Brandi Koch, M.A., RD
I want to help you improve your life through learning to listen to your body and becoming an intuitive eater. I am not only an experienced dietitian, but also have a degree in counseling because changing your eating involves changing not only your behaviors but also your mindset. I have a passion for working with families who feel lost in the vortex that eating disorders introduce to their lives empowering them to work as a team as recovery occurs.
My nutrition philosophy includes eliminating "good food/bad food" rules, increasing variety of food choices, creating flexibility with food, challenging distorted food beliefs, increasing mindfulness with food and increasing body positivity. During each session I will continue to set goals with you including developing a healthy relationship with food and moving from making eating mechanical towards intuitive. I have extensive experience with the spectrum of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified, and disordered eating.
Overview of Experience and Education
Brandi Koch, MA, RD is a Registered Dietitian in the State of Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. Brandi chose to further her education to refine her treatment methods in the counseling of eating disorders including body image, binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, EDNOS, and distorted eating. Before exclusively working in her private practice, Brandi was the Director of Nutrition for The Renfrew Center of Dallas where she gained invaluable training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders and became fluent in contemporary methods of treatment.