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Meet the Experts
Alex Raymond, RD, LD
Alex is a Registered Dietitian at the private practice Courage to Nourish. Alex’s goal is to assist her clients in discovering a life-long healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Alex is a proud and passionate anti-diet and Health At Every Size © advocate. Outside of counselling clients, Alex enjoys cooking (especially Italian foods), journaling, hiking and exploring Washington, DC. If you want to learn more about Alex and her work, please visit couragetonourish.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