YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE
Hi! Are you looking for a significant change in your relationship with food and your body? Do you need help with balancing your eating? Are you lost in what to do to improve your health? You know about nutrition however, you can’t find a way to implement your knowledge on your daily routine. You’ve come to the right place. My name is Jessica Gallego, I am a registered dietitian and a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD). I currently run a private practice providing outpatient care to eating disorder patients and to the ones that struggle with other disordered eating.
I have a gender inclusive practice with different age group from children to adults. I work extensively with the client, their families and loved ones. Additionally, I have a wide experience in treating bariatric patients and other nutritional related concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart healthy diet, and food allergies.
Everyone is different and has different needs and experiences. I will work with you in a unique way that is suitable for you. I hear your story and I take into consideration the following before recommending a meal plan that will transform your life and increase your selflove:
• People's past experience with food
• Emotional aspect of eating
• Fears of eating too much or too little
• People's proximity to food
• Body image concerns and people's schedule
My biggest passion is to help patients suffering with eating disorders, body image and weight issues, and see them flourish and succeed. The best moment in my practice is when you see patients reach full freedom from food and weight struggles. Many years of expertise had demonstrated it is possible to live a well-rounded, balance and happy lifestyle after conquering a healthy relationship with food and after making peace with their bodies. I want to share RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.
PATIENT’S PAST EXPERIENCE WITH FOOD
EMOTIONAL ASPECT OF EATING
PROXIMITY TO FOOD
FEARS OF EATING TOO MUCH AND/OR TOO LITTLE
My goal is to guide my patients to understand their own needs and find out what, when, and how much to eat so they can change their lifestyle without ever feeling deprived.
I have been in private practice since 2005. Prior and while in private practice I had the amazing opportunity of working at one of the leading eating disorder centers in the US. At the inpatient facility I developed a passion for counseling patients to eat healthy and feel comfortable with food and their bodies. In the course of those years I designed and ran many groups including emotional eating, mindful eating, nutrition education, grocery tours, and eating out.
I got a Master in Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and received my bachelor degree in nutrition in the Universidad Central de Venezuela. I’m Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian by International Associations of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and Certified in Adult Weight Management by the American Dietetic Association. She worked at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan providing clinical nutrition care to countless patients in need. While working in Venezuela at a state-run hospital, Jessica helped children from low income families achieve adequate and well-balanced meals. She often provides nutrition lectures to pregnant and breastfeeding women and offered nutrition education to diabetic and cardiovascular disease patients.
I had appeared in “Despierta America”, a morning show in Univision, to educate the public on eating disorders. During each appearance, I was able to offer public awareness on when to seek support, how to provide support, the struggles and signs of an eating disorder and the importance of seeking help on time.
“Your incredible help and understanding all along helped me not only overcome my ED but also feel more comfortable with myself. In your practice you made me really understand that it’s not about the food or the weight. We discussed true and important topics and studied how these affected my relationship with food.”
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