Eating disorder dietitian and counselor in Austin, TX



*Not currently accepting new clients*


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

  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University

Communities Served

  • Disordered eating and eating disorders

  • Chronic dieters

  • Compulsive exercisers

  • LGBTQ+

  • Fat-positive

  • BIPOC community

  • Immigrants

  • People living with disabilities

  • Teens and Adults

Trainings and Certifications

  • EMDR trained

  • Certified Hypnotherapist

  • IFS-informed

  • Intuitive Eating, Anti-diet

  • Health at Every Size

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Body Liberation, Embodiment


  • 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

50 min sessions with Jennifer: $185

Hello! I am Jennifer Pereira, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dietitian. I have been working with people with disordered eating since 2005 at many levels of care. My amazing team and I work closely together to provide an inclusive, safe experience for our clients.

I first began working in the field of eating disorders at The Renfrew Center in Florida, leading Intensive Outpatient groups and seeing individual clients for nutrition counseling. It was at that time that I really evaluated my own relationship with food, and realized it was pretty messed up. I am so grateful to have been able to normalize my own relationship with food and my body---it has been one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

In 2006, my partner and my first born and I moved to Texas to be closer to my grandmother. I was fortunate enough to work alongside Jessica Setnick in her practice in Dallas. The following year I opened my own practice, Nutrition Paradox. During this time I was devastated by how many of my clients could not get access to higher levels of treatment because of insurance or out-of-pocket costs.


In 2012, I felt compelled to open Project Bliss, a non-profit home for the treatment of eating disorders. We were lucky enough to get it off the ground and provide full and partial scholarships for many clients who otherwise would not have been able to access residential treatment. Sadly, we had to close Project Bliss in 2015 due to lack of funding---we are grateful it made a difference while it lasted.

In 2015, my family moved to Austin, where we have wanted to live for years. Since then we have been providing outpatient counseling and nutrition services for individuals in the Austin, Cedar Park, and Lakeway, and virtually throughout Texas at Austin Counseling and Nutrition.

While I am not currently accepting clients, I work closely with all of the clinicians in our practice. 

I am available to answer questions about the practice and help match clients with therapists and dietitians who are a good fit for them. 

Call or text (512)655-3878

or use the contact form to email

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