Marci Evans MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT
What is your current position?
I am the owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting. My business has two main focuses. The first is to provide nutrition counseling for those recovering from eating disorders or chronic dieting. Our approach is rooted in Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size principles. The second focus is providing training for clinicians who want to specialize in treating eating disorders, disordered eating, and negative body image. I do this through my online trainings, clinical supervision, and my position as co-director for Simmons’ College Dietetic Internship Eating Disorder Specialization.
How did you get started in your career?
I was introduced to the field of eating disorders during my dietetic internship but didn’t start working in the field until my 3rd job after getting my RDN. I got my start working at a treatment facility at the partial hospitalization level of care while pursuing a masters degree that blended business entrepreneurship and eating disorders counseling. Most of my career has been spent at the outpatient level of care.
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Invest all that you are able into attending conferences, reading books, and in clinical supervision. We need more dietitians in the field but in order to thrive you must approach your role far differently than how you were initially trained in dietetics. It takes a substantial amount of ongoing training in psychology and counseling strategies to thrive in this field. In the current climate of social media, it is easy to take short cuts by getting your education on instagram. Don’t let this be you! Dive deep and you will soar!