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Body Diversity
Body Image
Body Positive

My Philosophy

Edde Nutrition Counseling, LLC is a nutrition private practice that offers 1-on-1 nutrition counseling that aims to educate and inspire people to nourish their bodies and find liberation from diet culture. Edde Nutrition Counseling, LLC integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Intuitive Eating principles, and a HAES-aligned perspective as techniques to facilitate client recovery from body dysmorphia, eating disorders and/or disordered eating.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the leading evidence-based treatment for eating disorders. CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach that involves a variety of techniques that help an individual to understand the interaction between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It encourages clients to develop strategies to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors to improve mood and functioning. CBT is goal-oriented and typically involves homework outside of sessions. It aims to help clients identify harmful thoughts, behaviors, and emotions associated with the disorder they are experiencing, identify the beliefs they hold that are causing these, and use that information to restructure the way they think. This can be an effective tool in many eating disorder scenarios.

HAES (Health At Every Size)

Health At Every Size (HAES) challenges traditional approaches in healthcare by emphasizing well-being over weight. It promotes a holistic perspective, encouraging individuals to focus on developing healthy habits rather than pursuing weight loss. HAES advocates for body acceptance and rejects societal norms that equate thinness with health. In eating disorder treatment, it prioritizes personalized, non-restrictive approaches to nourishment, fostering a positive relationship with food and body image. This paradigm shift acknowledges diverse body sizes and shapes, promoting mental and physical health without perpetuating harmful diet culture ideals.

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating will be utilized in conjunction with CBT to help rebuild the way clients view food and their bodies. Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive framework that was created by two dietitians in 1995 named Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It is a series of ten principles that are proven to improve the psychological and physical well-being of those who properly practice it. To begin, clients must reject the diet mentality, then make peace with food, learn to respect hunger, and practice gentle nutrition. By helping clients implement these principles, they will be liberated from diet culture and its harmful effects.

About Me

After struggling with my own eating disorder and finding recovery, I knew that I could help others who were struggling with disordered eating. I began on my journey to becoming a dietitian. I started my bachelor's in nutrition at Messiah University in Pennsylvania. After graduating and passing the RD exam, I took a job at an eating disorder treatment center where I have the opportunity to help people who are struggling every day. If you are reading this, I want to help you find food freedom and body liberation as I have done for myself. It takes the help of others, but it is possible and worth it. 

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