Shiromi Geffrey, RD

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Background

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and a Master’s degree in nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University, I completed a dietetic internship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

I began my nutrition career as a dietitian for the cardiac surgery service at Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. Interest in clinical research and a desire to examine various innovative areas of nutrition inspired me to work as a clinical research dietitian at the NIH-funded Clinical Research Center (CRC) of MGH. Later, I relocated to UCLA to be the Head Research Dietitian at their CRC. Simultaneously, I was a dietitian with the Outpatient Eating Disorder Program at UCLA. It was here that my interest in eating disorders was fostered and I established my private practice.

Diverse geographic locations have enhanced my knowledge and understanding of cultural diversities and their influence on food and eating choices. Although my education and training have served me well, my experiences helped me to better understand and confidently address an individual’s nutritional needs from a physiological as well as emotional perspective, providing a solid foundation for the nutrition advice I provide to my clients.

I have vast experience working with different client populations which include both women and men, and age groups ranging from children to adolescents to adults. In addition to the hospital and private practice settings, I have worked with residential and outpatient eating disorder and chemical dependency programs. As a guest lecturer I have spoken to groups of various health professionals including physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and medical residents, as well as undergraduate and graduate university students, high school students, counselors and parents, and the general public to help heighten awareness in specific nutrition areas.

In the initial consultation, I listen to the client’s needs and expectations, as well as gather information such as usual food intake, comfort level in different meal settings, recent lab results, weight history, physical symptoms associated with nutritional parameters, exercise, and other data to create a baseline picture. From there, we work together to design a plan that encompasses achievable goals for long term improvement. Dependent on a client’s needs, follow-up visits may be recommended.

I have been in private practice for several years. Books can only tell part of the story. My clients are smart and intuitive, thus I learn a great deal from them which adds depth to my nutritional treatment. Witnessing the nutritional and behavioral metamorphosis a client experiences as we work together makes my role very rewarding.

Specialties

Weight Loss
Diabetes
High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
Vegan & Vegetarian
IBS
IBD
GERD
Sports Nutrition
PCOS

Modalities

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Meal Planning
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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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Exercise
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Integrative
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Functional
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Mind-Body Connection

Insurance accepted

Aetna, United Healthcare

Seeing clients in

AZ
CA
CO
MI
VA

Location

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4050 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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