Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian
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Eating disorders, disordered eating, weight-neutral nutritional approach, human lactation, trauma-informed care for LGBTQIA+ individuals, motivational interviewing
Mateus earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition through a sandwich degree between the University of Brasilia in Brazil, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He earned his Master of Science in Nutrition degree from Lamar University, where he also obtained his DPD verification statement. Mateus completed his first round of dietetic internships in Brazil. He completed his second round of internships in the US through the Texas WIC program. Mateus originally became a Registered Dietitian with the Brazilian Council of Nutrition in 2016 and obtained his American registration with the CDR in 2022. He is also an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a certified health coach with the American Council on Exercise.
His undergraduate degree was heavily focused on clinical practice and medical nutrition therapy. During his experience in Brazil, Mateus provided nutrition care to a varied array of patients, including high-risk pregnant mothers, IBD post-surgery patients, general inpatient pediatric patients, and general outpatient consultations. Upon moving back to Texas, he worked as a nutritionist and site supervisor for the Texas WIC program, providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to pregnant and postpartum mothers, infants, and children.
During his graduate degree, Mateus took a course on eating disorders that sparked his interest in the field. During his second dietetic internship, he sought experiences with eating disorders. As an intern, he worked with the inpatient eating disorders program at the Texas Children’s Pediatric Hospital. He also completed part of his internship at the Wellness Coaching and Nutrition Therapy practice, where he solidified his intention to work in the field of eating disorders and disordered eating.
Mateus practices with a weight-neutral and anti-diet approach to health. He provides client-centered, evidence-based care. He is pursuing a specialization in eating disorders and is currently being supervised by Jill Sechi, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD-S.
Outside of the office, Mateus loves nature and live music. He travels to Colorado every year to go hiking in the national forests and enjoys traveling. He likes spending time with his family and exploring Houston’s endless restaurant options.
Mateus is a compassionate practitioner and strives to be inclusive to all. He wants his clients to feel seen and creates a safe space for a collaborative relationship.