CEO | RDN | Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Hi there! My name is Amy Williamson and I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Eating Disorder Specialist working with adults with eating disorders & disordered eating.
I obtained my Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Texas Tech University in 2015 in addition to a dietetic internship with over 1200 hours of supervised practice. Upon passing the registration exam in 2015, I began working as a Clinical Dietitian at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for nearly 5 years. In that time I became a Clinical Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and had the incredible opportunity to do a lot science-y stuff that I won’t bore you with!
While I grew so much as a dietitian in my work at the hospital, I always knew that I wanted to work with individuals and families affected by eating disorders. I read every book and academic journal I could get my hands on, poured over eating disorder trainings, and shadowed local eating disorder dietitians whenever I had the chance.
In 2019 I began working at the IOP & PHP levels of care at an eating disorder treatment facility in the Dallas area. I gained extensive experience working with teens, adults, and families that have been affected by eating disorders. Getting to walk alongside someone in a small part of their recovery journey has been the most incredible experience! I feel so honored to have the opportunity to work with the individuals and families that I do.
In May 2022, I earned my additional certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) from the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). This certification requires a minimum of 2 years to complete, the accrual of at least 2500 supervised practice hours in the eating disorder field by other expert-level clinicians, case studies, the completion of 4 intensive courses & accompanying certification exam, as well as required continued education in eating disorders.
Both in my practice as a dietitian & as a person who has been in recovery for over 15 years myself, I have found that when we heal our relationship with food and our bodies, it frees us up mentally and physically to show up in our own lives in ways that are deeply meaningful to us. It allows us to live life authentically and unapologetically, to take up to space, and to soak in all of the amazing little moments and pleasure in life. If you’re ready to ditch the food rules, you’ve come to the right place!
What We Believe In
All foods fit
The All Foods Fit philosophy means exactly that – all foods fit when it comes to nutrition. The goal is to eat in a way that supports your body, mind, and your tastes without external influences (diet culture, friends or family, the eating disorder, etc.). There are no “good” or “bad” foods here – this is a judgment-free zone! Foods are enjoyed by listening to what you and your body are craving and honoring your body signals. After all, nutrition is about so much more than just getting in nutrients and fueling our bodies! It’s also about satisfaction, enjoyment, socialization, and celebration…and all that stuff is pretty dang important too, right?
health at every size®
Health At Every Size® (HAES) is an evidence-based approach that supports people of all sizes in adopting healthy behaviors that lead to improvements in overall health. It’s an inclusive social justice movement that aims to respect and honor body diversity as well as cultivate compassionate self-care. It’s not possible to assess someone’s health based on their weight, and our body shape & size is largely out of our control. As a HAES dietitian, I don’t focus on weight and instead focus on behavior changes that lead to improvements in mental & physical health.
Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive and evidence-based health approach that incorporates mind & body. It’s not a diet nor a meal plan, nor is it simply “eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full.” Instead, it includes 10 principles that cultivate or remove barriers to body signals and awareness. Intuitive Eating helps empower us to free ourselves from food rules, diet culture, and obsessing over the number on the scale.
All body sizes & shapes are welcomed, respected, valued, and celebrated! Bodies were meant to come in all shapes and sizes, & you are so much more than just a body and a number on the scale. We shift the focus towards health-related behaviors that we actually can change (like getting enough sleep, decreasing stress, finding ways to engage in joyful movement, just to name a few).