Heather Ayala MS. RD.
Heather is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science and a passion for helping our clients heal their bodies and minds with evidence-based nutrition therapy. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and completed her Dietetic Internship, at California State University Long Beach, in a program devoted to mindful eating. All of her studies began after she herself recovered from substance-use disorder with the help of good nutrition, and she brings this experience and understanding into every interaction she has with both staff and clients. Grace, compassion, and objective guidance are the foundations of her professional practice when she works with our clients in her Nutrition in Recovery groups and in individual consultations, and she is hard at work with our culinary staff developing the best food and nutrition program among substance abuse recovery centers in the nation.