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).


Emily Stewart, RD, LDN

Emily Stewart, RD, LDN

"Remember that you are enough. By silencing your inner critic and amplifying positive self-talk, you will open yourself up to a more empowered and enriched life."

Emily Stewart, RD, LDN

"Remember that you are enough. By silencing your inner critic and amplifying positive self-talk, you will open yourself up to a more empowered and enriched life."

Emily Stewart, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Emily currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling, Therapeutic Meal Support®, and Therapeutic Movement Support™.

Emily’s passion for helping athletes and dancers cultivate a healthy relationship with food and body stems from her seventeen year Irish dancing career. While helping her clients optimally fuel for performance, she empowers them to find balance between food, exercise, and body to ultimately live a more fulfilled life.

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in Management from Emmanuel College. As a STOTT Pilates® certified instructor, she taught Pilates at Healthworks Fitness Centers for three years, helping her clients find connection between mind and body. She completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Simmons University and went on to complete her dietetic internship through the University of Minnesota’s eating disorder concentration. In affiliation with The Emily Program, her internship provided extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in the intensive outpatient and residential levels of care.

Emily 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
  • Negative Body Image
  • Performance Nutrition

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Exercise Disorders
  • Negative Body Image
  • Performance Nutrition


Libby Flavin, MSW, LCSW

Libby Flavin, MSW, LCSW

"You don't know how strong you are until you do the thing you are most afraid of."

Libby Flavin, MSW, LCSW

"You don't know how strong you are until you do the thing you are most afraid of."

Libby Flavin, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Libby currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for individual psychotherapy sessions.

Libby’s mission is to provide a safe space for individuals to reclaim the aspects of their lives that an eating disorder has taken away from them. Her approach is authentic, non-judgmental, and honest. Libby believes in full recovery and that by trusting the process and bettering relationships with self and others, it is possible.

Libby received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She then completed her MSW at Boston College, specializing in mental health. Libby’s clinical internships consisted of in-home therapy services, academic counseling, and eating disorders at both the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care.

Following her graduation from Boston College, Libby then went on to continue developing her skills in the treatment of eating disorders at Walden Behavioral Care in Braintree, MA where she ran group therapy, meal monitoring, and provided individual and family therapy to adolescents and young adults.

Libby is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Subspecialties

  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Mindfulness
  • Negative Body Image
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Negative Body Image


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 full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling, Therapeutic Meal Support®, and Therapeutic Movement Support™. She is also a clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

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 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


Nicole Mangaudis, RD, LDN

Nicole Mangaudis, RD, LDN

"By learning to listen to your body and honoring its needs, you will begin to resolve the anxiety and frustration surrounding your relationship with food and rediscover the joy of eating."

Nicole Manguadis, RD, LDN

“By learning to listen to your body and honoring its needs, you will begin to resolve the anxiety and frustration surrounding your relationship with food and rediscover the joy of eating.”

Nicole Mangaudis, RD, LDN is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Nicole currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling and Therapeutic Meal Support®. She is also clinician who staffs our STEP® eating disorders program.

Nicole’s mission is to create a safe space for all bodies to feel nourished by food and empowered by movement. She aims to help clients make the transition away from strict dieting toward intuitive eating more manageable and highly individualized.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Framingham State University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. After completing her dietetic internship, Nicole began working as an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at an acute care hospital. She later went on to pursue a school nutrition position in an effort to enhance students’ academic success, athletic performance, and overall health through nutrition.

Nicole is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Mulit-Service Eating Disorders Assocation.

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
  • Diabetes Management

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


Sarah Brenner, RD, LDN, CPT

Sarah Brenner, RD, LDN, CPT

“In learning to trust your body, you will begin to appreciate it in ways that you hadn’t previously considered.”

Sarah Brenner, RD, LDN, CPT

“In learning to trust your body, you will begin to appreciate it in ways that you hadn’t previously considered.”

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

Sarah’s mission is to help clients establish and nurture positive relationships with food, exercise and body. She has a special interest in working with athletes and individuals looking to improve their connection to movement. She is passionate about dismantling diet culture and empowering clients to live a well-nourished life, free from food rules.

Sarah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She developed an interest in the field of eating disorders while working at Center for Discovery’s residential treatment facility in Southport, CT. Sarah completed her dietetic internship with Sodexo, choosing a concentration in outpatient counseling. She continued to develop her clinical skills at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut, a part of the Yale New Haven Health System.

Sarah 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

Sports Nutrition

Subspecialties

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Intuitive Movement
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size

  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Negative Body Image

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


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-200, Certified Reiki Master, is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Kristine currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling, Therapeutic Meal Support®, and Therapeutic Movement SupportTM. She is also a lead clinician staffing 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.

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."

Seated Headshot of MICHELLE BUGBEE, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

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™. Additionally, Michelle is the former Coordinator of Client Care and Outreach for Van Dusen Nutrition®.

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, Cardiovascular, and Wellness 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


Allie DePaolo, MS, RD, LDN

Allie DePaolo, MS, RD, LDN

"Taking the time to rediscover how to nourish your body in ways that prioritize your mental and physical health is the ultimate form of self-care."

Allison DePaolo, MS, RD, LDN

”Taking the time to rediscover how to nourish your body in ways that prioritize your mental and physical health is the ultimate form of self-care."

Allie DePaolo MS, RD, LDN is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist at Van Dusen Nutrition®. Allie currently works full-time in the Needham office and sees clients for Individual Nutrition Counseling and Therapeutic Meal Support®. She is also a lead clinician staffing our STEP® eating disorders program.

Allie’s mission is to empower her clients to explore, renegotiate, and rebuild their relationship with food. She is passionate about dismantling diet culture and helping clients understand, and ultimately, respect their bodies.

Allie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah. She completed her dietetic internship at multiple sites in Salt Lake City, Utah, including Primary Children’s Hospital where she developed interest in working with adolescents and families.

Allie then went on to develop her skills in the eating disorder field, working in the acute residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels of care. She first worked at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center in Cambridge, MA and then at the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

Allie is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group, and Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association.

Specialties

Eating Disorders

Disordered Eating

Weight and Body Concerns

Subspecialties

  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Intuitive Eating
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach
  • Negative Body Image

  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Intuitive Eating
  • HAES® – Health at Every Size
  • Non-Diet Approach 
  • Negative Body Image
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)