We specialize in helping individuals recover from eating disorders, disordered eating, and the backlash of chronic dieting. As eating disorder experts and Food and Body Image Healers® we work in partnership with our clients to tap into their inner wisdom and strength to discover a pattern of eating and moving that supports their unique mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Our approach is highly individualized and rooted in developing a strong relationship with everyone we have the pleasure of working alongside. We blend expertise in nutrition and psychology to fuel lasting transformation. Despite the seriousness of our work, there is a remarkable amount of laughter in our sessions and smiles on our faces because we love what we do. According to a recent anonymous survey of our clients, we are most often described as compassionate, non-judgmental, knowledgeable, and genuinely helpful.

Philosophy

  1. We believe that people inherently possess the wisdom and strength to make powerful changes in their lives.
  2. We believe in a body positive and weight inclusive approach that focuses on behaviors, not weight or numbers, as a key to lasting health
  3. We believe that everyone deserves a life that is free of body and food obsession
  4. We believe that food and body image healing are critical components to creating a full and vibrant life
  5. We believe that full eating disorder recovery is possible

Please take your time in getting to know us more by reading through the Marci RD Nutrition Manifesto as well as our individual profiles.

How to Get Started

We provide one-on-one nutrition counseling from our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts located in the heart of Harvard Square. We currently accept all Blue Cross Blue Shield and Harvard Pilgrim insurance plans as well as Tufts PPO. If we do not accept your insurance, we can also provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement purposes. We have also created an insurance script to help you identify if your insurance plan will cover nutrition counseling with us.

The fastest way to book your first appointment is to fill out the appointment request form below. You will receive an email back from our administrative staff within 1-2 business days. Our staff will provide you with information regarding clinician availability and all the necessary paperwork for your first visit.

Request an appointment

Not sure if you’re ready to book that first appointment or have questions or concerns you’d like to ask first? Not a problem. Check out our FAQ’s or contact us and we’ll do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.

Practice Location

We are conveniently located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. We are a 5 minute walk from the red line T-station and multiple bus lines. Metered parking is accessible on Mount Auburn and Brattle Streets. Please allow 15 additional minutes as parking availability can be less predictable. There is typically more parking in the direction of Watertown, a bit further out from the square.

Our address is 22 Hilliard Street Cambridge, MA 02138. We are located on the first floor, glass door on the right hand side and down the small hallway. Please relax in the waiting area until your clinician is ready to see you.

We look forward to meeting with you!

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OUR CLINICIANS

Marci Evans

MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT

Sarah Patten

RDN, LDN, RYT

Paula Krzywicki

RDN, LDN

Amber Barke

LICSW, RYT

Christine Laker

MS, RDN, LDN

OUR PROGRAMS

Meal Support Groups

Sarah Patten facilitates two 5 week meal support groups –  one for those actively working on their eating disorder recovery and another for those ready to work on Intuitive Eating. If you are looking to develop greater body trust and a healthier relationship to food, we invite you to consider Sarah’s groups. Both 5 week […]

Yoga for Food & Body Image Healing

Sarah Patten, registered dietitian nutritionist and registered yoga teacher offers individual and small group yoga therapy. By combining her years of eating disorder experience with her yoga training, Sarah uses the body as a source of healing for her clients. Specifically, she uses yoga to help her clients improve negative body image, transform their relationship […]

Paula is compassionate and authentic and takes a uniquely thoughtful approach to the eating disorder recovery process. I’ve encountered a lot of eating disorder professionals and Paula is the only one who I have ever fully trusted. Recovery is obviously not easy but Paula made it more manageable and helped me realize that it is a valuable learning process.

Jasmine in Recovery

Paula is more like a nutrition therapist. Of course her knowledge in nutrition is extensive, but her heart is just as big! Her caring nature is evident in the way she interacts and respects each person she encounters! Her presence gives one a feeling of being worthy and a feeling of warmth.

Roxanne in Recovery

“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.”

Adrien in Recovery

Although my work with Marci has focused primarily on eating, she has been instrumental in helping me to learn it is okay to advocate for my needs and that I deserve to have them met. That I am worthy and don’t have to apologize for who I am and who I’m not, particularly with respect to my body. I’m working on loving it, one day at a time. I believe when a person is strong, it’s because they have an army behind them, helping them through the hardest parts of life. Thank you for being a member of my treasured army Marci, thank you.

Kelly in Recovery

We all need a safe place to fall and a place to be real. Paula has been so patient as we peel back some emotional layers and try to understand why my eating was out of control for so long. Now I am learning a new way to see food as fuel, to read labels and make smart choices, and to apply a healthier “food as chemistry” plan. When I leave Paula’s office, I feel empowered, reassured, grateful, and rejuvenated about why and how to take better care of myself.

Sally in Recovery