My lived experience with an eating disorder informs my work at The Balanced Practice. After many years of navigating my own challenges with accessing specialized care for my eating disorder, I am well aware of the need for progress in the treatment system. I was lucky enough to eventually receive the personalized care that I needed. I know that not everyone is so lucky, and I am extremely passionate about improving the quality of care that is available for people with eating disorders and co-occurring mental health concerns. As part of The Balanced Practice team, I am part of a mission to provide comprehensive, client-centered, and individualized treatment and I am so proud of our team and our wonderful clients for all of the amazing work that we do.
I graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) in Toronto with First Class Honours and I studied psychotherapy at Transformational Arts College (TAC) in Toronto.
I love feeling so connected to the team. This is not just a job, but a true community where we all care for each other and support each other, as well as our clients. I also love being part of an innovative and creative health care practice. As a collaborative team, we are constantly coming up with new ways to better serve our clients, and it is very rewarding to see our hard work unfolding in incredible ways.
The Balanced Practice has evolved to a team of registered dietitians and therapists on a mission to support folks in finding their perfect balance between food, body and mind. We believe that we cannot talk about food without addressing our mindset, beliefs and emotions. We work with our clients to help them walk away from diets, recover from their eating disorder and learn to reconnect to themselves so they can live their fullest life.
Our approach is weight inclusive, sexuality & gender affirming, trauma-informed and anti diet culture. We firmly believe that health is not reserved for any body type and that your recovery is possible.
Because life is too short to struggle with your relationship with food & your body.
The Balanced Practice was founded by Marie-Pier, who after struggling with an eating disorder, noticed a gap in our healthcare system. Through her recovery, she noticed that treatment was often not inclusive, non collaborative or client centered and often offered only short term support.