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About Us

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Melissa is an anti-diet, Health At Every Size® aligned, and all-foods-fit Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She believes food is so much more than fuel. Food can bring joy and pleasure, comfort and memories, and helps us build connections with others. Melissa aims to fight diet culture myths and eating disorder beliefs that are often so destructive. 


Melissa’s hope for all her clients is that they work to remove guilt associated with food and are able to incorporate it in their lives in a pleasurable way. While each client is treated individually, her clients can expect to work on fueling their body, including variety and balance throughout each day, relearning how to listen to and honor body cues, and fight diet culture. 


Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Auburn University. She completed the Morrison Chartwells dietetic internship with a focus in clinical nutrition. She began her career as a clinical Dietitian working in acute care, long-term acute care, and skilled nursing facilities. When she began working at a behavioral health hospital she realized her interest in working with the eating disorder population. She worked with individuals at the inpatient, partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient (IOP) levels of care. Melissa has been working at the outpatient level of care with Mood Balance Nutrition since 2019. Melissa works to provide a safe, judgment-free space for all people and she is a LGBTQIA+ Ally. 


Melissa sees clients in the Gainesville and Herndon offices.

To make an appointment with Melissa, call (703) 852-9675 ext. 102

461A Carlisle Drive

Herndon, Virginia 20170

7150 Heritage Village Plaza, Suite 201

Gainesville, Virginia 20155

Tel: (703) 852-9675

Fax: (703) 579-1557


2540 Professional Road, Suite 2

Richmond, VA 23235

Coming Soon to Virginia Beach, Virginia!

© 2016 by Mood Balance Nutrition, LLC


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