Heather Eichorn RD, LDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Over the last ten years, I have dedicated my practice to working with clients struggling with eating disorders and other mental health concerns. I have had the opportunity to work in higher levels of care, including residential care, partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Now I have decided to transition from my nutrition program director role at Eating Recovery Center in order to focus on individual nutrition counseling.

I believe that it takes a community to recover from an eating disorder and feel I can make the most impact by developing meaningful therapeutic relationships with my clients in an outpatient setting while also working to strengthen connections in the ED-support community in Chicago through service and outreach.

 

My approach

I value the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can explore their relationship with food and cultivate valued-focused living. Working together from a place of curiosity, we will unpack and challenge beliefs and eating patterns that you have identified are no longer helpful in your life. I am here to support you with compassion and understanding while also encouraging risk-taking as you move forward on your journey to recovery.

 

Areas of expertise

  • Eating disorders and disordered eating recovery

  • Bariatric nutrition and eating disorders

  • Weight-neutral medical nutrition therapy, HAES® Principles,

  • Mindful and Intuitive Eating Principles

  • LGBTQ+ welcoming & affirming care

  • Experienced facilitator of nutrition support groups

  • Consultation & supervision for nutritionists, dietitians, and nutrition students

Specialized Training

  • Molly Kellogg’s Counseling Intensive™ for Nutrition Professionals, Chicago, IL

  • In progress, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professional Foundation (iaedp)

Education

  • Bachelors of Science, Nutritional Sciences: University of New Hampshire, Summa cum laude. 2008

 
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312-379-9313

heather@nourishmentworks.com

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays by appointment