Katie Southworth, MS, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Areas of Specialization
Mental and emotional health
Relationship with food
Over the past ten years Katie’s approach to her work has shifted and continues to evolve as she learns what works best for sustained change and healing. What has not changed is her curiosity and the time she takes to listen to her client’s stories about what they have struggled with, what has worked, and what their vision is for healing.
Katie believes that one way of eating is not right for everyone and individuals need to discover what foods best support their own personal health and healing. She believes clients intuitively know what is best for their health but struggle to make the behavior change required to reach their goals. Often it can be hard for us to know what food and lifestyle behaviors contribute to healing and what detracts from healing. To better learn this, Katie guides clients to use both internal and external tools to make change and know what behaviors are supporting health or depleting health. In addition, using an individualized approach that includes investigating possible physical, mental and emotional challenges while using healing foods, behavior change and mindfulness, Katie is passionate about guiding her clients through this process. Lastly, Katie adheres to the Health at Every Size philosophy.
When she is not working with clients she can be found reading four books at once, practicing yoga, hiking in the mountains or playing in the water with her family. She enjoys experimenting with recipes and appreciates dark chocolate.
Katie is a graduate of Bastyr University where she received a master’s in clinical nutrition and dietetics as well as a master’s in clinical health psychology. She completed her dietetic internship through Bastyr and has been working in the field of nutrition for more than ten years. Katie believes in lifelong professional development and is currently working towards a Mindful Eating Certificate through The Center for Mindful Eating.