Our Ask an Expert Column is a way for our Community to reach out to professionals in the mental health and medical field related to recovery and overall wellness. Each one of the “experts” has been handpicked by us and has offered their time and expertise voluntarily to be a part of the Libero “expert” team. We thought you’d probably like to get to know them a bit better.
Today we are introducing AAlex Raymond, RD, LD
Alex is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Maryland, USA.
Hello! My name is Alex. My interest in nutrition sparked in high school when I realized now nutrition can affect focus and performance in many areas of your life, including work, school, athletics, and personal life. My ultimate goal is to help those struggling with their relationship with food. I believe the definition of “health” is too strongly bound to numbers, so I hope to help my clients dive deeper into the meaning of what health truly means to them.
I grew up in New Jersey and attended The University of Maryland for my undergraduate degree in dietetics. I then completed my dietetic internship through Sodexo, a food service company. While I was attending school, I began working at the private practice Rebecca Bitzer and Associates (RBA) and Empowered Eating (EE). We call ourselves REBEL Dietitians because we work with our clients to broaden their own definitions of health and learn how to truly enjoy food again without focusing so much on numbers.
I never dreamed I would find my dream job right out of college, but here I am working in private practice. I am so lucky I get to counsel individuals who are hoping to find a healthy balance in their lives each and every day. My favorite part about my job is hearing their stories, including past successes, struggles and future goals, and trying to figure out how to help them meet their goals. My desire is to help clients build a life-long positive relationship with food and also themselves.
In the future, I hope to work solely with eating disorder and disordered eating clients to help them along their recovery journey and eventually see food in a much better light.
In my spare time, I absolutely love to cook! Yes, I fall into that stereotype as a Registered Dietitian. I was always in the kitchen, since I was a kid, cooking with my Nonna, Italian for grandmother. We made gnocchi, potato pasta, Easter bread and all sorts of other meals. I love modifying recipes I find online to add a bit of my own personality to the meals.
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