Kayla Jessop, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S
What is your current position?
I am the owner of Kayla Jessop Nutrition. I primarily do individual nutrition therapy, meal support, supervision, and run RO DBT skill classes.
How did you get started in your career?
I started working in outpatient counseling where I helped individuals using medical nutrition therapy. Occasionally, I saw people with disordered eating and eating disorders and found that I preferred working with this population. Watching the healing process of their relationship to food and body is a very rewarding experience. After I found my interest in eating disorders, I sought out BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center where I eventually became the Lead Dietitian over the PHP, IOP, and outpatient levels of care. BALANCE also gave me the opportunity to learn and co-facilite Radically Open DBT skills class. From there, I launched my private practice and completed the intensive training in RO DBT.
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Seek out supervision! I am very grateful for the supervision I received, as it has not only helped me therapeutically, it has greatly impacted the well-being of my clients. Supervision has shaped me to the dietitian I am today. Thank you Jessica Setnick for being my fearless leader and supervisor!