Elizabeth (Liz) Fayram, RDN

Elizabeth (Liz) Fayram
Registered Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CEDRD*

Accepting new clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, every other Saturday morning. Early mornings and evenings offered. (updated March 2, 2017)
*Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian

Liz is amazing at her job. She is thoughtful, kind, and probing. She helps you understand yourself by making you answer a lot of your own questions while at the same time giving you the support you need to take whatever next steps you are ready to take without fear.

- University of Chicago alumna '15 (2016)

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    About Liz

  • Registered dietitian and nutrition therapist in Providence, RI & Newton Highlands, MA
  • Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dieitian (CEDRD)
  • Specializes in eating disorders, non-diet approach to wellness, transitions in eating, and making peace with food
  • Practices a non-diet, intuitive-eating, health-at-every-size model to develop a supportive, out-of-the-box and sustainable nutrition path with her clients

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Liz Fayram is a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist specializing in eating disorders, non-diet approaches to wellness, transitions in eating, and making peace with food. Liz practices a non-diet, intuitive-eating, health-at-every-size model to develop a supportive, out-of-the-box and sustainable nutrition path with her clients.

Liz discovered her passion for nutrition and wellness while cooking with her family, taking culinary courses, and participating in athletics. She believes that all foods can nourish the body when in balance, and has passionately dedicated her career to helping others find peace and enjoyment in their relationship with food.

Liz received her BS from Bastyr University's Didactic Program in Dietetics and has extensive experience with eating disorder patients at Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, Metrowest Nutrition, and Simmons College. She is a professional member of the Association for Size Diversity & Health (ASDAH) and a board member of the Rhode Island chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She brings enthusiasm, warmth, and evidence-based practice into the counseling process to help her clients heal.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

" As a nutritionist and a woman in this culture, I can empathize with the many people who have struggled with food and their body. It is a life mission of mine to help people reconnect and heal those hurts, and to help them grow those experiences into something they can honor their whole life."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Liz Fayram RD Nutrition Counseling, Owner,  2015 - Current
Simmons College, Campus RD, 2011 - Current
Metrowest Nutrition, Private Practice Outpatient RD, 2011 - 2015
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, Outpatient RD, 2009
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Clinical and Outpatient RD, 2008-2011
Seamar Dietetic Internship, 2008, Seattle, WA

Bastyr University, BS, Didactic Program in Dietetics, 2003 - 2007, Seattle, WA

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Eating disorders / disordered eating – Nutrition therapy for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, exercise disorders; not wanting to give up the eating disorder; working on social eating; meal exposure, i.e. bringing challenging food (e.g. sandwiches, desserts) into the session and eating together, grocery shopping together; restructuring negative thoughts about food and focusing on how foods can be nourishing and enjoyable
Non-diet approach to wellness – All bodies welcome model; minimizing black and white thinking about food (or "good" v. "bad" food way of thinking); promoting healthy self-care behaviors; eating foods from all food groups; going out to eat with friends; helping individuals who have tried other methods of wellness that have not worked for them (e.g. recovering from crash dieting)
Working through transitions in eating – Making sense of food during transitions to college; transitioning home for the summer from school; life transitions such as graduating from college, starting a family, going through menopause
Making peace with food

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Nutrition therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (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)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Family
Seniors (65+)

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


I’ve worked with Liz Fayram for over 1.5 years and in that time she has helped me to grow and heal in ways I never thought were possible. I had been bulimic throughout college and came to Liz a few years later; though I had stopped purging by the time I saw Liz, many of the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that I had during the time I was actively bulimic were still very present. From my first session with Liz, I have felt fully respected, cared for, and safe in her office.

In sessions with Liz I have felt comfortable feeling emotions I often shy away from and I have shared and described vulnerabilities that I do not often expose. Liz has taught me so many practical tools that I use now in my everyday life, she has gently nudged me to expand my perspective and find new, positive meanings and experiences with food and body image, and she has supported me as I’ve enhanced my compassion for myself. I always leave Liz’s office feeling empowered, hopeful, and with increased self-love.
— 28 yr old social worker (2016)
Liz is amazing at her job. She is thoughtful, kind, and probing. She helps you understand yourself by making you answer a lot of your own questions while at the same time giving you the support you need to take whatever next steps you are ready to take without fear.

Liz has helped me address so many of my issues, from my straight up confusion about what my body can and cannot handle eating to the emotional uneasiness I felt when being there for myself after a binge to those ever difficult questions about what I value and who I am.

I look forward to our meetings and am so grateful for the work we do together!
— University of Chicago alumna '15 (2016)

PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

Liz and I have worked together on eating disorder cases. Liz is a nutritionist, and I am a therapist. She and I also are part of a professional peer group in which we consult and advise on cases. In this group, Liz and I also receive support to make sure that our team goals are aligned with the needs of the client.

I highly recommend Liz as a nutritionist. Eating disorders can have a tight grip on clients, and clients can feel very defeated in their fight against the eating disorder and their desire for recovery. I often request that Liz participate on eating disorders clinical teams. Liz is a very experienced, knowledgeable clinician who is masterful at meeting clients where they are at —- seeing where they are ready to make shifts in their food intake. Liz is also kind and supportive, setting up an environment where clients feel free to share their food challenges and to move away from the places they feel so stuck around food. She is a joy to work with, and the eating disorder field is lucky to have her.
— Hannah Saxe, LICSW, therapist specializing in eating disorders, private practice, Newton, MA (2016)
I work with Liz on collaboration with eating disorder cases. She is fantastic. Liz has an incredible way with clients. She is clear, compassionate and thoroughly invested in the person and their needs. She practices ongoing stellar collaboration. With eating disorder cases, it’s extremely important have every team member on the same page because of the facets of the disease. Liz sees the whole person holistically. Shes amazing and I love working together. I would send her all my clients if her office was closer to Mass!
— Jennifer Rego, LICSW; Collaborates with Liz on eating disorder cases (2016)