We had the good fortune of connecting with Marissa Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marissa, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
As a Registered Dietitian, many people think I tell people what they “should” be eating. I actually do quite the opposite! I guide people to nourish themselves by listening to their bodies. So often we get external information from diets, social media, or other non credible sources. In order to best take care of ourselves, we need to look inward and listen to our body’s internal wisdom. I work with many individuals that are struggling with eating disorders and feel so much guilt and shame around food. I am very passionate about helping them heal their relationship with food so they can find enjoyment and freedom with food once again.
What should our readers know about your business?
I have a private practice as a non-diet Registered Dietitian. The non-diet aspect sets me apart because I am not a “traditional dietitian” that prescribes diets. I help teens and adults heal from disordered eating, eating disorders, and chronic dieting. I help people make peace with food, find joy in movement, and acceptance of their bodies. I also really enjoy working with athletes to fuel performance outside of rules and restrictions.
I started my career as a dietitian at an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization eating disorder program. I dove headfirst into nutrition counseling, providing nutrition education in groups, and meal planning with clients. After about 2 years, I decided I wanted to work outpatient and have my own practice. It definitely wasn’t easy, and was slow going at first, but as I continued to network with other eating disorder, mental health, and medical professionals, I established a steady caseload. I’ve learned a lot of patience in this process and also confidence- not being afraid to step outside of my comfort zone to meet others in the community and share what I’m all about. I learned that sharing my own healing story from my eating disorder helps others connect with me and feel validated and heard.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in Castle Rock. Downtown is definitely a fun spot to go- tons of restaurants, breweries, shops, etc. I’d also suggest some hikes in the area (Dawson Butte, Castlewood Canyon, trails by the MAC) and rock climbing at our favorite gym, Ubergrippen!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without my parents, I wouldn’t have recovered from my eating disorder, which would have never led me to becoming an eating disorder dietitian. So huge credit to them! My therapist also helped immensely in my recovery process and 10 years later, started referring clients to me! My husband has been a major support and continually reminds me of my strengths. He has helped me become a confident clinician and is always a wonderful sounding board!
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