Thriving Nutrition

Julia Cassidy, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Food Freedom: Radical Acceptance that Food is Simply Food

About


About
Julia Cassidy, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S
Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor
Licensed Body Positive Facilitator
Certified Intuitive Eating Coach  

Julia is passionate about helping individuals heal the relationship with food and their body. Part of my work is teaching self compassion while you are embracing the idea of total embodiment and food healing. Food healing embraces the idea of eating for your personal well being. I feel strongly about meeting  your needs through flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and senses satisfaction. I am firm in my belief for weight inclusivity,  which is accepting and respecting the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes.

Julia Cassidy is the Director of Dietary for Center for Discovery where she has worked for over 15 years. Julia is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Licensed Body Positive facilitator. Julia is also the Co-Chair for the Nutrition SIG with AED (Academy for Eating Disorders) and the Mental Health Resource Professional for BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).

Julia has presented on the topic of eating disorders, dietary application in the treatment of eating disorders and intuitive eating both nationally and internationally. Through her passion of nutrition, food, positive body image and eating disorder recovery, Julia oversees 20 Dietitians nationwide and has developed and updated the nutrition program used with all clients in the adolescent residential programs at Center for Discovery.



Services


CEDRD Supervision

I am very excited to help you become certified as an eating disorder specialist.

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Speaking

I love sharing my passion and knowledge for eating disorder recovery and body image healing. I’ve spoken at international and national conferences, local schools, and universities on nutrition therapy, intuitive eating, and body positivity. When presenting I bring in my own experiences, interactive discussions and activities that you can use in your practice.

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Virtual Nutrition Counseling

Whether you are away at college, a busy parent or hate driving now you can have a virtual session with a relaxed and hassle-free appointment so that you can focus on your goals. All you need is a device with a webcam and internet connection.

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Initial Consultation

Welcome! I am very excited to walk along side you as you start this new journey in your life.

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Follow-Up Sessions

One day at a Time! The follow up sessions can range from 30 or 60 minutes based on your needs. I like to make each session is very individualized.

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Restaurant Session

Eating is social. Eating out is pretty common in our culture whether it's a quick stop for fast food on a busy day, meeting a friend for coffee and dessert, or a date night.

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Personalized Grocery Store Shopping

Food is Love and self-care.

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Contact


  • 5479 E Abbeyfield St, Long Beach, CA, United States
  • Suite 3

Payment and Policies


Payment and Policies
Payment
Payment is expected at the time of your appointment.  If you could have your check written before the session begins, I will be able to use the full session to your benefit. Checks are made payable to Julia Cassidy. If there is any difficulty in making payment at the time of visit, please negotiate this with the RD at the initial interview. I do accept payment through Venmo and Paypal
Venmo: @Julia-Cassidy06
Paypal: paypal.me/juliacassidyrd

Cancellations
A 24-hour notice is required for all cancellations. With such notice, I am able to schedule someone else in your time slot. Otherwise, I am unable to fill your appointment time without adequate notice and will have to charge you for the cancellation. I appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

Confidentiality
Our sessions are held in strict confidence. A release form will be used to obtain permission to speak to your physician or therapist.

Medical Insurance
Medical insurance companies may or may not offer coverage for medical nutrition therapy. Carefully investigate the type of coverage you have. It is your responsibility to pay for your visit and to have your insurance company reimburses you if applicable. You will be provided with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Resources


Handouts