Kaela has passionately worked as a Dietitian for 8 years, specializing in Diabetes management, sports nutrition, and sustainable weight management. Kaela believes that a positive nutrition experience stems from a positive food relationship to yield empowering, achievable, sustainable, and beneficial lifestyle changes to improve current and future quality of life.
Approach to care
Kaela combines evidence-based nutrition science and a compassionate approach to counseling patients to increase nutrition knowledge and increase one's self efficacy to promote desired health outcomes. Kaela utilizes behavioral theory to promote optimal health and wellness via mindset shifts for sustainable lifestyle changes. She has personally counseled thousands of patients ranging from newly diagnosed patients with Diabetes to collegiate athletes.
What to expect in your first session with Kaela?
Kaela enjoys fostering partnerships with her patients to increase trust and comfortability to cultivate productivity and progress in the telehealth space. Kaela will guide you through discussing the different facets of health including food, hydration, sleep, stress, gut health, and previous attempts to reach your stated goals. In doing so, she will gather necessary information to understand what worked and what didn't work (and why) so you both can collaborate to create an effective and efficient approach to care with individualized, prioritized areas of health.
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Masters in Health Promotion, Mississippi State University;
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Southern Mississippi
Exercise, soccer, DIY-ing, dancing (to country or Latin music), chasing her two young kids, couch lounging with her dogs
When would you like to meet with Kaela?
Initial appointments are 55 mins and done over Zoom.
Originally from New Orleans, LA, Kaela is a Registered Dietitian, military spouse, and mom of two with a fierce passion for helping others achieve whole hearted health via realistic, applicable strategies that fit seamlessly into their life. Kaela is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with a Master's in Health Promotion and specializes in Diabetes management, chronic disease management, and Sports Nutrition. Kaela believes nutrition should be empowering and achievable and utilizes behavioral theory to promote optimal health and wellness via mindset shifts for sustainable lifestyle changes.