AMANDA ZAPOTOSKY

Amanda Zapotosky

Amanda Zapotosky


Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

Van Dusen Nutrition® provides individual Psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with: disordered eating, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, family conflict, life transitions, and coping skills. 

Through a warm, thoughtful, and strengths-based approach, we aim to help individuals navigate societal pressures, tolerate and relieve emotional distress, and develop a better relationship to food, body, and self. We aim to provide a safe space where individuals can come as they are and transform into who they want to be.

We utilize therapeutic methods including: Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Family-Based Treatment (FBT).

Psychotherapy

Van Dusen Nutrition® provides individual Psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with: disordered eating, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, family conflict, life transitions, and coping skills. 

Through a warm, thoughtful, and strengths-based approach, we aim to help individuals navigate societal pressures, tolerate and relieve emotional distress, and develop a better relationship to food, body, and self. We aim to provide a safe space where individuals can come as they are and transform into who they want to be.

We utilize therapeutic methods including: Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Family-Based Treatment (FBT).


Erica Carneglia, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Erica Carneglia, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

"Learning how to nourish yourself both physically and mentally frees you from food guilt, stress and overwhelm. You finally have the power to confidently make decisions that feel right to you."

Erica Carneglia, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

"Learning how to nourish yourself both physically and mentally frees you from food guilt, stress and overwhelm. You finally have the power to confidently make decisions that feel right to you."

Erica Carneglia, MS, RD, LDN, CPT is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Erica currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling. Therapeutic Meal Support® and Therapeutic Movement Support®. Additionally, she is a clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

Erica has dedicated her career as a dietitian to individualized care. Her mission is to provide individuals with the knowledge, accountability and support they need to achieve balance in their relationship with food, exercise and body. Erica works closely with individuals to customize recommendations to their unique needs so they’re are able to walk away with the tools they need to maintain flexibility with food and work toward positivity.

Erica received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Miami University. After subsequently completing her Dietetic Internship, she then went on to receive her Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons University. Since then, Erica has been working one-on-one with individuals with goals pertaining to disordered eating, eating disorders, women’s health, disease management and disease prevention.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach

  • Negative Body Image
  • Women’s Health
  • Disease Prevention and Management

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Negative Body Image
  • Women’s Health
  • Disease Prevention and Management


Ali Mattia, MEd, RD, LDN, ATC/LAT, CSCS

Ali Mattia, MEd, RD, LDN, ATC/LAT, CSCS

"Creating fulfilling, lasting relationships with food and movement can help open doors to the many possibilities of a more nourished life."

Ali Mattia, MEd, RD, LDN, ATC/LAT, CSCS

"Creating fulfilling, lasting relationships with food and movement can help open doors to the many possibilities of a more nourished life."

Ali Mattia, MEd, RD, LDN, ATC/LAT, CSCS is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Ali currently works part-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling, Therapeutic Meal Support®, and Therapeutic Movement Support®.

As a former athlete, sports medicine clinician, and nutrition advocate, Ali has a special interest in helping individuals overcome barriers to a healthy mind-body connection so as to create lasting relationships to food and movement.

Ali received a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University. She then worked as an Athletic Trainer for 7 years at private high schools in the Boston area helping athletes with injury prevention and recovery, where she discovered her passion for nutrition and education. Ali went on to earn her Master of Education with a specialization in Nutrition Education from Framingham State University and completed her dietetic program at Simmons University. After working as a diet tech at Cambridge Eating Disorder Center in Cambridge, MA for nearly 1 year, she completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston which included extensive clinical inpatient and outpatient nutrition training.

Ali is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group, Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, National Athletic Training Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Sports Nutrition

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach

  • Weight-centric Sports
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bone Stress Injuries
  • Performance Nutrition

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Exercise Disorders
  • Weight-centric Sports
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bone Stress Injuries
  • Performance Nutrition


Jenna Salkovitz, MS, RD, LDN

Jenna Salkovitz, MS, RD, LDN

"We can be our own toughest critic when we are thinking about our bodies. It is important to learn how to treate your body like you would treat others, with kindness and respect."

Jenna Salkovitz, MS, RD, LDN

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Jenna Salkovitz, MS, RD, LDN is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and Coordinator of Food Operations at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Jenna currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling and Therapeutic Meal Support®. Additionally, she is a clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

Jenna’s mission is to show individuals that food is not something to be feared, but something to be loved. She is passionate about mental health and the importance of nourishing your body physically but also mentally.

Jenna received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Keene State College. She then earned a Masters Degree in Nutrition and Health promotion from Simmons University. While in her masters program, she completed a thesis research project along side two other colleagues to create a standardized definition of eating disorder recovery. She completed her dietetic internship at the University of New Haven.

Jenna then went to work at Mclean Hospital in Belmont, MA covering 10 different inpatient units. While at Mclean, she was able to see patients with an array of psychiatric diagnoses including: depression, anxiety, active psychosis, schizophrenia and eating disorder patients with additional psychiatric co-morbidities. This is where her passion for nutrition and mental health, and specifically eating disorders, developed.

Jenna is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group.

Specialties

Eating Disorders
Disordered Eating
Weight and Body Concerns

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach

  • Negative Body Image
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • ARFID

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Negative Body Image
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • ARFID


Weight Checks

Weight Checks

We are currently providing clinic hours to clients needing weight checks who are unable to meet with their healthcare provider in person. The service is performed in a semi-private (please wear a mask), no contact setting. The check is blind and results will be sent to the provider of choice within one business day.

 

Directions: Weight checks are being done in the back of our building/suite (so do not aim to enter from the front). If you are driving down Highland Ave., turn onto Mellen St. and take a right into the Kindercare parking lot. Walk toward their entrance and you will see a walkway past the playground to our back door. Please look down to be sure another client is not in process and then follow the walkway to the scale/glass door. A clinician will give you a ‘thumbs up’ when it is time to step on the scale and again when the data has been obtained.

 

BOOKING:  We are no longer using Schedulicity so please email info@vandusennutrition.com to request a 5 minute appointment.

Weight Checks

We are currently providing clinic hours to clients needing weight checks who are unable to meet with their healthcare provider in person. The service is performed in a semi-private (please wear a mask), no contact setting. The check is blind and results will be sent to the provider of choice within one business day.

Directions: Weight checks are being done in the back of our building/suite (so do not aim to enter from the front). If you are driving down Highland Ave., turn onto Mellen St. and take a right into the Kindercare parking lot. Walk toward their entrance and you will see a walkway past the playground to our back door. Please look down to be sure another client is not in process and then follow the walkway to the scale/glass door. A clinician will give you a ‘thumbs up’ when it is time to step on the scale and again when the data has been obtained.

BOOKING:  We are no longer using Schedulicity so please email info@vandusennutrition.com to request a 5 minute appointment.


Kristine Berube, RD, LDN, RYT

Kristine Berube, RD, LDN, RYT

"You are worthy of a peaceful relationship with food and exercise built through trust, respect and enjoyment."

Kristine Berube, RD, LDN, RYT

"You are worthy of a peaceful relationship with food and exercise built through trust, respect and enjoyment."

Kristine Berube, RD, LDN, RYT-500, Certified Reiki Master, is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Trauma-Informed Registered Yoga Teacher and Coordinator of Wellness Services at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Kristine currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling, Therapeutic Meal Support®, Therapeutic Movement Support® and Therapeutic Yoga. Additionally, she is a clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

Kristine’s mission is to help individuals build trust in their minds and bodies so as to heal toxic relationships with nutrition and exercise. Kristine focuses on a whole body approach and utilizes intuitive eating principles, mindfulness, and therapeutic movement to help develop trust within ones internal cues. She is passionate about helping others form healthy relationships with food and their bodies. 

Kristine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Framingham State University’s Coordinated Program of Dietetics. Her program included a diverse internship experience, which incorporated acute care medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition programming, and school nutrition management. Kristine then went on to provide outpatient nutrition therapy where she began implementing intuitive eating and mindfulness-based practices with her clients.

Kristine’s passions brought her to Boston where she began studying yoga and Reiki. She then completed both her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Radiant Yoga Boston and Reiki Master certification with Libby Barrett in 2019. She went on to further her training and completed her 300-hour yoga teacher training from Chakra Power Yoga and 35-hour Trauma Yoga Training from JP Centre Yoga in 2023.

Kristine is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, and Yoga Alliance®

Specialties

Eating Disorders
Disordered Eating
Weight and Body Concerns
Sports Nutrition

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach

  • Negative Body Image
  • Women’s Health
  • Diabetes Management

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Negative Body Image
  • Women’s Health
  • Diabetes Management


Michelle Bugbee, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

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Michelle Bugbee, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

"Finding your inner voice is hard. Listening to it is even harder. But by doing so, you are freeing yourself from preconceived beliefs around eating and exercise that open the door to being the best version of yourself."

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Michelle Bugbee, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

"Finding your inner voice is hard. Listening to it is even harder. But by doing so, you are freeing yourself from preconceived beliefs around eating and exercise that open the door to being the best version of yourself."

Michelle Bugbee, MS, RD, LDN, CPT is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Michelle currently works part-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling and Individual Therapeutic Movement Support®.

As a collegiate athlete, Michelle has a special interest in helping athletes fuel their bodies in a way that promotes optimal health and performance while maintaining a positive relationship with food. She also works with clients to repair and strengthen their connections to movement, exercise and body.

Michelle received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. She then worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in operational management for 6 years, where she was introduced to the field of dietetics. Michelle went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion and a Certificate in Sports Nutrition from Simmons University. She also completed a dietetic internship at Simmons University that included extensive training in both performance nutrition and eating disorders.

Michelle is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, and Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Sports Nutrition

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach

  • Exercise Disorders
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bone Stress Injuries
  • Performance Nutrition

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Exercise Disorders
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bone Stress Injuries
  • Performance Nutrition


Lexie Rhea, MS, RD, LDN

Lexie Rhea, MS, RD, LDN

"By letting go of your black and white thinking in regards to nutrition, you can give yourself grace to explore your relationship with food and body."

Lexie Rhea, MS, RD, LDN

"By letting go of your black and white thinking in regards to nutrition, you can give yourself grace to explore your relationship with food and body."

Lexie Rhea, MS, RD, LDN is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Lexie currently works full time at the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling and Therapeutic Meal Support®. Additionally, she is a clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

Lexie’s mission is to create a safe space to explore your relationship with food and find peace with your body. Lexie focuses on a Health at Every Size approach to nutrition and utilizes the principles of intuitive eating along with mindfulness to cultivate a balanced body and mind. She works to lessen black and white thinking around food and guide clients to better understand the benefits and freedom that come with eating intuitively.

Lexie received a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the State University College of New York at Oneonta, followed by a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from the University at Buffalo. She also completed a dietetic internship at University at Buffalo that included extensive training in clinical and community nutrition. Lexie started her nutrition career in intensive inpatient nutrition utilizing medical nutrition therapy in intensive care units and medical floors, followed by cardiac rehab and outpatient services where she started using motivational interviewing and intuitive eating principles to guide clients to build health-enhancing habits.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach

  • Women’s Health
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Intuitive Eating
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach 
  • Negative Body Image
  • Women’s Health
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy


Melanie Lehman, RD, LDN

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Melanie Lehman, RD, LDN

"Your relationship to food is one of the most important relationships you have. Treat it with compassion."

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Melanie Lehman, RD, LDN

"Your relationship to food is one of the most important relationships you have. Treat it with compassion."

Melanie Lehman, RD, LDN is the Assistant of Director of Clinical Services and a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Melanie currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling and Therapeutic Meal Support®. Additionally, she is a clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

Melanie’s mission is to provide individualized nutrition support to help clients reach their goals and live a balanced lifestyle. Melanie focuses on the whole person and aims to help individuals mend and find peace in their relationships to food and body.

Melanie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire. She then completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. During the internship, Melanie worked at Joslin Diabetes Center where she developed an interest in clients struggling concurrently with diabetes and eating disorders.

Melanie then went on to develop her skills in the eating disorder field at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center in Cambridge, MA where she worked at both the acute residential treatment and partial hospitalization levels of care.

Melanie is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Subspecialties

  • Non-Diet Approach 
  • Intuitive Eating
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Negative Body Image

  • ARFID
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Diabetes Management

  • Non-Diet Approach
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Negative Body Image
  • ARFID
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Diabetes Management