Karrie offers her years of nutritional and athletic experience along with her personal drive to
the practicality and effectiveness of her strategic counseling.
She works with athletes of all levels and ages to achieve their personal health and fitness
Karrie has experience providing nutrition counseling for high school, college and professional
She has been the consulting dietitian for the San Antonio Spurs since 2009.
Karrie holds a strong belief in the treatment of eating disorders by using a team approach. She works closely with psychologists, family therapists and other disciplines involved in her clients lives. She communicates with the therapist to ensure that every aspect of the client’s eating disorder is being addressed. She provides nutritional counseling for people with all types of eating disorders, all ages, both male and female. The majority of Karrie’s clients seek her guidance based on her extensive experience and successful treatment of individuals with eating disorders. Karrie has worked in the field of mental health and nutrition related disorders for over five years. Over the last three years, she focused exclusively on eating disorders while under the supervision of a professional mentor.
Currently, Karrie sees many clients that have been diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. She frequently works with a group of individuals that have what is called Orthorexia Nervosa. This term has not yet been officially included in the Diagnostic Stastical Manual of Mental Disorders. Orthorexia Nervosa is a phrase coined by Dr. Steven Bratman, which describes an eating disorder in which the client will only eat what they perceive as “healthy food.” People suffering from this obsession may display the following signs:
- Spending several hours a day thinking about healthy food
- Planning tomorrow’s meals
- Skipping foods they once enjoyed in order to eat the “right” foods.
- Eating only foods regarded as healthy
- Continually limiting the number of foods they eat
- Feeling guilt or self-loathing when they stray from their diet
- Feeling in “total” control when they eat the correct diet.
Karrie also works with clients that have Binge-Eating Disorder. Binge-Eating Disorder has many facets, including some of the following symptoms:
- Eating an amount of food that is clearly larger than what most persons would eat in a similar situation with the same amount of time.
- A sense that one cannot stop eating or control content or quantity of food intake.
- Eating that occurs when the person is beyond full, to the point of discomfort.
- Binging occurs when the person is not physically hungry
- Choosing to eat alone because the amount of food consumed is embarrassing.
A significant number of Karrie’s clients have what is called Disordered Eating. Disordered Eating is a term used to describe a wide variety of irregularities in eating behaviors that do not warrant a diagnosis of a specific eating disorder. Karrie has identified many behaviors that may lead to disordered eating:
- Chronic cycles of dieting
- Implementing bad nutrition advice
- Adopting poor habits from those around us
Karrie consults with clients for a variety of reasons:
- Food Allergies
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Adolescent & Child Nutrition
- Vegetarian Diets
- General Wellness
- Weight Management
- Total Family Nutrition
- Bariatric Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Nutrition Analysis
- Menu Planning
- Blended Diet/Homemade Tube Feedings
- Infant Nutrition
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Elimination Diets
Karrie loves her job and decided at the age of 11 to become a dietitian. Since that time she has dedicated her life to helping people have a better relationship and understanding of food. Karrie's own personal love for cooking, athletics and overall wellness is reflected in the way she practices and the concepts she presents to her clients.
She graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a bachelors of science in Food & Nutrition. She was accepted into a dietetic internship and has successfully completed the registration examination to become a registered dietitian. She is also licensed by the State of Texas.
Karrie is a board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). The CSSD offered by the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) for registered dietitians (RDs) who have specialized experience in sports dietetics. Being Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics designates specific knowledge, skills, and expertise for competency in sports dietetics practice. For more information on the role of sports dietitians pleaser refer to the following website. http:www.scandpg.org/sports-dietitians-job-descrition/
She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the dietetic practice group SCAN. SCAN's members are dietitians with an expertise in the role of nutrition in: Sports performance, cardiovascular health, wellness and weight management, and disordered eating prevention and treatment. She is also a member of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). She is a previous monthly contributor to South Texas Fitness & Health Magazine and was featured on the cover of the July 2006 issue. Karrie has been the consulting dietitian for the San Antonio Spurs since 2009.
Karrie's office is located in downtown New Braunfels. Her office is above New Braunfels Coffee with elevator access on the North Seguin Avenue entrance to the building.
Karrie makes phone appointments!
123 N. Seguin Avenue
New Braunfels, TX 78130
To make an appointment or ask question please feel free to call or email her.
Some insurance companies reimburse for Medical Nutrition Therapy, based on your medical diagnosis. Please check with your insurance provider or review your insurance policy before calling to make an appointment. Karrie will not file directly with your insurance company. Therefore, payment is expected in full at the end of each visit. If you would like to file a claim with your insurance provider Karrie can provide you with all the necessary paper work.
Initial Assessment (60 min)................$100
Follow-up Visits (30 min)...............$80
Public Speaking Event (60 min).............$300
Speaking engagements may also be longer than an hour. For every 30 minutes over the initial 60 minutes $50 will be added to the final bill.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment or you will be charged the full amount for the appointment. If you fail to show for an appointment you will also be billed the full amount.
Minors will only receive counseling with prior consent from their guardian. If your minor is receiving counseling please accompany them to their first visit.
Please read the following forms and bring them completed to your first appointment.