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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, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 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, CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian 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, RDN, 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 Erika

Erika Giroux, MS, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in treatment of eating disorders using Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size principles. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nutritional Science from CSULA and completed her Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at CSUN. Erika is passionate about helping her clients gain a healthy relationship with food which fuels their body and provides peace around eating. She has spent the last several years working in the eating disorder field, where she has specialized in client-centered counseling, disordered eating, and teaching hunger and fullness cues.

Fast Facts:

  • Erika’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, PCOS, fertility, and prenatal/postnatal nutrition
  • Erika loves spending time with her dog, Frankie.
  • When not dietitian-ing, Erika loves cooking and traveling.

About Jasmine

Jasmine Washington, MS, RDN, is a non-diet Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about dismantling diet culture and guiding others on the journey toward healing their relationship with food, movement, and body image. Jasmine specializes in disordered eating and eating disorders in adolescents and adults, utilizing the frameworks of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Business from New York University and Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science from California State University at Los Angeles, where she focused on the feeding relationship between parents and children. Jasmine previously worked at Center for Discovery, an outpatient eating disorder treatment center, and completed an internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gaining invaluable clinical experience in pediatric and adolescent medicine. At CHLA, she was part of an interdisciplinary feeding team dedicated to children with feeding difficulties. Jasmine firmly believes that all bodies are good bodies. She strives to honor the culture and diversity of all backgrounds and identities while helping clients reconnect with the joy of food and movement, tune into their body’s innate wisdom, and honor its needs.

Fast Facts:

  • Jasmine’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, ARFID, PCOS, fertility, and prenatal/postnatal nutrition
  • Jasmine once took a solo trip to India for yoga teacher training. 
  • Her favorite pastime is trying to find pizza and bagels as good as NY in LA.

About Karen

Karen Darden, MS, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and emotional eating. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Karen channeled her love of sports into completing a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. Through her work with athletes struggling with disordered eating and her own recovery journey, Karen developed a passion for helping people heal their relationship with food which led her to become a dietitian. Karen earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and conducted research on strengthening the therapeutic relationship between a client and their dietitian in the treatment of eating disorders. 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 science and experience in the treatment of eating disorders with direct, compassionate, and client-centered care.

Fast Facts:

  • Karen’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, Body image, Family support for eating disorder recovery, Addiction recovery and nutrition, Athletes and EDs/disordered eating
  • 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 Sara

Sara Sarian, MS, RDN, specializes in the treatment of disordered eating and various eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, other specified feeding or eating disorder, and avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder. Sara is passionate about challenging diet culture and provides an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size approach to support her clients in healing their relationship with both food and their bodies. Sara completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Nutrition and Dietetics from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). During her undergraduate studies, she also led a peer education program dedicated to raising awareness around the impact of social media on body image and to the prevention of eating disorders. Sara later received her Master of Science degree in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity from the University of Southern California (USC), where she also completed her dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Sara began working as a Registered Dietitian in the field of eating disorder treatment and has experience in working with both adults and adolescents in the partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and private practice setting. Sara is currently working towards her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) credential. 

Fast Facts:

  • Sara’s Specialties: Eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, ARFID, Body image, Family support for eating disorder recovery, PCOS, mind-body connection
  • Sara's favorite activity is traveling since it reminds her to embrace adventures as they come, and it provides an opportunity to appreciate, understand and respect different cultures and ways of life... and of course she enjoys trying the variety of foods! Sara has traveled to Iran, Greece, Italy, Spain, Grenada, Mexico, and hopes to travel to France and the United Kingdom soon. 
  • Sara’s favorite dessert is a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie - yummm!

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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

Jasmine has done an amazing job of connecting with our teen!

Our daughter says she feels that Jasmine really understands her and she feels comfortable sharing with her. Jasmine has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our sessions and is helping our daughter to recover from anorexia. We are so lucky to have found her! - Parent of client

Sara listens to me like no other provider has before.

She doesn't shame, rather understands and gives me practical advice. - L, 24 years old

Working with Erika was one of the best decisions I could have made for my mental and physical health.

She was essential in helping me implement the Intuitive Eating principles in my life and I am so appreciative of that. My relationship with eating and exercise has become intuitive, stable, and stress-free. - A, 20 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.