Be heard, seen and understood
One of my greatest strengths is my compassion for others. Knowing your story and how you experience food struggles is important to me. I'm a naturally empathetic listener and years of providing nutrition counseling has enhanced those traits. I use a Motivational Interviewing approach that emphasizes reflective listening and elicits motivation from within you. Eating disorders are about more than food, so it makes sense to have a dietitian who understands how the psychological, physical, emotional and social aspects are effecting you personally.
Receive Collaborative Care
Because of these multifaceted aspects of eating disorders, a hallmark of excellent treatment is using a team approach. Since 2009, I've been working alongside a number of therapists, physicians, pyschiatrists, and other team members in a variety of levels of care. For more information on my background, feel free to scroll down to "Professional Experience."
Who else is on the team? You. I collaborate with you, the most important team member. It's your choices, your goals, and your treatment! I also like to include your primary support person, whether that's your spouse, parent(s) or close friend.
Grow in Hope and Freedom
While walking alongside you in your struggle, my goal is to increase your hope. Hope is not wishful thinking; it's the confident knowing that things will be better in the future. On a personal level, my relationship with Jesus gives me hope for healing for everyone experiencing eating problems. He is the ultimate counselor, advocate and healer.
Branz Nutrition Counseling, St Louis
June 2018 - Current
Erin Bushman Nutrition, Atlanta
Owner and Outpatient Nutrition Therapist
January 2014 - October 2016
The Renfrew Center, Atlanta
PRN Dietitian for PHP and IOP Programs
2014 - May 2015
The Eating Disorder Information Network, Atlanta
2014 - May 2015
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Adolescent Medicine Eating Disorder Program
Inpatient and Outpatient Eating Disorder Dietitian
2011 - 2013
The Center for Balanced Living, Columbus, Ohio
PHP and IOP Dietitian
2009 - 2013
Education and Credentials
Erin Bushman, RDN, LD, CEDRD
BS in Medical Dietetics at the Ohio State University, 2009
Graduated summa cum laude with honors, GPA 3.93
Ohio Dietetic Association 2009 Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year