Testimonials from Clients and Colleagues

Here are some "gratitude nuggets," so that you might get a  sense of my work. I am honored and proud to share the thoughts and thanks from some of my very hard-working clients. After receiving these clients' words unsolicited and by email, I asked their permission to publish them here -- and have used first names or pseudonyms to protect their privacy when desired.

"Thank you for all the time you spent working with me to get well again. I still sometimes think of those jeans that I gave to you and remember how extremely difficult it was to hand them over! I think of that person and I truly feel like a new individual. I no longer have any jeans that I "check" myself with, and my relationship with food is so much easier and carefree while still healthy. I honestly wasn't sure I would ever get to this place but I have! I couldn't have done it without you."        ~ Sarah, Client



"I am happy to report that my disordered eating patterns have significantly decreased. Much of my progress is thanks to you. I no longer feel nervous or anxious when in the presence of food. I am no longer tempted to 'secret eat' when I am alone with food. I have become a more natural, intuitive eater -- which has enabled me to identify foods I like/dislike (compared to when I used to want all foods because I felt like I wasn't allowed to have any foods!). Now I can turn down a cupcake or a piece of pizza because I know I do not want it at that time, and feel no sense of deprivation . . . I binge eat much less. I would say my last veritable binge was a few months ago, which is the longest stretch in recent memory. There are still times where I might feel a slight urge to overeat out of stress or anxiety, and sometimes I feel overwhelmed by a large spread of food options, but I now know how to react to these feelings."         ~ Helen, Client

"If ‘thank you’ came in different colors — or flavors — I would definitely be sending you a glowing rainbow tutti-frutti one!”  ~ Peg, Client


Testimonials about my Book Nourish from colleagues:

“In this brilliant and groundbreaking book, you’ll discover a powerful way to let go of ‘dieting’ and awaken an intimate, intuitive connection with your body, mind, and spirit."

~ Tara Brach, Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

Nourish is like no other book I’ve read, and it is a gift to the health field and the world in general.”

~ Hannah Saxe, LICSW, Eating Disorders Specialist

“This is literally the only nutrition book I feel safe recommending to my clients.”

~ Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT, Food and Body Image Healer

“So many of Heidi’s statements about recovery will stick with me forever. This book was a joy to read, and I will be recommending it to all of my clients.”

~ Beth Mayer, LICSW, Executive Director of MEDA, The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association

“This book provides a clear understanding of how our clients recover and, more importantly, offers the tools for anyone to begin their journey. This will be a nourishing staple for clinicians and clients alike. Bravo!”

~ Lisa M. Pearl, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Supervisor

“Heidi has met the challenge of putting her nutrition-counseling techniques into written form, allowing the ripples of her work to spread far beyond those lucky individuals who get to meet with her in person.”

~ Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, Founder of Eating Disorders Boot Camp

“Heidi is a dancer and a storyteller at heart, as well as an artful nutrition therapist. If you don't have the good fortune to work with Heidi live, then read her book.”

~ Lauren Manasse, LICSW, CEDS-S, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Supervisor