Our Team

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Kelly McGuffin,
MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian

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Genevieve Clarke,
RDN, LDN, CDE

Registered Dietitian

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Carly Bragg,
RDN, LDN, CSOWM

Registered Dietitian

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Dawn Croft,
RDN, LDN

Registered Dietician

Ashley Peterson
Ashley Peterson,
LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Helen Freiling,
LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Mary J. Rodman,
LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

Jessica Taylor LCSW
Jessica Taylor,
LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

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Kelly McGuffin, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and a certified health coach with Medifast/Take Shape for Life with a bachelor degree in dietetics and a minor in public health/health assessment and promotion from James Madison University. Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude and went on to complete her dietetic internship from the University of Virginia. Kelly also received her master’s degree in nutrition from Central Michigan University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Kelly has a diverse background working in the hospital setting as well as the outpatient setting. Areas of practice include working with both the pediatric and adult population with obesity and a diverse range of medical conditions from celiac disease, diabetes, bariatric surgery, heart disease, eating disorders, kidney disease, pulmonary disease, substance abuse, and much more.

Kelly is passionate with helping clients meet their nutritional needs and reaching their goals.

Locations: McLean and Ashburn

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Genevieve Clarke, RDN, LDN, CDE is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a member of both the American Dietetic Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators. Genevieve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science with a concentration in Human Nutrition at Clemson University. Genevieve completed her dietetic internship through Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. During her internship Genevieve performed her medical nutrition therapy rotation at Inova Fairfax Hospital and completed specialty training at bariatric surgery centers, weight management programs and sports nutrition sites throughout Northern Virginia. Genevieve also holds the Group Fitness Instructor Certification through the American Council on Exercise and is a practicing group exercise instructor and personal trainer.

Genevieve has a broad range of experience from both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings to physician supervised weight loss programs. As a dietitian, Genevieve takes a balanced approach to nutrition. With extensive experience in nutrition counseling for weight management, cholesterol improvement, diabetes control, high blood pressure, insulin training, binge eating disorder, bariatric surgery, general wellness and various gastrointestinal issues her goal is to make sure every client leaves her office with the knowledge they need to improve their health significantly.

Locations: Washington, DC

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Carly Bragg RDN, CSOWM, LD is a registered dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. Carly graduated with Cum Laude honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from West Chester University of PA. After college she went on to complete her dietetic internship at Mississippi State University where she also enrolled in Master’s level classes in sports nutrition and clinical nutrition. During her time in Mississippi, she completed a 1200 hour dietetic internship with a focus on nutrition education. The internship included work in multiple hospitals including a 600 bed teaching hospital, outpatient clinics, food management facilities, and WIC programs. She even did a segment on nutrition and healthy eating for a local news channel. Prior to working with the Washington Nutrition Group, Carly worked in a hospital as an inpatient dietitian as well as in two outpatient programs- prenatal care and cardiac rehab. She has also worked for a nutritional supplement company as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist.

Her favorite areas of nutrition include eating disorders, weight management, bariatrics, maternal health, and sports nutrition. She loves motivating clients to reach their goals and offers the emotional support they might need to reach those goals.

Locations: Alexandria & Bethesda

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Dawn Croft RDN, LDN is a registered dietitian, member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and licensed in Maryland. Dawn graduated from University of Delaware with a bachelor of science in Dietetics and went on to complete an internship at University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore Maryland.

Dawn has a large range of experience in outpatient and inpatient nutrition.  She trained on the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS at Monash University and worked at Washington Hospital Center as an outpatient Dietitian in their Renal clinic and Wellness Center before moving in to an inpatient role as the burn and trauma dietitian. While in her internship, she completed a food allergy program for a large hospital. The abstract was published by the American Dietetic Association and received an award from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Dawn has since worked in the community providing nutrition education in a variety of topics to corporations as well as individuals.

Dawn is an active and motivated individual and strives to help others achieve optimal health with realistic lifelong eating behavior.

Locations: Frederick & Silver Spring

Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor, she holds a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from The University of The District of Columbia, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University.

Ashley’s clinical training includes Multicultural Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy as well as the practice of Mindfulness and holistic healing. Ashley’s electric view of therapy involves treating the clients entire being while combining different modalities and treatments to best aide in recovery and healing. Her experience as a clinical therapist includes trauma recovery, family therapy and couples therapy, as well as working with children, adults and seniors.

Ashley enjoys providing her clients the tools to live their best life through motivation, support and empowerment.

Locations: Ashburn & Washington, DC

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Helen Freiling, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of Divine Mercy University, where she completed her master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is also an alumna of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she completed her bachelor’s degree. Ms. Freiling shows a keen interest in treating patients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, postpartum depression, alcoholism, bipolar disorder, and irrational fears or phobias.

Helen’s passion for her work is unparalleled. She ensures every individual leaves the clinic feeling satisfied and motivated to get their lives back in order. Ms. Freiling is comfortable to talk with and patients are easily drawn to her calm persona. She is a good listener and encourages her patients to drop all inhibitions and discuss their issues freely.

Locations: Bethesda

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Mary Jouett Rodman, LCSW is a licensed social worker practicing clinical therapy for over 10 years. She graduated from the Jane Addams College of Social Work.

Mary utilizes a holistic approach when identifying and treating a patient’s specific needs. She has over 10 years of experience post graduate experience in mental health and has a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mary uses various treatment modalities that focus on the patient’s strengths rather than deficits. Her treatment focus is for mindful care for the mind, body, and soul. Her experience as a clinical social worker includes motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, person centered treatment approach to treat eating disordered patients with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. Mary has also has received training in body image issues and how that pertains to clinical treatment.  She is currently certified with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors as a certified bariatric counselor.

Locations: McLean & Alexandria

Jessica Taylor LCSW

Jessica Taylor, LCSW is a Licensed Social Worker providing individual, couple, child, adolescent, family and group therapy. Jessica is Trauma systems therapy trained and provides adoption, attachment and trauma competent therapy. Jessica received her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University, School or Social Work and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

Locations: Washington, DC & Bethesda

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