Natalie is a proud anti-diet registered dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with a passion for helping adults and children develop a peaceful relationship with food, body acceptance and trust, and integrating movement in an intuitive and joyful way. Her nutrition philosophy is based on mind-body connection that is rooted in self-care, curiosity, and Health at Every Size (HAES). Natalie believes in walking alongside her clients and working collaboratively with them toward their goals, as opposed to pushing or pulling them to a specific external health destination. Additionally, being a mom herself, Natalie can relate to parents when it comes to the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of feeding children. She believes in the power of creating a safe and supportive space for children to develop into a positive relationship with food and body and how this can help children become resilient against diet culture as they mature and enter the world.
Natalie enjoys working with clients who have been harmed by diet culture messaging and are looking to heal their relationship with food and body image, parents/caregivers seeking support in feeding their children and fostering a positive food & body relationship in their child, neurodivergent individuals who have been harmed by neuronormative ideals around eating, college students and young adults navigating life transitions, individuals stepping down from treatment at a higher level of care, individuals managing chronic health conditions, and individuals interested in establishing a joyful relationship with movement. Additionally, Natalie has experience serving the following communities: LGBTQIA+, BIPOC folks, transgender and non-binary folks, and neurodivergent folks. She is a down to earth and compassionate provider and strives to create a safe space for her clients.
Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Natalie worked with clients struggling with eating disorders at higher levels of care. She has experience at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care with adolescent and adult patients of all eating disorder diagnoses. She values a whole person approach to her work and has experience working with clients who have co-occurring diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, trauma, and clients who are in recovery from various forms of addiction.
In addition to her experience with eating disorder treatment, Natalie has worked as the campus dietitian at a large university, and assisted students, faculty, and staff on a variety of nutrition-related topics, including food allergies/intolerances, celiac disease, cooking classes, and nutrition support for a variety of conditions (including diabetes, gastrointestinal health and cardiovascular health). She also has experience working in sports performance nutrition with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.
Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her dietetic internship at Adagio Health, a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Being neurodivergent herself, Natalie has a vast array of hobbies. In her free time, you can find her cycling, taking a yoga class, weight lifting, watching reality TV, reading, or building legos with her husband and son!