Elizabeth (Liz) Fayram
Registered Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CEDRD*
Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT
Not accepting new clients; find available Providence therapists here
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Eating disorders / disordered eating
Non-Diet approach to wellness
Working through transitions in eating
Making peace with food
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 an Intuitive Eating® and Health At Every Size (HAES)® 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.
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 for meal support/exposure when ready, 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Medical Nutrition Therapy benefits vary based on plan, please inquire about covered services prior to booking phone consult.
Initial session: $140/session (75-90min)
Individual sessions: $125/session (50min)
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."
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)
Education and work 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