HAES Eating disorder Dietitians and Nutritionists in Fairfax, Virginia
Serving Fairfax, Virginia In Person and Virtually
Looking for a specialized team of eating disorder dietitians? Courage to Nourish is a team of eating disorder specialized nutritionists who have dedicated their careers to working with eating disorders.
At Courage to Nourish, our team of experienced and intuitive eating-aligned dietitians is here to help you improve your relationship with food, your body, and movement. Whether you’re seeking support for eating disorder recovery or simply want to reconnect with your body’s natural wisdom around hunger, fullness, cravings, and movement, we’re here to guide you. Our Alexandria office is just a short drive from Fairfax County, where we serve Vienna, Herndon, and Clifton. We strive to create a welcoming and trusting environment where you can feel comfortable challenging the beliefs and rules of diet culture that no longer serve you. Let us help you on your recovery journey.
Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy
Consistent, specialized care is paramount when treating an eating disorder. Courage to Nourish provides individualized care specific to each person. We will explore your relationship with food, provide accurate, gentle nutrition education, and provide personalized meal planning guidance.
Intuitive Eating Counseling
Looking to break free from the diet mentality and improve your relationship with food in a sustainable way? It can be exhausting following diet after diet and feeling like you “failed.” The truth is that the diet set you up to fail from the beginning. Courage to Nourish offers intuitive eating counseling services. We support our clients in a deeper exploration of their relationship with food and body and are with them every step of the way.
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder is becoming more and more recognized, which we are so glad about because it means more people are getting the support they need! Several dietitians at Courage to Nourish specialize in ARFID nutrition. We work with clients of all ages with ARFID and support them through food exposures, fueling properly and food related anxiety.
Virtual community group
Eating disorders can be lonely and isolating and leave you feeling misunderstood. We offer a free, weekly support group to provide a safe space to be around other recovery-focused individuals who are learning to prioritize recovery and find meaning outside of their eating disorder.
Virtual loved one group
Supporting a loved one in their recovery can often leave you feeling exhausted and hopeless. We offer a monthly free support group to allow family and loved ones to discuss the ups and downs of being in a supportive, caregiving role, learning how to take care of yourself along the way, and find comfort that you are not alone.
Family Meal Planning
Families come to us with a wide range of nutrition concerns. We support families toward completing their nutrition goals including meal planning, preventing eating disorders, expanding food choices, improving relationships with food and more.
What We Treat
Binge Eating Disorder
Do you struggle with your relationship with your body? The Courage to Nourish dietitians are highly trained in discussing body image related concerns and how this impacts your relationship with food.
Healing your relationship with food, body and exercise after years of dieting can be overwhelming. All of our dietitians take an intuitive eating approach to healing.
Do you find that your relationship with exercise is draining and unhealthy? Several dietitians at Courage to Nourish specialize in healing from an unhealthy relationship with movement.
Who We Treat
Teens & Adolescents
Is your teen struggling with an eating disorder? Are you worried about your adolescent developing a negative relationship with food? Find out how we can help.
College Aged and Young Adults
FAQs About Our Services
How do I know if I need to see a dietitian?
If you find that you are struggling with your relationship with food, body or exercise in ANY capacity, please note that you absolutely deserve space and time to heal, regardless of the symptoms you’re experiencing. Working with a dietitian can be extremely beneficial to improve your relationship with food. We encourage you to schedule a discovery call with us to find out more about our services and how we can help.