We proudly work alongside Partners in Wellness and Balanced Solutions Counseling 

ERICA BRanz Ms, rd, LD, CEDRD, RYT-200

Erin Bushman RD, LD, CEDRD 

Alexis Hughes RD, LD

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Registered and Licensed Dietitians in Missouri and Illinois  

Call today to learn about our practice

618-207-4366

Meet the Branz Nutrition Team 

Meet Erica:

Erica Branz is the owner of Branz Nutrition Counseling, LLC, and is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She specializes in adult and adolescent eating disorders and has over ten years of experience helping people work toward peace with food, body image, and exercise.

She started her professional career working in a renowned eating disorder treatment center in St. Louis, MO, before opening up Branz Nutrition Counseling in 2012. She enjoys the one-on-one interaction with her clients, whether that is at her office, on a meal exposure, or even tackling their local grocery store together. She works with individuals in both Missouri and Illinois. 

 

Erica is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD). 

In our practice, we create a space for patients to know they are more than a number on the scale or the pant size you wear.

Meet Alexis: 

Alexis is a registered and licensed dietitian who specializes in adult and adolescent eating disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She enjoys helping clients rediscover healthy relationships with food and exercise. 
 
Alexis is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Missouri Dietetic Association. She is certified through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Child and Adolescent Weight Management. She also belongs to the national dietetic practice groups BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition) and SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition). 

Meet Erin: 

Erin is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and has been practicing as a dietitian specializing in eating disorders since 2009.  She has worked in a variety of settings with clients varying in age from 6 to 66. 

Erin obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Dietetics from the Ohio State University.  At her first job as a dietitian at the Center for Balanced Living in Ohio, she coached clients through many meals in the Partial Hospitalization Program and obtained extensive on-the-job training from her therapist colleagues.  She moved on to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic where she counseled clients on an outpatient basis and engaged parents and caregivers in their child’s recovery process.  She became more involved in the medical aspects of eating disorders and managed the nutrition for those admitted for inpatient hospitalization. 

After her family moved to Georgia in 2013, she started a private practice and became the Executive Director of an eating disorder prevention non-profit organization.  She also worked as-needed for the Renfrew Center of Georgia.  After moving to St Louis in 2016, she is excited and honored to be part of the Branz Nutrition team.

Erin places value on understanding her clients, their stories, beliefs, and their experiences with eating struggles. Eating disorders are about more than food, so it makes sense to have a dietitian who understands how the psychological, physical, emotional and social aspects impact you personally.  She individualizes care for each client and collaborates well with other members of the treatment team.  Erin looks forward to giving you hope in your relationship with food!