Body Trust Network

Body Trust Network

The wisest, most caring advocates, thinkers, helpers and process holders we know

Body Trust Certified Professional

About our
certified Body
Trust Specialists

Meet a multidisciplinary group of professionals who have spent a minimum of 12 months training with us.

Sharing your process with people who support your liberation is an important part of reclaiming Body Trust.

If you do not find someone in your area, many of our specialists offer support via video conference or phone.

A note about
our directory

The voices and experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color, gender variant folks, fat folks, and/or people with disabilities have been absent and minimized in the eating disorder, healthcare, and wellness-related professions.

Therefore, we are working hard to draw an increasingly diverse group of people to be part of our Body Trust Provider Community.

To include providers who are often excluded or unable to participate in trainings such as ours, we offer equity-pricing and additionally have 10 low or no cost spots in every cohort.

Read more about our professional training program here.

Oregon

Amanda Akinyi
Ludka Soden

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Mental Health Counselor

Providing compassionate, weight-inclusive counseling for those healing from eating disorders.”

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Amanda@AmandaLudka.com

Phone: (503) 660-3097

Website: AmandaLudka.com

Video and phone sessional available.

Amy Frasieur,
MS, RDN, LD

Amy Frasieur

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Disrupting body shame and exploring Body Trust.”

Location: Corvallis, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Amy.Frasieur@OregonState.edu

Angela Braxton-
Johnson

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Poetess, Coach, Healer

Using Poetry and Creativity to Teach, to Touch, to Liberate and to Inspire! I aM a woman of faith, as well as a fat-positive poet and coach, focusing on healing in spirit, mind and body from abuse, eating disorders and just Life Honey Chile. Mmhmm.”

In 2022, Angela was the featured artist at the first annual BIPOC Eating Disorder Conference. Please invite Angela to share liberation poetry with your groups or at your events (she can cater her poems to fit your themes); to share and talk about her books and/or to co-facilitate virtual healing groups that focus on 1) Anti-Diet/Anti-Racist Healing, 2) Liberation, 3) Reclaiming Movement, 4) Healing from Abuse, 5) Processing Grief, or 6) Intersectionality.

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: her/she

Practice Name: Poetically Inspiring Change, LLC

Email: Poet@AngelaBraxtonJohnson.com

Website: AngelaBraxtonJohnson.com

FB:  @PoeticallyInspiringChange

IG: @AngelaBraxtonJohnson / @AbundantFatness

LinkedIn: @AngelaBraxtonJohnson

YouTube: @AngelaBraxtonJohnson

Betsy Lindeland,
PsyD

BETSY LINDELAND

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I strive to help folks feel at home in their bodies, capable agents of change in their lives, and deserving of the pleasures life has to offer.”

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Practice Name: Bridge City Counseling

Phone: (503) 954-2188 x20

Website: BridgeCityCounseling/Betsy-Lindeland-Psy-D.com

Video and phone sessions available.

Christine Anderson,
LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor

Compassionate counseling for body shame, 
disordered eating, and chronic dieting. Support rooted in curiosity, respect, weight inclusivity, and the belief you are worthy as you are now.”

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Info@CAndersonCounseling.com

Phone: (503) 907-4584

Website: CAndersonCounseling.com

 

Debbie Kaufman, 
MA

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School of Public Health Senior Instructor

Working at the intersection of Body Liberation and public health.

Debbie is the creator of the Body Liberation for Public Health Project, a Body Trust-informed resource for public health educators and practitioners wanting to join the body liberation movement. Consulting, presentations, and discussions on moving from weight-centric to weight-inclusive and a more expansive equity perspective.

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Hello@BodyLiberationForPublicHealth.com

Website: BodyLiberationForPublicHealth.com

Gillian Byers

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Personal Trainer
Movement Coach

I support curiosity, trust, and respect in your relationship with your body –just as it is right now. Through movement and sensation exploration and unique-to-you strength building I help you connect with your body in ways that feel safe so you can move through life with more ease and joy.

Location: Newberg, Oregon
(Video sessions available across state lines.)

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Gillian@MindfullyActive.com

Website: MindfullyActive.com

FB: @MindfullyActive

IG: @Mindfully.Active

Video and phone sessions available.

Jessica Starr,
LCSW

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Therapist/LCSW/Registered Yoga Teacher

We can be our own healers, though we often need someone to support and guide us through our healing journey.
I am a Certified IFS therapist, Certified Body Trust Provider, Certified Mother Hunger group facilitator and registered yoga instructor located in Portland, Oregon. My passion is being a support to those who struggle with disordered eating, addictive behaviors, trauma, grief, childhood wounds, and Mother Hunger.

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: JessicaStarrLCSW@Gmail.com

Website: JessicaStarrTherapy.com

IG: @Jessica.Starr.Therapy

Video and phone sessions throughout Oregon.

Katie Borofka,
MPH, LCSW, CST

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Clinical Social Work & Certified Sex Therapist

Our bodies are incredible instruments for pleasure, and I love working with people at the intersections of sexuality, gender, body reclamation, and relational wellness.

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: KatieBorofkaLCSW@Gmail.comKBorofka@Quest-Center.org

Phone: (559) 273-5828

Website: KatieBorofkaLCSW.com / Quest-Center.org/Katie-Borofka

Kristen Scher

Family Feeding & Body Trust® Coach

I believe that mealtime is an early playground to practice long term life lessons like consent, pleasure, autonomy, connection, and trust.”

Location: Portland, Oregon

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Kristen@EmbodiedKiddos.com

Website: EmbodiedKiddos.com

FB: @EmbodiedKiddos

IG: @EmbodiedKiddos

Video and phone sessions available.

Meg Bradbury

Meg Bradbury

Accessible Yoga™ Teacher
Anti-Diet Nutritionist
Human Development Teacher

Trauma-informed private practice with individuals, groups, and families exploring body diversity awareness, shame resilience, anti-diet nutrition, eating disorder/disordered eating recovery, body image healing, weight neutrality, diet culture divestment, reclamation of food agency, pleasure as a human right, and intentionally meaningful movement, including accessible yoga and meditation guidance. While I work with individuals of all ages and identities, my center is on folks over 50 and the LGBTQIA+ community. I’m available as a public speaker, podcast guest, and workshop trainer/presenter.​”

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: they/them

Email: Lamplight.Space@Gmail.com

Website: Lamplight.Space

In-person and virtual sessions available. 

Meredith Noble,
MA

MEREDITH NOBLE

Professional Counselor Associate

Providing fat-positive, compassionate counseling to those struggling with body shame, disordered eating, trauma, and/or chronic illness.”

Location: Portland, OR and throughout Oregon via telehealth

Pronouns: she/her

Website: MeredithNoble.com

Video and phone sessions available.

Natalie Rhodes,
MS, NCC, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
& Body Trust® Coach

I am here to tell you that your body is not something that needs to be fixed. I offer mental health counseling via telehealth in both South Carolina and Oregon. I also offer online Body Trust® coaching sessions to anyone in the US or Canada. Visit my website for more details!

Location: South Carolina (licensed in OR for video sessions)

Pronouns: she/her

Email: NatalieRhodesCounseling@Gmail.com

Phone: (503) 583-2830

Website: NatalieRhodesCounseling.com

IG: @NatalieRhodesCounseling

Video and phone sessions available.

Rachael Ringwood,
LCSW

RACHAEL RINGWOOD

Private Therapist

We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves that we can love”. ~Lori Deschene

Location: Portland, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (385) 743-1725

Website: RootedInWisdom.org

Video and phone sessions available.

RanDee Anshutz,
RDN, LD, LMT

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Licensed Massage Therapist

Offering curious, kind-hearted nutrition, massage, and movement therapies to help you realize your inherent wisdom and worth.”

Location: Bend, OR

Pronouns: she/her

Email: Nutrition@SynergyHealthBend.com

Phone: (541) 323-3488

Website: SynergyHealthBend.com

Video and phone sessions available.

 

Can’t find someone in your area?

Many of our providers offer support via video conference or phone.

Contact us for assistance.

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