Nutrition counseling center team

Meet the

Patrizia Jesue, RD

Founder & Registered Dietitian

We'd be a good fit if...

Nutrition is holistic and does not have "a one size fits all" definition.

We work together in a way that aligns all your recovery goals, which we will come up with collaboratively. These goals will exclude the messages from diet culture, social media, and the
rules of your eating disorder. There is no such thing as a good food or a bad food in the world of nutrition - one test or grade doesn't define a student’s aptitude, and neither should one food define a person’s health.

Nutrition counseling is a blend of the science of nutrition and the art of therapy - helping clients find their relationship with food and enhancing it so they are free from food guilt. 

Education & Training

We'd be a good fit if you are...

Ready to be an active participant in this process and are willing to be challenged (but supported!).

An adult recovering from Anorexia or Bulimia, OR you've tried every diet and are ready and motivated to explore the principles of Intuitive Eating.

Struggling with food rules that no longer serve you or honor your authentic goals in life.

Outside of work... 

My Formal Education

Bachelors of Science in Nutrition
Madonna University

Post Graduate Studies
Michigan State University

Additional Trainings

Advanced Eating Disorder Comprehensive Training

Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) - pending

Affiliations...

Outside of being a dietitian...

Family is a huge part of my life, especially when it involves my husband, two boys, and spending a lot of our time supporting them and traveling for baseball! Even though we travel many weekends, I always make time to cook, clean (yes, it truly makes me happy!), or going out for a walk.

As a first generation Italian, I attribute much of my comfortable relationship with food to the many positive messages my family instilled in me - food is celebration, a thing to enjoy while gathering with family, and Italian food is some of the best in the world! I could eat pasta, (and oftentimes do) every day of the week. 

My nutrition philosophy...

Being involved in the eating disorder community is really important to me!

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)

Association for Size Diversity

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member

Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Member

Nutrition Entrepreneurs Member

Jessica Nelson, RD, CPT

Registered Dietitian & Personal Trainer

We'd be a good fit if...

Nutrition is information that should be approached with openness, curiosity, and objectiveness.

Far too often our culture weaponizes nutrition, which then results in food being demonized. Food is then looked at in a singular way... fuel, nourishment, or a means of survival. But, this is not the only thing food provides. Food is also meant to be enjoyed, experienced, and celebrated. My goal with clients is to help them understand this and find a relationship with food that is not just singular.

Every session is tailored to each client's own authentic needs, while supporting them on their journey of learning to embrace all foods, and creating positive and enjoyable experiences around food.

Intuitive Movement

We'd be a good fit if you are...

Ready to expand your list of accepted foods, improve variety, and find pleasure in eating again. 

Seeking support with digestion complications or in need of food allergy management. 

Looking for a clinician to support and guide you on your eating disorder recovery journey.

Education & Training...

Intuitive Movement

Just like you can have a relationship with food, you can also have a relationship with exercise and your body.

My approach to exercise and movement mimics that of intuitive eating. Our work together will focus on healing and reconnecting with your body through movement that is mindful, positive, and focused on strengthening your emotional and physical well being.

Outside of work... 

My Formal Education

Bachelors of Science in Nutrition
Western Michigan University

Dietetic Internship
Viterbo University and Gundersen Lutheran Hospital

Additional Trainings

NASM Certified Personal Training Certification (NASM - CPT)

Certification of Training in Food Allergy Management

Eating Disorders Treatment Training Workshop with Jessica Setnick, MS, RDN, LD, CSSD

The Nutrition & Body Image Coaching Workshop by Jessi Haggerty, RDN, CPT

Affiliations...

Outside of being a dietitian...

I like learning and teaching what I've learned. Being naturally curious, I was drawn to the complex world of nutrition, health, and physiology. So becoming a dietitian just felt natural for me. 

Food has always been a sense of love and celebration in my family as I grew up with a dad that showed everyone love through his cooking. I was lucky to grow up in an environment that nurtured a positive relationship with food. I hope to help build that same relationship with food for my clients. 

Being physically active is a big enjoyment of mine. I love being active with my kids and dogs, but also through coaching private volleyball lessons for a local club team!

My nutrition philosophy...

Being involved in the eating disorder community is really important to me!

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 

Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (BHN)

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Laura Griffin, RD

Registered Dietitian

We'd be a good fit if...

To redefine ‘nutrition’ is to redefine ‘health.’

In today’s world, with an overemphasis on physical health, other aspects of health, such as our emotional, mental and social health are often neglected. While nutrition is important, an overemphasis on it can often lead to unhealthy behaviors around food. Nutrition is more than just the food we eat – it is nourishment for the body and also the mind. An overemphasis on the nutritional value of food often prevents us from being able to enjoy it. Eating is meant to be flexible, enjoyable and satisfying. In many cases, it can enhance social situations and also be a part of carrying on family & holiday traditions. Diet culture perpetuates the idea that we eat only for the nutritional value of food, which often leads to feelings of shame & guilt when we have foods we enjoy. There is no place for shame & guilt in our relationship with food.


Education & Training

We'd be a good fit if you...

Would like to explore your relationship with food from a place of curiosity.

Want to learn how to establish trust within your body as it pertains to your intuitive ability to eat.

Have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or have identified disordered eating patterns in your life.

Outside of work... 

My Formal Education

Bachelors of Arts in Nutrition & Food Science
Minor in Health Psychology
Wayne State University

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Eastern Michigan University

Additional Trainings

Eating Disorders Treatment Training Workshop with Jessica Setnick, MS, RDN, LD, CSSD

Affiliations...

Outside of being a dietitian...

Spending time outside is an important part of my life, especially when paired with a good book or quality time with my family. As much as I love technology, I LOVE pens and notebooks (seriously, I need a notebook for literally everything!).

My nutrition philosophy...

Being involved in the eating disorder community is really important to me!

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)

Behavioral Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (BHN)

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)

Isabella Largin, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

We'd be a good fit if...

Nutrition should be fun, flexible, and diverse.

Through my eyes, there is no way to do nutrition “wrong” or “right”. We are all working to find a way of eating that works for us and our lifestyle. My wish for you is that you find a way of eating that brings joy to your life while also promoting a sense of well-being. 

Education & Training

We'd be a good fit if you are...

Ready to recover from your eating disorder or disordered eating patterns.

Seeking support and guidance around navigating nutrition information in a compassionate but accountable way!

Confused about when, how much, and how to eat to support your well-being.

Outside of work... 

My Formal Education

Masters of Science in Human Nutrition
Bachelors of Science in Dietetics
Michigan State University

Additional Trainings

Eating Disorder Training for Dietitians with Patrizia Jesue, RD, February 2020

The Gut Brain Connection Workshop with Marci Evans, RD

Affiliations...

Outside of being a dietitian...

I'm also an obsessed plant mom and enjoy checking on my plants daily for new growth. Oftentimes, I'm exploring nurseries for new plant babies, reading with a cup of coffee, or spending time with my husband and our fur ball bichon puppy, Luna.

My nutrition philosophy...

Being involved in the eating disorder community is really important to me!

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)

International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)

Behavioral Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (BHN)

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

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