HAES Eating Disorder Dietitian and Nutritionists

courage to nourish dietitians

Welcome to Courage to Nourish!

Supporting you in finding the courage and skills for long-term food and body peace

We are a team of compassionate and knowledgeable eating disorder dietitian nutritionists dedicated to supporting you in eating disorder recovery. Courage to Nourish was founded by certified eating disorder dietitians Alex Raymond and Bobbi Boteler who have over 20 years of combined experience in the field. We started this practice because we believe you deserve a safe and compassionate space to heal.

At Courage to Nourish, we create meaningful connections with our clients leading to long-term, positive change in eating disorder recovery. Our hope is through gentle care and guidance, we can support you in becoming comfortable and confident in your food choices and your body while living a meaningful life.

We take on a limited caseload to assure you get the highest quality care. We currently have openings and would love to support you or a loved one.

Let’s Work Together

We provide eating disorder recovery nutrition, intuitive eating counseling, ARFID nutrition therapy and eating disorder support groups.

eating disorder recovery

Eating Disorder

As Certified Eating Disorder Specialists, we specialize in recovery nutrition. Our extensive training allows us to provide expert guidance.

intuitive eating

Intuitive Eating Counseling

We believe it’s possible to break free from chronic dieting. We support our clients in achieving intuitive eating through a weight-inclusive approach.



ARFID recovery requires unique and compassionate understanding of this diagnosis. Several of our dietitians specialize in ARFID nutrition and follow a gentle, encourage approach.

Feeding a healthy family


Family nutrition presents unique challenges. We provide guidance to maintain joy at mealtimes and cultivate positive relationships with food.

virtual and in person groups


We offer various support groups to those struggling and their loved ones. We’d love to have you join one of our positive, encouraging group sessions.

We have in person availability in Columbia and College Park, Maryland and Alexandria, VA. For those at a distance looking for an eating disorder dietitian, we offer convenient virtual sessions.

What clients are saying

Working with Alex has been life changing. I have struggled with an eating disorder for 20+ years and until this year I thought I was going to have to live like that forever, and so I accepted that. After working with Alex for many months I have realized that there can be full recovery and food freedom.

What clients are saying

I am so thankful for Bobbi! I had no idea what to expect from a nutritionist, but after struggling with disordered eating for over 10 years, I needed help. Bobbi has been such a huge help in practicing intuitive and body respect.  Bobbi is super down-to-earth and passionate about helping her clients. I am moving out of state for school in a few months and I plan to continue seeing Bobbi virtually rather than find a new nutritionist in the area.

What professionals are saying

As a therapist who specializes in working with clients with eating disorders, I frequently refer to Bobbi and Alex, and have had the opportunity over the years to share many clients with them. I believe that it is vital for client’s recovery to have access to highly skilled and empathic dietitians, and myself and my clients have been able to trust in both Bobbi and Alex being on their treatment teams to help with this very important aspect of recovery.

What clients are saying

I was very fortunate to have Alex be my first and only dietician where I have been working with her for almost 2 years. I have never felt anything less than full support, patience, and compassion. I highly recommend Alex as an eating disorder specialized dietician to anyone who is experiencing disordered thinking and negative body image issues. I am very thankful to have Alex as my dietician and would not have made as much progress in recovery without her.

What clients are saying

Bobbi has been such a guiding light in my personal growth with food and body. It’s refreshing to have someone so passionate, considerate, and wholesome to be apart of my recovery process. Recovery is challenging, but having someone like Bobbi to be apart of my team makes it that much better & worth it. I couldn’t recommend her, or anyone else from Courage to Nourish, enough!!

What professionals are saying

Bobbi and Alex are amazing dietitians, I would recommend them every time. As a therapist in the field who treats eating disorders it is wonderful to have them as a part of my treatment team with patients. I would highly recommend them both as they go above and beyond for all patients.

What clients are saying

I worked with Emilee during one of the heights of an eating disorder relapses. I had had many dieticians prior to this time and I was beyond apprehensive about working with someone.  Emilee is relentless to do her best, with a smile on her face every step of the way (which may be one of her most effective treatment practices: giving hope, promise and motivation for recovery). I have been so grateful for her and would certainly recommend her.

Our Locations

Our Courage to Nourish eating disorder dietitians have three office locations in Columbia and College Park, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia for in person appointments.

We offer specialized eating disorder treatment at all locations. For those at a distance looking for an eating disorder dietitian, we offer convenient virtual sessions. We provide virtual eating disorder nutrition counseling for individuals in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, DC, and Colorado.

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The Body Image Workbook

Use this workbook as a tool to guide you in your body image work. We hope it will support you in discovering a more meaningful relationship with your body.

Body Image Workbook