Ashley  Cronin

Ashley Cronin

Registered Dietitian, RD
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 2, 2020

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ashley Cronin is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (60min)
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)

Location(s)

Providence practice
1 Richmond Square, Suite 134C, Providence, RI 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • 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

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • 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


Languages

English


Professional endorsements

"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

Client testimonials

"Ashley is knowledgeable in her area of expertise. My daughter was struggling with her recovery. Ashley’s firm yet gentle guidance made the difference. Today she is on her way to a healthy, productive life. We are grateful and thankful for the clarity and hope that Ashley brought to my daughter’s life"

- Mom of a child who struggled with disordered eating • December 2019

"Ashley helped me transform my relationship with my body and food in ways I never imagined was possible. I learned that through fueling my body, I can live the life I truly want, without the constant thoughts about food filling my mind. Ashley’s continuous support led me to the best version of myself."

- Client • December 2019

"I began seeing Ashley after several failed attempts to improve my relationship with food by myself. I felt I should be strong enough to change my behaviors on my own but my health and overall quality of life were diminished. Ashley helped me identify and work to change unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that were contributing to my disordered eating. She was knowledgeable, compassionate, and encouraging. I felt listened to and that her treatment approach was always directed at where I was in the process. The process was arduous and non-linear but Ashley’s guidance towards having a healthy relationship with food has been invaluable."

- Client • December 2019

"I worked with Ashley for a few years and although she was a nutritionist she not only helped me with how to stay healthy and feed my body in a way that was best for me but most importantly she helped me see my own potential and therefore I became much more comfortable with myself. Ashley is the best at what she does. You changed my life Ashley and I could not be more grateful <3."

- Dana Hall Graduate Class of '17 • January 2018

"Ashley helped my daughter, and our family, with our daughter’s orthorexia. She blended immense scientific knowledge with compassionate psychological insights. She is an excellent teacher as well. Her ability to relate to teens as well as parents was essential in my daughter’s successful recovery."

- Mother of 3 teen girls • December 2019

"Ashley was able to work with me when I was in my recovery and always provided support. Ashley has the patience of a saint and worked with me for years until I was able to make changes in my diet."

- Client • January 2019