Hi, I’m Emily Bown
I am a non-diet, weight-inclusive dietitian who wants to empower all humans to live their ideal lives by making food FUN & NOURISHING for their overall life and I do this through compassionate and inclusive nutrition practices!
Working with me you will…
- Have a SAFE/NON-JUDGEMENTAL space to ask questions and be vulnerable
- Build CONFIDENCE in yourself & your decisions around food & body
- LEARN the principles of intuitive eating and how to incorporate them into your life
- MAKE FOOD FUN again
Working with a non-diet dietitian is the best way to foster body acceptance and create food freedom!
About my Dietitian Services:
“I believe in taking the fear and power out of food and making it an enjoyable and memorable part of life.”
I have a passion for helping people build healthier relationships with food and their bodies through compassionate and inclusive nutrition practices. I want to create a safe space for those who are struggling with unhealthy relationships with food & body where they can feel heard, supported, and encouraged without feeling shamed or judged.
I’m here to help you begin a journey of transition from an unhealthy fear of food and its power over you, to one that recognizes food as an enjoyable, fun, and memorable part of life!
Who Is This For?
If you need support with…
- Eating disorders/ disordered eating
- Intuitive eating (getting you back to this innate way of eating)
- Body Image issues/body dysmorphia
- Anxiety/depression around food (Mental health)
- Perinatal nutrition (pregnancy/postpartum)
- General nutrition concerns
Is food CONTROLLING your LIFE?
Are food and body thoughts taking up too much brain space? Are these thoughts causing you to miss out on family gatherings or friend events? Are you confused about all the conflicting nutrition information on social media or even in the doctor’s office? Do you experience shame, guilt, or fear after eating certain foods?
Imagine waking up to the smell of warm blueberry pancakes drizzled in sweet maple syrup with a side of thick-cut bacon cooked by a loved one to surprise you on the weekend. You walk out to the kitchen with a smile on your face and memories of childhood in your mind.
You joyfully take a bite and the blast of flavors coat your tongue. You then realize you’re not too hungry so you enjoy a few bites and decide you can come back to it later if you want.
You were present in the moment, thankful for the kind gesture, and listened to what your body needed.
YOU CAN get to this point and I CAN help you get there!
So, what are you waiting for? Schedule a FREE Clarity Call NOW
How It Works
Part 1: Clarity Call
Book a “Clarity Call” time
Fill out the questionnaire
Get on a 20-minute call
Part 2: Book a package
Determine nutritional needs
Decided on starter package (3-,5-,10-sessions)
Book your initial session
Part 3: Start sessions
Have a 1-hour initial session
Determine main struggle points
Work on small tangible weekly goals
What makes Emily different?
My passion to help others develop healthier relationships with food and their bodies arose out of my own struggles. When I was in 8th grade, I developed an eating disorder, was hospitalized, and almost died. Through counseling and treatment, I was able to heal my relationship with food, and I realized how strong the connection was between food and mental health. My experience inspired my passion for helping others who were going through the same struggles.
I knew if I wanted to help others, I had to learn as much as I could about nutrition and health, so became my journey to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I hold a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Clinical Dietetics, and I have helped over 100 people heal and improve their relationships with food & bodies in a safe, supportive environment. Through my knowledge and personal experiences, I hope to help as many people as possible develop a relationship with food that is healthy, enjoyable, and fun!
If you are struggling with your relationship with food, or just feel that you want to improve your overall health and wellness through a better understanding of your specific nutrition needs, I would love to take that journey with you. When we work together, there is no judgment, no guilt, no shame, just an encouraging, supportive environment that allows you to heal.
“As she helped my daughter, she also helped me understand it wasn’t my fault.”
When my daughter started showing signs of an eating disorder during the pandemic, I knew we needed expert help, and was referred to Emily, the perfect fit, not only for my daughter but for me. I was struggling as a mom, filled with guilt, frustration, and worry; I was looking for the “what did I do wrong,” which wasn’t helping with the situation. Emily was very mindful of my struggle. As she helped my daughter build a healthier relationship with food, she also helped me understand it wasn’t my fault. Emily has given my daughter tools that will serve her well for the rest of her life. We are forever grateful.
- MF (mother of client), Los Angeles CA
She has pushed me to find the FUN in food again!
“Emily has been one of my biggest supporters through my journey in eating disorder recovery. She has helped me find food freedom and body image peace, as well as maintain resilience in the face of adversity. Without her guidance and inspiring lessons, I would still be stuck in my orthorexic cycle of “healthy eating” and restricting. She has pushed me to find the FUN in food again!
~PK (client) Orange County CA
Emily helped show me that there is so much more to living than to constantly shrink your body.
Working with Emily completely changed my life. I had spent well over 10 years obsessing over food and exercise, trying every toxic, ineffective diet I could think of. Emily helped show me that there is so much more to living than to constantly shrink your body. I now have so much more energy to actually live my life and be present for all the special moments. Emily gave me an unbelievable level of support with tangible strategies to stick to my recovery. I cannot recommend her enough; thank you Emily for giving me my life back!
~OG (Client) Orange County CA
What To Expect
Let’s go the extra mile…
- You get a FREE 20-minute clarity call to get your questions/concerns answered
- Once we decide to work together, you will start with a 1-Hour initial session:
- All about YOU- deep dive into your story and who you are, no story/questions/ or comment is too big or small
- Gain a better overall picture of who you are, where you come from, and how to move forward.
- YOU are UNIQUE -> we will take a VERY individualized approach – keeping in mind different cultural, financial, educational, familial, and personality perspectives
- How do you best learn? = I cater educational material based on my clients’ learning styles.
- Feel like you’re being heard and supported through a team collaborative approach: aka getting any support people involved
- Having sessions with family, significant others, friends, etc
- Getting on the phone with other healthcare providers you may be working with
**Please note, session consistency and duration will vary drastically from case to case.
* I book in 3-, 5-, or 10-session packages.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunatly, not at this time.
Can you provide superbills for Insurance reimbursement?
Yes I do, but you will need a “Diagnosis code” from your doctor
- Diagnosis codes describe an individual’s medical condition and are required on claims submitted by healthcare professionals to third-party payers. (eatrightpro.com)
How long are sessions?
I have a therapists, do I also need an Dietitian?
Treating a person who has developed an eating disorder can be a complex process that requires the dedicated service of a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Dietitians are among the many experts who can play a vital role in helping people establish a solid foundation for long-term eating disorder recovery.
Restoring nutritional status helps to optimize cognitive and emotional functioning so the patient can participate and benefit from the program of recovery. A healthful diet is also a cornerstone of relapse prevention.
**Link: “The role of the dietitian in eating disorder treatment”