Julie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in working with weight management and disordered eating in a variety of settings. She has worked in hospital and private practice settings, with individuals and groups, and on college and high school campuses.  She has worked with women, men and adolescents at all ages and stages. She is trained in and utilizes both Family Based Treatment  (FBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in her work.

Julie has also graduated from and is credentialed by an intensive training and education program through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. In addition she completed the esteemed Food As Medicine training through Kripalu Institute.

With this up to date, evidence-based, state of the art education Julie has found a new meaning for the way she has always looked at “food as medicine”.

For years she has studied and integrated the psychology of eating into her work and has loved treating her patients with a keen understanding of psychological, spiritual and emotional aspects of our relationship to food and our bodies.  After all these years of working with a strong psychological approach she recognized that her love of the science of nutrition was calling her back and she engaged deeply in Functional and Integrative Nutrition training.

What Julie now offers is a culmination of her experience and training and a creatively integrated mix of approaches not only for treating eating disorders, PCOS and weight management but also in the nutrition and lifestyle support for…

*Gut related disorders such as GERD and IBS,  Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity

*Autoimmune, Inflammation and Insulin Resistance and related disorders

* Mood related disorders such as anxiety and depression  


I am a Colorado gal at heart but I have lived in Santa Barbara for over 25 years where I have raised my kids, made and nurtured amazing friendships and traveled around with my husband and friends  in our little camper named MOBY (for My Own BackYard:) Some of the things I love include family time,  yoga,  photography, hiking, cycling, gardening, farmers markets, cooking, music, maintaining traditions and sharing a lovely bottle of wine and great food with friends around a fire.


Julie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Functional and Integrative Medicine (DIFM), and
The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA)