Whitney Trotter MS RDN/LDN BSN RN RYT is the owner of Bluff City Health. A place of compassion, healing and self discovery of nutritional health.
What is your current position?
I am in Private Practice specializing in Eating disorders. I own Bluff City Health
How did you get started in your career?
I originally wanted to become an HIV/AIDS dietitian. I was able to go to grad school and complete my Graduate assistantship at St Jude in their pediatric/adolescent HIV clinic. I worked full time as an HIV RD and then began to get involved with human trafficking. I went back to school to and got a BSN (bachelor’s in Science in nursing). However, it was my work in the HIV clinic that lead me to pursue additional training for eating disorders. After obtaining my RN degree I went on to work at my local pediatric trauma hospital as an Emergency Room nurse. I wanted to be able to combine both careers and experiences as a nurse and dietitian and that lead me to work at an eating disorder treatment facility. I began contract work and eventually became the director of Nutrition. I gained a great foundation and knowledge of eating disorders and eventually started my own private practice
What advice would you give to someone new to the field?
Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Someone told me that a dietitian couldn’t make an impact working with anti-trafficking work and I have. I have co-lead a training with Homeland Security, worked alongside the FBI and have been a board member of an anti-trafficking organization. Just because it isn’t conventional doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
You can learn more about Whitney on Instagram @bluff_cityhealth or online at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/whitney-trotter-memphis-tn/708557