Registered Dietitian, RD
Not accepting new clients
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Body image challenges
Ashley Bade is a Registered Dietitian in Framingham, MA specializing in eating disorders, pediatric nutrition, intuitive eating, family nutrition, picky eating, and body image challenges. Her particular area of expertise is in treating eating disorders including binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia. She practices an intuitive eating and health-at-every-size model, working collaboratively in a team approach to develop a supportive and sustainable nutrition path for her clients.
Ashley works with children, teenagers, young adults, college and graduate students, adults, parents, and seniors. As a certified specialist in pediatric nutrition, the focus of her practice is in working with adolescents. She has a special interest in working with adolescent teenage girls navigating the challenges of disordered eating. She is passionate about removing negative self-destructive thoughts around foods and guiding clients toward achieving their personal goals and optimizing sustainable health.
Ashley attended the University of New Hampshire for her Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences and went on to complete a didactic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital. She also received training to become a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, and Intuitive Eating Certified PRO. At the core of her practice is Ashley’s strong commitment to empowering her clients to recover and thrive in a body-positive, goal-oriented, and compassionate way.
Eating disorders – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns
Pediatric nutrition – Advising parents about pediatric nutrition for healthy growth and development, the development of lifelong eating habits, and fostering healthy relationships with food and body
Intuitive eating – Instilling a healthy relationship with food, in which the the individual follows the body's internal cues rather than external dietary regimens
Family nutrition – Supporting families to make food choices for optimal health and growth
Picky eating – Working with kids and their families to approach picky eating behaviors
Body image challenges – Helping individuals break self-destructive thoughts and become body-positive, more accepting, and appreciative of their bodies
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Boston College Student Insurance
Harvard Student Insurance
Lesley University Student Insurance
MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan
Northeastern University Student Insurance
Initial/ongoing session: $160 (60min)
Message to clients
"In a world of much misinformation, figuring out the best way to take care of yourself can feel overwhelming! My goal is to help you navigate the confusing, and often destructive messages, by providing the latest evidence-based recommendations. I am here to provide compassionate support as we find a way of eating that feels well to you, optimizes your well-being, and attains maintainable change.
My passion is helping individuals and families find a personalized, meaningful, nutrition balance that not only works for them today, but for a lifetime."
Treatment approachesInterpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
The Learning Center for the Deaf, 2013 - 2014
Metrowest Nutrition, 2013 - 2015
Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2007 - 2014
Quincy Medical Center, 2006 - 2007
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 2006 - 2008
Intuitive Eating Certified PRO, 2016
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, 2013
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Registered Dietitian, 2006
Mount Auburn Hospital, Didactic Internship, 2005 - 2006
University of New Hampshire, BS in Nutritional Sciences, 2005