Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD.
Hi, I’m Corinne. I’m a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor with nearly a decade of experience in Marin County, California.
I specialize in helping clients break free from the mental, emotional, and physical toll of chronic dieting, various levels of disordered eating, and body image concerns – as well as nutrition and body image healing work in eating disorder recovery.
Ultimately, I help clients nurture a caring and compassionate relationship with food and their bodies through a non-weight focused, non-diet approach.
I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults at my office in Mill Valley, California.
Before I share a little about how I work and how we may work together, I’d like to offer you the invitation that it’s never too late to make peace with food and your body – despite whatever you’ve been told or whatever you’ve tried before. A peaceful relationship with food and your body is possible.
Recovery and healing is possible.
In my client sessions, I create a safe, judgement free, therapeutic space where you can come, process, and learn how to kindly be with (and in) your body. And where you can learn how to make peace with food. In our work together, you’ll gain an understanding of how to truly listen, connect, and care for your body and yourself.
You’ll also learn various tools to aid in your food and body image healing journey: nutrition education and science, intuitive eating practices, somatics, self-compassion, body image healing tools, the Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach, self-care, and various self-coaching techniques.
Ultimately, together, we’ll start nurturing some of the most important (and longest) relationships of your life—your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with your body and food.
Here are some of the things we may explore in our work together:
Building a flexible, peaceful, more balanced relationship with food and with time, developing skills to eat in attunement with your body’s cues.
Exploring what it’s like to move and connect with your body out of kindness and respect, instead of out of guilt or feeling like you have to.
Allowing yourself to truly rest.
Acquiring tools, so you can healthfully cope with emotions and be more flexible in your thinking when it comes to food, your body, and movement.
Reflecting upon and redefining your own definition of health for your age, stage, and phase of life.
Removing “good’ and “bad” labels from food, so food is just food.
Developing skills to approach yourself with curiosity, compassion, and care.
Learning to tolerate and be with uncomfortable emotions, so you can be with your body and yourself, especially during challenging food and body image moments.
Connecting with your values in food and body image healing work.
And surrounding yourself with people, activities, and hobbies that mirror where you want to go in your life and that broaden your concept of self and self-worth.
Things I believe…
All bodies, of all sizes are deserving of respect, care, and kindness.
All individuals deserve weight-inclusive, non-shaming care.
Body diversity is a thing (even if we all ate and moved the same, different body shapes and sizes would still exist).
You don’t have to love your body to have a peaceful relationship with your body, but hey, it’s great if you do.
Food can be flexible, enjoyable, and fun.
Cookies (with real sugar and flour) are OK to eat. So are kale salads.
You can trust your body and with time, your body will trust you too.
Health is about learning how to listen, connect, and care for your body and yourself as a WHOLE human – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually (not necessarily about what you weigh or how hard you exercise, although we can talk about those things).
Everything you need to make peace with food and your body is already right there inside of you – not lurking in another diet, detox, wellness guru, or “lifestyle” program.
With practice, self-compassion, patience, and support, you can rediscover your body’s own innate wisdom, so you can start making peace with food, building a caring relationship with your body, and connecting with yourself as a whole person. Because… YES, this is possible for YOU.
Finally, I believe…
“There is NOTHING wrong with your body, but there is a lot wrong with the messages which try to convince you otherwise.”~ Rae Smith
Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor with nearly a decade of experience in Marin County, California. She specializes in helping clients break free from the mental, emotional, and physical toll of chronic dieting, various levels of disordered eating, and body image concerns – as well as nutrition and body image healing work in eating disorder recovery. Ultimately, she helps clients nurture a caring and compassionate relationship with food and their bodies through a non-weight focused, non-diet approach.
Corinne works with clients individually and in groups. She is also the host of The Body Image Podcast.
Corinne began her work in body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders, after spending some time working with clients through the traditional weight-normative approach in the first few years of her career (where the emphasis is on weight and weight loss when defining health and wellbeing). It was here that Corinne realized something had to change, as this approach felt unethical, uncaring, and most of all, unhelpful for her clients. After all, even if we all ate and moved the same, different body shapes and sizes would still exist. With that shared, Corinne has spent the latter part of her career engaged in clinical supervision and various trainings to enable her to competently and successfully work with individuals struggling with food and body image concerns, disordered eating, chronic dieting, and eating disorders. Today, Corinne works from a weight-inclusive approach (where the emphasis is on viewing health and wellbeing as multifaceted and on reducing weight stigma). In her work, Corinne uses a variety of tools and techniques to help her clients nurture a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body.
Corinne graduated cum laude from Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and completed her dietetic training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a Masters of Science from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Further professional training was through the completion of Wellcoaches Core Coach Training Program, The Body Image Training for Clinicians, and The Original Intuitive Eating Pros® certification process to become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Adding to her unique background, Corinne completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through h3 Yoga in Marin County, California, and she teaches nutrition at The University of San Francisco.
Today, Corinne resides in Marin County, California with her husband, three dogs, cat, and little girl.