iaedp™ Approved Supervisor: Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S
Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S is a certified eating disorders registered dietitian and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field. She is the founder of Nourishing Words Nutrition Therapy, based in the Greater Boston area, and an instructor in the Eating Disorders Institute graduate certificate program at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Heidi is also the author of Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self, which was awarded a 2018 Nautilus Book Award. She is a Health-at-Every-Size (HAES) practitioner who encourages embodied eating and living for all. In addition to individual nutrition therapy, teaching, and writing, she facilitates the No Diet Book Clubs and supervises other dietitians – locally and virtually – who treat clients with disordered eating.
Heidi is a strong advocate for decreasing the stigma around recovery among professionals in the eating disorders field. She co-facilitates a virtual, multi-disciplinary supervision group for eating disorders professionals who are recovering or recovered from disordered eating. Much like the addictions field, support for recovery and ongoing supervision for recovered individuals in the eating disorders field feels extremely important, particularly among nutrition professionals. In her individual sessions and groups, Heidi provides a shame-free space to discuss issues that come up around the challenges of working with this population, particularly if professionals have their own history with disordered eating and body image concerns.
Heidi offers individual and group in-person (Boston area), phone, and virtual supervision for nutrition/dietetics professionals. Please reach out by phone with questions at 617-877-2202. Consultation appointments and regular supervision are scheduled online at https://anourishingword.com.