By combining her passion for food, nutrition, and fitness her goal is to take help each of her clients find a healthy and happy relationship with food and exercise. She works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or those interested in intuitive eating counseling.
Marci has two professional passions. The first is empowering individuals to find a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. The second is teaching and supervising dietitians on how to effectively counsel people with eating disorders. Marci finds great satisfaction in utilizing a psychologically informed approach to counseling and feels grateful for a career that helps her to learn and grow everyday.
Areas of Expertise
Marci specializes in and works exclusively with people who struggle with eating disorders, body image and body concerns, as well as emotional and compulsive eating. In the fall of 2010, Marci completed advanced training as an Intuitive Eating Skills Coach and uses a non-weight focused, non-diet approach in her practice. In 2013 Marci became a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. By integrating nutrition therapy, sensitivity, and a little humor she teaches a spectrum of clients how to heal their relationship with food and their bodies.
Career History and Education
Marci discovered her passion for working with eating disorders during her dietetic internship at California State University Long Beach. Through an elective rotation at Center for Discovery, Marci was drawn to the complexity of eating disorders, the collaborative treatment approach, as well as the opportunity to work in a long-term way with her clients.
Marci’s career as a nutrition and wellness expert began at the newly established Wellness Center at the Central Utah Medical Clinic in Provo, Utah. As a new and highly motivated dietitian, Marci was the first nutrition director and only nutrition expert at the medical clinic.
In 2009 She obtained her Master’s Degree in Applied Nutrition with an emphasis in business entrepreneurship and eating disorders counseling at Northeastern University. It was through her academic experience at NEU that she gained the tools and confidence to establish her private practice in late 2009. In one short year her practice grew and she feels extremely fortunate to have recruited and worked with several skilled and truly wonderful RDNs in her practice. Several years later, she’s grateful she took the risk to open her own practice and can’t imagine spending her time doing anything else.
Marci has served as an active member of many local, national and international organizations. She is currently on the Social Media Committee for The Academy of Eating Disorders as well as the Eating Disorder Resource Professional of The Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a regular blogger for The Academy’s blog Stone Soup.
Other Work Experience
In addition to managing her own business, Marci is an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University’s Eating Disorders Institute where she teaches graduate students and clinicians the art and science of nutrition counseling for Eating Disorders. Additionally, she is a new adjunct professor at Northeastern University where she teaches on the topic of financing wellness. Marci also runs a national training program for RDNs where she teaches them the skills of nutrition counseling for eating disorders. Marci loves teaching and has spoken locally and nationally on a wide variety of topics.
When she isn’t busy with work she loves curling up with a good book, exploring New England, eating ethnic cuisine, bike riding, playing with her nephews and niece, and enjoying a good laugh.
CV available upon request.
I leave my sessions with Marci feeling better, lighter and more like myself. She has been and continues to be such a positive presence in my life, and I'm just so glad to have her!DD, 33 female client