Christin is a Registered Dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and intuitive eating. She is a HAES informed clinician and practices from a weight neutral perspective.
I am passionate about working in the field of eating disorders and love working with those struggling to connect with and take care of their bodies. It is a privilege to witness each client’s individual recovery process and help connect them with all the different elements they need for support. I feel especially energized in working with mothers who want to take better care of themselves while trying to balance the demands of motherhood. In this vein, I co-host the Momma Bites! podcast with my colleague Jessica Foley where we focus on mindful & intuitive eating, and all elements of self-care in both mind and body (available at www.mommabites.com and all major podcast platforms).
Over the years as a therapist, I have found that the common theme amongst my clients is not their diagnosis or their problems but their deep desire for Calmness, Clarity & Connection. They seek therapy because something is not right in their lives and they want to find a better way. The ingredients to healing are found in these three elements. Whether it is through individual therapy, teen support/skill building, The c3 Method or even within the audience of my public speaking events, my clients engage in a process that leads them away from their struggles to a place of Calmness, Clarity and Connection.
Through a Buddist psychology approach I invite clients to invesitage their emotions mindfully and encourage them to respond with compassion. Our emotions are often habitual reactions that need more attention and exploration. Unpacking these feelings to uncover their true message followed by holding these emotions tenderly and without judgement is the focus
Diana Dugan Richards RDN LDN has 20 years’ experience as a registered, licensed dietitian. She became a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) nutrition practitioner four plus years ago and has been in private practice in Watertown MA for 11 years. A non-diet, weight-neutral approach along with IFS and yoga therapy significantly inform her work as clients move through the healing process of dysfunctional eating. She has experience as well in digestive health and vegan/vegetarian lifestyle guidance.
Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW, is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist and the author of “The Self-Compassion Diet.” In addition to seeing individual clients in her private practice, she leads groups in self-compassion and mindful eating nationwide. Her health articles have appeared on NPR, WBUR, HuffPost, O: The Oprah Magazine, and more. She has dedicated her work to helping others keep physically, emotionally and mentally fit. Visit jeanfain.com
Jen is a Psychotherapist and collaborative founder of Metrowest Clinical Collaborative. Prior to opening her private practice in 2015, she worked in various mental health settings providing high level treatment, consultation, assessment and support. In private practice she provides individual and family counseling, clinical supervision and facilitates various workshops.
Jen advocates to strengthen self-concept work with those she helps to become advocates in their own lives. Jen is passionate about creating positive body image among all genders and ages to help to access ones inner strength. Jen believes that positive body image comes from joyful movement and compassion based care towards oneself.
MCC is a collaborative that Jen started with her colleague Lindsay Brady, LICSW. MCC is a collaborative of consultants and providers who all encourage and empower those we serve to find healing and wellness. By incorporating body positive movement, a platform for networking and collaboration for providers and workshops for clients, we hope to inspire and foster practices that model and incorporate a lifestyle of preventative health and self-care. Metrowest Clinical Collaborative hosts regular monthly multi-disciplinary supervision. If you are interested further information on my other organization’s site: metrowcc.com.
Jen is also certified in Shakti-Flow, which is a powerful body positive practice that is a fusion of dance, fitness, meditation, and yoga. This practice incorporates Vinyasa flow with high energy music and intensity. Shakti-Flow opens the Chakras in the body finding clarity, abundance and creativity. Every person’s body matters and is allowed to move and feel good.
In class, we often foster a safe place to move and feel good. This is a class two instructors! I teach this with Anna Cardoso, LMHC therapist and certified Yoga Instructor. By teaching this class together, we hope to inspire body positive movement and joy in finding your own rhythm on your mat, and off your mat in your life. We also host a live Friday Instagram video called “Conscious Convo Cafe” which we discuss various topics: boundaries, self-care, mind-body connection, healing and yoga and of course Shakti-Flow. Please visit @waterlilly867 if you want to follow more closely.
Areas of Expertise:
Body Image Work
Adults & Adolescents 15+
Couples & Complex
Relationships & Family Dynamics
Sand Tray Therapy
Middle Age, Major Transitions, Changes
Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness
Anxiety & Depression
CBT & Crisis Intervention & Assessment
Dr. Schwartz is a medical doctor who provides medical monitoring and a therapeutic relationship.