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MS, LPC, CEDS-S
Whitney Russell, MS, LPC, CEDS-S, and enneagram extraordinaire is a therapist in Dallas, TX offering therapy services at her practice, Brave Haven Counseling.
Whitney’s clinical experience has allowed her to work with people of all ages, races, genders, socioeconomic statuses, body sizes, and sexual orientations at all levels of care. Through this work, she has gained immense compassion and love for the human experience. Her favorite part about being a therapist is establishing relationships with clients where she is able to help them to see what they have been missing about themselves all along- that they are powerful beings worthy of great love, belonging, and connection.
Financial therapist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
Wendy Wright, LMFT, CEDS-S, CIEC is a Financial Therapist and Certified Financial Recovery™ Counselor based in Denver, Colorado.
She is also the founder and CEO of Financial Therapy Solutions, LLC. Wendy understands that words like “financial issues” or “financial therapy” may stir up emotions of shame, fear, guilt, anxiety, and anger. Through her financial counseling sessions, she helps clients connect to their intuition and learn to listen to it. She encourages them to identify patterns, stories, and subconscious beliefs that impact their relationship with money. Wendy wants her clients to end their time together feeling empowered and confident. She believes that approaching your financial difficulties with kindness and curiosity can truly be transformative. Learn more on her website: financialtherapysolutions.com and on social media @wendywrightcounseling
To Taste is a culinary nutrition consulting and education company founded by two Registered Dietitians/chefs, Vahista Ussery and Lindsey Schoenfeld.
The goal of To Taste is to bridge the gap between medical advice and food, and we believe that the best way to take control of your health is through cooking.
As registered dietitians, they are committed to teaching culinary skills using evidence-based nutrition information and real-world advice. They are dedicated to presenting information in an understanding and non-threatening manner so that you walk away with applicable knowledge and skills.
Find them on Instagram @to_taste
Certified Intuitive Eating Lay Facilitator, Body Image Coach
Naomi Katz (she/her/hers) is Certified Intuitive Eating Lay Facilitator, body image coach, and owner of Happy Shapes Coaching in Asheville, NC. She supports and holds space for folks who are ready to reject diet culture so they can reclaim their autonomy and consent over their mind, body, and life.
Rather than zooming in on the nutrition side of Intuitive Eating, Naomi focuses her coaching on the mindset piece—holding conversations about self-trust, body image, what the folks she works with value in their everyday lives, how diet culture robs us of these things, and how to navigate the process of rejecting and unlearning.
Naomi practices through a Health at Every Size and fat positive lens. She believes that all shapes deserve to be happy shapes, that all bodies are good bodies, that diets don’t work, that health is not a moral obligation (but that it is achievable at every size), that diet culture is an extension of patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism, that self-compassion is our superpower, that our bodies are the least interesting things about us, that we all deserve to take up space in this world, and that cheesecake is better than all other desserts.
Naomi offers online individual and group coaching that focuses on learning to identify the systems influencing our feelings about food and our bodies, and learning to reclaim our power from those systems. Because we have bigger, better things to do in this world than spending our lives trying to fit a false ideal.
Unlearning a lifetime of body beliefs is uncomfortable—which is why Naomi promises to hold a brave space for you to come as you are and honor yourself and the process for what it is—approaching any discomfort and other big feelings from a place of curiosity, kindness, and self-compassion.
You can learn more about Naomi and her coaching at www.happyshapes.co, or by following her on Instagram @happyshapesnaomi.
Melissa A. Fabello
Melissa A. Fabello, PhD is a digital educator whose work focuses on the politics of wellness. Using various online tools – Instagram, writing, and the development of courses and ebooks – she invites her audience to unpack how oppression shows up in themselves, their relationships, and their communities in ways that impact their sense of wellness.
Melissa A. Fabello
Her book, “Appetite: Sex, Touch, and Desire in Women with Anorexia,” presents a model for understanding sexuality as complex with interconnected factors, and explores how anorexia interacts with the varies components of women’s sexuality.
Currently, Melissa works as an adjunct professor in Sexuality and Media Studies, and as a career coach and digital content strategy consultant, helping health professionals create the online presence of their dreams. Previously, Melissa worked as Managing Editor of “Everyday Feminism,” one of the largest independent feminist media platforms in the world.
Her expertise has been featured in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, Bon Appetit, SELF, and on MSNBC, the BBC, Good Morning America, and more.
She holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University.
Find Melissa on Instagram @fyeahmfabello
Meagan Rothschild RD, LD CEDRD
Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Founder of GoodGrit Collective
Meagan Rothschild is a certified eating disorders dietitian and founder of GoodGrit Collective.
Musician, Yoga Instructor
Dana has 2 main focuses with her life's work: to help heal the mind, body, and spirit by blending together her passion for music and movement, and to hold space for inclusion and diversity in the wellness and yoga community.
Dana believes that by providing tangible tools for mindfulness, breath work, and movement, healing can be achieved mentally and physically. She believes this so strongly because of the evolution of her personal practice over the past 10+ years.
Dana believes that yoga should be accessible to people from every walk of life, no matter their personal beliefs, age, race, or body type. Yoga should be a safe space with no judgment of yourself or others.
Dana’s intention behind every class is to create an atmosphere of self-love and self-acceptance with every breath and to encourage yogis to speak life into themselves. This practice allows us to spread love and light into the world.
Dana’s Instagram account is @danaharpermusic
Dr. Lucy Smith PHD, CEDS-S
Therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Dr. Lucy Smith specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and co-hosts a podcast called "Inspiration from the Couch." She brings her passion for mindfulness and embodied practices to GoodGrit Collective and beyond!
Dr. Lucy Smith PHD, CEDS-S
Dr. Lucy Smith received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008, and she misses the Colorado mountains, especially during the steamy Texas summers!
Dr. Lucy Smith has become a HUGE believer in mindfulness and embodied practices, finding these to be incredibly powerful both personally and professionally.
She advocates catching stories, finding your feet, letting it all belong, and knowing you are already enough, harnessing the spirit of compassion and curiosity along the way.
You can find Dr. Smith on Instagram @drlucysmith