Hi there, my name is Marissa and I have been a Registered Dietitian for 6 years. I started my career working in a hospital environment where I primarily worked in ICUs. I truly love what I do and am passionate about helping others achieve their healthiest lifestyle that feels good and balanced to them. I love animals and have 2 cats named Graycie and Finnegan who bring me so much joy. In my free time, I enjoy reading, weight lifting and spending time with loved ones. I am obsessed with skincare and beauty as I have a license in cosmetology but decided to pursue nutrition instead.
Approach to care
My nutrition philosophy includes but is not limited to that nutrition should be simple, easy to access, and inclusive. I invite you to openly discuss your nutrition struggles in a safe, compassionate and judgement free environment. I am a huge advocate for your autonomy, developing a good relationship with food and positive mental health. I believe food doesn't have moral value. Weight loss is complex as we may shift focus to health habits first to encourage optimal health. I infuse (when appropriate) body image work, reflection on what health means to you, social constructs surrounding weight/body size and health at every size concepts when working towards health goals such as weight loss.
What to expect in your first session with Marissa?
During your first session we will review your medical history, current lifestyle, what you usually eat in a day, your current goals and other nutrition related information so I can help you achieve your goals. During our first session, we collaborate on creating a goal for our next session by reviewing your eating habits, patterns and usual intake.
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St. Elizabeth University: Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition
Dietetic Internship: Cedar Crest College
Weight lifting, spirituality practices, spending time with loved ones, reading and traveling.
When would you like to meet with Marissa?
Initial appointments are 55 mins and done over Zoom.