Lydia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She resides in New York City but helps nutrition patients throughout the country. She holds an MS in Nutrition Education from Columbia University and has successfully completed MONASH University’s training course on The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
With a specialization in gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, Lydia provides comprehensive treatment for IBS, functional constipation and diarrhea, bloating, Celiac Disease, GERD, and other functional and structural (IBD) GI disorders. She also supports clients with eating disorders in effectively managing their GI symptoms while on their recovery journey.
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we're a good match to work together. This phone call gives us the chance to see if my counseling services align with your goals and what you hope to get out of nutrition counseling. I’ll be straightforward with you if I don’t think we’ll be a good match and offer referrals for mental health providers that may be a better fit for you.
If we both agree we are a good fit to work together, we will schedule a 60-minute initial consultation. This session starts with a thorough assessment of past medical history, symptoms, and diet history. We will also go over any health concerns or goals you might have.
I will recommend follow up sessions based off what your particular needs are. There is no requirement to book a follow-up but I do recommend at least one 2 weeks after the initial consultation.
Between appointments, email support is also offered for any small concerns.
No longer avoid your health concerns or look for short-term fixes such as juice cleanses, restrictive diets, or supplements. You're tired of this routine. Shake things up by making long-lasting changes to feel good everyday of your life.
Personalized nutrition counseling can help you to making lasting changes in your health and overall wellbeing. I am a trauma-informed dietitian who uses medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and draw from motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tools and techniques. In addition to our 1-1 sessions, I offer correspondence via a HIPPA compliant messaging platform so that you feel supported throughout our work together.
Recovery from an eating disorder is hard work. And it requires a supportive and coordinated team including a registered dietitian, psychologist or therapist, primary care doctor, and (in some cases) a psychiatrist. As an outpatient dietitian specializing in eating disorders, part of my job is assessing the level of care you need. This may mean, we meet more frequently than once a week or include meal supports; all which can be done virtually and in the comfort of your home. I work with individuals recovering from binge-eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, chewing and spitting, purging, laxative-abuse, rumination, excessive-exercise, ARFID and OSFED.
Have you been to your gastroenterologist with complaints of bloating, altered bowel habits, and fatigue just to be told that you most likely have IBS and should avoid certain foods? Have you had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, stool sample, and breathe tests with normal results, but experience daily and persistent uncomfortable intestinal symptoms? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may have a functional gastrointestinal disorder, such as functional constipation or diarrhea, bloating, SIBO, acid reflux or GERD, or another condition that very rarely shows up as visible inflammation, but all the symptoms point to something being “off.” The good news is that most of these symptoms can be managed with dietary and lifestyle changes alone!
"My experience working with Lydia was incredibly refreshing amidst the information overload in the wellness space these days. Working with her is like speaking with an exceptionally informed and approachable friend. In our few sessions together, she helped me unravel some unproductive thoughts I have held about nutrition, and also helped me develop some attainable and healthy daily habits. All of this was without judgement and without recommending any extreme, expensive, or impractical suggestions. Lydia has a great ability to break things down simply, making nutrition and overall wellness accessible and practical no matter what your circumstances are."
Camille S., New York
“I’ve had a long history of disordered eating having come up in private school LA culture, despite having good intentions throughout simply to have ultimate health and wellness, and you're the first educator to make me feel at ease about being aware of what I'm eating and being interested in nutrition, but to profoundly relax around it. When you said you realized that all food is really the same, made up of the same components, that was a huge perspective shift for me. Anyways, thank you for your perspective.”
Anonymous, Los Angeles
"Lydia makes the intimidating science of digestion accessible. She is incredibly responsive and fully understands the demands and joys of living in NYC and does an amazing job making nutrition work for busy professional and social lives."
Willow S., New York
"Lydia helped me to discover an approach to nutrition that wasn’t restrictive and how eating more foods actually improved my symptoms and issues. She is informed, stays curious about her industry, and explains the science behind her recommendations in a way that her clients can understand. After each session, I have walked away feeling empowered with the knowledge she has given me."
Ashley D., Chicago