Help adults target the root causes of their food and mood struggles and find enjoyable, acceptable, and sustainable nutritional, emotional, and behavioral strategies that lead to a joyful, fulfilling life free from these struggles.
I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years working with weight management followed by Eating Disorders. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker 20 years ago and now as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, I only work with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, binge, and compulsive eating. Why? Because I truly believe that they have their own set of unique needs. Together, in groups and individual sessions, we focus on the struggles with Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating Disorders and their partners in crime- Depression, and Anxiety.
After working in a residential facility with people recovering from addictions and going through my own health issues, I saw the role played by gut health and brain biochemistry along with intuitive eating in our food and mood struggles. I now practice psychotherapy and integrate functional nutrition interventions into my nutrition therapy.
How is Nimisha different from other nutrition and mental health professionals……
You have come to the right place if you’re looking for support and guidance with your struggles anxiety and depression and/or with food, weight, and eating behaviors. You can work with me as a psychotherapist or nutrition therapist.
Am I going to tell you that you’re going to lose weight- NO! You don’t need me to put you on yet another diet or weight loss program. But you may notice weight/size changes as we do this work together.
It’s important to understand that the root causes of your struggles with anxiety, depression and eating behavior are complex and require specialized treatment. Treatment that fad diets and commercial weight loss programs just don’t provide.
Each person has different reasons for their struggles with eating behavior. They could be:
- poor blood sugar control
- hormonal imbalances due to aging and stress
- enjoying food as a source of comfort.
- using food to manage anxiety and depression
- poor gut health, difficulty digesting, absorbing, and using nutrients from food
- problems with finances, academics, careers, or relationships
Your weight IS a symptom of these underlying root issues. Guilt, shame, and isolation just make things worse.
You and I together will develop your personalized plan using psychotherapy and/or nutrition therapy to target your root causes, manage your moods, and stop the emotional eating behavior.
Please know that this work cannot be done while on a restrictive diet or a weight loss program. If you still feel the need to diet or focus on weight loss finish your program FIRST, then call me for a complimentary consultation so that we can focus on your journey towards a life free of mood and eating struggles.