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Nutrition Therapy

Barbara Christie MS RD is a registered dietitian with more than 20 years experience. She completed certification in Family Based Therapy (the Maudsley Method). Barb has a client centered approach, allowing for change to occur at an optimal pace. She meets with individuals and families to devise meals plans and strategies for successful implementation. She also offers blind weight checks, and coordinates care with the therapist and physician.


Diana Elwyn, MS MFT offers Individual, couples, and family sessions. She is a licensed marriage family therapist with more than 20 years experience. She is certified in Family Based Therapy (known also as The Maudsley Method). Her style is warm and compassionate while being direct and directive. She uses a combination of evidence based therapeutic techniques, customized to the individual or family’s needs. Such modalities include: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, creative arts and family based therapy. Some insurance is accepted.

Co Therapy evaluations

Barbara and Diana are available to meet together with individuals or families to provide a more complete assessment and treatment plan recommendations. We find this is helpful at the beginning of treatment so that the history taking does not have to be repeated and to maximize communication as a team.

Contact information: Barbara Christie MS RD 831 336-1561 or Diana Elwyn LMFT 831 427-9028, 820 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062