Nutritional counseling

You’ll find counseling and dietetic support in partnership with SPU’s Student Health Services.

You can seek nutritional counseling with our Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Counselor in the realm of:

  • Transitioning to eating in or off-campus
  • Navigating dietary restrictions: food allergies, intolerances, vegetarianism, veganism, etc.
  • Optimizing nutrition for better energy and mental focus
  • Managing specific medical conditions such as: diabetes, high cholesterol/lipid levels, IBS, PCOS, etc.
  • Nutrition counseling and support for disordered eating
    • Emotional/stress eating
    • Chronic dieting
    • Guilt and shame related to eating
    • Preoccupation with food and body
    • Obsessive/compulsive exercising

  • Nutrition counseling and support for clinical eating disorders
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Bulimia Nervosa
    • Binge Eating Disorder
    • Orthorexia Nervosa

  • Counseling and support for body image issues
  • Counseling and support for non-diet approaches to weight and health

How often:

  • Do you weigh yourself or find yourself preoccupied with numbers on the scale or with counting calories?
  • Do you feel shame, guilt, disgust, fear after eating something "bad?"
  • Do you think about controlling food and/or your body that you don't have much mental space left for other things in life?
  • Do you base your self-worth on how you look or how/what you eat?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be dealing with disordered eating or an eating disorder.

At the Student Counseling Center, our coordinated treatment team includes a therapist, dietitian (nutrition counselor), and a medical provider (in coordination with Student Health Services).

Prefer to seek these services in the Seattle community? Ask us about a referral, and check our resource guide.