Learn motivational techniques to promote a healthy lifestyle and focus weight concerned patients on the goal of wellness not weight to help prevent smoking relapse.
Therese Shumaker, MA, RDN, C.T.T.S., CWC, worked at Mayo Clinic for fifteen years as a Registered Dietitian before joining the Nicotine Dependence Center as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She works with patients in the inpatient, outpatient and residential settings. She has always been interested in health behavior change, motivation, and physical fitness – especially topics related to wellness strategies to help with addictive behaviors. Her focus is on wellness not weight and promoting a healthy lifestyle when working with individuals who are quitting smoking to help prevent relapse.
Masters Degree, Excercise Science
Masters Degree, Counseling Psychology, Saint Mary’s University
Adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary’s University in the Graduate Counseling Program.
Awarded Excellence in Practice award, 2015, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for role in working in the field of mental health nutrition