About

Amy Spindel, MSSW, & Food With Thought Nutrition

Amy Spindel is a functional nutrition counselor that uses food and lifestyle changes to help moms feel happier, calmer, and more energetic so they can get back to playing with their kids.

After practicing for years as an outpatient therapist treating clients with mental health issues and trauma histories, Amy became disillusioned with the talk therapy model. Despite clients’ hard work in therapy, symptom relief was inadequate and she suspected there was something more to their symptoms. She didn’t yet understand what.

In 2011, Amy took a hiatus from counseling and went to culinary school. Having grown up eating whole foods, she was surprised to learn how much processed foods Americans were consuming daily and wondered how this impacted their health.

Soon after becoming a pastry chef, Amy’s son was born. As an infant he was diagnosed with failure to thrive, multiple food allergies, and reflux. He woke up 6-8 times on any given night. Despite two years of working with several providers, his health wasn’t adequately improving. Amy enrolled in nutrition school, determined to learn enough to help him. She not only discovered what had contributed to her son’s poor health, but has also come to understand why talk therapy often isn’t enough. Her son is currently thriving and her own health has improved significantly as well.

To learn more about functional and holistic nutrition and how it can change your life, please click here.

In her spare time Amy enjoys experimenting with new recipes, gardening with her son, hiking with her family, traveling, reading, performing in her community band, and taking her macaw for walks.

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EDUCATION

Hawthorn University, MS in Holistic Nutrition (anticipated 3/2020) 
School of Applied Functional Medicine, Core 101, Core 202 (in progress)
Collin County Community College, Certificates in Culinary & Pastry Arts
Columbia University School of Social Work, MSSW, Heath, Mental Health, and Disabilities in Clinical Practice  
Tufts University, BA, Clinical Psychology

AFFILIATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND ACTIVITIES

National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), Member 
Weston A. Price Foundation, Member
Certified Food Safety Manager
American Red Cross, CPR Certified
Homeopathy study group leader

Food With Thought Nutrition has been sharing a passion for optimizing health through whole, unprocessed foods with the Dallas area since 2012. Food With Thought Nutrition and Home On Your Range are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Food With Thought, LLC, registered in Texas.