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Nutrition Counseling Testimonials
“Why is Melissa Bloom one of the best Registered Dietitians in the healthcare realm? Because she is passionate about the truth. Her approach isn’t based on fads, popularity, or the almighty dollar. She cares about her clients knowing what science and evidence actually teach us about food. She has helped me see food for what it truly is – a gift. With a combination of education and personal experience, she knows exactly how to tailor a plan for her clients to what best serves them. I HIGHLY recommend hiring Melissa as your RD. You won’t regret it.”
“Melissa has worked with me from the earliest days of my eating disorder treatment all the way to the strong recovery I enjoy today. She is patient, knowledgeable, kind, and comforting. She has helped me reframe the way I think about food, weight, diet culture, and my relationship with my body. Through her nutritional and medical expertise, she has helped me conquer fears that I thought I would never overcome. Melissa has an intuitive ability to meet me exactly where I am and gently and expertly guide me to a deeper level of health and confidence. She has given me the tools I needed to find peace with food and my body and liberation from disordered thoughts and behaviors. Words alone cannot express how grateful I am for what she has helped me achieve.”
“When I first started seeing Melissa, I could not imagine a world where my eating disorder wasn’t a part of me. Working with Melissa over the past couple years, however, has completely transformed my relationship with food and dramatically increased my quality of life. Her evidence-based, body-appreciative approach to nutrition has fundamentally changed my value system surrounding eating and health and kept me rooted in my recovery, even at my low points. I wholeheartedly recommend Melissa to any person struggling with their relationship with food.”
“I’ve had issues with food as far back as I can remember and was diagnosed with an eating disorder at the age of 19. I have worked with a great number of dietitians in many different settings over the past 25 years and Melissa is the first and only dietitian I have trusted. In working with other dietitians I have always felt like they saw me as “just another person with an eating disorder,” but with Melissa it is different. Melissa sees me and treats me as an individual person with individual needs. After only a few sessions with my defenses up, I was able to see Melissa’s passion, kindness and empathy that has kept me working with her for over 4 years. Because of the amazing and compassionate person that Melissa is, I have been able to open up to her by telling her what I think are the most shameful, embarrassing and disgusting parts of my eating disorder and I have NEVER once felt judged by her. Melissa helps me to normalize my thoughts and behaviors so I can fight against my eating disorder. And when I don’t feel like I am strong enough to fight, Melissa is there empowering me and inspiring me to keep going. Melissa has supported me through my journey in many different ways while continuing to challenge me to take steps forward. I know that I am the one who did the work to get to where I am today however Melissa is the one who helped me find the strength, hope and courage to make the changes. I know this is going to continue to be a long journey for me and I would not want to do this with any other dietitian by my side! Melissa has helped me to save and live my life.”
“Melissa believes in me when I don’t believe in myself; she gives me courage when I want to give up; she holds my hand when I don’t want to go; she shines a light when I’m lost; and most importantly, Melissa shows me how the journey of healing is fueled by self-compassion, intuition, gentle nutrition, guiding principles, and love, and not by a set of unbreakable rules that drain your energy, keep you stuck and alone, and take over your life.
I cannot imagine a more knowledgeable, patient, kind, compassionate, empathic, inspirational, and dedicated dietitian to guide me through the tumultuous trek of eating disorder recovery.
Bottom line, if you want an experienced dietitian who will give it to you straight, leading you away from destructive patterns and social norms, Melissa is the absolute best!”
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