Melissa has been a dietitian for 5 years, working in a variety of different settings including Diabetes Prevention, Hypertension, Intuitive Eating, and Non-diet counseling. She has a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Meredith College, where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Ashley Jacobs, RDN, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences andMinor in Biochemistry. Understanding that eating disorders are not only about food, Ashley is passionate about taking a non-diet approach, being trauma-informed, and therefore enjoys taking influences from Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size into her sessions as needed. For the last 2 years, Ashley has worked in the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient setting for adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of eating disorders. She currently lives a few miles outside of Glacier National Park in Montana and enjoys getting away to the mountains, painting, crafting, and cooking family-style meals with her friends.
Specialties: Disordered Eating / Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Adolescents
Demi is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian. She specializes in treating the full spectrum of eating disorders in adolescents, adults, and with families. Demi has worked in multiple treatment facilities, at several levels of care, including inpatient and outpatient centers, giving her a diverse range of experience and expertise.
Demi takes a compassionate, individualized approach utilizing the philosophies and principles of Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size. She enjoys working with her clients to increase their ability to trust their body and improve their relationship with food. Demi incorporates education with experiential learning to find freedom from undesired behaviors.
Demi focuses on every aspect of an individual’s nutritional health in order to effectively improve their nutritional status and overall wellbeing. To this end, she aims to provide support and guidance to inspire clients to break free from diet culture, discover balance with food, and explore joyful movement.
Specialties: Disordered Eating / Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Adolescence/Families, Maternal Health, Sports Nutrition
Sophie Abikhaled // MS, RDN, LDN
Sophie Abikhaled, MS, RDN, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is dedicated to helping clients rediscover their relationship with food and their bodies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from The University of Mississippi and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Appalachian State University. She completed her Dietetic Internship in New Bern, North Carolina through Appalachian State University.
Sophie incorporates principles of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® (HAES) to work collaboratively with her clients in order to help them identify sustainable recovery goals and reclaim their mind-body-food connection. She has worked in the residential setting for adults and adolescents struggling with eating disorders and is passionate about providing individualized, trauma-informed, gender-affirming care to her clients through a non-diet approach.
Specialties: Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, HAES, LGBTQIA+ population
Christina Caple // MS, RD
Christina Caple, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian who is experienced in treating the full spectrum of eating disorders - with a special heart for adolescents and their families. Christina has spent the last nearly ten years working as the sole dietitian responsible for eating disorder treatment in an outpatient clinic. During that time, Christina had the opportunity to serve clients with other health conditions including pediatric feeding difficulties, maternal nutrition, diabetes, and a full spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders. In the past two years, Christina has gained additional work in mast cell activation syndrome, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, dysautonomia, and endometriosis, as well as functional nutrition testing such as DUTCH and GI Map.
Having faced many of the same diagnosis as her clients, she has a unique understanding of the challenges you may be facing. Because of that, Christina’s first priority in patient care is building a relationship on trust, respect, and empathy. You will find that individualized, patient-centered care is of utmost importance as Christina helps you reach your wellness goals. She believes in “food freedom” through intuitive eating and learning to love food and your body for all the beauty they hold.
Christina has been lovingly referred to as the “anti-dietitian” because of her deep love for chocolate and still learning-to-like most veggies. You can guarantee she will meet you where you are, lovingly encourage you, and celebrate every victory with you - no matter how big or small.
Christina is a Registered Dietitian in the state of Arizona and Licensed in the state of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is also a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor and has completed training with Monash University for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Specialties: Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Adolescents/ Families, Functional Nutrition Testing, Gastrointestinal Disorders