Gayla Nicholson has been a registered dietitian since 1983 and a certified diabetes educator since 1987.  In 2009 she graduated from the Food as Medicine course at the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC.  She uses her training in motivational interviewing and functional nutrition and years of clinical experience to help her clients recognize the links between food and wellness. During the past 20 years in private practice, she has assisted individuals, couples, and families to find ways to make nutrition and lifestyle changes that improve their daily lives and future health. 


Mary Meier obtained her B.S. degree in nutrition and M.S. in exercise science. Her clinical background includes working in cardiac and physical rehabilitation settings applying exercise and physical activity for individuals to provide therapeutic and functional benefit. She has worked with numerous individuals to implement and promote health changes in fitness, wellness, and nutrition. Mary is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine through which she is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Cancer Exercise Specialist. She can provide exercise management for individuals who benefit from the rehabilitative and preventive application of exercise. She works enthusiastically to implement and promote health changes in fitness, nutrition, and wellness.  Mary’s vision is helping clients incorporate balance into all aspects of their life.


Deb has a master’s degree in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.  She has worked in private practice in Bozeman since 1995.  In addition to working in private practice she has worked in hospitals, wellness centers and university counseling centers.  Although Deb is a Registered Dietitian, the primary focus of her work is as a Licensed Psychologist.  In her practice she focuses on helping people develop skills to cope more effectively with life’s challenges; to heal from the past; to overcome depression, anxiety and self-defeating behaviors, to increase confidence and self-esteem; to end compulsive eating and weight cycling or other struggles with eating; and to experience more joy in their lives.