Brianna Becherer MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Posted October 9, 2023

Brianna is a registered and licensed dietitian who is passionate about applying the intuitive eating principles to help her clients find food freedom. Brianna utilizes the Health at Every Size approach to help her clients build a healthy relationship with themselves and their body. She works closely with her clients to create individualized goals and supports them as they make changes and work toward achieving those goals.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Brianna worked as a dietitian in an eating disorder treatment center with clients in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care.  Brianna helped clients heal their relationship with food, movement, and their body image through one-on-one sessions, leading nutrition education and movement groups, teaching cooking skills, and supporting clients through exposures.

In addition to her experience working in the eating disorder field, Brianna also has experience working with clients living with diabetes. Brianna has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 11 years. She is passionate about supporting those living with diabetes learn how to eat the foods they love and find sustainable strategies to meet their blood sugar goals. Brianna understands on a personal level the challenges of living with a chronic disease:

“Living with diabetes can make the relationship between food and ourselves even more difficult. Those living with diabetes see how food, exercise, stress, etc. have a direct impact on their blood sugar levels. It can be hard not to blame ourselves when we have a high or a low blood sugar and want to avoid that food because of the negative experience. I recognize that it is not possible or realistic to have perfect blood sugars all the time. By learning to give ourselves grace, and problem-solve, living with diabetes gets easier and takes less from our lives.”

Brianna also has experience working with clients on sports nutrition-related topics, and she enjoys teaching her clients how to fuel their bodies and feel their best when engaging in movement.  Brianna previously worked as a dietitian and personal trainer at a community gym, where she supported clients in reaching health and fitness goals through a non-diet approach.

Brianna received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Missouri State University. She completed her dietetic internship and earned a Masters in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University.

In her free time, Brianna loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her cat, Teco. She enjoys being outside, reading, and trying new restaurants!

Claire Bowar RD, CDN, LDN, CEDS

Posted January 3, 2023

Claire is a registered and licensed dietitian who enjoys working with her clients to find food freedom and peace with their bodies. Her work is aligned with the Health At Every Size ® movement, and she incorporates the principles of Intuitive Eating into her sessions to help guide her clients towards a more relaxed and judgement-free zone around food and their bodies. She prides herself on providing a safe and supportive environment for her clients to open up about their deeply personal food and body challenges. Claire understands that her clients may come in with multiple co-occurring mental health diagnoses, and she feels confident in helping them see how these can be interconnected, whether it be obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, depression, or another area of medical or mental health. She makes sure to meet her clients where they are in their recovery journey, and together, with her clients, she builds individualized plans to ditch the diet rules and rediscover the joy of eating. Along the way, you’ll see that Claire includes compassion, empathy, active listening, and even some humor into her sessions.

Claire received her Bachelor of Science in Community Medical Dietetics from Viterbo University, where she also completed her dietetic internship with an emphasis on sports nutrition and eating disorders.  Claire is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). CEDS status is granted to dietitians who meet rigorous education and skill requirements, accumulate a minimum number of eating disorder client hours, and commit to staying up-to-date on the latest research in the field of eating disorders.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Claire worked at a leading mental health treatment center with clients of all eating disorder diagnoses. She has experience providing individualized care in inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings for adolescents and adults. Along with providing one-to-one nutrition counseling sessions, Claire also has extensive history providing nutrition education, cooking sessions, and food exposure challenges.

Outside of time spent with clients, Claire loves spending time with families and friends. She enjoys soaking up the outdoors in almost any capacity—whether it’s exploring new state parks, fine tuning her pickleball skills, or boating on the river. When not outside, you’ll find her baking up some sweet treats or catching coffee dates with her best friends.

Summer Cooper RD, LDN

Posted March 31, 2023

Summer Cooper is a registered dietitian who enjoys working alongside clients on their individual health journeys and guiding them to a positive and sustainable relationship with food and body image. Her work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors and beliefs about food and body using Health at Every Size principles, Intuitive Eating, food exposures and FBT-informed care. Summer appreciates everyone’s uniqueness and offers a gracious and affectionate approach throughout the treatment process as she works to balance nutrition science and education successfully. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages!

Summer was born and raised in Kentucky but now calls Indiana home. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University, where she also completed her dietetic internship.

Before joining Healthier Tomorrows, Summer worked as a college campus dietitian and collegiate sports dietitian, followed by extensive work at an eating disorder clinic where she served as a dietitian in the individual and group nutrition counseling and intensive outpatient program settings. Summer is passionate about creating safe spaces for clients to work through their eating disorder/disordered eating concerns as well as supporting other chronic health conditions during one-on-one nutrition counseling.

Outside of work Summer enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, church community, reading, the outdoors, and thinking of movie quotes to match most situations!

Margaret Dahl MS, RD, LDN, CSSD

Posted August 28, 2023

Margaret Dahl is a registered and licensed dietitian with a background in both sports nutrition and eating disorders, including the intersection of the two. She focuses on creating a body- and food-neutral environment when working with her clients in order to help them reach their health and wellness goals. She understands that pursuing behavior change is often difficult and requires empathy, patience and support, and Margaret enjoys supporting and guiding her clients with nutrition education while incorporating Health at Every Size principles into her practice.

Margaret enjoys working with athletes of all levels and abilities, having worked with both professional and college athletes. She also enjoys working with clients struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. Prior to joining the Healthier Tomorrows team, she working with clients at higher levels of care, with a focus on the IOP level of care, and she has experience working with children, adolescents and adults.

Margaret received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She received her Master’s degree and finished her dietetic internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and is pursuing her certification as an eating disorder specialist.

Lauren D’Errico MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Posted January 11, 2021

Lauren is a registered and licensed dietitian with a passion for helping individuals who are struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she received her dual Bachelors in Dietetics and Kinesiology, along with her Masters in Exercise Science. She went on to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Chicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

Lauren is devoted to creating a safe space for working through eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. She takes a client-led approach to counseling, utilizing empathy, validation, and humor. She is passionate about the physiological and psychological implications of eating disorders and disordered eating and takes a holistic approach when supporting clients through recovery.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys exploring new coffee shops, traveling, and learning new languages!

 

Nicole Hayes MS, RD, LDN

Posted April 7, 2023

Nicole is a registered dietitian who has a passion for helping her clients develop a relationship with food that allows them to enjoy all the benefits that food has to offer, from energy to enjoyment, socialization and community. She believes that all food serves a purpose and can be part of a nourished life.

Nicole is a Certified ARFID Specialist and works with clients struggling with ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), picky and selective eating, and pediatric feeding disorders. Nicole works with clients to help them expand the variety of foods they enjoy, as well as build the confidence and skills needed to help become more adventurous eaters. Nicole combines food exposures, food tastings, cooking experiences, and nutrition education to help provide support to those struggling with limited and selected eating patterns. Nicole also works with clients struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders to help repair their relationships with food through a gentle nutrition approach.

Nicole received a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition from Johnson and Wales University and completed her clinical training through Metropolitan State University in Denver. She received her Master of Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Prior to joining Healthier Tomorrows, Nicole worked at an eating disorder treatment facility with patients at inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization levels of care. Before becoming a registered dietitian, Nicole completed culinary school, earning an associate’s degree in baking and pastry, and spent time working in a number of bakeries and restaurants!

Maggie Herin MS, RD, LDN

Posted May 15, 2023

Maggie is passionate about guiding her clients to a better relationship with food and their bodies. She practices from a place of compassion and empathy, recognizing each client has their own unique story. Maggie takes her passion for metabolism, biochemistry, cooking, intuitive eating, and recovery and helps her clients learn the skills needed to empower their health and recovery journeys. She loves working with clients of all ages and genders, but takes particular interest in adolescents and adults in recovery from eating disorders and chronic dieting. With her background in inpatient adolescent eating disorder recovery, she recognizes the value in a multidisciplinary approach with consistent communication with each client’s care team. In addition to her experience working with adolescents in recovery, she has also worked extensively in pediatric and adult transplant, oncology, infant/toddler, trauma, and chronic disease management, from ICU to outpatient levels of care.

Maggie lives in Memphis, TN, where she completed both her graduate and undergraduate degrees. She is currently working towards her certification as an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and is (only slightly) obsessed with reading the latest scientific literature regarding all things nutrition. In her free time, Maggie loves experimenting with sourdough baking, going for runs with her dog, Duke, and exploring the newest events and restaurants in her city.

Maggie Lefavor MS, RD, LDN

Posted October 27, 2023

Maggie Lefavor is a registered dietitian who believes that all foods fit and have a purpose. Maggie learned from a young age the power of food as a source of connection and love, having grown up sharing her homemade desserts with friends and family. She is passionate about helping her clients develop a better relationship with food and their bodies, as these relationships are lifelong. Maggie practices from a non-diet, Health at Every Size aligned point of view.

Maggie received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from La Salle University in Philadelphia and then received her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. Maggie has extensive experience working with clients with eating disorders and disordered eating and has worked in eating disorder treatment for her entire career at all different levels of care including, inpatient, PHP, IOP, and outpatient. Maggie enjoys meeting virtually with clients and especially loves supporting clients with cooking and eating during sessions.

Maggie lives near the beach with her husband and their dog and loves getting to walk to the beach whenever she wants. She enjoys playing golf and pickleball, reading, cooking and baking, spending time with her family, and trying new restaurants with her friends.

Cara Mowery MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC

Posted October 28, 2022

Cara is a registered and licensed dietitian and an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who enjoys walking alongside clients in their health journeys to provide tailored support that meets their needs and fosters a positive relationship with food. She believes food is meant for both nourishment and enjoyment and strives to help individuals worry about food less so they can focus more on what’s important to them. Prior to joining the Healthier Tomorrows team, Cara worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment. She has particular interests in women’s, pediatric, and adolescent health. As an IBCLC, she loves sharing her passion for breastfeeding with families and offering breastfeeding education and support to help them meet their infant feeding goals.

Cara attended North Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Nutrition and dietetic internship through Meredith College. She completed her lactation coursework and clinical lactation training to become an IBCLC through North Carolina State University.

Outside of work, Cara enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and church community, baking, reading, and cheering on the NC State Wolfpack!

Lauren Oakes MBA, RD, LDN, CEDS-C

Posted July 30, 2021

Lauren is passionate about helping clients develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Lauren incorporates intuitive eating and the Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy during her sessions, striving to create an upbeat and positive atmosphere to make every client feel comfortable and safe. Lauren takes pride supporting her clients through their journey of creating more balanced lifestyles which includes ways to be more flexible, adaptable, and recognizing the positive change that can come when there is a more positive relationship with food.

Lauren is a registered and licensed dietitian, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Madonna University and her MBA from Walsh College. She completed her clinical training through Beaumont Health in Metro Detroit. Lauren is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Consultant through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and golfing. Lauren values the ability to reach more people through virtual nutritional counseling – she is passionate about educating and meeting her clients where they are.

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