I see clients in person in my West Los Angeles office for nutrition counselling or via video for intuitive eating coaching.
Are you tired of dieting, weight obsession, body shame, and feeling controlled by food? Are you ready to get over all of that so you can finally get down to the business of living your life with joy?
Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or other metabolic health condition and been told to “just lose weight”…except you’ve already tried that and it didn’t work?
Have you struggled with your weight your whole life and just don’t want to do it anymore…but aren’t sure where to go from here?
Then you’ve come to the right place. I practice the weight inclusive philosophy of Health at Every Size® (HAES®), which focuses on compassionate self-care and health behaviors, not weight. Using the Intuitive Eating and Eating Competence models, I help people shed the shame and guilt of eating and reconnect with their appetite and emotions around food and their bodies.
I will work with you to help you recognize and honor your hunger and fullness signals to direct eating, stop restricting calories and/or foods, overcome chronic overeating and binge eating, emotional eating or mindless eating, build a healthy relationship to food, and begin the process of body acceptance.
I will work with you to let go of your fears around your weight. As your eating normalizes, your weight will eventually stabilize at a number that is right for you. In our work together, you’ll learn to honor the wisdom of your body and its highly complex, finely-tuned processes.
In our work together, we’ll focus on your values to help you make positive self-care changes from a place of permission, compassion and mindfulness.
This process is highly individualized and will be tailored to you. This is not a weight loss or diet plan, and in each session, we’ll find out exactly what it is that you need to move you away from diet-mentality and toward food freedom and body peace.
Who I Work With
I take clients of all sizes, weights, races, genders, abilities and disabilities. You will never be judged or shamed for your weight. I am a fat positive dietitian, and my office furniture accommodates larger-sized people.
I specialize in helping people with eating disorders, chronic dieters/weight cyclers and metabolic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
We will talk prior to scheduling to determine if I’m the right dietitian for what you need.
How Sessions Work
Prior to our first session, you will complete my intake paperwork which will help me to understand a little bit about you and let you know about my office policies and procedures and what you can expect from working with me. I take payment for the first session at time of booking.
During our initial assessment, I’ll learn about your eating and dieting history, what you feel are your biggest obstacles in your relationship to food, how you feel about your body, and what you expect from our work together. If you decide you’d like to continue your work with me, we can determine the most appropriate package for you and schedule our first follow-up.
In our follow-up sessions, we’ll discuss your goals for your eating and body acceptance. We’ll talk about what you’ve worked on, insights you’ve had, and any resistance you’ve encountered. We’ll work through that resistance together to find out what works for you and what doesn’t.
The most important work happens with you, between sessions. I’ll give homework assignments (as agreed upon by you) and you’ll do your best to try what we’ve discussed at least once. The work will be simple but does require regular practice.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you will need to accomplish your personal goals will depend on many factors and generally cannot be determined ahead of time. The process is rarely linear and involves a lot of exploration, and I urge you to give yourself the gift of time and patience to truly heal from diet culture and practice positive self-care.
If you’re ready to schedule or find out more by talking with me, fill out this form and I’ll contact you shortly.
See what clients are saying about working with Glenys:
“Before working with Glenys, I had been through years of eating disorder and treatments that helped me regain some health. I learned about HAES and Intuitive Eating through reading and online supports and felt better. When I developed diabetes, I struggled with the recommendations made by my medical team which I thought went against what I needed to do maintain some sanity around food. I began to experience disordered eating again which was affecting my blood sugar. I knew I need to find help from someone who was committed to and knowledgeable about HAES, Intuitive Eating, Eating Disorders and Diabetes. After listening to podcasts and participating in her group about HAES for Diabetes, I decided to seek out individual support online with Glenys.
Glenys was instrumental in helping me trust myself again around eating. I was frustrated and tired of trying to work with professionals who didn’t know about HAES or Intuitive Eating. After giving her some history, we agreed to work together. She was never judgmental or directive. Instead, she would ask what I wanted to work on. Then, she shared what she knew, both from research and from her experience working with others. Together, we made a plan for what I would observe, think about or try to change until we met again. I already knew a lot about myself and HAES but needed to feel confident about being able to eat intuitively and control my blood sugar. I trusted Glenys to gently guide me when I was heading back into thinking and eating that was based in diet culture and disordered eating. We worked at my pace and figured out what would work for me. Now, I can trust myself to eat intuitively most of the time and to be gentle with myself when I don’t. I work together with my medical providers with confidence about what I need from them and with knowledge about what I can do behaviorally to support my health. Glenys helped me work through some entrenched thinking and feeling from my disordered eating days and how that was influencing my decisions about what and how to eat. I’m more aware of those thoughts now and can often set them aside. I encourage anyone who is able, to give themselves this gift of working with Glenys. It was just what I needed when my health was at risk. It can feel scary to reach out, but you can find the support you need here.” -Lynn
“I just wanted to thank you for your work with me. You legit changed my life in so many wonderful ways I didn’t think were possible. No more binge eating, rocking bikinis, no more guilt and anxiety around food, practicing acceptance as I ease back into fitness after my injury, on and on. Mostly I feel a sense of peace and empowerment that is carrying over into so many areas of my life.” -Linda
Group coaching clients:
I am in recovery from binge eating but at one point, my eating patterns started to resemble a diet. I knew diets didn’t work and I needed a balanced approach to eating. This is exactly what the course gave me. I now have the tools to put food in its proper place while enjoying it to its fullest. -Briana
This course was perfect for me! The daily emails introduced small incremental changes that built my eating awareness without being overwhelming. The coaching calls were a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from others’ experiences. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to ditch dieting and learn to listen to body cues! -K.C.
The first thing I loved about the course is that it was very well put together and I could tell a lot of time and thought had been put into the progression and format. It made sense. When it comes to courses and educational programs, being a teacher has given me high expectations and a good sense for when something has been crafted and well thought out. As far as this course was concerned, I was completely impressed!
I really liked the idea of taking little steps towards change and then allowing it to become second nature, and I have certainly found these changes have filtered through to become second nature as promised. But also, taking smaller steps was much less overwhelming than some of the other material I’ve come across, while still being as profound and personally impacting.
As far as value for money, this course was outstanding. I’ve needed something like this for a while, as I’ve felt stuck in a rut with this process in recent times, and this was the first time I had come across a course that was accessible to me financially. Thank you for making this possible! -E.C.
“I just finished the Dare to Eat online program with Glenys and I loved it! She takes great care in orientating the ex-dieter so they can begin to eat with less guilt and more ease and flow. This course isn’t just about the food though. Glenys also addresses the importance of doing the body image work along with developing a solid intuitive eating practice and provides thought provoking exercises to help shift the negative thought patterns that so many people struggle to overcome. I literally looked forward to checking my email daily to see what she had in store for me that day! Her approach is light but very educational and effective. I would recommend this course for anyone who is struggling in their relationship with their food and body image. She provides excellent tools so you can begin your non-diet journey with more confidence and ease.”
-Michelle Viña-Baltsas – Weight Neutral Wellness Coach & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
This course really helped me personalize intuitive eating and I looked forward to the emails every day. I feel that I’ve come a long way from when I started 28 days ago and I have new tools to use to further my journey…All in all, this was a beautifully crafted course and I would highly recommend it! – 2018 participant
I loved what you wrote about body image and dieting – it really resonated with me. I re-read your emails when I started to feel panicky about putting on weight, or considering dumping this whole idea and finding another diet. Also, I really enjoyed the journaling, and would have liked more writing exercises – I found that while I was writing, things came up in an unexpected way. Thanks Glenys – by the way I love your podcast as well 🙂 – 2018 participant
Top notch program! This was a very interesting course — it made me stop and think about eating issues that I hadn’t considered before. The exercises were easy to incorporate into my daily life. I feel very confident that I can continue on with them and the other lessons that I learned. Highly recommend this course to anyone looking to stop their endless cycle of dieting and learn to embrace their true self. -M.P