Aleta Storch MS, RDN, LMHC
(She / Her)
Dietitian, Therapist, and Certified Body Trust® Provider
Since 2008, I have been personally and professionally devoted to learning, practicing, and a promoting Health at Every Size (HAES), which is rooted in socially-just, weight-neutral and non-diet care. I believe that bodies are inherently different in size, shape, and capability, and that every body deserves respect, compassion, and care. I do not see health as a moral imperative, a reflection of a person's value, or an obligation. My goal is to help you establish a compassionate and trusting relationship with food and your body, and to support you in your journey towards value centered living.
My work is also rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a values oriented modality. I use ACT in therapy as a way to help clients identify what is truly important, and find ways to live a rich and meaningful life even in the presence of difficult thoughts, emotions, sensations, and experiences. Much of my work is centered on addressing shame and self-criticism through the lens of self-compassion.
My goal as a provider is to offer weight-inclusive, compassionate nutrition and mental health support to those struggling with any food or body image concerns, as well as issues related to chronic disease. Through my work, I also strive to dismantle diet-culture, bring awareness to the proliferation of weight-stigma and it's negative effects, and fight against fat-phobia.
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as well as a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#MC60855669). I graduated from Bastyr University in 2016 with Master’s degrees in Nutrition Science, Dietetics, and Clinical Health Psychology. I became a Certified Body Trust® Provider in 2017. My education and training have provided me with a unique understanding of the inherent connections between food, body, mind, spirit, and community.Apply to work with me!