Ellen Morrison, MS, RDN, LDN, CEDRD
Ellen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDRD) with offices in Raleigh and Durham North Carolina. She moved from South Florida to North Carolina in 1997. Ellen founded ELM Wellness in the triangle area in April 1998. She has extensive experience working with women and adolescents who suffered with eating disorders, as she was the Chief Clinical Dietitian for The Renfrew Center in Florida. Along with her private practice, Ellen was the dietitian at Carolina House in Durham, North Carolina. She has worked with over 1200 individuals with eating disorders and weight issues. With Ellen’s strong background and work experience, she can help anyone achieve nutritional changes to improve their health.
Ellen specializes in most aspects of disordered eating including but not limited to:
· Anorexia Nervosa
· Bulimia Nervosa
· Binge Eating Disorder
· Compulsive Overeating
· Restrained Eating/Chronic Dieting
· Obesity (using the non-diet, Intuitive Eating approach)
While starting E.L.M. Wellness, Ellen was the Dietitian for the Rex Wellness Center in Raleigh. At Rex she co-facilitated their weight management program and counseled individuals for medical nutrition therapy and sports nutrition.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, Ellen was the Chief Clinical Dietitian at The Renfrew Center in Florida, an internationally known women’s mental healthcare center specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. While employed there, she had the opportunity to counsel over 500 women and adolescents who were struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating.
Other experiences include educating the public and health professionals through nutrition presentations and courses and working with food service professionals to develop menus and analyze recipes.
Ellen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She earned her Master’s Degree at Meredith College, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ellen was a past author of the core nutrition course required for certification by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Individuals with the Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDRD) certifications are health care professionals who have met rigorous educational requirements, have accumulated a minimum number of hours of qualifying work experience, have successfully passed a written examination covering the eating disorders field, have made a commitment to stay abreast of current developments in the field through Continuing Education, and have agreed to comply with the Association’s Ethical Principles.
Ellen is a member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, American Dietetic Association, Sports Cardiovascular And Wellness, Behavioral Health Nutrition, and local Dietetic Associations.
Ellen served as a content advisor for the American Dietetic Association’s “Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” position paper.
Bryn Boyer, RDN, LDN
Bryn is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist (RDN) and a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN). She is originally from Northern Virginia (NOVA) and attended Virginia Tech where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise, and a double concentration in Dietetics, and Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise. She completed her dietetic internship at The Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Bryn has been a Registered Dietitian since 1998. She started her dietetic career in NOVA as a Dietitian and Personal Trainer. Over the years, she came to realize her true passion for working in the field of disordered eating.
She worked in private practice, specializing in disordered eating, in Moorestown, NJ at Body Honor Nutrition and Wellness from September 2005, through 2007. While working there, she spent a year working at an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for The Eating Disorder Treatment Center (EDTC) in Bucks, PA. In 2006, she opened an office in Media, PA, within Building Bridges, A Center for Healing and Change. In 2010, she and her family moved to NC. Bryn took some time off from nutrition therapy to raise her young children. At present (2015), she has returned to practicing as a Nutrition Therapist specializing in disordered eating and the many complexities that accompany it.
Bryn has provided nutrition counseling to women and girls, ages 11 and older; designed and led nutrition group therapy sessions; cooked meals for patients; and worked with multi-disciplinary teams and patients’ families to set-up support systems for patients. She has experience working with most aspects of disordered eating including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, Compulsive Overeating, Dieting and Obesity. She has much experience working with multidisciplinary teams wherein patients have chosen to include acupuncture, massage therapy, art therapy, and other alternative treatment modalities as part of their treatment plan, recognizing that change does not occur in just one “plane” of a person’s life. That, in fact, life occurs in multiple planes, both physically, and metaphorically. It is essential to treat the whole person, however that may look to each individual, in order to effect change.
Bryn is a member of the American Dietetic Association, Raleigh Dietetic Association, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM).