MEET MARYELLEN

“Being kind to yourself is one of the greatest kindnesses . . . We often wait for kindness…
but being kind to yourself can start now.”- Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Maryellen Hauver, RDN, LDN

I'm a registered dietitian nutritionist dedicated to helping people make peace with food and their bodies. The world would tell us food is meant to be manipulated and our bodies are subject to our control, but this harmful messaging creates distrust and shame. As a non-diet dietitian, I help people change their behaviors without feeling constrained by rigid rules.

 

I specialize in eating disorder nutrition therapy for adults and young adults. My experience providing individualized care has reinforced my belief that every person is complex and unique. Because of this, I respectfully consider the variety of factors that contribute to your individual experience and sensitively tailor interventions that will be most effective for you. Utilizing motivational interviewing techniques, a Health At Every Size approach, and intuitive eating principles, I embrace diversity and empower others to develop personal skills for achieving and maintaining wellness.

I offer complimentary 15-minute consultations, and am available to connect via email, phone, or you can schedule an appointment at the link below. 

INTUITIVE EATING

A framework for re-discovering and honoring the body’s cues related to food and movement while letting go of rules and thought patterns that keep us trapped in a dieting mentality. This process will empower individuals to build body trust, attunement, and respect.

HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE

HAES® is a holistic approach to health that serves as an alternative to weight-centric healthcare. It celebrates body diversity and supports sustainable self care behaviors that are aligned with intuitive eating, life-enhancing movement, and body respect. The HAES community seeks an end to weight discrimination and the internalized weight stigma that is created by our cultural obsession with weight loss and pursuing an impossible thin-ideal.

NON-DIET APPROACH

Based on the evidence that diets will fail for the vast majority of people and the observation that dieting attempts only result in a lingering, toxic mixture of self-degradation and guilt...It is time for a new approach, and a new wave of dietitians and medical professionals are jumping aboard. We will guide you to let go of rule-based eating and exercise and instead reclaim the connection to your body’s innate wisdom.

MY APPROACH

I seek to provide a calm, peaceful space with compassion and empathy that allows you to reflect, create change, and grow.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Health at Every Size (HAES®)

  • Intuitive Eating for Individuals

  • Eating Disorder Recovery: All DSM-V Diagnoses

  • Orthorexia

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

  • Disordered Eating Behaviors

  • Chronic Dieting

  • Mindful Eating 

  • Meal Plan Coaching and Meal Support 

  • Food Preparation and Planning

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Virginia Tech - B.S., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Option: Dietetics

  • Medical University of South Carolina, Dietetic Internship, Concentration: Community Nutrition Promotion

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist by the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice

  • Recovery Coach & Registered Dietitian for Monte Nido Roxbury Mills

ON A PERSONAL NOTE
  • While my education moved me throughout the southeast, I’m a Maryland native.

  • I ran competitively on cross country and track teams in college, specializing in middle distance events.

  • In my free time, you can find me in the kitchen testing out recipes from my collection of cookbooks.

  • I have an appreciation for the arts and love to take in the stories told through art--whether it be through music, paintings, or film.