Yes, as most who get into this field, I love food! But my greatest loves are Jesus Christ who saved my soul and sanity, my precious husband, my family, and helping Christians who struggle with a difficult relationship to food, eating, and their own bodies. Oh, and did I mention…I love food?
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with an online telehealth practice. I am licensed in the states of Florida and Rhode Island for medical nutrition therapy (disease-related care) and can help people from anywhere for general wellness education virtually.
Even more precious to me, I am certified as a biblical counselor from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). This endeavor has been my great passion for close to a decade and undergirds my entire practice.
I completed over 1200 hours of supervised practice in nutrition and dietetics at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. During this internship, I had the opportunity to co-develop the nation’s first male veteran Intuitive Eating program curriculum through the VA. I practiced in an outpatient clinic as well as in many clinical fields, including diabetes, kidney disease, traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, general surgery, geriatrics, and ICU. Best of all, I was blessed to have the opportunity to serve our veterans!
I was honored to graduate summa cum laude for both my BS in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and my BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Area of study in Counseling from Liberty University.
I have experience in program development, research analysis, and ministry leadership – all of which have helped me create the Satisfied! Christian Path to Food Freedom program. This is an evidence-based comprehensive program that helps those living with physical, mental, and spiritual issues concerning dieting, weight cycling, body shame, and eating from a biblical and whole-person perspective.
I am pleased to have you visit this website and hope you find many resources to help you on your journey toward a lifetime of spiritual, soul, and body health!
Why See a Dietitian?
Be sure to get your nutrition advice from someone qualified to apply the most up-to-date, evidence-based health science in a personalized way. As the food and nutrition experts, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are educated and experienced in all aspects of nutrition and related health sciences. It is important to work with someone trained to overcome barriers and individualize a method that will work best for you. If you are a Christian, it is also imperative that you work with someone dedicated to applying biblical truth, which is powerful for real change and has the deepest and most lasting impact!