Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Binge eating nutrition therapy
- Eating disorder nutrition therapy
- Healthy weight management
- Nutrition for athletes
- Women's health and nutrition
- Body dysmorphic disorder
Randi Beranbaum is a registered dietitian / nutritionist with over 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She received her MS in Clinical Nutrition from Tufts University and has worked as a Clinical Nutritionist at Tufts Medical Center.
Randi specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, particularly binge eating, as well as weight loss, and nutrition management for athletes. She helps clients achieve a healthy balance in their relationship with food through intuitive eating, a nutrition philosophy in which clients become more attuned to the body's natural hunger signals as a way to attain a healthy weight.
Randi works closely with therapists, psychiatrists, and physicians to support clients in a holistic way. In addition to her private practice, Randi also leads meal support groups at Be Collaborative Care.
Binge eating nutrition therapy – Recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards.
Eating disorder nutrition therapy – Restricting eating; intense fear of gaining weight; fear of eating with others; low self-esteem influenced by perceptions of body weight and shape; purging after meals; use of laxatives; excessive exercise; support for parents of children with eating challenges
Healthy weight management –Managing weight through healthy nutrition guidance, rather than fad diets or strict meal plans; finding snacks and meals that work with your lifestyle; building a healthy relationship with food
Nutrition for athletes – Finding the right balance of fuel, protein, and other nutrients; working with athletes who have food allergies
Women's health and nutrition – Managing a healthy balance of nutrients through a woman's life stages, such as pregnancy
Body dysmorphic disorder – Feeling preoccupied with parts of your body to the point where the preoccupation interferes with your life
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Harvard Pilgrim
- United Healthcare
- Johnson & Wales University (United Healthcare)
- Providence College (United Healthcare)
- RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
- University of Rhode Island Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
Note: Insurances are accepted for individual nutrition sessions. Be Collaborative Care Intensive Outpatient Program is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield & Tufts Health Plan only.
Message to clients
"Are you confused by the conflicting messages about what to eat? Do you find yourself eating mindlessly, emotionally, or going back and forth between being "good" and "bad" about eating? Are you ready to find some balance in your relationship with food, discover your own unique eating style, and feel better in your body, mind, and spirit because of it?
You really can find peace with food, eat in a way that is health-giving and sustainable, and maintain your own healthy body weight without depriving yourself. You will feel clearer about your dreams, goals, and purpose on this planet when you spend less time worrying about your body and food. It is my passion to help my clients find the way to eat that best suits their individual bodies and lifestyles. Balanced eating should help you feel your best and not take too much effort, so that you can spend your time living the life you want to live. I believe that recovery from disordered or emotional eating in all forms is challenging but possible, and I would be honored to help you on this journey."
Medical Nutrition TherapyMedical nutrition therapy is a dietary intervention that is used to treat health conditions that are caused by or made worse by unhealthy eating habits.
Intuitive EatingIntuitive eating is a nutrition philosophy based on the premise that becoming more attuned to the body's natural hunger signals is a more effective way to attain a healthy weight, rather than keeping track of the amounts of energy and fats in foods. (learn more)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral thearpy 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 (CBT), patients works with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps patients become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so they 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)
Interpersonal 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)
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)
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)
Education and work experience
Be Collaborative Care, 2016 - Present
Private Practice, 1999 - Present
Nutrition Today, Managing Editor, 2004 - Present
Tufts University Nutrition PR, Former Director, 1999 - 2005
Tufts Medical Center, RD, Clinical Nutrition
Tufts University, MS, Clinical Nutrition/Nutrition Communications
University of Maryland College Park, BS, Nutrition