Grace Lautman, MS, CN, LMHCA
- Adolescent and adult nutrition & mental health
- Eating disorders, body dysmorphia, disordered eating, and body image concerns
- Gastrointestinal issues (ex. constipation/diarrhea/bloating, IBS, food sensitivities/allergies, SIBO)
- Metabolic issues (ex. diabetes, PCOS, insulin resistance)
- Sports nutrition and sports psychology
- Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions
Grace is a certified nutritionist (CN), as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA). She completed her bachelor’s of science degree in dietetics/nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her master’s of science degree from Bastyr University in nutrition and clinical health psychology. As a former collegiate athlete as well as a former certified personal trainer, Grace has expertise in sports nutrition and sports psychology as well.
Grace has completed clinical training in therapy and nutrition at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Swedish Medical Center, in private practice work, as well as in a year-long practicum in Ballard High School’s Teen Health Center while in graduate school.
Nutrition & Therapy
Grace’s career path has been influenced both professionally and personally, as she knows the struggle of fighting with physical and mental health through her own health journey. This understanding and experience has created a strong desire to help individuals find peace with their bodies, minds, as well as food.
Grace practices from a theory called health at every size—believing that it is not our body weight/size that determines our health or worth but our lifestyles. She enjoys supporting her clients through their own personal processes, and believes health is found from establishing emotional well-being, finding balance in eating, addressing disease process and biochemical/nutritional imbalances, and moving the body in ways that are enjoyable.
When treating gastrointestinal issues (including SIBO and food sensitivities/intolerances/allergies), as well as metabolic issues, Grace is dedicated to ensuring that an individual’s relationship with food and body is not compromised in the process.
For individuals with weight concerns, including clients who are seeking weight loss, because of her belief in health at every size, Grace does not shy away from conversations about weight, but rather than helping clients with weight loss specifically, she works from a weight neutral approach, focusing on lab work, eating, underlying biochemical imbalances, mental health, and movement to improve overall health. She has seen immense health improvements using this approach with countless clients, and has found that especially those with long histories of dieting benefit greatly from this non-diet approach.
In terms of psychological and emotional treatment, Grace utilizes skills from a combination of approaches depending on her clients’ needs. These include: Attachment theory and Lifespan Integration, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Rationally Open Dialectical Behvaioral Therapy (RO-DBT). She has also undergone intensive continuing education and supervision (and continues to do so) working with body image issues and disordered eating, family systems, as well as trauma and PTSD.