Working as a nutrition therapist, Karyn is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating and body image disturbances throughout the lifespan.
Early in her career, she noticed that knowledge about nutrition could only go so far in improving health outcomes.
"Pursuing a masters degree in counseling psychology was key for me to move from a health educator role into a more therapeutic role. My clients say they feel "safer" with my skills and caring, that "I can be in the stuckness with them, feel their burdens, hurts and traumas, and explore new ways out of the stuckness together."
Since founding Innovative Nutrition Solutions in 2002 and with more than 30 years of experience as a registered dietitian, Karyn's greatest joy is helping clients restore health, rekindle and fuel their passion and vision while soaring to new heights in their health and vibrant living. "It all begins with the fuel ~ We can't fuel dreams by extremes - starving or binge eating, by manipulating our body or shaming ourselves into change. What thoughts we feed our mind matters most when it comes to how and what we are feed our bodies."
Karyn is interactive and engaging, working as both an interpersonal as well as a solution-focused nutrition therapist commited to building on individual strengths. Her therapeutic approach is to provide guidance, support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address eating and body challenges that are negatively impacting health and functioning. "Blending the fields of science, nutrition, and psychology of the body and the mind are the strengths my clients love the most." Karyn is often described as genuine, self-aware, and non-judgmental while offering a highly personalized approach tailored for each client.
"It's true that we can't change a difficult past that may have negatively impacted your eating and your relationship with food and your body. We can learn and grow beyond that past and create a brighter future for ourselves and those we care about."
Utilizing complementary nutritional, psychological, and relational approaches, strategies, and techniques, we will explore:
1. Long-standing eating and challenging behavior patterns,
2. Personal, familial, and learned nutritional myths,
3. Negative and fearful thoughts or perceptions regarding food, eating, self-worth and body image.
4. Internal forces and drives ("parts") that are trying to help, but are often wrestling for control and can cause pain.
We don't want these factors to hold us back from experiencing the healthy, vibrant, and meaningful life intended for each of us.
In addition to challenging that which is not working effectively, we will begin experimenting with:
1. New ways of thinking about the body, the roles of nutrition and the meaning of health,
2. Paths to experience joy and satisfaction with eating and living within our skin,
3. Creating more compassionate ways of nourishing and self-caring, and
4. Learning important personal truths about your own health and well-being.
If you have any questions about Innovative Nutrition Solutions, our "super-hero" providers, or are simply needing help finding an eating disorder treatment team provider, feel free to contact me.
May we all be feisty and thriving ~
~ Karyn ~