Brenna Topham

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Eating disorders, disordered eating, anti-diet approaches to health concerns, interstitial cystitis.
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Brenna received her bachelor’s of science degree in Human Nutrition and Foods from the University of Houston, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She is currently receiving training and supervision from Jill Sechi, MS, RDN, LD, CEDRD-S to become a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian.

 

Before joining the WC&NT team, Brenna worked with teens and adolescents at a residential eating disorder treatment center. While there, she led meal support and group psychoeducation for adolescents. Brenna specializes in eating disorders, disordered eating, anti-diet approaches to health, and is the only dietitian in Houston specializing in interstitial cystitis.

 

As a clinician, Brenna values understanding your needs and where they come from. She also knows that food is a way to express your culture, and strives to include this in your overall health goals. She also believes it’s critical to involve your therapist, doctors, family, and other supportive people in your life. 

 

Brenna works with families by providing emotion coaching using the Emotion Focused Family Therapy model. She believes that all families desire loving relationships, no matter the past. She works with teens and adolescents through a treatment called Family Based Treatment (FBT). This is the ‘gold standard’ and only evidenced based treatment  for teens and adolescents.

 

While it’s not easy to recover, Brenna walks alongside parents to support them in guiding their children back to health.

 

When she's not working, she loves spending time with animals. She has five rescued fur babies- two dogs and three hamsters! She also enjoys getting out and enjoying nature, trying new recipes, and crafting.

With Brenna, you can expect a non-judgmental environment where all experiences and feelings are welcome. She understands that eating habits can be personal and are difficult to change. Brenna believes in meeting you where you are, and that growth is a joint collaboration. While this journey is yours, it does not have to be taken alone.

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She endorses this line from Nanny McPhee (her favorite movie): 

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“When you need me, but do not want me, then I must stay. But when you want me, but no longer need me, I have to go”