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.
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
Ashley Cronin is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Metrowest Nutrition, 2013 - 2015
The Learning Center for the Deaf, 2013 - 2014
Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2007 - 2014
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 2006 - 2008
Quincy Medical Center, 2006 - 2007
Mount Auburn Hospital, Didactic Internship, 2005 - 2006
Intuitive Eating Certified PRO, 2016
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, 2013
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Registered Dietitian, 2006
University of New Hampshire, BS in Nutritional Sciences, 2005
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ashley on many clinical care teams. She consistently is an irreplaceable asset. She has impressed me many times with her ability to manage complex clinical and medical profiles. Her willingness to collaborate exceeds most other nutritionists I have worked with. Ashley’s ability to hold the dialectic between acceptance and change in her work is inspiring; shared clients often report that their work with Ashley is both challenging and life changing."- Alayna Harned, LMHC • December 2019
"I would highly recommend Ashley Cronin as a Registered Dietician. We have had the opportunity to share several clinical cases over the past four years, and in this time, I have witnessed firsthand the level of professionalism, dedication, and commitment that she brings to each of her clients. She has the ability to balance empathy and compassion while holding a firm line of professional boundary needed in this field. All of my clients who have been referred to Ashley have given me direct feedback that she is warm, friendly, and comes prepared for each session. They leave their session with Ashley with a better understanding of how the food and nutrition choices that they are making each and every day have a direct impact on their overall mental health and physical health. We share a similar view on loving your body at every size, trying not to feed into the diet culture that plagues our society through the media. Ashley consistently attends the latest workshops and conferences necessary to have the most up to date information in her field and continue to fuel the passion for the work that she does day in and day out. I would refer any client struggling with disordered eating to Ashley."- Sara Hart, LMHC • December 2019
"Ashley is fantastic. She is collaborative, clear and kind and compassionate."- Jennifer Rego, LICSW • January 2018