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It’s time to meet your new (nutrition) besties!

Struggling with an eating disorder, dieting, or body image? We can help.

We’re surrounded by messages that say we need to eat only the “right foods” to be healthy or make our bodies look the “right way.” However, these messages are often conflicting and definitely confusing, leaving us feeling deprived or frustrated that we can’t stick to the “perfect” or “right” diets. These diets don’t leave us healthier - in fact just the opposite - and they take a toll on our self-worth.

That stops now.

At Nourished with Kindness, we are a group of experienced dietitians who have worked with hundreds of clients to embrace food freedom, make peace with their bodies, and find their happier, healthier selves. By working together, you’ll learn to follow your inner wisdom, get in touch with your hunger and fullness cues, honor your cravings and your body, and apply nutrition principles to fit your lifestyle and any medical conditions. Sounds too good to be true? Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. 

We’re excited to support you!

About Alyssa

Alyssa Snow Callahan, MS, RD, CEDS-C, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, author of The Mindful Eating Journal, and Founder / CEO of Nourished with Kindness. Alyssa specializes in eating disorders, binge eating, emotional eating, and body image in teens and adults, as well as a weight-neutral approach to treating fertility/pregnancy issues. She earned her Masters in Nutritional Science from California State University at Los Angeles and received her B.S. in Communication from Boston University with concentrations in Psychology and Public Relations. 

Prior to starting Nourished with Kindness, Alyssa worked as a clinical dietitian at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Providence-Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance. She has also worked in sales, marketing, and public relations through her roles at Center For Discovery, a leading eating disorder treatment center, and at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Alyssa was able to quickly grow Nourished with Kindness to a group practice thanks to the power of marketing and accessible, high-quality care for clients. She is passionate about helping eating disorder and non-diet providers grow their business and clinical skills and making business support more accessible.

Fast Facts:

  • Alyssa’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, PCOS, fertility, and prenatal/postnatal nutrition
  • Alyssa is obsessed with her two rescue dogs, Ellie and Joy, and two rescue cats, Meru and Jongo.
  • Alyssa’s favorite foods are peanut butter and ice cream.

About Kelley

Kelley Gresiak, RD, CEDS-C is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor specializing in the treatment of eating disorders through Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and completed her dietetic internship at California State University, Fresno. Immediately following graduation, Kelley began working as a Registered Dietitian in the field of eating disorder treatment, and has built experience in working with both adults and adolescents in a variety of settings, including residential treatment for eating disorders, substance use disorders, and mental health; intensive outpatient; and private practice.

Kelley is passionate about helping individuals mend their relationships with food and their bodies by supporting them in reconnecting to their internal cues and wisdom and building trust with this practice. She believes everyone is worthy and capable of achieving freedom from food distress and gravitating towards more balance and enjoyment!

Fast Facts:

  • Kelley’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, Co-occurring Substance use/Addictions & Disordered eating
  • Kelley enjoys traveling to experience different cultures and scenery.
  • Kelley's favorite food is homemade pie - sweet or savory.

About Brooke

Brooke Linberg, RD, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, binge eating, and body image. She has experience at a leading eating disorder treatment center, providing weight-inclusive nutrition counseling to adults and adolescents. Brooke graduated from Viterbo University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Community-Medical Dietetics and minor in Sports Science. She went on to complete internships at EDCare eating disorder center in Denver and the University of Louisville Sports Nutrition Department. Brooke is passionate about body positivity and helping her patients learn how to make peace with themselves and food. 

Fast Facts:

  • Brooke’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, ARFID, Athletes and EDs/disordered eating, Thyroid/endocrine issues, Family support for eating disorder recovery
  • Sharks are Brooke's favorite animal.
  • When Brooke isn't dietitian-ing, you can find her watching Dateline with her cat, Peach, at brunch with friends, or spending the day at the beach.

About Emily

Emily Myers, RD, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with experience in infant and maternal health, disordered eating, and eating disorder recovery. She first became interested in nutrition as an athlete and later to connect with others and care for herself. Emily received her Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Virginia Tech. Currently, she is completing her Master’s in Public Health at Cal State Northridge with which she hopes to mentor upcoming dietitians about the importance of weight inclusive care. Her nutrition philosophy is rooted in an all-foods-fit mentality and intuitive eating principles. She aims to guide her clients to find peace with foods and their body by providing compassionate, evidenced-based nutrition counseling. Emily is delighted to be part of the Nourished with Kindness team and honored to hold space for clients to explore their relationship with foods and their body.

Fast Facts:

  • Emily's Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, ARFID, women's health, prenatal and postpartum health
  • When she’s not dietitian-ing, you’ll find Emily outside rollerblading or exploring new areas of Los Angeles!
  • Emily's favorite foods are french fries and peanut butter.

About Madalyn

Madalyn Homeier, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in evidence-based eating disorder and disordered eating treatment utilizing weight-inclusive and Intuitive Eating approaches to nourishment. With compassion and curiosity, Madalyn offers individualized treatment plans based on one’s unique relationship with food, lived experiences, nutritional needs, and personal nutrition goals. Madalyn is experienced in providing trauma-informed care and is well-versed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention.

Madalyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Bachelor of Science in Human
Nutrition from Kansas State University and completed her Dietetic Internship rotations at Scripps Mercy Hospital, Center for Discovery, and San Marcos Unified School District. Madalyn strives to meet her clients where they are at in their self-care journey and believes in a collaborative, client-centered approach to treatment. She is committed to helping her clients explore their own strengths while guiding them towards food freedom and self-acceptance wherein our bodies, and the food that nourishes us, can be enjoyed and celebrated!

Fast Facts:

  • Madalyn's specialities: Eating disorders, Disordered eating, Intuitive Eating, Trauma-Informed Nutrition, ARFID, and Family Support
  • When she’s not dietitian-ing, you’ll find Madalyn outdoors enjoying the sunshine, spending time with friends and family, and getting cozy on the couch watching her favorite reality TV show.
  • Madalyn's favorite foods are steak, potatoes, and any sweet treat that involves ice cream!

About Karen

Karen Darden, MS, RDN, CEDS-C, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Consultant, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor focused on treating eating disorders, disordered eating, and emotional eating. Karen’s own recovery journey has inspired her to study all aspects of a person's relationship with food and their bodies completing a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Karen has experience in providing Health At Every Size-informed nutrition counseling for both adults and adolescents at all levels of care in leading eating disorders treatment programs. Karen combines her knowledge of nutrition, movement, and psychology to provide direct, compassionate, and client-centered care to clients anywhere along the spectrum from chronic dieting to severe and enduring eating disorders. 

Fast Facts:

  • Karen’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, BIPOC populations, Addiction recovery and nutrition, harm reduction approaches 
  • When she's not dietitian-ing, you’ll find Karen working on a craft project, at the beach with her rescue dog Lexie Grey, or at Disneyland.
  • Karen’s favorite foods are pasta and seafood.

About Michele

Michele Christopher, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating using Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size Principles. Michele graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and continued on to earn her Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. During her time at CSUN, Michele conducted research into identifying the prevalence and predictors of disordered eating amongst college students, which was later published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (2018). Michele completed her dietetic internship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles with experience working with substance abuse, mental health and eating disorders/disordered eating. Following her internship Michele has worked at a number of leading eating disorder treatment centers with experience at all levels of care working both one-on-one with clients and also as the Manager of Nutrition Services. Michele is passionate about helping her clients heal their relationships with food, body, movement, themselves and others through the use of evidenced based frameworks to support empowering individuals to nourish oneself without guilt or shame, exploration into the relational aspects and roles of food, and deconstructing the harmful external messages and rules created over time.

Fast Facts:

  • Michele’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, Addiction recovery and nutrition, Athletes and EDs/disordered eating, Gastrointestinal issues, ED Recovery with ADHD
  • Michele’s favorite dessert is pavlova. 
  • When she’s not dietitian-ing, you’ll find Michele in the ocean surfing or paddle boarding.

About Natalie

Natalie Gavi, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about helping individuals heal their relationship with food and learn how to incorporate gentle nutrition strategies to help enhance athletic performance. Natalie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR, where she completed >1200 hours of supervised practice through various clinical and community settings prior to sitting for the national boards exam required to become a dietitian. She also completed her Masters in Science degree with a focus in Clinical Nutrition at OHSU. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in two LA-based hospitals and has experience working with adults, adolescents, and pediatric patients. Natalie currently lives in Los Angeles with her cat Erice, her horse Stella, and her mini doxie Luna. When she isn't working, you can find her at the barn and exploring the beaches, food scene and hikes around L.A.

Fast Facts:

  • Natalie's Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Athletes and EDs/disordered eating
  • When she's not dietitian-ing, you'll find Natalie at the barn hanging out with her horse, at home reading with her dog and cat, or hiking 
  • Natalie's favorite foods are sushi, salt & vinegar chips, and ice cream!

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About Sasha

Sasha Gordon, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders utilizing Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size principles. Sasha graduated from Tulane University, with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, and minors in both Art History and Psychology. Sasha earned her Master's degree in Nutrition from University of Southern California, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. Sasha was set on working with eating disorders from the start, choosing to do her speciality internship rotation with a well known eating disorder dietitian in Los Angeles, and seeking out internships in the eating disorder community prior to starting USC. After passing her RD exam, Sasha quickly began working as a dietitian at a lead eating disorder treatment facility in California, and soon became lead dietitian over their three residential locations.

Sasha is passionate about helping clients heal their relationships with food and their bodies through her compassionate, direct approach, debunking nutrition myths, exploring individual triggers for eating disorder behaviors, and working together to nourish one’s body and soul!

  • Sasha’s specialties: eating disorders, intuitive eating, ARFID, Diabulimia, body image, and compulsive exercise
  • When not dietitian-ing, Sasha loves going to the beach, trying new restaurants in LA, and traveling
  • Sasha’s favorite food is sushi, and she loves charcuterie boards! 

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About Maggie

Maggie Bonilla joined Nourished With Kindness in July 2022. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge and completed her Masters of Science degree in Counseling from California Lutheran University. Maggie was previously a teacher and school counselor. She enjoys helping others and is a lifelong learner currently learning the ins and out of billing. 

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Fast Facts:

  • Maggie's favorite foods are BBQ chicken and pasta.
  • Exploring and spending time outdoors is where you'll find her when she's not working.
  • She enjoys spending time with her husband and their four legged baby Korra.

testimonials from our clinets

Finding Nourished with Kindness and working with Kelley was the best thing that could have happened to me in my journey to food freedom.

I can't thank Kelley enough for guiding me through my history of disordered eating that, at a time, I felt like I would never overcome. After working with Kelley for multiple months, I am proud to say I have found complete food freedom and am finally at a place where I can spend all of the time and energy I used to use worrying about my diet, on pursuing my passions in life! - K., 26 years old

I leave every session feeling infinitely better and more well-equipped to handle the challenges I’m facing.

I've worked with a number of dietitians throughout my eating disorder recovery, but none have understood me the way Karen does. She provides thoughtful, scientifically-sound advice and actively works with me to combat my disordered beliefs. She’s intelligent, compassionate, funny, and insightful, and is always willing to push her clients to achieve what she knows they are capable of. I would recommend Karen to anyone in a heartbeat, and owe so much of where I am today to her incredible skills. - N, 22 years old

My experience with Alyssa has been consistently supportive, collaborative, and most importantly comfortable.

Shame surrounding my behaviors or thoughts makes opening up to others very daunting, but Alyssa's unwavering understanding and gentle approach has gifted me a safe space to work on my recovery. After over a year working with Alyssa, I am incredibly grateful for how far I have come since my first appointment and I do not even know how to begin to thank her. - E, 20 years old

Brooke has helped me get through the many difficult steps of recovery, and the way she talks about food and body image is great!

She's amazing and couldn’t have been a more perfect match for me. Our sessions are always fun and something I look forward to instead of dreading. I’m so grateful that I have such an amazing dietitian! - R, 15 years old

[My daughter] looks forward to her sessions with Jessica. I've seen tremendous progress working with her!

Jessica is warm and welcoming. She knows the perfect balance of pushing [my daughter] to meet her goals while not being too forceful. She is always ready to help us navigate new situations and helps [my daughter] set herself up for success. We love her! - Mom of L, 15 years old

I feel like I’ve been trying to recover from my eating disorder for what seems like years. Nothing has helped me as much as talking to Michele has!

Right off the bat, Michele is a kind and caring soul who approaches everything with love and care. I’m so happy I found Nourished With Kindness, but so thankful to have been paired with Michele. Anyone would be lucky to work with her! - L, 26 years old

Let's work together to heal your relationship with food and your body.