Meet our team
Owner & Clinical Director
Emily received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Tennessee Technological University, and completed her dietetic residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked in a variety of practice settings prior to establishing Murray Nutrition, including inpatient, PHP, IOP, and outpatient levels of care for eating disorders, most notably with The Renfrew Center of Nashville, TN. Emily is a certified eating disorders specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp). Emily established Murray Nutrition, PLLC in May of 2020, with a heart to provide compassionate, clinically excellent nutrition care to individuals who suffer from eating disorders in the greater Nashville area.
RD, LDN, CEDS
Anorexia in adolescents and teens, through modified Family Based Treatment
Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating and OSFED in Adults
Obsessive + Compulsive Exercise
Eating concerns impacted by anxiety, perfectionism, OCD, and trauma
Negative Body Image and Body Dysmorphia
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Similar to others that work in this field, it was my own experience of healing from an eating disorder that sparked a desire to help others do the same. After encountering several health professionals that overlooked or exacerbated my eating disorder, my recovery journey started when I first met with my eating disorders dietitian. As someone who felt so afraid of food and at war with my body, it was life-changing to work with someone who understood these struggles, and had the expertise to teach me how to eat again. This experience inspired me to become a dietitian and pursue advanced training in eating disorders.
To watch the person across from me come alive when the fog of the eating disorder is lifted. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Emily received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Emily then completed her dietetic internship through the University of Tennessee, Martin, but enjoyed completing clinical and community rotations in the Nashville area. Emily started her behavioral health career working in an inpatient, general psychiatric care unit. From there, she began working specifically with eating disorder clients in the PHP, IOP and outpatient levels of care. Emily’s professional career has included work with children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders and other behavioral health diagnoses, most notably with Rogers Behavioral Health in Skokie, IL and Nashville, TN for over 6 years. Emily has invested time while working in the field to gain a better understanding of therapeutic strategies and treatment modalities for eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Emily has been actively involved with iaedp Nashville and Heartland chapters, and is currently seeking the eating disorder specialist certification through this organization.
ARFID in Children, Adolescents, & Adults
Picky Eating in Children
Binge-Eating in Adolescents
Eating impacted by anxiety and OCD
Males with Eating Disorders
“I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I have been.”
Beginning in college, I felt a special affinity for Nutrition. I slowly found a skill and niche for applying what I learned in school in working with elementary aged kids in the community. I pursued a minor in psychology that underpinned my foundational understanding of how our mental health and well-being coincides with our physical health and well-being. As I began working as a Clinical Dietitian at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, I established a really firm understanding of my aptitude and desire to work more fully in the behavioral health field. This led me to begin a career in Eating Disorder treatment full-time.
I love connecting with people and being a support and witness to their recovery journey. It can be hard to clearly see the journey we've walked, especially when it's difficult. I love supporting the person through the process and being able to reflect the progress back at the end of the day.
Emily received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Psychology from Purdue University. She then moved to Nashville, TN to complete her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital. During her internship, she gained experience in a vast array of clinical and community settings, including Murray Nutrition, which further ignited a passion in her to want to work with patients with disordered eating and eating disorders.
AN, BED, OSFED in Adolescents + Young Adults
ARFID in Teens and Adults
Males with Eating Disorders
Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the
of our light.
Emily first became interested in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics when she had a loved one work with a dietitian in their own eating disorder recovery. Seeing the role of a dietitian impact her loved one’s healing process is what ultimately pushed Emily to study Nutrition and Dietetics.
Emily’s favorite part of her job is seeing her clients light up about something they are passionate about, and celebrating their wins with them.