About Our Practice
Getting to the root of the reasons people use food to comfort and self-soothe—emotional, psychological, and physical—is an important part of our counseling. In addition to eating disorders and disordered eating, areas of nutrition specialization include pregnancy support, medically-referred nutrition plans (i.e. for hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux, cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, etc.) and sports nutrition.
Change your relationship with food one bite at a time.
MS, RDN, CDN, LCSW
Nutrition Therapist/ Registered Dietitian
Lisa Ellis, MS, RDN, CDN, LCSW is a Nutrition Therapist/Registered Dietitian in private practice in the New York City / Westchester County area, where she counsels children, adults, adolescents, and their families. She received her B.S. from Simmons College in Nutrition and Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from New York Medical College, MSW from Fordham University and has postgraduate credit towards a PhD in nutrition at NYU.
A recognized expert in the field of nutrition and Emotion-Triggered Eating™, she has contributed nutrition information to a variety of publications, including Redbook, Glamour, Westchester Magazine, Runner’s World and Today’s Dietitian. She is currently writing a book about emotion-triggered eating to be completed within the next year.
Suzanne Appel Duffy
Suzanne Appel Duffy, MS, RDN, is a Registered Dietitian. She received her Master of Science in Nutrition Education from Columbia University and completed a Dietetic Internship program with clinical supervision at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Suzanne is also currently working towards certification as an Intuitive Eating Counselor. She practices an all foods fit and weight inclusive methodology and is passionate about helping others heal their relationship with food as well as achieve their nutrition goals in a practical, stress-free way.
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Lisa Ellis brings an open heart and a non-judgmental perspective to all her work with clients. She understands the frustrations and struggles many people experience, and the collaboration between her and her clients is at its most effective when the clients feel understood; in this way she can best assist them in building upon their individual strengths and abilities to achieve their optimum health and nutrition goals.
Honoring and really hearing what her clients have to say is an important element of Lisa’s practice; sometimes what is even more important is her being open to hear the things they are having difficulty finding words to discuss. Creating a safe environment for clear two-way communications is crucial to individual progress.
Building Upon Strengths
Lisa Ellis works with clients in a way that calls upon their own strengths and preferences when designing their nutrition strategies. Building upon the individual sensibilities of each client encourages a greater sense of ownership and a more enthusiastic compliance with their own nutrition plans.
Every nutrition plan differs according to the needs, habits and rhythms of every individual client. Using a blend of intuition, creativity, and science, individualized programs are designed to meet the needs of each particular client.