Crystal has been a Registered Dietitian since 2017. Crystal started out in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. However, Crystal decided she wanted to find a way to combine therapy with nutrition. Since becoming a RD, Crystal has worked with a variety of people to better their health within a hospital and clinic setting. She has worked with patients with multiple chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease. Crystal also has experience working in the critical care setting with patients that require nutrition support and earned her Certified Nutrition Support Clinician certification in October 2022.
Approach to care
Crystal values each patient and where they are at in their journey. Crystal has a holistic approach to nutrition and likes to look at the whole picture. Since Crystal has a background in marriage and family therapy, Crystal is trained to look at patterns and relationships and does this through a nutrition-focused lens. Crystal strongly believes in the power of intuitive eating and a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach.
What to expect in your first session with Crystal?
In the first session, Crystal spends a lot of time getting to know the patient. Crystal will take time to learn about your current lifestyle and what you've tried in the past to help meet your goals. Crystal will also ask clarifying questions to make sure you are understood. Crystal will collaborate with you to come up with small short-term goals to get the process rolling towards a healthier you.
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Master of Science in Dietetics, The University of Southern Mississippi
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, The University of Southern Mississippi
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, The University of Southern Mississippi
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Jacksonville State University
Reading, traveling with her boyfriend, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her dog (Crimson) and cat (June), hiking to find waterfalls
When would you like to meet with Crystal?
Initial appointments are 55 mins and done over Zoom.
Crystal has been a Registered Dietitian since 2017. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Dietetics from The University of Southern Mississippi. Crystal also earned her certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) in October 2022. Crystal has worked with a variety of people to better their health within hospital and clinic settings. Crystal has a holistic approach to nutrition and focuses on more than the food that is on our plates. Crystal believes in meeting people where they are at in their health journey and providing individualized care to help find what works best for that person to successfully achieve their goals. In her free time, Crystal enjoys spending time with her dog (Crimson) and her cat (June). She also enjoys hiking, reading novels, traveling with her boyfriend, and visiting with friends and family.