About

Our organization serves two groups of people – individuals looking to develop a healthier relationship to food and their bodies and clinicians seeking training on how to counsel individuals in recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating. However, a single working philosophy informs the work we do in both fields.Our job is to help individuals tap into their own inner wisdom and strength which is naturally inside each and every one of us. We think of ourselves as guides, companions, and partners along the road to learning, growing, and healing.It is possible to develop a peaceful relationship to food and bodies despite the lack of this modeled in our Western society. We embrace a counter-cultural message which promotes body diversity, fat positivity, and non-diet principles. We disavow weight-centric messaging and the notion that bodies are meant to be controlled or managed. The integration of both nutrition and psychology is key to fueling lasting transformation. As educators and practitioners, our work with individual clients informs and enhances our clinician training programs, and vice versa. The work we do is strongly rooted in the development of trusting relationships built on mutual respect, compassion, and empathy. We believe that when working with individuals our best work is done when we listen more than we speak. We remain committed to continued growth and learning and invest our time and financial resources to stay abreast in the most current research and best practices. Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating Principles infuse our counseling, speaking, and teaching. Anita Dharwadkar, RDN, LDN Anita is a Registered Dietitian with the Marci RD Nutrition team in Cambridge, MA. She is passionate about helping her clients heal their relationship with food and their body by challenging diet culture. Anita works with people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults who suffer from chronic illness alongside their Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image concerns. She believes a weight-inclusive approach is key to facilitating healing and recovery and utilizes Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating principles to guide her work with clients.

What sets me apart

We are a small group of socially justice oriented providers who love the work we do, which is helping people develop a more sane way of eating and having a body in world that wants the opposite. We are relationally and therapeutically oriented nutrition professionals who do way more than give you a meal map – we give you your life back!

Treatment Models

We utilize a weight inclusive, anti-oppressive lens to help our clients reach the recovery that THEY want. We draw from a myriad of strategies based on our clients preferences, personality, and style. This may include motivational interviewing, internal family systems, behavior change counseling, art and creativity. We pride ourselves on using humor and relationships to foster healing and growth. While the work we do is serious, we do not take ourselves too seriously!!

Key Programs

Individual counseling & Group support for larger bodied folks and teens in recovery

Clients

Our team loves working with a wide range of clients. Anita specializes in kids, teens, and young adults with a particular passion for chronic illnesses (like digestive health issues) and lesser known conditions Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Christine loves working with adults and older folks, particularly those who identify is living in larger bodies. We work across the gender spectrum and believe excellent care is for everyone, regardless of identity.

Co-Occurring Disorder Specialties

Body image and embodiment, Autoimmune conditions Chronic Illnesses that affect the GI system (IBS, IBD, food sensitivities, etc.), women’s health, POTs and other rare diseases.

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Population Focus

Genders Served

Women, Men, All Genders

Ages Served

Adults
Teens
Youth

Eating Disorders

All Types
Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
ARFID
OSFED

Insurance

Insurance Accepted

Yes

Insurance Details

Blue Cross Blue Shield – allHarvard Pilgrim Health Care

Sliding Scale Offered

Yes