Jennifer Pereira, LPC, RD, LD

Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dietitian

Owner, Austin Counseling and Nutrition

One of the hardest things you can go through is not trusting your own body. It is hard to trust when you are surrounded by people subscribing to diet culture and the objectification of bodies. This battle with your body can consume virtually all of your time, energy, and thoughts.

In our practice we strive to stay at the forefront of eating disorder treatment methods to help you get the most out of your process of healing. Most of our therapists are trained in Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to resolve negative core beliefs underlying many struggles. We work from a Health at Every Size lens, and we aim for Intuitive Eating as our ultimate nutrition goal.

We provide a safe, inclusive space to help you understand who you are, beyond all these messages you've been given. We know this journey can be scary and challenging, and we will gently guide you through to the other side: liberation.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Oklahoma

  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University

Experience

  • Outpatient/IOP Dietitian, Renfrew Center, Florida

  • Outpatient Dietitian, Jessica Setnick's Understanding Nutrition, Dallas, Texas

  • Owner, Nutrition Paradox, Arlington, Texas

  • Founder of Project Bliss, non-profit residential eating disorder treatment, Arlington, Texas

  • Owner, Austin Counseling and Nutrition, Austin, Texas

-Jennifer Pereira, LPC, RD, LD

You may think you are not "sick enough" to deserve help. Unfortunately 90% of people with eating disorders do not get the help they need partly due to this belief. Everyone deserves the chance for a life they enjoy living.

I've worked in the eating disorder field for over 15 years. It wasn't until I began working in this area that I began to understand my own distorted relationship with food and body. Most people don't even know they have a problem, and will continue to suffer without knowing there is a better way to live.

Trainings and Certifications

  • EMDR trained

  • Certified Hypnotherapist

  • IFS-informed

  • Intuitive Eating, Anti-diet

  • Health at Every Size

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Body Liberation, Embodiment

Communities Served

  • Disordered eating and eating disorders

  • Chronic dieters

  • Compulsive exercisers

  • LGBTQ+

  • Fat-positive

  • BIPOC community

  • Immigrants

  • People living with disabilities

  • Teens and Adults

Contact us today to schedule a consultation call or to make an appointment.

Call or text (512) 655-3878 or click on the button below to send us an email.

We strive to respond as quickly as possible and always within 24 hours, even on weekends.

Austin Counseling and Nutrition provides inclusive eating disorder therapy and nutrition counseling to the Austin, Texas community. Together we provide specialized eating disorder treatment so people can overcome disordered eating and body image issues to experience the full lives they deserve.

Austin Counseling and Nutrition

Austin, Texas 78732

(512) 655-3878

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