Maria Schellenberger, MS RDN, has a background in Psychology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. After working as a Behavioral Interventionist for several years with children with severe dietary issues, she followed her curiosity for nutrition. She completed a coordinated Master’s and Dietetic Internship at the University of Southern California and earned a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity. As part of her Master’s Capstone project, she investigated the utilization of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment facilities. Her research findings have been published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and in the Journal of Community Health.
Maria specializes in helping those with eating disorders, and assists clients in recovery with an inclusive food philosophy of conscious eating. She works closely with clients to personalize treatment plans that fit their needs, and encourages celebration of small victories along the journey. Maria strongly believes that nutrition and intuitive eating are critical to physical health and mental wellbeing, and hopes to share this vision with others.