtaining my Masters in Nutrition at Arizona State University. I also have my undergraduate degree in health education from Bradley University. Prior to being a dietitian, I had a background in providing general health information, including nutrition, to my local community. This was the spark of my interest in providing nutrition education to others. After realizing how diet culture has affected my friends and family around me, I decided to go into dietetics to be that support that is needed by so many. I have been in the eating disorder field as a dietitian for 2 years now. I have worked with both the adult and adolescent populations in an intensive outpatient setting. In this position, I provide group meal support, lead nutrition education groups, and run individual sessions with the clients. Although I love working in a group setting, I would like to transfer to the private practice setting. In private practice, it will allow me to provide more individualized care and education for my clients. It is difficult to cater group content to be relevant to every client in the group. In individual sessions, I am able to cater to the needs of my clients. I prefer to meet with my clients weekly to provide the time and space for me to address any questions and concerns in a timely manner. A session will typically begin with a review of the previous week. During this time, we will discuss the success of the week and any hiccups that need to be addressed. We will then move into a nutrition education portion of the session with a topic that both my client and I agreed upon the previous week. Towards the end of session, my client and I will discuss reachable goals for the following week. I think it is important to involve my clients in their own care as there has been higher success rates with lasting recovery with this approach.