Meet the Mindful Eats Nutrition Team
MPH, RDN, LD, CDE
I'm Nikki Estep, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and owner of Mindful Eats Nutrition Counseling. I have expertise and specialized training in eating disorders, pediatric general nutrition and feeding issues, diabetes, pregnancy, PCOS, and intuitive eating.
I grew up in Louisiana and moved to Texas when I attended Baylor University for my undergraduate education. I received my Bachelor's of Business Administration from Baylor University, my Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from Sam Houston State University, and my Master's of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. I completed my training to be come a dietitian through UTSPH and also had the opportunity through UTSPH to complete the LEAH Fellowship, receiving specialized training in treating eating disorders and adolescents. I currently live in the Houston area with my husband and two sons.
MCN, RDN, LD
Rachel Cohen earned a BS in Education with a degree in Community Health from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. At UT Southwestern, Rachel’s final research project focused on developing profession-wide guidelines with respect to when dietitians working with eating disorder patients should refer their patient to a Mental Health Professional. Additionally, Rachel is a founding member of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.
Rachel specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating and non-diet approach weight management/intuitive eating. Rachel has experience at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient level of care as well as in the outpatient setting. Rachel can provide individualized meal plans, nutrition therapy and meal support. Rachel would love to help you break free from food rules and enjoy food again. Rachel believes all foods fit in variety, moderation and balance and would love to support and encourage you on your journey to food freedom.
Holly attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition after completing the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She has been a Registered Dietitian for the past 14 years and loves helping people of all ages with different health conditions and nutrition concerns. She worked previously as a consultant dietitian in long-term care and as the outpatient dietitian in a large acute-care hospital in the Medical Center in Houston.
Through her experience Holly learned that restrictive diets are not sustainable long-term. Instead, she adopted a Health at Every Size focus and now encourages mindful and intuitive eating practices. She believes in a non-diet approach and promotes small, sustainable modifications to improve overall health for life. She wants to help people stop dieting, find balance, and learn to love food again. Holly lives in the Houston area with her husband, son, and cat.
Jessica Morton earned a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences with a degree in Nutrition and Foods from Texas State University. After working for a year as a Dietary Supervisor at Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, TX, she decided to return to school at the University of Houston to complete a post baccalaureate in dietetics and become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
She has expertise in family/child nutrition, adult/child weight management and experience in non-diet approach weight management/ intuitive eating. She is a dog mom, foodie, and passionate about helping others build better relationships with food. If you don’t believe me, just check out her Instagram for awesome meal ideas and recipes! She would love to help you leave that diet mentality behind. Jessica believes that all foods have a place in our lives and would love to help you on your journey. She currently lives in the Houston-area with her beagle named Duke.
MS, RDN, LD
Abbie Womack got her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Abbie recently got married and moved to Houston, and is fully enjoying the newlywed life living in downtown Houston. Abbie currently works at Center for Discovery, where she provides care at the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels to those with eating disorders. She leads groups including body acceptance, intuitive eating, and nutrition basics.
Some of Abbie’s specialties are disordered eating, eating disorders, overexercising, intuitive eating, and a non-diet approach to weight management. She can help you create a meal plan, brainstorm meal ideas, work through principles and skills of intuitive eating, and heal your relationship with food and your body.
What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
An RDN has received specialized training and license to give you personalized nutrition advice regarding disease or condition management, meal planning, cooking, wellness, and eating behaviors. An RDN has a degree in a health related field, completes a dietetic internship with over 1200 hours of supervised practice, and passes a Board Qualifying Exam from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
How can we help you achieve your goals?
Mindful Eats Nutrition Counseling is here to provide you with the tools, resources, and skills needed to live a healthful life. We believe in non-diet approach weight management and an all-foods-fit nutrition philosophy. We are here to help you (and your family) reconnect with food in a way that promotes both your physical and emotional health.