( Accepting New Clients)
Master of Science in Nutrition
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Washington State Certified Dietitian
Director of Clinical Nutrition
Caitlin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Clinical Director at Simplicity Nutrition. She is passionate about connecting the dots between embodiment of self, emotional relationship to food and overall wellness. Regardless of your health journey, and what brought you here today, Caitlin helps you maneuver the sometimes complicated path toward healing, using a holistic and integrative nutrition approach that is simple, sustainable, realistic and fun. Caitlin refers to herself as a “food first” and “all foods fit” dietitian, and will explore ways to add therapeutic foods before taking food away. Using this foundational modality, she supports you in exploring root causes of dysbiosis and inflammation in the body, and provides a sustainable approach to help you overcome chronic conditions and live a life full of balance, freedom from body shame, and liberation with food.
As Clinical Director, Caitlin is deeply engaged in ensuring that all clinicians on the team are supporting their clients in offering personalized and compassionate care. Caitlin mentors our team members, supports clinic staff, and supports our leadership team including our clinic owner.
Caitlin began her journey toward becoming a dietitian over 10 years ago when her life was turned upside down as a result of being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, type 1 diabetes. After a few disappointing experiences with dietitians who used a very “one size fits all” cookie cutter approach, she realized there has to be something more! Fast forward several years later and Caitlin is compassionately using her training and life experience to create a dynamic, in depth, and personalized nutrition plan just for you! Caitlin especially enjoys working with newly diagnosed patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, as well as those who are simply looking for more support to fine tune their blood sugar regulation. She is highly skilled at supporting clients looking for help in managing blood sugar regulation, while also exploring their relationship to food and body.
Caitlin has a Master of Science in Nutrition, with a specialization in community nutrition. Before becoming a dietitian, she spent most of her professional life working in a therapeutic food setting, mostly as a therapeutic chef. This background, combined with her training in Functional Nutrition and her own experience of living with a chronic autoimmune condition allows her to see the bigger picture in your health journey. Together, you go beyond the surface! With you, she explores how stress levels, sleep hygiene, energy levels, digestive health, intuitive eating and relationship to food and body, food culture and food behaviors impact your overall health and wellness.
Caitlin specializes in diabetes health and blood sugar management (type 1, type 2, gestational and LADA), cholesterol and heart health, kidney health, nutrition for the elderly, general inflammation, intuitive eating, digestive health (including IBD, IBS, SIBO and other conditions of gut dysbiosis), food sensitivities, pediatric nutrition, nutrition through pregnancy, and general health and wellness. Caitlin approaches all of her clients with an “all foods fit” and “health at every size approach.” Caitlin is passionate about helping you find a sustainable lifestyle shift to feel your best, no matter what your nutrition concerns are.
Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys traveling, spending time with her animals, reading, hiking, socializing, dancing, cooking, trying new foods, sewing, and painting.
Caitlin’s Specialties Include:
- Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes
- Cholesterol Health
- Lifestyle Nutrition
- Digestive Health: SIBO, IBD, IBS, Leaky Gut
- Intuitive Eating
- Picky Eaters
- Healing Relationship with Food And Body
“I just want to express how grateful I am to have you on my health support team. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so supported by a health provider working within a system that tends to value profit and efficiency over patient care and advocacy. On this journey together, I’ve grown so much in my relationship to food and my body. As much as I loved and enjoyed food in my life, I’ve grown to experience so much more joy (and much less fear) with cooking and eating than ever before. I hope you know how important and impactful your work is and how much your support means to me. So thank you 🙂
– Current Client
The world of dieting and eating healthy was a new and foreign concept to me. After researching multiple different nutritionists and dietitians in the Seattle area, I stumbled upon Simplicity Nutrition. It was easy enough setting up an appointment with Caitlin through Erin over the phone. Upon meeting Caitlin, all my fears and worries about starting a new diet fell to the side. She helped walk me through all of the necessary steps and was incredibly encouraging during each of our appointments. I couldn’t give Caitlin any higher of a recommendation. She was absolutely fantastic!
It’s been great working with Caitlin because we start out by going grocery shopping together, then we come back to my house and use the food we just purchased to make meals for the week. This really sets me up for living on my own someday plus I learned how to cook a lot of really yummy food.
I’ve been working on my diet with Caitlin for about 2 months, She helped to gain control of my life and health again. At first, She listened to me very carefully and helped me to identify my goals. She cares so much and replies to all my questions even on weekends. She supports me in every way she can. I am so excited to continue my health journey with her support. I highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you Caitlin.
Caitlin has been an amazing factor in my life style change of eating healthier. My Practitioner asked me if I was open to taking Metformin due to my A1c being elevated. I told her that was not an option. I started seeing Caitlin Immediately after that conversation (Jan 5th 2019). I’m so amazed how I transitioned from eating perhaps two times a day to eating six times a day; feeling so energized. The education I receive on good fats bad fats, carbs, reading food labels, exercise and much, much more has made me realize this is a LifeStyle Change. I have no doubt in my mind when I re-test in April I will have substantial improvements. Thank you Caitlin for helping me expand my horizons on trying new foods and always having several options to offer.
Caitlin was extremely helpful in directing me in selecting recipes that suited my dietary restrictions but were also very tasty. My wife was having problems finding interesting food choices since most of our previous meals centered around a meat choice but when I eliminated meat from my diet 2 years ago it was further complicated because of the discovery that I had high blood pressure. Caitlin gave us literally at least 80 recipes we could easily download from our computer. They were very easy to make and were also very tasty with fresh flavors that we truly enjoyed but best of all they were selected to assist with my blood pressure. My wife was overjoyed with not having the misery associated with every evening’s choice for dinner. We had been battling for many months trying to find what we could cook to help with my health problem unsuccessfully until my meeting with Caitlin. We highly recommend Caitlin for any dietary needs you may have. Besides that she has such a warm lovely personality.
– Seattle resident
I decided to give Caitlin a try at Simplicity Nutrition and am so glad I did! What I was most impressed with was how thorough she was. Not only did she ask a ton of questions before we started, but also incorporated my latest blood work, did a complete body composition analysis and had me use an app to track what I was currently eating. After she had all that information, she personalized recommendations for me. I left her very appealing and relaxing office with great information which she printed out for me. I truly felt like I received a very personalized nutrition plan, and one that I will follow for a long time. Caitlin has a great personality, combined with a great amount of knowledge. I highly recommend that you give her a try if you are looking for nutritional help! Thank you Caitlin!
Caitlin has been such a pleasure to work with! I feel listened to, understood, appreciated, validated, and a priority every time I step into her office. Caitlin in very knowledgeable in her field and is always quick to give me an educated answer or a solution to a question that I have. She is helpful when creating goals and keeps me accountable for achieving those goals, pushing me outside of my comfort zone. I have definitely kept Caitlin on her toes and she is quick to turn around on my current needs and help me where I need it most. I feel very much supported by her, and I appreciate her and her hospitality greatly!
I just had my annual checkup and blood work and the results were good! It looks like the small tweaks you had me do to change my lifestyle and diet habits really helped! Thank you very much for your time and expertise! You likely saved me from developing diabetes-and I am so very grateful! I will certainly come see you again if any other health concerns come up.
– Snoqualmie Resident
Working with Caitlin has been amazing; not only is she teaching me how to make healthy foods and healthier choices, she’s made me more confident and comfortable in my cooking abilities. I’m also learning more universal skills, like ways to work with different ingredients, what to do if a recipe goes wrong and, the most difficult for me, flavor profiles. She’s very patient and I’ve never felt judged or criticized regarding my cooking abilities or food choices. The recipes she suggests are all specifically tailored towards my taste/ingredient preferences and she’s always happy to look at recipes I find online and tailor them to fit my nutritional goals.
I can also recommend the grocery store trip; Caitlin is extremely knowledgeable about food in general, but she excels in produce – including what to look for regarding freshness, storage, and preparation methods. She encouraged my questions and helped me look at labels in a different light. I look forward to each of her visits. Thanks, Caitlin!
I spent a few months working with Caitlin from Simplicity Nutrition and she really changed not just my diet but my life! She is extremely supportive and knowledgeable!
– Seattle resident