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My approach

I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) who primarily works with people who have a history of disordered eating and/or metabolic conditions. I am HAES-aligned (Health At Every Size), and I practice from a weight-inclusive approach.

My framework for how I provide nutrition support is rooted in an additive, rather than restrictive, perspective. While sometimes it may make sense to “restrict” (for example, in the case of food allergies or Celiac disease), I’m not going to start there. I’m more interested in opening up possibilities: instead of demonizing a food, we may begin with the question, “Is there a way I CAN enjoy this food?” I want to help you welcome the widest variety of foods you possibly can into your diet so that you can experience the satisfaction, liberation, and vitality that comes from food freedom.

I also provide support for intuitive eating (which includes gentle nutrition support) if that is appropriate. I want to help you understand what your body truly needs by helping you tune in to its subtle (or maybe not-so-subtle) hunger and fullness cues that we all possess, but with which we sometimes lose touch. These tools are essential in helping you to develop an informed attunement with your body.

Through this approach, over time, the way that diet culture has impacted your beliefs about your body and your diet can be replaced with the confidence that you know how to take care of yourself. This is a process of reconnecting to yourself. Ultimately you will learn how to silence the external voices and to instead trust your body and tune into your internal cues

And while there are always many proliferating trends in regards to diet and nutrition, it’s important to mention that my work with nutrition is evidence-based, meaning that it is rooted in a body of research and does not use cherry-picked studies or personal opinions as its foundation.

Read all of the deep dive details here:

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This work is a good fit for you if
  • You’re tired of dieting and/or restricting your diet.

  • You are struggling with obsessive thoughts around food.

  • You feel like you’ve lost touch with your body's hunger and fullness cues.

  • You feel like you don’t know what you’re supposed to eat anymore.

  • You struggle with cardiovascular or metabolic conditions such as blood sugar dysregulation, dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, or have been told you have "Metabolic Syndrome".

  • You struggle with disordered eating.

  • You want to work with a shame-free, weight-inclusive provider. 

90 minutes


first session + intake

What is a first session like?

In our first session together we will go through a very detailed interview. I will ask about your health history, your family history, your typical day, your sleep, your movement, your preferences (what you like and don’t like), any food allergies and any specific concerns that brought you to seek nutrition support.


We will also do a nutrition-focused physical exam. This looks at different physical aspects of the body such as hair, skin, and nails to identify possible evidence of nutrient deficiencies.


Our first session will typically take about 90 minutes.

30 minutes


follow up sessions

What are follow up sessions like?

Follow up sessions last 30 minutes  and vary depending on where the client is in their process.


Some example of things that we do in follow up sessions may be education-related (e.g. learning about your need for a specific nutrient, better understanding a specific disease condition and its nutrient associations, looking at recent labs, or going over handouts with personalized  recommendations), or therapy-related (e.g. talking about your history with dieting, uncovering your beliefs about various foods/food groups, discussing ingrained habits, exploring how your body experiences hunger/fullness cues).


We work together to come up with your personalized plan, and we move at your own pace. I will never force any diet/exercise plan on you!

Let's talk more about how I can support you! 

Schedule your free discovery call:

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Workshops and presentations

I am available to do presentations and/or workshops for businesses and private gatherings on nutrition-related topics. These topics can be tailored to the needs of your group. Some examples might be:


  • Nutrition for specific disease conditions and/or prevention.

  • Nutrition for specific professions.

  • Nutrition for specific life stages (menopause, pregnancy, adolescence).

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“There is a reason Julianne was at the top of her graduate program class. She is methodical, open minded, up to date on groundbreaking research, and has a way of making anyone feel comfortable. Many nutritionists may claim to be weight neutral and accepting but Julianne walks the walk and has faced resistance for her ability to stay true to her ethics. Not only is she socially conscious and accepting, she helps others advocate for their health. Julianne truly is the nutritionist for every body.”

Sarah M.

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  • What is a Certified Nutrition Specialist?
    A CNS is similar to an RD (Registered Dietitian). However, RD’s tend to work more in a medical inpatient setting. CNS are more outpatient oriented, meaning they are helping people in their day-to-day lives as they work with chronic conditions or concerns. However, while RD's work more in hospital/inpatient and other medical settings (though not exclusively), CNS's are trained to work more in an outpatient model. We help people with chronic conditions or other nutritional needs in their day-to-day lives.
  • What is Functional Nutrition?
    Functional Nutrition is rooted in the principles of Functional Medicine, which looks to identify and treat the root causes of disease conditions, rather than attending only to the symptoms. In Functional Nutrition we are interested in how we can use nutrition and lifestyle changes to address the root causes of ill health. While I am not aligned with a narrow functional medicine approach that rejects modern medicine and relies on rigid protocols, restrictive diets, and heavy supplementation, I do use some general principles of functional nutrition that are research-backed and effective for many people.
  • What is evidence-based nutrition?
    The practice of EBN involves drawing from the best available evidence in the consensus of nutrition research (NOT cherry-picked studies in isolation), together with clinical experience and client preferences/values, to provide personalized nutrition therapy for prevention, resolution, or management of a variety of health conditions.
  • What is intuitive eating?
    Intuitive eating is an approach to eating and attunement with one’s body that is based on two foundations. The first foundation is learning how to tune OUT the external voices that tell you what you "should" be eating (we call this "diet culture" and the "food police"). The second foundation is learning to be attuned to your own body by becoming aware of specific physical sensations as cues for hunger and fullness, and becoming aware of how different foods make you feel.
  • What types of health conditions do you work with?
    I work with many health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Osteoporosis, Hypertension, blood sugar dysregulation, Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), and disordered eating.
  • Will you do food sensitivity testing?
    No. This is an example of a trend that is currently popular, meaning many practitioners offer it and many clients are seeking it based on false claims of utility and efficacy. Unfortunately food sensitivity tests are highly unsubstantiated and do not measure true food sensitivities. They also result, erroneously, in giving people restrictive eating plans. This leads to less nutrient-dense eating, and therefore erodes rather than supports health.
  • Do I have to keep a food log?
    While food logs (meaning, writing down what you eat every day) are a common tool in nutrition practices, I don’t generally have my clients maintain a food log unless there is a very specific reason to do so. That is something we would determine in our sessions together.
  • How often do we meet and for how long?
    How long we work together varies. On average, most of my clients work with me at the weekly or bi-weekly interval for about 3 months; then, we may move to monthly or as-needed visits.
  • What can I expect/when will I feel better?
    While a lot of Functional Nutrition these days talks about how to magically cure things, my perspective is that as people we do sometimes live with health conditions. That said, I do not promise miracle cures. What I am going to do is support you and help you be competent and equipped to care for yourself, and to get some freedom from the voices that told you this is your fault because you didn’t eat right. While there are no sudden cures, through this work you will gain a sense of agency and a different perspective on your health and your relationship with food.
  • Will I have to take supplements?
    I might sometimes recommend a supplement based on nutrient deficiencies that have been demonstrated through labs or reported dietary intake, but I am not going to have you taking fistfuls of supplements as I don’t think that is in your best interest. I do not use supplements as a revenue generating part of my practice.
  • Will there be “homework”?
    I don’t like the word “homework” because it implies busy work or mental/theoretical work. Instead, I might give an intention or a cue about something to notice, as this work is really about your experience of how you feel as you try things out.
  • How can I get started working with you?
    You can book a free 15-minute discovery call with me to tell me a little about what services you’re seeking and why. I’ll happily answer any questions you might have about how I work with clients. You can schedule that here.
  • Do you take insurance?
    While I am not accepting insurance at this time, I can provide you with a superbill for you to submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement.
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