Ashley  Cronin

Ashley Cronin

Registered Dietitian, RD

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated December 05, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Intuitive eating
  • Family nutrition
  • Picky eating
  • Body image challenges
  • College transitions

Professional statement

Ashley Cronin is a Registered Dietitian in Providence, RI specializing in eating disorders, pediatric nutrition, intuitive eating, family nutrition, picky eating, and body image challenges. Her particular area of expertise is in treating eating disorders including binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia. She practices an intuitive eating and health-at-every-size model, working collaboratively in a team approach to develop a supportive and sustainable nutrition path for her clients.

Ashley works with children, teenagers, young adults, college and graduate students, adults, parents, and seniors. As a certified specialist in pediatric nutrition, the focus of her practice is in working with adolescents. She has a special interest in working with adolescent teenage girls navigating the challenges of disordered eating. She is passionate about removing negative self-destructive thoughts around foods and guiding clients toward achieving their personal goals and optimizing sustainable health.

Ashley attended the University of New Hampshire for her Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences and went on to complete a didactic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital. She also received training to become a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, and Intuitive Eating Certified PRO. At the core of her practice is Ashley’s strong commitment to empowering her clients to recover and thrive in a body-positive, goal-oriented, and compassionate way.

Message to clients

In a world of much misinformation, figuring out the best way to take care of yourself can feel overwhelming! My goal is to help you navigate the confusing, and often destructive messages, by providing the latest evidence-based recommendations. I am here to provide compassionate support as we find a way of eating that feels well to you, optimizes your well-being, and attains maintainable change.
My passion is helping individuals and families find a personalized, meaningful, nutrition balance that not only works for them today, but for a lifetime.


Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns

Pediatric nutrition - Advising parents about pediatric nutrition for healthy growth and development, the development of lifelong eating habits, and fostering healthy relationships with food and body

Intuitive eating - Instilling a healthy relationship with food, in which the the individual follows the body's internal cues rather than external dietary regimens

Family nutrition - Supporting families to make food choices for optimal health and growth

Picky eating - Working with kids and their families to approach picky eating behaviors

Body image challenges - Helping individuals break self-destructive thoughts and become body-positive, more accepting, and appreciative of their bodies

College transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes as a result of moving to college; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $160
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)


Providence practice

1 Richmond Square

Suite 134C

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon Varying daytime hours
  • Tue 10:30am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

The Learning Center for the Deaf, 2013 - 2014

Metrowest Nutrition, 2013 - 2015

Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2007 - 2014

Quincy Medical Center, 2006 - 2007

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 2006 - 2008

Intuitive Eating Certified PRO, 2016

Commission on Dietetic Registration, Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, 2013

Commission on Dietetic Registration, Registered Dietitian, 2006

Mount Auburn Hospital, Didactic Internship, 2005 - 2006

University of New Hampshire, BS in Nutritional Sciences, 2005


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