Holly Dickinson started working as a Registered Dietitian in the area of eating disorders 15years ago after she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from The University of Western Ontario and dietetic internship at The University Health Network.
Holly enjoys the rewards and challenges of working in mental health, specifically eating disorders. Holly uses a weight inclusive approach, helping clients recognize and learn the skills needed to improve and normalize their relationship with food.
Soon into her career Holly recognized the importance of having a strong therapeutic background as a dietitian working within the field. She recognized that although she was working as a dietitian, a lot of her time was spent offering emotional support through nutrition counselling. She decided to go back to school as she wanted to expand her counseling skills.
After completing her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at OISE, University of Toronto, Holly applied for membership at the College of Psychotherapists and is now a Registered Psychotherapist as well as a Registered Dietitian.
Holly has experience working in both an inpatient and outpatient setting and has completed extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She has experience running and co-facilitating groups, including CBT and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She has experience working individually with clients using Motivational Interviewing techniques in order to help clients meet goals and facilitate behaviour change. During her schooling, Holly completed a practicum working in an individual CBT based relapse prevention program for eating disorders.
Holly had her own private practice as a dietitian specializing in eating disorders for a number of years. She took a break a few years ago to complete her schooling and when life got busy as a new mum. She is thrilled to be back practicing privately.
In her downtime Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. When she has a little bit of extra time to squeeze in some gardening or reading it is a bonus.