Center for Hope offers nutritional counseling as part of our multidisciplinary approach to mental health. Our registered and certified dietitian, Amanda Atkinson, MA, RD, CD, provides outpatient and intensive outpatient care for our practice. To achieve optimal health for clients, Amanda collaborates with primary care physicians, psychiatrists, mental health therapists, and other medical providers.
- Nutrition Education
- Meal Planning
- Sports Nutrition Counseling
- Personalized Nutritional Health Counseling
Amanda is experienced in treating clients with eating disorders, exercise addiction, and maladaptive relationships with food. She strives to help those struggling with eating issues to gain a healthy relationship with food through Intuitive Eating, a philosophy that focuses on mindfulness and where all foods can fit. Environments like the grocery store or a restaurant can trigger dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors for those struggling with disordered eating. Amanda provides assistance navigating those environments to prepare clients for life outside of treatment.
Additionally, Amanda provides sports nutrition counseling through the high school level. To sustain peak performance, Amanda ensures athletes have the proper nutrition to complement their physical activity. Non-athletes and those without eating disorder symptoms benefit from one-on-one support regarding nutrition education and meal planning as well. With abounding diets and conflicting theories, it can be a challenge to know what’s true when it comes to food. Amanda helps all clients decipher between nutrition myths and facts so they are able to make informed choices from the grocery store to the dining table.