Stephanie Michelle RD
Stephanie Michelle RD

Stephanie Michelle RD

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Welcome!

I'm so glad you're here. My name is Stephanie and I'm a Holistic Dietitian Nutritionist and soon-to-be licensed counselor. I practice locally in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, but also have a virtual distance practice that allows me to work with anyone dedicated to healing their relationship with food, taking back their health, and ultimately transforming their life. 

Like many others, my passion for this field was born out of my own challenges with food, body, and health. Disordered eating and body image challenges overwhelmed my mind and body for over a decade, and further led to gut dysfunction, skin challenges, and chronic fatigue. After failing to find solutions through conventional medicine approaches, I embarked on a holistic journey of self-discovery that now inspires the work I do with others. My unique approach combines mind-body nutrition and psychotherapy to address all of who you are in mind, body, heart, and soul.

Please reach out if you have questions or comments about how this work may benefit you.

In Good Health, 

 

Professional Credentials

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Adam’s State University

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

  • National Certified Counselor National Board for Certified Counselors

  • Registered Psychotherapist Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition, Dietetics Colorado State University

  • Certified Eating Psychology & Mind-Body Nutrition Coach Institute for the Psychology of Eating 

  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner Candidate Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy

  • Certified Health & Wellness Coach American Council on Exercise 

 
 

 

My Food Philosophy

Food is life. And eating is the ultimate act of self-care. Every time we eat, we are choosing to live. Nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. And food doesn't have to be counted. The way we eat doesn't have to be labeled. And what we eat doesn't have to stay consistent. We can eat when we're hungry. And we can eat foods we love. We are all individuals with our own body blueprint. And our brilliant bodies know more about our nutritional needs than any expert. Our health responds best when we listen to our intuition and the genius of our own body-wisdom. So listen to your body. Eat the foods you truly want. Eat them slowly. And savor every bite.    

My Body-Image Philosophy

All bodies are beautiful. And those who think otherwise have simply been conditioned to do so. Body size does not predict health outcomes. And good health comes in all sizes. Body fat is not ugly. And those who have more of it are not weak. Bodies are not ornaments, but sacred vessels carrying the essence of who we are. Bodies are temporary. And body size does not have to be static. All humans deserve to be at peace with their bodies. So today, take one step toward a more compassionate relationship with your body. Acknowledge its imperfections in a caring way. And revel in your body's uniqueness. There is no other body like your body. And it is perfect as it is, right now. 

What I do

My work acknowledges that healing your relationship with food is about so much more than food. My methods introduce balanced wellness strategies that work to untangle the reasons why you haven't been able to get where you want to go.  If you're interested in reading more about my whole-body whole-person approach, check out my Balanced Wheel of Wellness here.

Ready to Get Started?

Every individual I work with reignites the passion I have for this work in their own unique way.  I'm continually humbled by the shifts I witness in the people I connect with, and I learn something new from them every day.  The healing journey you embark on when we connect is a collaborative relationship that involves a committed dedication from both of us.  As someone who can personally relate to your challenges with food and body, I understand the depths of the struggle.  I get so much joy out of being able to guide others out of this darkness, and back into a positive and nourishing relationship with food and self.  Never give up on yourself and your unique journey to health and happiness.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 
 

 

About this Work

My work is a true labor of love as I attempt to share what I've meticulously studied and learned over the last decade. I’m passionate about my role as a body positive advocate, ending diet consciousness, and working toward authentic body acceptance. I am first and foremost a nutritionist and health coach grounded in science and literature, but I believe in the freedom of expression and individual interpretation. Never stop reading, learning, and growing. But at the end of the day, listen most closely to the messages coming from your own brilliant body, your expert intuitionand your whole heart.  

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