Sarah Nichols, RD, LD
Director of Dietary Services
Sarah serves as Director of Dietary Services, as well as continuing to provide dietary services for families and adolescents. She believes that for recovery to have lasting impact, a high level of involvement from the teen’s family is critical. Sarah is a resource and guide for both patient and loved ones, understanding that an eating disorder effects the whole family. Her approach is scientific, non-judgmental, and focused on the unique situation of each patient. Her goal is to provide individualized and compassionate care for patients and their families. She values the expertise of her colleagues at Esperanza and sees teamwork, both among staff and with patients and their loved ones, as a cornerstone to recovery.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Iowa State University. She completed her dietetic internship through the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and is also active in the San Antonio chapter of iaedp where she serves as the marketing chair. Sarah began her career as a dietitian working in a behavioral health hospital, where she provided medical nutrition therapy.
Though her primary focus is nutritional counseling for individuals with eating disorders and their families, she is also knowledgeable regarding nutrition therapy for diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and focused a portion of her supervised practice on nutrition treatment for acute medical trauma and inpatient rehabilitation.