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nourishED Dietitian Nutritionists

Melanie Beers, RDN, LDN

I’m Melanie Beers, the lead dietitian and director of the NourishED program. I have years of experience working with individuals struggling with eating disorders of all types, disordered eating, body image issues, and sports nutrition.

I use a non-diet, intuitive eating, mindfulness and Health At Every Size approach. I help athletes to optimize performance and fuel their bodies healthfully.

Whether this is your first step on your road to recovery, or if you are stepping down from an eating disorder treatment facility, I am happy to discuss how I can help on your recovery journey.

Melanie’s Bio:
Melanie is the director of nourishED. If you are stepping down from an eating disorder treatment facility, or if you need increased support at home, she would be happy to talk to you about how she can help you on your recovery journey.

Melanie helps her clients build a more positive relationship with food and fitness by using a non-diet approach. She does not promote weight loss diets, but guides her clients to rediscover the joy of tasty food, balanced nutrition, and mindful movement. She provides a safe place for her clients to break up with fad dieting once and for all.

Melanie specializes in:

Non-diet approach, intuitive eating and mindfulness
Health At Every Size approach
Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia)
Disordered eating
Sports nutrition
Adults 18 years+ (or motivated 16+)

When she is not at Nourish, Melanie is outdoors taking photos, hiking the east coast, and living at Trader Joe’s.

Rebecca Rhine
Rebecca Rhine RDN, LDN, CDE

I’m Rebecca Rhine. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders of every type and body image issues. I also work with athletes on sports nutrition.

Whether this is your first step on your road to recovery, or if you are stepping down from an eating disorder treatment facility, I am happy to discuss how I can help on your recovery journey.

Rebecca’s Bio:
Rebecca is a Registered dietitian and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2012. Rebecca has most recently worked closely on an inpatient level with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, as well as unspecified eating disorders. She sees clients of all ages for disordered eating as part of our nourishED program. She enjoys working with all ages, and specifically the adolescent population.

 
Rebecca believes in a non diet approach, as well as health at every size. She feels it is important to question traditional “diet culture” and learn what works for you, and she is ready to help you along that journey. No matter where someone is along that journey, they deserve treatment. She is passionate about clients learning to have a healthy relationship with food, as well as a healthy relationship with physical activity.
 
Rebecca also has experience working with clients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; including modifying eating habits, importance of physical activity, insulin injections and titration, as well as glucose monitoring. Rebecca has provided education within group and classroom settings, as well as one on one.
 
While Rebecca is not at Nourish, you can find her spending time with her family, being outdoors, or trying out some new recipes. Like most dietitians, Rebecca loves food and the joy it can create. She also has a passion for running and traveling with friends and family to races throughout the Northeast!
 
Abigail Billingsley RDN, LDN
Abigail Billingsley RDN, LDN

I’m Abigail Billinsgley. 

Abigail is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Abigail has worked with eating disorders on an inpatient, day hospital and intensive outpatient level of care, specifically anorexia nervosa, bulimina nervosa, binge eating disorder, other specified eating disorders and ARFID. She enjoys working with clients of all ages and specifically working with adolescents.

Abigail believes in a non-diet approach and health at every size. She does not promote weight loss diets but encourages having variety and enjoying all foods. She is passionate about helping clients find a healthy balance with food and physical activity.

Abigail also enjoys working with athletes, as she was a division one athlete herself. She is passionate about educating all athletes on how to best fuel their bodies for game days, practices and the off season.

When Abigail is not at Nourish she is spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, running, and trying new recipes.

nourishED Support Staff

Christina Michie
Christina Michie, MS

Christina’s Bio:

Christina is a Nutrition Coach for the nourishED eating disorder recovery program. Christina has a B.S. in biochemistry and a M.S. in Nutrition and Food Studies. She has experience working at an inpatient level of care with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, and unspecified eating disorders. Christina is currently working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian through The University of Alabama’s distance-learning program. She believes that food has the capability of cultivating positive experiences and joy, which is a feeling she wants to share and experience with her clients.

In Christina’s free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, gardening, and cooking delicious meals with her boyfriend, who happens to be a chef.

 

Laura Eackloff, DPM
Laura Eackloff DPM

Laura’s Bio:

Laura is the friendly voice you hear when you call Nourish. She handles all of our scheduling, email communications and billing and keeps our office running smoothly. She is a retired doctor of podiatric medicine.

Laura has spent her entire life specializing in patient care and customer service.  First, as a teenager, who worked at the front desk of her father`s dental office, then in her own podiatric practice, and later, as a knitting retail store owner and instructor, taking care of individuals has always been her number 1 priority.

She has found a new passion as client liaison for Nourish Family. She loves being the person who facilitates the scheduling and pre visit experience, ensuring it is seamless and stress free. Troubleshooting and communication are her specialties.

Individual nutrition counseling is available at our Towson office and online via videoconference.

To schedule an appointment, please click below to send us an email or call our office at 410-370-0415.

We do not participate with Medicaid or any managed Medicaid MCO plans