Nutrition Therapist, and co-founder of the Therapeutic Oasis.
“When I entered my professional career as a Nutrition Therapist, I was armed with all the nutrition knowledge I thought I needed to truly teach people to ‘eat better’. However, the more I tried to teach, the more frustrated both the client and I became. I soon realized that unless I formed a therapeutic relationship with my clients and really understood the ways in which they used food, each and every one would continue to feel as if they failed – but in reality it would be the meal plan and me failing my client. As I moved away from simply talking about food, and embraced the reality that disordered eating is a language to be heard and de-coded, clients began to make movement in healing their relationship with food. Through nutrition therapy, they could finally journey toward peace with food and body, as individuals reconnected with their internal signals of hunger and satiety, and begin to use their emotional voice.”
Christie has specialized in disordered eating and eating disorders since 1995, beginning with a nationally renowned treatment center before founding her private practice, Nourishing Success. Her mission has been to work with individuals and families on their journey toward a balanced and fulfilling life with food, and to challenge the intense cultural and societal pressures around eating and bodies. Her mindfulness-based, non-diet approach allows clients to identify, understand and move beyond their eating struggles, as they reconnect with their internal signals of hunger and satiety. She is passionate about teaching clients to eat intuitively and move joyfully. As a Nutrition Therapist, Ms. Caggiani speaks regularly to groups of children and adults, and counsels individuals in such areas as disordered eating, eating disorders, preventive nutrition, women’s health, and wellness. She works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, sharing clients with a variety of experienced psychotherapists and physicians in the area, so as to most comprehensively meet each individual’s needs.
- The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Florida Dietetic Association
- Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness & Eating Disorder Nutritionists
- Behavioral Health Nutritionists
- Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian from IAEDP
- Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
- Minor in Psychology