Allied with you in your journey to digestive wellness &

food freedom

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Teaming up with us means finally getting the care and support

you deserve

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Our careers began in patient settings where 15-minute appointments were normalized.

This was not at all realistic, especially for those with complex gastrointestinal (GI) conditions conditions and eating disorders. 

Far too many people were being seen for one or two appointments, given a handout and left without any follow-up support. 

We also found that providing care through a diet-focused and weight-centered lens created more problems than solutions. 

It just wasn't working. The system was failing everyone. 

We knew our clients deserved better and that we wanted to do things differently.

That is why we joined forces and created this alliance: to provide a truly person-centered, weight-inclusive and trauma-informed approach to nutrition therapy. We consider the impact of whole health so we can help people achieve long-term digestive health and disordered eating recovery.

Learn more about weight-inclusive care and the Health At Every Size® framework.

Meet the Team

Ashley Giddens, MS, RDN, LD Co-Executive Director
Destiny Howard, MS, RDN, LD Co-Executive Director
Jennifer Southard, MS, RDN, LD Registered Dietitian
Cassie Cook, RDN, LD Registered Dietitian
Whitney Long, MS, RD, LD, CEDS Registered Dietitian
Suzy Jesse, MA, RDN, LD Registered Dietitian

Our Mission

To guide, educate, and uplift individuals as they reclaim control of their digestive health and rediscover the joy of nourishing their bodies and minds.

Our Values


Practicing the art of asking questions and looking beyond the surface with an eagerness to make new discoveries.


Creating a safe space for you to be heard and supported while offering genuine concern, never criticism or judgment.


Showing up consistently for you with intention, focus, and dedication to our values and our mission.

Our Philosophy

Care designed specifically for you

We firmly believe there is no “one-size-fits-all” nutrition plan for any problem.

That is why our team is passionate about helping you heal in a way that fits your life, without unnecessary restrictions to your diet. 

Your voice guides our approach 

We recognize you as the expert of your own body and lived experience.

Our dietitians will take time to listen, understand, and honor what is most important to you and fine tune your care plan to meet your individual needs. 

We support you beyond the basics

We also understand that gut issues can have serious negative impacts on your mental health, quality of life, and your relationship with food.

And, unfortunately, that’s not something any handout or internet search can solve. 

Ready to get started?

Join our waitlist and take the first step toward recovery.

You deserve to have support and our team of dietitians will be here to guide you every step of the way.

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Suzy Jesse, MA, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian

Suzy's fascination with nutrition began during her undergraduate studies in anthropology, where she studied the intricate connections between food, biology, culture, and behavior. With her unique background, Suzy understands that nutrition encompasses far more than just knowing what to eat; it's about nurturing a wholesome relationship with food that nourishes both body and soul.

In sessions, Suzy empowers her clients to break free from any feelings of shame or guilt surrounding eating habits, guiding them towards honoring their body's needs and rediscovering the joy of food. Her approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and a deep understanding of the complexities of nutrition.

Outside of work, Suzy indulges in her love of food by experimenting with new flavors and recipes. Known for her warm hospitality, she enjoys hosting dinner parties for her friends and family. Suzy also enjoys leisurely walks, yoga, and seeking out hidden gems in local coffee shops.


Whitney Long, MS, RDN, LD, CEDS

Registered Dietitian

As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), Whitney's experience encompasses all spectrums of eating disorders—from anorexia nervosa to bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), and ARFID. In sessions,

Whitney uses a compassionate and personalized approach, guiding clients towards a more fulfilling life where food rules and fears are replaced with freedom.

Having completed advanced training in sports nutrition, Whitney specializes in supporting athletes, helping them cultivate a healthy relationship with food while optimizing their performance. She also offers tailored support to those of the Christian faith, providing guidance in navigating eating disorders and disordered eating through a faith-based perspective.

At home, Whitney embraces the roles of wife and proud dog mom to Cinco and Danni, finding joy in the simple pleasures of life. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she finds solace in the pages of a good book, often accompanied by a warm cup of tea. In her downtime, you'll likely find her nurturing her houseplants or collaborating with her husband on their 1930's dream home renovation project.


Cassie Cook, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

In a world full of misleading messages about eating, Cassie guides you back to what feels right for your body. She empowers her clients to ditch diet culture and stand up to weight stigma in their health journey. Her mission is to help every human she works with find lasting peace in their relationship with food.

Cassie is working toward certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). She has navigated all types of eating disorders and has provided care at every level of eating disorder treatment, including residential programs, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, and outpatient counseling. Drawing from trainings and hands-on experience in body image counseling, nutrition therapy for digestive disorders, and family-based treatment, Cassie offers a comprehensive and empathetic approach to anyone seeking digestive health support and eating disorder recovery.

When Cassie isn't cheering on her clients, she's likely spending time with her three cats--Klaus, Benji, and Fergus. She and her husband, Dallas, love cooking at home or trying new restaurants around Oklahoma City. Cassie also enjoys rock-climbing and traveling to see her family and friends in Illinois where she grew up.


Jennifer Southard, MS, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian

As an advanced clinical nutrition practitioner with more than a decade of experience, Jennifer is passionate about helping people heal from gastrointestinal issues and find freedom from eating disorders. She thrives on unraveling the intricate puzzle of nutrition, welcoming patients with complex or chronic conditions in both realms.

In sessions, Jennifers creates a welcoming environment where every individual's unique experiences are valued. She collaborates closely with her clients, sorting out the complexities of their concerns and equipping them with sustainable self-care strategies to promote long-term health and wellbeing.

A strong advocate for her clients, Jennifer goes the extra mile to ensure they receive comprehensive care. She works closely with other healthcare team members to ensure clients feel heard and supported in and beyond appointments.

Outside of sessions, Jennifer immerses herself in reading, finds balance through yoga practice, and cherishes moments spent with her family, especially when cheering on her kids at their sports events.


Destiny Howard, MS, RDN, LD

Co-Executive Director

As a gastrointestinal (GI) nutrition specialist, Destiny offers highly personalized support for complex conditions including gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Her approach is rooted in practicality, offering nutrition therapy and non-diet strategies to simplify eating while maximizing symptom relief. She excels in identifying the unique triggers of her clients' symptoms and skillfully guides them toward enjoying a wider variety of foods that they love.

Destiny also understands the profound impact that digestive issues can have on one's self-image and emotional well-being. In her sessions, she offers empathetic support and fosters a nurturing environment where her clients can embrace self-compassion and build a positive relationship with food and body.

With doctorate-level training in nutrition, Destiny is a recognized expert in her field and helps shape the future of nutrition in healthcare as a clinical supervisor, career mentor, and adjunct professor. Beyond her practice, Destiny cherishes time spent relaxing and finds joy in having "little adventures," with her husband and daughter where they explore local attractions and embark on "mini" road trips.

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Ashley Giddens, MS, RD, LD

Co-Executive Director

Ashley approaches her practice with an intuitive eating and gentle nutrition framework. She understands the intricate interplay between eating habits, thoughts, and beliefs about food and body, which are too often overlooked in traditional approaches. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Ashley aims to further empower each of her clients to prioritize self-care for their whole body and mind.

During appointments, Ashley fosters a sincere and non-judgmental space, where clients feel comfortable sharing their struggles and receive gentle encouragement to keep moving forward. If her clients desire, she incorporates their spiritual beliefs into sessions, exploring a Christian faith-based perspective on cultivating self-compassion.

In her downtime, Ashley finds joy in exploring books and documentaries on world history and dabbling in many forms of art. She and her husband also work together on designing and renovating houses, a hobby that extends beyond their own home.