Sarah started her nutrition journey as a food scientist. After gaining some experience in the food industry, she realized her true passion is working with people one on one, something she truly missed while working in the food industry. Sarah received her Bachelor’s of Science from Cornell University, completing a duel major in both Food Science and Dietetics. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the highly competitive University of California San Francisco Medical Center where she gained exposure to working with a wide variety of populations. It was here that she her first experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders and realized her passion for working with this population.
Sarah began her career as an inpatient dietitian at Boston Children’s Hospital. Here she was able to further develop strong clinical skills and experience working with a variety of patient populations. During her three years at Children's, Sarah specialized in working with adolescents struggling with eating disorders as well as oncology patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Sarah joined Marci’s practice in 2012 and transitioned to full time work in private practice in 2013. Her strong and varied clinical background allows her to work with a myriad of nutritional concerns, but she particularly finds satisfaction in helping her clients recover from disordered eating, body image and weight concerns, and emotional/compulsive eating. Although she started out as a pediatric dietitian, Sarah enjoys working with clients of all ages and stages of life. She completed advanced training as an Intuitive Eating Skills Coach in 2014 and embraces a non-weight focused, non-diet approach in her practice.
In addition to her love for food and wellness, Sarah is passionate about the practice of yoga and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Down Under School of Yoga in June of 2016. She enjoys incorporating both the psychological and physical tenets of yoga into her work by helping clients she works with access a new way of relating to their body and tap into their innate inner wisdom. Sarah’s background informs her work both on the yoga mat and in her nutrition counseling.
Sarah also enjoys traveling the globe, movement of all kinds, exploring different cuisines, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
I can honestly say my work with Sarah has truly been transformative. She has helped me to learn about intuitive eating and to work toward accepting my body as it is. My thought process about my body image and my attitude toward food has shifted to a healthier place. I am fortunate to work with Sarah and to learn life long strategies to keep me in a mentally and physically better placeMary M
Sarah was instrumental in my recovery, and I'm so lucky to have worked with her! Always available, knowledgeable, understanding and kind, she was never judgmental and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone seeking nutritional counseling, she's really one of the best.Adrian A
Before nutrition counseling, I was prepared to get weight loss surgery to "fix" my eating issues. I was unhappy, hopeless, and convinced that there were no other options... that is until I had my first session with Sarah Patten. Working with Sarah is like working with a good friend. She always provided a warm, trusting atmosphere and I always felt like I could confide in her my most alarming food fears. I can honestly say I've never felt healthier or happier and I owe it all to Sarah's constant support!Jamie P