Nutritional Counseling For Mental Health
Your gut is connected to your brain. With increasing scientific evidence pointing to the effects of our food choices and eating habits as having profound impacts on our mood, cognition and overall wellbeing, it's time to do a check-up. We offer individualized nutritional counseling with a holistic approach for better mental, emotional, and physical health.
Our specialists are knowledgeable about food reactions and food sensitivities, including the best foods to eat for optimum brain function. Conditions such as anxiety, depression, and brain fog, as well as medical conditions like autoimmune diseases, diabetes and leaky gut syndrome, can be treated successfully with a change in diet.
Highly skilled at tackling unconscious eating habits, our psych nutritionists have successfully helped many patients overcome their disordered eating by changing their relationship with food to be more satisfying. Combined with our individualized psychotherapy, you can learn powerful skills to tackle strongly held food beliefs, body image issues, and unhealthy habits.
As part of our commitment to your holistic care, Rivia has partnered with Athelas for in-home monitoring of your vitals, like weight, blood pressure and glucose levels, in conjunction with our medication management and psych nutrition efforts. This information will be shared with your provider to assure you are receiving the highest level of overall physical care in addition to excellent mental wellness support.
Download our free PDF booklet Best Food For Brain Health for tips on what to eat and what not to eat for better brain function!
We also offer perinatal nutritional consultation for pregnancy nutritional planning, pregnancy nutritional support, and breastfeeding nutritional support. With every nutritional recommendation, we have your mental health in mind as the priority. Psych nutrition counseling is offered to all patients in New York.
Janice Service-Miles, Nutritionist, CDN
Janice is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with specialized training in Mental Health and nutrition for better cognitive function. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from McMaster University and Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph. Janice completed her dietetic internship in the Northwell Health healthcare system, and provided nutrition therapy and education to inpatients at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and the Creedmoor Addiction Treatment Center. Janice is a member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, and is dedicated to promoting and bringing awareness to all regarding the important relationship between food and mood. Janice is an expert at nutritional planning for better outcomes in patients with ADHD, as well as mood and impulse control disorders. She enjoys helping improve her patient’s focus and overall health when they integrate food and/or supplements as a part of their holistic recovery plan.
Specialty: ADHD, impulse control, dementia, bipolar, anxiety, and mood.
Availability: Accepting new patients please book here.
Diane Tomkin, Nutritionist, CDN
Diane Tomkin is a Registered Dietitian with over 30 years professional experience in various health care settings. She has worked in several outpatient eating disorder programs and provides medical nutritional therapy in her office in Port Jefferson, New York. She specializes in Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Diabetes (Type 2), Food/Feeding Formulas, Geriatrics, and Malnutrition
Specialty: Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Diabetes (Type 2), Food/Feeding Formulas, Geriatrics, and Malnutrition
Availability: Accepting new patients please book here