Robyn Nohling, FNP-BC, RD, RDN, MSN
As someone who has walked her own health journey with disordered eating, amenorrhea and hypothyroidism, Robyn has dedicated her career to counseling, mentoring, and teaching in the field of women's health and eating disorders.
As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Dietitian, Robyn's career is focused first on working together with women to help them heal physically while also healing their relationship with food, their body and ultimately themselves. In more recent years, she has discovered her passion for teaching and mentoring other health professionals and students on how to effectively provide healthcare to women through a Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating lens. Robyn deeply believes in the power of vulnerability, connection and self compassion when it comes to healing. We don't need more pharmaceuticals, protocols or rules - we need to learn how to tap into our inner wisdom so we can best care for ourselves - body, mind and soul.
As both a Nurse Practitioner and dietitian, Robyn specializes in hormone & reproductive health along with eating disorders and disordered eating. She uses a weight inclusive and non diet approach and firmly believes health goes far beyond your plate and exercise routine. Robyn discovered her passion for working with women, particularly those with eating disorders during her first year as a dietitian after completing her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia. Through developing and leading a wellness group, Robyn was compelled by the challenging dynamics of eating disorders, the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with patients and clients and the multi disciplinary collaborative team approach. While she has experienced complete soul transformation through her own health journey, her clients have had the most meaningful impact of all.
Robyn's desire to provide more comprehensive care to women led her to New York City to pursue a career in nursing. She attended Columbia University where she earned both her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and later on her Masters of Science in Nursing. Her time at Columbia equipped her with the knowledge, skills and tools to provide comprehensive healthcare to women of all life stages. She now combines her nutrition background with her nursing education to provide compassionate, empathetic and evidence based healthcare to women using a weight neutral, non diet approach. Robyn is a member of and involved in several women's health and eating disorder organizations including IAEDP, Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, and the Academy of Eating Disorders.
When she's not working with women or behind the screen, she enjoys exploring Boston with her husband, learning about and tasting wine, playing outside, a good hot yoga class, traveling despite her fear of flying, cooking new recipes, hosting others in her home and exploring the food scene wherever she might be.
Cody Taylor Jenkins, RD, LDN
Cody discovered the joy of food, cooking, and gathering for a meal at a young age. Fast forward several years later, and Cody’s love of food, deep care for people and curiosity of the human body led her to study nutrition. Cody’s practice is rooted in the belief that our bodies are unique and a vessel for living a fulfilling life. Cody believes in the power of relationships and connection and loves getting to know each of her clients as individuals with gifts, meaning and purpose. She values vulnerability and embraces each client with empathy, compassion and without judgement. Cody loves empowering women to freely experience life by discovering a peaceful relationship with food, a caregiving relationship with their bodies, and connection to their true self and authentic soul.
Cody attended the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition. Following graduation, Cody completed her dietetic internship at Emory Hospitals in Atlanta which continued to water her passion for food and helping others. Cody soon noticed our culture’s fear and unhealthy obsession with food and body size - further igniting her deep desire to help women recover from disordered eating, eating disorders and heal their relationships with food and their bodies.
Cody began her work in adult private practice in Atlanta and then joined the Chick-fi-la corporate wellness team. Although this wasn't her lifelong career path, she thoroughly enjoyed being able to integrate her weight neutral and intuitive eating approach into a traditional wellness setting.
Cody joined Real Life Women's Health in late 2015. Her strong and varied clinical background allows her to work with a variety of nutritional concerns, but her true calling is helping women heal from disordered eating and discover the joy of eating, moving and living intuitively. Cody truly believes all foods are healthy and walks alongside each of her clients, working from a Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating framework.
In her free time, Cody loves to laugh, talk and connect with friends & family. She will always relish a slow cup of coffee and long, peaceful morning - even more so after having her first baby in August of 2017. Her favorite food is chocolate covered gummy bears and she loves to move at Barre3, but her favorite escape is the freedom and fresh air of being outdoors. Cody believes baking and Gilmore Girls are therapeutic. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, John Barry and very active baby boy.
Elizabeth Hooghkirk, LMFT, MA
Liz has a passion for supporting women in learning to trust themselves, their intuition, and the wisdom of their bodies in order to live a more expansive and joyful life in the present. Liz began her own healing journey with food and her body in a group of like-minded women who also wanted to become more mindful in their lives and begin eating in a way that honored and nourished their whole person. With gratitude for her own experience, Liz deeply values the power of connection, vulnerability, understanding, and having a tribe of supportive, strong women around in facilitating overall well-being and fulfillment.
Liz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in treating women struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders. Liz completed her Master’s Degree from the University of San Diego after which she fell in love with the city and the people she met there and decided to begin her career in the San Diego sunshine. Her experience includes individual, couple’s, family, and group therapy in large medical settings such as Kaiser Permanente, where she served as the Eating Disorder Specialist, and both residential and outpatient treatment centers, where she served as the Head of the Practicum Training Program as well as the Clinical Lead of the Chemical Dependency Department. Liz also serves as a contract therapist, creating and facilitating groups at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center.
In 2016, Liz opened her private practice in San Diego with the mission to offer therapeutic services from a Health at Every Size framework, to educate other professionals on how to practice Health at Every Size, and to use her own voice and individual work with clients to fight fatphobia. In her work as both a therapist and coach, Liz places a large focus on developing the relationship with her client as she deeply believes healing and growth happen in relationships which are respectful, compassionate, vulnerable, and accepting of each individual as a whole person. Liz sees self-compassion, mindfulness, self-nurturing, connection, and living in alignment with our core values as the foundations for long lasting recovery and wellness. In her practice, Liz also offers a 10-week, Women’s Intuitive Eating Support Group, in which each session is dedicated to one of the principles of Intuitive Eating.
Although being a therapist and coach does not feel like work to Liz, she also enjoys being out of the therapy room and in nature. Liz grew up in a family of artists and has a life-long passion for dance and musical theater; she feels truly alive when performing and sees as much live dance and theater as possible! Zumba classes fill her weekly dance fix and she also enjoys hiking and yoga. She spends much of her free time with her loved ones including her wonderful fiancé, girlfriends, and family, whom she wished lived a bit closer! Many nights you can also find Liz at home in San Diego, CA snuggling on the couch, lighting a candle, and reading or journaling.