Alex Raymond, RD, LD
Alex Raymond is a Registered Dietitian in Columbia and Greenbelt, Maryland, who specializes in working with 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 on top 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 has received 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 Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN).
Alex leads bimonthly meal support groups as well as runs virtual support groups for long-distance clients.
Alex is living the good life 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 know and trust me so that we can work together to effectively challenging their eating disorder thinking.
I am a passionate advocate of the Health at Every Size Movement and a proud non-diet dietitian.
I have successfully treated clients with anorexia nervosa, compulsive exercise and other eating disorders with an approach that combines problem-solving, goal-setting and relapse prevention.
Outside of individual sessions with clients, one of my other passions is running support groups, including meal support groups, as I often eat with clients. I also created Recovery Lunch Box Cards! We have a page on Etsy so check it out!
Clients often comment on my friendly, compassionate and empathetic manner. I am passionate about eating disorder treatment and grateful to have helped so many people find freedom from their food struggles. Let’s work together to reach your goals.
Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements
- HAES and Weight Stigma: Senior University of Maryland Nutrition Class, May 2018.
- Practical Approaches to Treatment of ED, March 2018.
- Non-Diet and Healing Your Relationship with Food and Exercise: UMD CHAARG Group, December 2018.
- Eating Disorders –St John’s Episcopal Church February, 2018.
- Nutrition in the School Setting– Carroll County Professional Development Day for Health Teachers, August 2018.
- Practical Approaches for the Treatment of Eating Disorders April 2018 – Baltimore Washington Counseling Center
*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.