Your wisdom and experiences matter.
My name is Meghan Cichy and I am a Registered Dietitian by training with over 10 years of experience working with folks with eating disorders, disordered eating, and those looking to shift their relationship with food and their body to one that has more room for connection and trust.
I have worked with patients both one on one and in group settings across levels of care from partial hospitalization to outpatient care. After serving as Nutrition Manager for an Intensive Outpatient Program at a national eating disorder treatment center, I started my own business and began supporting clients through my nutrition counseling private practice. In addition to working as a dietitian, I am also a novice potter, extrovert turned introvert, mom to two rambunctious kiddos, partner to my husband, avid book collector, and lover of cooking and being cooked for.
I came to the work of food and nutrition, of bodies, of health, of connection and counseling from a history of relative food and body peace. I hold privileged identities that have contributed to the ease I have experienced in the pursuit of my career and in the motion of my life in general. As a thin, white, currently able bodied, cis gender woman, coming from a middle class nuclear family, having had access to higher education and current financial stability, these identities and experiences have played a role in my access to opportunities as well as the formation of my own relationship with food and my body. These privileges increase my risk for doing harm and this risk drives me to dig into my biases and be persistent in the work of dismantling them while acknowledging and striving to repair harm when it happens.
I approach my work through a weight inclusive, anti-oppressive, and trauma informed lens and support folks in exploring what health and well-being means to them and how that might look in practice.
I believe that while food has an impact on our mental and physical well-being those impacts are nuanced and complex. Considering the bigger picture of my clients' lives as well as social determinants of health helps to ensure the work we do in session is useful and relevant for each individual client and their needs.
My sessions are tailored to each individual clients needs and can become more or less structured as needed. There will be many opportunities for reflection and expansion to help us identify what your needs are, how they evolve, and how it might be best to approach caring for them.
I believe that my clients are wise and I seek to build a relationship of trust, curiosity, and exploration in which they feel empowered to use their autonomy and make decisions that feel most supportive for them.
I look forward to connecting with you in this work.
In addition to working with clients in these areas, I also offer professional consultation to support other providers in their own practices.
Registered Dietitian, Health Justice Advocate