Here’s What I did:

I saw Gretchen as a Division 1 athlete looking to lose weight, learn to create advantages in her body with her sport, and make healthy food & exercise choices while on a semester abroad and afterward back on her college campus. Gretchen has lost 25 pounds over the course of 6 months. She has been able to establish a better relationship with food and her body looking forward to further time as a college athlete.

Here’s What She said:

Over the course of a few short months, Robyn’s impact on my life has been extraordinary. My relationship with food has transformed. Through Robyn’s extensive knowledge, I have been educated to properly fuel and take care of my body as I compete as a Division I collegiate student-athlete.

I feel supported through every step of the process and I always know Robyn is at the other end of the phone or email. While traveling abroad, Robyn was available to me when needed and accommodated my schedule and specific questions concerning international food options. Understanding the mechanics of a healthy, well balanced diet allows me to feel good eating each meal. I feel empowered to fuel my body properly and I am so grateful for Robyn’s help. Achieving my goal weight in addition to a fresh mindset has transformed my outlook on all aspects of my life. The lessons I learned from Robyn will accompany me for the rest of my life.

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I began seeing Carol as a woman in her 60’s having lived with her eating disorder for 40 plus years. In closely working with her therapist, we were able to create small goals moving toward positive coping mechanisms & with food and body image over an 8 month period of time. Carol still meets with both her therapist and myself regularly with less frequent appointments to maintain her recovery.

Here’s what she said:

Robyn was remarkably kind and accepting of me and my disordered way of eating. I worked as honestly as possible with her and my therapist, admitting all of my faults and negatives, completing food journals that were real and no longer “what I thought people wanted to see.” Best of all, I came to an understanding and acceptance of myself: flawed, yes, but also incredibly kind, compassionate, and needing to be real. I am very happy to report that I have not purged since the summer. This has freed my soul, mind and heart in such a manner that I can hardly recognize myself.

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I saw Jennifer just after she graduated from college when she was starting to try to lose about 10 pounds. She had just started working in Boston and was a regular exerciser. Her diet was extremely healthy but we had to balance eating enough with a few binges here and there secondary to eating almost too healthfully. We also worked together by phone and email after she moved out to LA. Jennifer has been able to maintain her post college weight loss goal and continues to stay in touch.

Here’s what she said:

I’m just emailing to say hello and to thank you for all your guidance in the past. I’ve recently lost 15 lbs and am now at a weight I feel comfortable with, pretty much the same weight I was when we were ending our sessions in Boston. More importantly, I’m living a healthy lifestyle:) I’ve been walking, hiking, etc. and cut out eating processed junk almost completely. I wanted to thank you for your all the knowledge you’ve shared with me as well as being an inspiration. The lessons you taught me about nutrition have created a solid foundation that I’ll always have. I love your blog posts and will continue to read.

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I helped John with the last part of his weight loss after he had already made changes to lose 25 lbs on his own. John works full time and has a long commute which both infringe on his ability to fit in exercise 4 days per week. We were able to manage recommendations for food and exercise helping him lose the next 15 lbs around his busy work schedule, 3 hour daily commute and full time work at a desk being mostly sedentary 4 days per week. John has successfully kept off his weight for more than a year.

Here’s what he said:

I approached Robyn to help me with weight loss after I had tried on my own. One of the things I liked about her was focus on the positive things I was already doing and all of her praise toward my success. She never says never and always finds ways for me to fit in the foods I enjoy. She helped me learn more about reading food labels, portions at home, while at work (if I bought food to go) and enabled me to find ways to fit even more healthy foods into my daily life.

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I saw Claire after she had already tried weight loss successfully and unsuccessfully in her life gaining back everything she had lost. As a young woman who commutes, works full time and has a history of being both overweight and with an eating disorder we took small steps to ensure Claire found success without feeling triggered. Claire has to date lost 33 lbs. Now we are working in attempts for fine tuning healthy lifelong nutrition habits with regular exercise to maintain her weight loss.

Here’s what she said:

I was hesitant to meet with another nutritionist but I had a family history of heart disease and stroke and did not want to get any older with unhealthy habits. I knew I needed to lose weight but I was nervous as in the past my eating disorder made things very hard. Robyn was able to help me find ways to lose weight without feeling triggered, while fitting in exercise I enjoyed. She also has been able to answer all of my questions, and I have a lot of them!, whenever we meet. I am thankful to her for being patient and always giving me positive reinforcement.

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I helped Erin continue on her established meal plan and weight gain goals following inpatient and outpatient stays for her eating disorder corresponding with her therapist, who referred her to me, throughout the entire relationship. Erin was able to establish a healthier outlook toward eating, exercise, and boundaries around food and it’s relationships in all areas of her life.

Here’s what she said:

I have only recently started working with Robyn, yet I have already developed full confidence and trust in our relationship. Robyn is everything I am looking for in a nutritionist to assist me through my recovery from an eating disorder. She personalizes her work and shows complete commitment to her client by making herself easily accessible. Robyn is easy to connect with and is highly dependable. I feel safe discussing my eating disorder with her as she encourages my thoughts with an open mind. Robyn is profoundly knowledgeable in her field of work and puts things into perspective, thus making life seem more manageable. Leaving Robyn’s office, I am uplifted by a surge of positive energy and feel motivated to continue strong on my path to recovery.

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I was referred to Hally by her therapist after nearly 15 years of living with her eating disorder with multiple inpatient and outpatient stays. Beginning from eating almost nothing during the day, we were able to conceive of a plan allowing Hally to eat more normally inclusive of meals, snacks, eating in and out of the house including comfortably at work, using a meal plan designed just for her with and consistent support from both myself, her therapist and primary care provider.

Here’s what she said:

Despite the fact that I have just started working with Robyn, I really appreciate how she approaches each person in an individual way. She meets me where I am at, instantly makes me feel comfortable. With a background as an NP, she can advise on nutrition and the effect on one’s overall health. I would highly recommend Robyn to anyone seeking nutrition services.

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I was able to help Rachel adapt from eating on a meal plan to eating normally without one while still being able to maintain her weight and exercise without regression to her eating disorder. I came up with simple tips combined with consistent appointments and collaboration with her therapist and primary care provider such that she continues to be able to enjoy eating in and outside of the home and thrive with exercise without triggers keeping her from achieving her goals.

Here’s what she said:

Robyn’s approach to nutrition is personalized and nonjudgmental.  She is amazingly perceptive and offers advice that is approachable and realistic.  As I am going through a major transition in my life she has given me the tools to lay the foundation for establishing a more consistent relationship with food.  Robyn continues to help me find low-stress ways to work meal planning into my non-stop daily routine so it feels less overwhelming.  She is a great mentor with a wealth of knowledge and the incredible ability to translate that knowledge into all that she does! While I never imagined I would say this about a dietitian, I genuinely look forward to our visits and want to thank you, Robyn for the many ways in which you have helped me thus far.

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I was able to help Joanna establish a balance eating normally with a past history of an eating disorder combined with wanting to achieve a mild weight loss. I reviewed Joanna’s food, exercise and fluid records and helped provide support and knowledge such that her trigger foods are almost non-existent and she continues to maintain a normal weight and exercise program with healthy eating on a daily basis.

Here’s what she said:

I can say it without hesitation – Robyn is an exceptional nutritionist. Warm, but guiding. Always informative. And, most importantly, never judgmental. She creates a space where you can discuss food freely, something I’ve struggled with for years. I would recommend her in a second. (Although don’t spread the word too much – I don’t want her appointment slots filling up!)

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Molly and I began working together developing ways for her to gain weight after a long bout of being underweight following a traumatic event in her life. We were able to increase her calories while she maintained a vigorous exercise program and a busy professional life combined with continued collaboration with her therapist, primary care provider and psychiatrist.

Here’s what she said:

I began working with Robyn to improve my eating habits and to deepen my understanding of nutrition. During my sessions with Robyn, I have achieved both of these goals. More importantly, this experience has pushed me to improve my lifestyle and has greatly enhanced my overall well-being. I have so appreciated and benefited from Robyn’s wealth of knowledge and her caring approach to working with clients.

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I was able to help Suzanne in her challenges with weight loss and weight maintenance following menopause and ongoing issues with food throughout her life yet never having a true diagnosable eating disorder. Together with her trainer, Suzanne was able to achieve her weight, exercise and most importantly nutrition goals using food records, menu planning and goal setting during bi-monthly nutrition appointments. Suzanne was also able to complete her first full marathon under 4 hours after learning more of the ins and outs of sports nutrition!

Here’s what she said:

I first met Robyn over a year ago and from the moment I met her I felt extremely comfortable.  She has an ease and calming way about her.  She is extremely knowledgeable of her profession and uses it in her every day life.  She takes care of herself, finds fun in physical activities, and does not put boundaries and limitations on food.

Robyn is an inspiration to those of us who struggle with food and weight and body issues.  She reinforces that you are not alone in this and you will never have to face them by yourself.  Robyn walks you through the baby steps so you are able to make great strides in the future.  For that, I am grateful.

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I have been able to help Krista continue to establish healthy relationships with food and exercise using consistent appointments of about twice per month with an additional phone appointment when necessary along with collaborating with her therapist regularly. After inpatient and outpatient stays for her eating disorder in college, Krista has been able to maintain a healthy weight, work in a demanding profession becoming highly successful while maintaining positive feelings and aspirations around food and exercise.

Here’s what she said:

It has been lovely getting to know Robyn. Unlike many I have worked with, Robyn understands the ins and outs of eating disorders, which I truly value given my long and laborious struggle with food and exercise. I am grateful that Robyn meets me where I am at the same time she propels me in the direction I need to be. Robyn is as patient and understanding as she is knowledgeable.

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Working with Allison began as a clinical one with her illness but developed into a collaboration on lifelong nutrition, exercise and healthy habits following her transition into the full time work force after her undergraduate education. Throughout the use of food and exercise plans along with understanding the truth to media driving nutrition information I was able to help Allison utilize healthy habits for life around food and exercise.

Here’s what she said:

I started working with Robyn to help improve my nutrition after a long bout of mononucleosis, which left me unbalanced. Little did I know I would continue to work with her for years. With Robyn’s help, I have started on a long journey to confront my relationship with food, fitness, and my overall health. With her guidance, I’ve learned to become more aware of my body in an entirely new way and cannot thank her enough for all she’s taught me—tools and habits which I use on a regular basis. I recommend working with her to anyone and everyone!