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.


  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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Marci Evans


Sarah Patten


Paula Krzywicki


Amber Barke


Christine Laker



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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…until I had my first session with Sarah Patten. Sarah creates a warm, trusting atmosphere and I always feel like I can confide in her my most alarming food fears. She taught me that my so called “problem” wasn’t in my gut, it was in my head. Food always held this power over me and, gradually, Sarah taught me to break away. Now, I’m free. I can honestly say I’ve never felt healthier or happier and I owe it all to Sarah’s constant support!”

Jamie in Recovery

“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!”

Deb 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

When I began working with Sarah, I was very rigidly set in destructive patterns of behavior; for many years, breaking away from such patterns felt out of reach for me. In our work together, I developed a sense of empowerment over my nutrition, exercise, and health. I can genuinely state that my life has changed and improved, and thank her for her time with me!

Lauren in Recovery

I think of Paula more as my life coach, rather than my nutritionist. She has an all-inclusive approach to help me figure out why I am eating the way that I do, which helps me to look at the big picture. I find that I am put at ease whenever I come to her office, and I really don’t know what I would do without her. I feel incredibly fortunate to benefit from her wisdom and guidance.

Britney in Recovery