Desiree has had a strong passion for food since she was a little girl. This passion than lead to her deciding to study nutrition, in order to learn more about how food can be used to attain optimal health. After achieving her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist status and Masters of Science in Nutrition, Desiree further sought out advanced training in Motivational Interviewing. Having training in motivational interviewing allows her to dig deeper into the patient’s current lifestyle to uncover underlying factors that may be impacting the patient from achieving their goals. She has over five years of nutrition counseling experience with various medical conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Desiree provides nutrition counseling using a patient centered and non-diet approach to educate, empower and form a partnership with her patients. Desiree’s biggest reward is to see her patients reach their goals and become their best self.