Rebecca DeHamer, MS, RD, CPT
Eating Disorders Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Licensed Be Body Positive Facilitator
Rebecca DeHamer is a registered dietitian, nutritionist in the fields of nutrition and movement therapy. Her background started in dance and education, quickly moving into adolescent physical education and athletics. Her graduate work focused on nutrition science, while continuing with teaching and work in health and wellness education. Before finishing graduate school she trained as a board certified personal trainer and utilized this within public health nutrition. After completion of the UCSD Medical School's Dietetic Internship, she accepted a position working in their Eating Disorders Program for Treatment and Research.
Over the years she moved from adult eating disorders, focusing on Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT, CBT) skills, into adolescent eating disorders. She is a lead adolescent dietitian with UCSD, as well as the sports dietitian for their athlete track. Within the adolescent program, she continues to utilize DBT and CBT, along with Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Family Based Treatments (FBT) to appropriately work with parents and adolescents with eating disorders.
Her private outpatient practice supports her ability to continue care with discharged PHP/IOP patients and their families from these programs. This space is also an outpatient nutrition therapy practice for clients interested in making peace with food and their bodies through Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size approaches.
Her passions remain in the specialties of Eating Disorders, Sports Dietetics, and Intuitive Eating
with dual lenses of scientific evidence and the psychology of the human experience.
On an average day, you can find her working, reading, researching, teaching, and always learning
from patients, clients and colleagues. Concurrently, she is doing quite the same thing while she
attempts to raise two daughters, keeping her and her husband on their toes.
NEVER BE TOLD TO DEPRIVE YOURSELF OR BAN CERTAIN FOODS FROM YOUR LIFE.
EDUCATION IN THE VALIDITY OF SIZE DIVERSITY, AND REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS ABOUT HEALTH & PERFORMANCE.