Bobbi Boteler, RD, LD, CEDRD
Bobbi Boteler is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian in Columbia, Maryland, specializing in supporting children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with eating disorders, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), emotional eating and chronic dieting.
Bobbi worked in private practice with Rebecca Bitzer and Associates for six years before she transitioned Empowered Eating, LLC in 2011 to work exclusively with eating disorder recovery .
Bobbi received her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland and completed her dietetic internship through the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University. Bobbi also completed extensive eating disorder training from top experts in the field and continues to stay informed of new treatment protocols and research. Bobbi is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian (CEDRD) awarded by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Additionally, she received training in Family Based Therapy (FBT) and inpatient/residential eating disorder training from top treatment centers in the country.
Bobbi is a founding member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD) and served on the Board of Directors for the Eating Disorder Network of Maryland from 2013 to 2016. Bobbi is currently on the Board of Directors for Rock Recovery, a Christian non-profit organization supporting individuals in their journey with eating disorders. Bobbi is also a committee member of the Carroll County Public Schools Curriculum Council where she works closely with the county health supervisor to reform the presentation of children’s health education with the mindset of “do no harm.”
Bobbi leads a weekly Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) support group, as well as a monthly family support group, both of which are open to the public at no cost.
Bobbi has recovered from her own eating disorder. Her experience is the driving force behind her career path, passion for advocacy and awareness, and strong connection with her clients and families seeking to raise competent eaters.
Bobbi lives in Carroll County with her husband and three children
I tailor my approach for each client, however, I particularly enjoy using elements of mindfulness to elicit compassionate behavior change. I strive to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in an accessible and effective way. I am proud to be an anti-diet dietitian who supports the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement.
I am passionate about supporting parents in raising competent, healthy, joyful eaters. I utilize Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility (sDOR) when working with families.
I have successfully treated a wide-range of conditions in a diverse client population. I am happy to have supported children, adults, elderly clients, males, females, and the LGBTQ community through their recovery journey.
I strongly value the relationships and trust that I consciously build with each of my clients. I am confident that these relationships provide a solid foundation for supporting my clients’ recoveries. I consider the whole individual when working with each of my clients and take their values into account. Clients often comment on my warmth, empathy and passion for the work that I do.
I am confident that my life’s work is to assist people in their recovery from eating disorders and body issues. I am grateful to have helped so many people find freedom from eating disorders and body hatred. Let’s work together to reach your goals.
Upcoming/Recent Speaking Engagements
- Eating Disorders –St John’s Episcopal Church February, 2018.
- Health at Every Size/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.
- Health curriculum and instruction-Carroll County Public Schools Curriculum Council Meetings, 2019
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.