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About

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My dog, Scoby

During counseling sessions, I know that the bodies in the room (and virtual spaces) matter:
I recognize that my identities influence my understanding & experience of the world.
I am a white, cis/het, able-bodied human & I live in a socially accepted body/size. 
If you'd like to learn more about my training & experience, you can check out my LinkedIn page: 
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Get To Know Me!

Hi! I'm Gina, and I'm a Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Northern Michigan. I have been practicing as an RD since 2020 and have experience working with those in recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating. I have worked at various levels of care, including partial hospitalization programs (PHP) in both Colorado and Michigan, intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and outpatient care. 

I became passionate about working in the eating disorder field while in graduate school at the University of Michigan. This is where I learned about the dieting industry, a 70+ billion dollar industry that profits off of our own shame & blame around our bodies and the continued pursuit of the impossibly thin ideal. For many of my clients, our dieting culture has contributed immensely to the onset of their disordered eating and/or eating disorder. 

I have a strong passion for eliminating the stigma surrounding eating disorders and other mental health disorders. I also work from a weight-inclusive & HAES(R) aligned paradigm. I believe that a person’s health should be viewed in a holistic manner, that “health” is unique to each individual & that we cannot determine anything about one's health simply by looking at them. Ultimately, I work to support clients on their own unique journey towards recovery. I do this while remaining attuned to how each client’s identity and life circumstance might inform how they get there.

My style is gentle, relational, non-coercive, collaborative, humor-infused & social justice oriented. I believe that my clients are truly the experts of their own bodies & experiences and I value bringing nuance into conversations around nutrition and health.

 

I implement aspects of various therapeutic modalities including ACT, DBT, CBT & somatic skills as appropriate and within my scope as an RD.

If you're here to embark on your journey, or perhaps continue your journey: I'm proud of you. 

My hope for all of my clients is that they can reclaim joy, permission & peace with food, movement & their bodies.

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Currently seeing clients virtually in Michigan, Illinois & Arizona.

Specialties

Eating Disorder Recovery

Body Image

Intuitive Eating

Disordered Eating Recovery

Weight-Inclusive Care

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