We help our clients break free from unhealthy patterns of dieting and under or over eating so they learn to eat intuitively and healthy. We believe in the “Health at Every Size” philosophy which promotes self-care and learning to eat according to hunger and fullness cues as well as satisfaction.
I went to Erica with trepidation. I was thinking I was in for a diet of deprivation of foods and rigidity, yet again. But Erica has a way of making sense of how to eat that made me feel so healthy —
She is smart and knowledgeable, but I think what makes her even more successful with her clients, is her sensitivity to their needs and the warmth in which she encourages them.
— S.I., New Rochelle, Westchester
When we met Erica Leon three years ago, our 13 year old daughter was medically stable after a one-month hospitalization and six-months’ residential care, but still anorexic in mind and frail in body. Erica has been a pivotal member of the care team that has enabled our daughter to recover and eventually, thrive — socially, emotionally and academically.
Many dietician-nutritionists have technical understanding of eating disorders’ etiology and treatment. What has distinguished Erica for us is her integrative thinking and collaborative approach with psychotherapists, medical professionals, educators and parents — and her deep commitment and authentic therapeutic relationship with our daughter.
— Parent of Client, Westchester, New York
Erica Leon has been my nutritionist for the last 7 years. During that time I have learned to eat in a way that is healthy, practical and enjoyable. My weight has settled into a comfortable and sustainable place. As a vegetarian and hypoglycemic it’s not always been easy to create healthy meals and snacks for someone who has to eat 5-6 times per day and still lose weight.
Erica creates a safe space for me to say whatever I need to say and her gentle but convincing manner of communicating is exactly what I need to stay the course for many years.
— J.F., Hartsdale, New York
When we found Erica, my daughter was at the brink of hospitalization due to her struggles with an eating disorder. No one else could reach her, but Erica broke through, unpacking both the physical and emotional components of the disease. She gave her an actionable recovery plan and the ideal mixture of firmness and support that my daughter needed to tackle it.
I can’t imagine facing the existential threat of an eating disorder without Erica’s expertise and dedication. I am truly grateful.
— Parent of Client, Westchester, New York
I have been working with Erica for the past 8 months. She is one of the few people who has been able to get “inside of my head” and has thus been able to help me gain very valuable insights into my behavior with respect to food. Her understanding has been most helpful in my treatment.
— Female Client in her Fifties, Westchester, New York
Our family of 3 has been seeing Erica for a year.
which is important because it quickly established trust with our 9-year old. Because of her caring nature, our son has no trouble being truthful and open with her and is very receptive to her suggestions. We can tell he enjoys visiting with Erica because he immediately tries to put into practice her suggestions. Talking with her is more like talking to a close friend than a nutritionist, and as a result she has helped the entire family establish healthier eating habits. We highly recommend Erica.
— Parent of 9 Year Old Client, Westchester, New York
You’re the best! And not just as a nutritionist 🙂 I mean you’re an amazing nutritionist and an amazing, inspiring, encouraging person.
— 17 Year Old Client, Westchester, New York
Honestly, I was very hesitant to see a nutritionist. But after one session with Erica I was in love with her spirit, compassion, and helpfulness. I had always struggled with my weight, but I realized that my attitude and anxiety about food was more of the problem.
I am grateful to have her in my life as a support and advocate for my health.
— Dianna, 17 year old client, Westchester, New York
Hi Erica! Just wanted to touch base and let you know that I’ve been doing really well! I’ve almost reached the point where I’ve become an intuitive eater. I’m definitely still working on it because it is a challenge but I am on my way! I have my health back and I couldn’t be happier about that. I want to thank you again for all of your help and support throughout this process. You are amazing and I’m so glad to have known you/worked with you!
— College Student, Westchester, New York