Melissa Freer-Smith, RD

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Background

As a Registered Dietitian, Wellness Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer for over 20 years, I am committed to providing excellent nutrition therapy services with compassion and inclusivity. I have witnessed the harm caused by chronic dieting and eating disorders, and maintain expertise in eating disorder recovery. In addition, I respect the science of nutrition and stay abreast of best Medical Nutrition Therapy practices for diabetes management, cardiovascular health, and general wellness.

I utilize a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach, which focuses on your holistic wellness goals independent of the weight scale. I am following the emerging science of nutritional psychiatry in order to better serve your mental wellness needs. A personal interest of mine is in healing both individual and collective trauma; while I am not a psychotherapist, I do provide trauma-informed collaborative care.

For those on weight loss medications, I am concerned with the loss of appetite that people experience, and focus on ensuring nutritional adequacy while taking these medications. I also work with individuals as they wean off of the medications to help them listen to their appetite cues and relearn intuitive eating for long term wellness.

Clients appreciate my honest, flexible, and direct approach. We often enjoy lighthearted moments throughout our sessions. Clients regularly express that they are surprised by what they learn, and by the lifestyle changes that they make, from our work together. I strive to help people find a stronger connection to their bodies as they heal their relationships with food, eating, body image, and movement.

Specialties

Gut Health
Diabetes
Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
High Blood Pressure
IBS
PCOS
Pediatrics
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Thyroid Health
Vegan & Vegetarian
Menopause

Modalities

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Intuitive Eating
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Accountability
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Motivational Interviewing
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Relationship With Food
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Sleep
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Exercise
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Functional
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Integrative
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Holistic
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Health At Every Size (HAES)
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Supplement Management
Weight Loss Medication

Insurance accepted

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare

Seeing clients in

AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Location

67276 Lamb Rd, Cassopolis, MI 49031
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