Uses She/Her pronouns
Kaitlin, RDN (DI: #DI61376966), MPH, is a milieu therapist, fat activist, and outdoor enthusiast. Her work at Opal is informed by her own eating disorder recovery experience and her training in techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and RO-DBT. Kaitlin’s work is centered in the Intuitive Eating and Eating Competence frameworks, and the HAES paradigm. She is also a Registered Counselor Agency Affiliate in the state of Washington (#CG61357293).
Before starting work in the eating disorder field, Kaitlin worked as a pastry chef and kitchen manager at a local bakery in Greenwood, Seattle. She loves cooking and baking and making food for and with friends. Hosting dinners in her home is one of her favorite pastimes and is how she spends many weekend evenings. Kaitlin loves sharing her culinary skills with others and enjoys using this as a way to connect with clients and to support them in using cooking as a step towards eating disorder freedom.
Kaitlin’s passions lie in the fields of eating disorder prevention and public health policy, especially as it pertains to ending weight stigma and weight bias. She has specific goals around creating a world where body size diversity is celebrated, and is seen as an asset, rather than a liability. Her hope is to spend her career training and educating health professionals in weight-inclusive healthcare, so as to prevent harm to people in larger bodies. Ultimately, Kaitlin’s lifelong career goal is to abolish the BMI forever.
Outside of Opal, Kaitlin can be found exploring mountain trails with her husband, playing with her dog Bailey, and eating all the tacos