Tessa Komine is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), passionate about helping people build a positive relationship with food. Her strategy successfully helps you reconnect with your body’s own internal wisdom. She is originally from Massachusetts where she got her B.S. at Northeastern University. She then earned a Master of Science in Food Science & Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. She completed her dietetic internship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tessa has a range of experience in dietetics and is particularly passionate about helping people to recover from eating disorders. She has experience treating individuals of all ages at various levels of care including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. Additionally, Tessa has worked closely with individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other health concerns, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, renal disease, and history of drug/alcohol abuse.
She takes a sensitive approach to challenges such as food insecurity and strives to deliver individualized nutrition care to each of her clients. She also has experience leading groups focused on nutrition and cultivating a healthy relationship with food. She particularly enjoys helping others put their knowledge into practice through “hands-on” activities like cooking classes, grocery store tours and meal/snack support. As Lynae does, she also takes most insurances.
Sharing Her Passion
Tessa strives to help individuals cultivate a healthy relationship with food through balanced and intuitive eating. Whether this is to overcome an eating disorder, binge eating, or just to have a healthier relationship with food, Tessa is passionate about sharing her knowledge and support with clients. She works with clients to promote positive behavior change and provides guidance to help them overcome any challenges along the way. She utilizes a Health at Every Size®, weight-inclusive, and non-diet approach in her nutrition counseling that takes all aspects of health into consideration. Tessa aims to help others establish healthy eating patterns by exploring balance, moderation, and flexibility with a variety of foods.
In her free time, Tessa enjoys partner dancing, running, volunteering, listening and playing music, cooking, and learning new things! A self-proclaimed foodie, she loves being able to explore new places by tasting local cuisines. She particularly enjoys a warm cup of tea or coffee and is never without her supply of peanut butter.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” -Mother Teresa
Some of my favorite self-care activities include: spending time with my partner, watching tv or movies, going for walks or runs outside, cooking or baking, enjoying delicious food, and drinking warm coffee or tea.
Tessa’s office is located Cedar Hills area of West Portland. Call today to get started with Tessa.
Tessa Komine, MS, RDN, LD, CD
Intuitive Eating Nutritionist
Phone: +1 (503) 310-8694 Fax: 844-517-6506
1675 SW Marlow Ave, Suite 303
Portland, OR 97225