Lydia Fredeen (she/her/hers), RD, CD, CEDRD
My name is Lydia and I’m a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping individuals heal their relationship with food and their bodies.
We live in a society that is very diet and weight-focused which often results in people feeling negatively about their bodies and feeling lost on how to eat “right”. This cultural diet-mindset makes it confusing to know how to approach decisions about nutrition and how these decisions may impact your health and well-being.
As a Registered Dietitian, I can help you work through your stuck points on how to approach your eating habits as they pertain to your health. Together we can also discuss your body image concerns if you’d like to improve your relationship with your body.
I’ve been practicing as a dietitian for over six years and have worked in primary care settings where I supported individuals with various nutrition-related health concerns as well as eating disorder treatment centers at the residential, PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), IOP (Intensive Outpatient), and outpatient levels of care.
Additionally, I am a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) which is a certification granted by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals for those who have completed over 2,500 hours of supervised clinical experience and have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the field of eating disorder recovery.
I practice nutrition counseling with an anti-diet, intuitive eating, and HAES® approach. This means that I uphold the belief that food is not black and white and that people in larger bodies deserve equal treatment in society, including healthcare. Additionally, I support and align with the fat liberation movement by acknowledging the systems within our society that oppress fat individuals and by participating in dismantling these systems. Please read more about fat liberation here.
I am also passionate about providing care to people of all backgrounds and identities. It is important to me to create a space that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive for everyone and every body.
In working with individuals with diverse backgrounds, I feel it’s important to acknowledge the various forms of privilege I have as a white, cis-gendered, able-bodied, straight-sized person. Because of my own privilege, I realize that I do not share the lived experience of everyone I work with, which is why it is important to me to listen to your story and understand who you are as an ally in your journey and pursuit of healing.