Kia Octiviano

Kia received her Bachelor’s of Science from the California State University of Long Beach and completed her didactic internship at Oakwood University. Kia continually seeks to higher her education and understanding of mental health illnesses and eating disorders and is currently in training to become a Body Trust Provider.

Kia has been working in the mental health field for over seven years and has supported clients who struggle with: eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, negative body image, body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and more mental health illnesses. Kia currently works as a Registered Dietitian for Shoreline’s Residential Facility for adolescents who need a higher level of care. In the past, Kia has worked in various clinical jobs supporting both hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and mental health residential facilities. Kia’s desire and goals are to help individuals recover from their destructive eating habits that affect their mental health, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Kia’s philosophy on nutrition and food include: All Foods Fit, Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, and Body Acceptance At Every Size. It is Kia’s goal to help clients to learn, understand, and accept these philosophies in their recovery and life. And with these concepts, she hopes to help her clients turn to themselves with more compassion and grace, as this is a strong root that will carry them through recovery. Kia truly believes that all bodies are good bodies and all bodies deserve love and care. She hopes to create a space to help my clients radically accept the truth that their bodies are worthy.

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