Eating Disorder Dietitian Nutritionists Washington DC

 Courage to Nourish DC Eating Disorder Services

Courage to Nourish has specialized eating disorder nutrition services in Washington, DC. We are  team of eating disorder dietitian nutritionists. Our dietitians offer convenient virtual nutrition services in DC.

You may be thinking about working with a dietitian in your recovery from an eating disorder. While this is an awesome step, it can be difficult to find a team that you fully trust. All the dietitians at Courage to Nourish are highly specialized in outpatient eating disorder treatment. It warms our hearts to work with clients healing their relationships with food and body.

Additionally, we work with a small case load of cleints so we can provide quality, individualized care to our clients. We would love to support you in your journey.

We offer:

  • Individual sessions and support groups
  • Email and text support
  • Personalized meal planning guidance
  • Goal setting to support you in your intuitive eating journey
  • Coordination of care with your recovery team
  • Family sessions (as needed)
  • Meal experientials
  • Grocery store or restaurant outings

We are here to support you in your recovery. Please contact us and schedule a discovery call to learn more about our services.


Health At Every Size and Intuitive eating are at the forefront of our values as eating disorder registered dietitians and nutritionists. Our role is not to tell our clients what they “should” be eating. Instead, we aim to provide guidance and feedback so our clients can gain trust in their bodies, hunger cues, fullness cues, cravings and much more. We do not focus on the scale or weights, calories or any numbers whatsoever. At Courage to Nourish, our goal is support our clients in reconnecting to their bodies to live a full and authentic life without food fears holding them back.

Meet The Team


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Meet the Courage to Nourish Dietitians

From left to right our team includes: Sydney Richards, Lauren Hirschhorn, Alex Raymond, Bobbi Boteler, Kathryn Karukas, Georgia McArtney, and Emilee Wells.

Courage to Nourish was founded in January 2020. The team orginally started with 2 members and co-founders – Alex Raymond and Bobbi Boteler. Alex and Bobbi are grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to grow their practice and provider more support and resources for those in eating disorder recovery.

As a team of eating disorder dietitians, we have the opportunity to assure our clients are working with the dietitian who is the best fit for them. We each specialize in a different are of eating disorder recovery.

For example. Alex enjoys working with college students and athletes. Bobbi enjoys working with kids, families and moms in recovery. Emilee enjoys working with binge eating disorder and those healing from chronic dieting. Georgia enjoys working with adolescents, kids and college students. Kathryn loves working with athletes who are healing from disordered eating. Sydney works with clients healing from anorexia, orthorexia, and binge eating disorder. Lauren enjoys working with clients who have PCOS.

What is a discovery call?

Before making an appointment with one of our dietitians, we offer 15 minute discovery calls for our clients. In this call, you’ll have the opportunity. to ask questions about working with a dietitian. We also hope to get to know you a bit and learn about your recovery thus far. This allows us to provide information about who we think will be the best fit for your recovery. We will set up the initial appointment as well. And send over some initial paperwork.

Contact us to schedule a discovery call.

What can you expect from your first appointment?

You might be feeling nervous about working with a dietitian. And if you do, that’s totally normal. It can be difficult to process your relationship with food while challenging your eating disorder. We think of the initial session as a “get to know you.” You will have space and time to share your own story. We will likely spend the session asking you some questions and getting feedback from you.

Most likely, we won’t set any “goals” that session. Unless it’s something you feel is important. You will also have an opportunity to ask your dietitian questions. We want to make sure this feels like the best fit for you and you feel comfortable.

 Our Services

Individual Nutrition Counseling

For eating disorders, intuitive eating and ARFID

We work one on one with clients who are healing from an eating disorder, disordered eating, chronic dieting or Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). We hope to create a safe, non-judgmental place for healing and for improving one’s relationship with food.

Learn more about our services here:

Contact us to schedule a discovery call.


Support Groups

For individuals and loved ones

In addition to offering individual eating disorder nutrition therapy, we also provide free support groups. Our groups are open to the community. We provide groups for individuals in recovery as well as loved ones. We are constantly changing and updating our group information, so please check back regularly.

You can read more about our support groups here. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our groups or individual sessions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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