Rachel MasterRD, LDN, CEDS
Rachel has a passion for helping clients optimize their relationship with food and their bodies. Her nutrition counseling style utilizes an empathetic, relational and non-diet approach to empower individuals to make lasting behavior change. She strives to simplify nutrition and provide her clients with the tools necessary to achieve optimal health and higher self-confidence without an emphasis on weight loss. Rachel uses Intuitive Eating principles and loves to help people feel more connected and present in their own bodies as well as learn to trust and understand their body’s cues.
A native of Arizona, she earned her Bachelor of Nutritional Science degree from the University of Arizona where she also completed her dietetic internship. In her free time, Rachel enjoys making a mess in the kitchen with new recipes, playing fetch with her cat and embracing her new role as a mom.
Meal Support Sessions
Meal support sessions are offered to provide experiential help to clients with their nutritional goals. Processing opportunities are offered before, during, and after the meal, while building positive associations with food to be carried into meals throughout the week. The support therapist will also work in conjunction with the client’s dietitian to ensure meal plan compliance and discontinue problematic food behaviors and rituals.
Meal support is offered to gain confidence with:
- Intake, portioning, and meal plan compliance
- Discontinuing compulsive eating disorder behaviors after a meal has been completed
- Challenging food rules and rituals
- Safe exposure to work on various “challenge meals”
Beginning to work directly with a registered dietitian allows those struggling with difficulties regarding relationship to food and their bodies to make dramatic shifts while working alongside someone who can both challenge and affirm the progress each step of the way.
Our nutrition provider uses a non-diet approach to make lasting behavior change. Clients are met where they are in order to move from disordered eating paradigms to a more intuitive eating strategy in which all body cues are honored.