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Meet the Experts
Alex Raymond, RD, LD
Alex Raymond, RD, LD, CEDRD is an eating disorder dietitian in private practice in College Park and Columbia, MD. Alex specializes in treating individuals struggling with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. She practices from an intuitive eating model and enjoys working with individuals to improve body image. She is a passionate Health at Every Size © advocate and anti-diet dietitian. Alex provides eating disorder nutrition counselling in College Park and Columbia, MD. Alex’s College Park office is within walking distance from the University of Maryland. Contact Alex by visiting www.couragetonourish.com/contactus or follow her on Instagram: @courage.to.nourish
Curtis Dueck, MA, RCC
Curtis Dueck is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) working in British Columbia, Canada. Curtis works with a wide variety of clients who come to counselling seeking support for many different concerns. He frequently works with clients on issues of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. Curtis draws from many schools of counselling psychology in his practice, including Gestalt, Sensorimotor, Person-Centered and Existential Analysis. Curtis has practiced counselling in a variety of settings including university, corrections, and physical rehabilitation. His passion in counselling is aiding clients in discovering their capacity and agency even in the midst of deep suffering or challenges. To find out more about Curtis, visit www.curtisdueckcounselling.com.
Josée Sovinsky, RD
Josée Sovinsky is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto, Canada with a passion for working with teens and adults of all genders with eating disorders, mental health issues and body image struggles. Her nutrition counselling is grounded in principles of feminism, social justice, size acceptance, and person-centered support. She supports clients to find a way to nourish themselves compassionately, without focusing on weight as an outcome. She encourages them to start where they are and work on making small meaningful changes to create a more peaceful relationship with food. She has worked in a variety of settings, including clinical nutrition, community health, and private practice. In addition to her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Ottawa, she is currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Outside of her work as a dietitian, Josée loves to sing, read historical fiction, debate current issues and bake her favourite French-Canadian desserts. To find out more about Josée, visit www.joseesovinskynutrition.com.
Victoria Wilkinson, BScN, RN