Lisa Mikus, RD, CNSC, CDN is an author and nutrition expert who specializes in treating adolescents and young adults struggling with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), as well as disordered eating and orthorexia. Lisa also works with clients of all ages with diabetes and those who have medically indicated weight management needs.
After attending the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Lisa was accepted to the University of Texas Coordinated Program in Dietetics and completed over 1200 hours of supervised practice as a dietetic intern.
She trained one-on-one under the expertise and mentorship of Laura Cipullo during her dietetic internship. She gained invaluable clinical experience at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC and then joined Laura’s practice to specialize in eating disorders, body image issues, and diabetes. She continues to work at Laura’s NYC practice, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition, where Lisa leads mindful meal support groups, eats one-on-one with clients and counsels individuals, as well as Laura’s L’ifestyle Lounge, a wellness studio for kids and adults, in Closter, NJ.
Lisa co-authored her first cookbook with Laura, Everyday Diabetes Meals for 1 or 2 (Robert Rose 2017). The cookbook is aimed at helping individuals and couples cook healthy and delicious meals, and is available at bookstores nationwide, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
She went on to earn the Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) credential established by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), and has worked in acute and intensive care units in both Houston, Texas, and New York City. She uses her clinical skills to support her true passion of counseling clients in the outpatient setting.
Lisa has worked at Mount Sinai’s Eating and Weight Disorders Program, where she offered nutritional counseling for clients and their families during Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders.
She strives to make each client feel comfortable and understood while approaching each session with an energetic and non-judgmental outlook. She believes in meeting clients at their level of readiness to change and recognizes that small, realistic lifestyle changes are sustainable.
She is frequently quoted in digital and print media, such as WomensHealth.com, Prevention.com, Self Magazine, and Brit+Co.
Lisa is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).
Professionally, her future plans include becoming credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).