Alex Raymond, RD, LD
Alex Raymond is a Registered Dietitian in Columbia and Greenbelt, Maryland, specializing in supporting young professionals, college students and adolescents who struggle with eating disorders, compulsive exercising and harm from diet culture.
Alex began working in private practice with Rebecca Bitzer and Associates in 2012 and has been working with Empowered Eating LLC since 2015.
Alex received her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland and completed her dietetic internship through Sodexo. Additionally, Alex has completed extensive eating disorder training from top experts in the field and continues to stay informed of new treatment protocols and research. Alex is currently a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian candidate who participates in ongoing supervision calls with numerous nationally-known eating disorder experts. She continues to receive additional training in eating disorder treatment as well as Family Based Therapy.
Alex is an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD) and serves as an ambassador of the organization. She is also an active member of the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) dietetic practice group.
Alex leads bi monthly meal support groups in person as well as virtual support groups for long-distance clients.
Alex enjoys living in Washington, DC. She enjoys exploring new restaurants while she’s in the city as well as traveling around the world with friends.
My fun-loving, quirky personality allows my clients to feel comfortable and trust me so that we can work together to challenge eating disorder thinking.
I have successfully treated clients with anorexia nervosa, compulsive exercise and other eating disorders/disordered eating with an approach that combines compassion, problem-solving, and relapse prevention. I genuinely believe full recovery is possible and my clients have the strength within them to overcome disordered eating. I love hearing about my client’s successes in feeling more comfortable with food!
Another one of my specialties is supporting clients in improving their body image through re-discovering appreciation and respect for the body.
I am a passionate advocate of the Health at Every Size © (HAES) movement and a proud anti-diet dietitian. I am also a supporter of the body positivity movement. I specialize in working with teenagers, college students, and young adults and I am an ally of the LGBTQ+ community.
Outside of individual sessions with clients, one of my other passions is running support groups, including meal support groups (I often eat with my clients). I also created the Recovery Lunch Box Cards. We have a page on Etsy so please check it out!
I am motivated to support my clients in tackling eating disorder challenges. And also grateful to help so many people find freedom from food struggles. Let’s work together to reach your goals
Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements
- Eating Disorders – St. John’s Episcopal Church, February, 2018
- Practical Approaches for the Treatment of Eating Disorders – Baltimore Washington Counseling Center, April 2018
- HAES and Weight Stigma: Senior University of Maryland Nutrition Class, May 2018
- .Nutrition in the School Setting– Carroll County Professional Development Day for Health Teachers, August 2018
- Non-Diet and Healing Your Relationship with Food and Exercise: University of Maryland UMD Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls (CHAARG) Group, December 2018
I am taking on a limited number of new nutrition therapy clients. If spots are full, I am happy to refer you to another clinician or put you on a wait-list.