ABOUT

About Alyssa

Alyssa Dougherty, MS Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health

I am a Clinical Nutritionist with a focus on integrative health. I have my Masters in Clinical Nutrition and passed the national board Certification Examination for Nutrition Specialists in 2020. I am currently pursuing the title of Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist ® (CNS) by completing 1,000 hours of clinical work.

Prior to my career in integrative health, I studied and worked in politics and foreign policy in both France and Washington D.C. After a debilitating, chronic digestive illness changed my life, I experienced firsthand the benefits of functional nutrition and other healing modalities, which enabled me to reclaim my health.

While my passion for gut health began with my own illness, my return to graduate school solidified the evidence-based, clinical nutritional practices I implement today. I understands the importance of a personal food code, and emphasize bio-individuality with all of my clients, based on their specific nutrition needs as a unique individual, while taking into account their complicated health histories, allergies, intolerances and preferences.

I am also a MMI Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2017, with a focus on the neuroscience, theory, practice and teaching of meditation. I lead regular sessions with private clients and teach group studio classes. I also host retreats and workshops with businesses and firms around the country, notably Marriott International; Hilton Hotels & Resorts; Embassy of Canada; Sweetgreen; YPO; SEIU; and Bain Capital. I have lectured on topics ranging from mindfulness to mindful eating, stress management, leadership, and overall health. My private restorative sessions focus on healing the body through the mind by targeting stress, cultivating more self-compassion and embracing change.

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health, MUIH
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) from Stanford University

Certifications:

  • Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute
  • Food Protection Manager Certification, ServSafe