As a Registered Dietitian at Selah House, Laura works with clients to develop meal plans that are appropriate for each client’s specific treatment and nutritional needs. These meal plans help empower clients to process and overcome fears and anxiety surrounding food. Utilizing the all-foods-fit model and Intuitive Eating Principles, she helps clients learn about balance, variety, and moderation for a healthy lifestyle. Beyond the meal plans, Laura helps clients learn food preparation and meal planning skills through individual sessions and groups. For example, she works with clients as they participate in meal and grocery challenges, and in the weekly cooking group. These provide an opportunity for our clients to build trust with their bodies and confidence in their own ability to receive adequate nutrition.
Laura grew up in North Carolina and attended The Ohio State University to complete her undergraduate degree and dietetic internship in nutrition and dietetics. During the summer of 2020, she passed her registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian. It was after this time that she was blessed to join the Selah House team. Her favorite aspect of working at Selah House is seeing clients develop a new understanding and trust with their body, nutrition, and food, as well as teaching clients the all-foods-fit model. She feels truly passionate about eating disorders and helping others recover. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature, being outside, baking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.