Julie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience in working with disordered eating and weight/body image issues 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 also graduated from and is credentialed by an intensive training and education program through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. In addition she completed two esteemed Food As Medicine trainings through The Center For Mind-Body Medicine.

With this up to date, evidence-based, state of the art education Julie has found a additional 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 decades 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. After graduating from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy and years of experience in Integrative and Functional Nutrition Julie was asked to become an IFNA mentor for practitioners working with the intersection of eating disorders and integrative nutrition principals.

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

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

* PCOS, Cardiovascular, Metabolic Disease and Insulin Resistance and related disorders

*Nutrition and Lifestyle for Inflammation and Autoimmune 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 30 years where I have raised my kids, made and nurtured wonderful friendships and participated as a community member. When not in Santa Barbara I am often out camping , hiking or cycling with my husband or a friend in many beautiful areas in California, Arizona, Utah or Colorado. Some of the things I love include family time,  yoga, hiking, cycling, gardening, farmers markets, cooking, music,  and maintaining rituals with family and friends. My newest upcoming endeavors are bee keeping and community song circle. If you don’t get a chance to see me in person in my downtown Santa Barbara office you may see me while I’m working remotely and traveling in my camper van!


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)