Amy Culp, RD, CSSD, LD
Partner, sCULPture Nutrition & Fitness, LLC
Consultant Sports Dietitian at The University of Texas
How did you get started in your career?
I always knew I wanted to have a private practice, but never intended on specializing in eating disorders. To build my practice, I put an ad in a local fitness magazine. The first call I received was from a girl struggling with an eating disorder. I gave it a shot, knowing that I could refer to another RD in town if it didn’t go well. I got supervision from another RD to help me with the case, and after our first few sessions I was hooked. I realized it was a challenging, yet fulfilling work. I then went to Eating Disorders Boot Camp to hone my skills and continued to build my practice specializing in eating disorders, sports nutrition and weight management.
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Go for it…while getting training and support. I highly recommend Eating Disorders Boot Camp & Molly Kellogg’s Counseling Intensive, as well as Molly Kellogg’s phone supervision.