Meredith has been such an amazing part of my life since I started working with her in November 2016. I was frustrated, confused, and not totally sure where to turn relative to my relationship with food. I had relied on conventional doctors to help me figure out why I wasn’t able to lose weight and they always steered me toward physical solutions instead of mental solutions. I knew in my gut that I needed to fix what was going on in my head the most. I read a blog about Binge Eating and it just spoke to me like nothing else had.That’s when I found Meredith. And since November 2016, she has helped me think about my relationship with food in ways I never imagined. From throwing out my scale to realizing my triggers, Meredith has been with me every step of the way. Her style is calming, realistic, thought-provoking, and understanding. Each week, she offers up realistic action items that fit with the body of work we’re doing. She’s enjoyable to talk to and has amazing ideas! I would (and do!) recommend Meredith to anyone who wants to have a better relationship with food!
I came to Meredith with some serious issues which I have been battling for a very long time. I wanted to change my relationship with food and I wanted to fix my relationship with my body. This was without a doubt going to be tough work. Meredith created a safe environment for me. Her knowledge, as well as her sense of pace with the work, has made the journey smoother than I had expected. Meredith’s practice is a great formula of her expertise of nutrition and awareness of all the emotions that surround food and body. I have come a long way since I started seeing Meredith and am happy to be continuing my journey with her.
I began my work with Meredith Berger in the fall of 2016, after working with an eating disorder program for 18 months. After completing the program, I was ready to continue my commitment to recovery.I could tell during that first session with Meredith, that she was the kind of provider that I needed. She started with the most important goal for me, that of empowerment and education.She approached my struggles with such compassion, respect, and great insight. Her ability to do all this, while being informative, helped create a safe space to work on both soft and hard boundaries. She met my challenge of black & white thinking and my need for perfectionism with humor and grace. This created a belief in myself that I am deserving of self-care, that I am worthy and I can show myself love. Here is what I have learned, so far, by working with Meredith: That wellness is not only a possibility but a reality! Meredith’s approach of being present with her whole being is a gift to this profession and I am extremely grateful for our work together then and now.
We made an initial appointment with Emma D’Arpino in October 2018, after noticing our son was having issues with food. The first time I met Emma I knew instantly that she was going to click with our family – she is kind, understanding, realistic and honest. Emma spoke directly to our fourteen-year-old son and they connected instantly. She took the time to learn about him – interests, school, accomplishments, sports and family. They worked to set realistic goals for him and if those goals were not reached, she found another way to accomplish what needed to happen. In January of this year, Emma recommended we bring in a doctor who ultimately diagnosed our son with anorexia nervosa. We assumed that we would move on and not meet with Emma after his diagnoses and thankfully, we were wrong. Emma has been at every appointment, she meets with us as a family, and then alone with my son. She facilitates the communications between our family, the doctor, the pediatrician and the therapist. Every time I schedule a follow up appointment with the doctors, Emma reassures us that she will be there despite her busy schedule. Emma completes an incredible team of doctors and staff at UMASS that have supported us along this journey. At this time, it is all we can do to help our son recover; Emma provides the counseling, support and compassion to keep us going. Emma is amazing and I (and our family) cannot imagine going through this journey without her.
Emma is warm and welcoming and focuses on treating the whole person.
Emma has helped me redefine the way I go about food by shedding a light on how important it is to respect yourself and your body!
Working with Amy has brought me so much peace with intuitive eating. We have turned habits into things that I am able to work on and learn from, and with that I could not ask for more from our sessions. Amy is more than a nutritionist - she’s a true inspiration in nutrition, and after 3 years working together, a true friend!
My self-esteem and health immediately started improving after my first appointment with Amy. She was so incredibly kind to me when I needed it most, when I felt like I was to blame for everything that was happening to my body. I have learned so much about my body, diet culture, and more. Her nutrition counseling (but basically life counseling) has transformed my life for the better, and I cannot thank her enough for introducing me to HAES and just being an amazing person.
Amy is an incredible resource. Before meeting with her, my disordered eating habits and mentality took up so much space in my daily life. Working with Amy made understanding what food does for our bodies so much easier and so much less scary. Her approach to nutrition counseling with me felt much more holistic than I had received elsewhere. I could not have gotten to the place I am in my recovery without her. Thank you so much, Amy!