Shannon Fenster, MS, CN, LMT
Certified Nutritionist | Licensed Massage Therapist | Trauma-Informed Practitioner
Shannon’s heart is centered in the healing arts and is an advocate for exploring art, movement, dance and bodywork as self-care and transformational tools. She understands that one’s relationship with food can become complex and aims to gently build nutritional adequacy by exploring food preferences, unpacking weight stigma, supporting harm reduction behaviors, and building distress tolerance tools. She deeply resonates with Ellyn Satter’s work, that “eating takes up some of your time and attention, but keeps its place as only one important area of your life” opening to what else you would like to be investing your time in.
Shannon believes in the daily practice of distress tolerance skills to manage stress and build relationship with food and self-nourishment, moving her clients away from fear and towards contentment by legalizing all food groups and developing food preferences based on lived experiences and not societal moralization of foods or food groups.
Shannon has worked with adults and adolescents in recovery from eating disorders in residential and partially hospitalized settings. It was here that she first learned about trauma-informed care, body acceptance, body image resilience, and gender fluidity.
Shannon is a Committee Member with the Puget Sound Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and helps to diversify continuing education credits required for healthcare providers to ensure all bodies are represented in conversations of healthcare.
Shannon is from Washington and identifies as able-bodied, a parent, a nature lover, and a cis-gendered woman with Onondaga First Nations and European ancestry. She enjoys keeping chickens, composting, dancing, writing + drawing, pickleball, and mountain biking.
Shannon’s Clinical Focuses are:
- Disordered Eating and Restrictive Eating Disorders, with a focus on weight restoration and legalizing all foods
- Health at Every Size® and building Body Image Resilience
- Sports Nutrition for High School and College Athletes
- Digestion & Microbiome Health
- General Wellness
- Health Coach
Shannon is a Certified Nutritionist (CN) in the State of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Evergreen State College and a Master of Science in Nutrition in Clinical and Counseling Nutrition from Bastyr University. She is a retired Licensed Massage Therapist and appreciates how her studies of Kinesiology has expanded her practice of centering, mindful movement, and sports nutrition.
Shannon offers Nutrition Counseling to Adults and Adolescents