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Testimonials 2017-05-29T14:34:58+00:00

Testimonials

” I have worked with Susan for well over a decade, both collaboratively within a hospital based inter-disciplinary team and referring patients to her private practice. I have always found her to be an extremely knowledgeable, honest, and compassionate clinician. She is able to work effectively with people of all ages, struggling with not only severe eating disorders, but also body image concerns, unhealthy “diets,” and health concerns. Regardless of the underlying precipitant, changing eating habits can be enormously challenging and Susan’s knowledge of nutrition in combination with her therapeutic skills enable her to provide a very unique service and is part of what makes her such an outstanding clinician. In every encounter, Susan’s expertise, as well as her professionalism, caring, and genuineness are evident. I have, and will continue, to refer my adolescent and adult patients to Susan, knowing they are in extremely competent and caring hands. I would trust her to look after my own family and closest friends “.
Dr. Sheri Turrell, C. Psych, Registered Psychologist
“Susan was such a wonderful speaker, engaging the entire audience during her workshop. Her passion and insight are incredible, and she has so much knowledge and experience to offer. She is an exceptional teacher and we look forward to working with her again!”
Sara Robb, MSW, RSW Manager of Outreach, Research and Special Projects, Sheena's Place
” As a former associate in Susan’s practice, I have had many opportunities to observe her clinical expertise, dedication to her clients, and passion for her job. With empathy and a sense of humour, Susan skillfully guides her clients towards better health, enabling them to successfully meet their nutritional goals. Her unwavering support and encouragement throughout the process ensures that her clients make lasting changes. Susan is truly a professional with a heart and her influence continues to inspire my work, particularly in the treatment of eating disorders.”
Dina Cohen, MS RD CEDRD Eatwellsoon LLC, Lakewood, N J, Eatwellsoon LLC, Lakewood, N J
” Susan led an engaging and informative workshop for a group of grade 11 and 12 students at TannenbaumCHAT. Our students are exposed to all kinds of influences that bombard them with images of the unattainable ‘ideal’ as well as confusing messages about food and nutrition. Susan engaged the students in discussions about “what type of eater are you” and replacing negative self-talk with non-judgmental mindfulness. Susan was able to open the students’ eyes to new and more healthful ways to think about food and eating. Her warm, down to earth manner created a space where they felt safe to ask questions and share personal examples. We would be thrilled to have her back to continue this important conversation.”
Ali Aber, Guidance Counsellor, TannenbaumCHAT (Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto)
“I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Susan to help several clients recover from eating disorders. Susan provides an excellent combination of warmth and direction that is so effective in supporting clients to step outside their comfort zones to do what they need to do to recover. It can be very difficult for all involved to combat an eating disorder. Susan does an excellent job bringing together all the necessary people to support an individual’s recovery; from parents and families to health care professionals and treatment resources in the community. She provides the leadership necessary to get everyone on the same page and working in the same direction towards recovery. I very much value her experience and professional judgment”
Danielle Besseling, M.S.W., R.S.W., Yonge Lawrence Centre for Counselling and Consulting
“Susan Osher is a skilled dietician with years of experience. She is knowledgeable, collaborative and supportive. She communicates to young people and families in a way that is easy to understand. Susan is an excellent dietitian…someone that I highly recommend!”
Dr. Debra Katzman, Head of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Hospital for Sick Children
“Susan conveys wit, wisdom and most importantly compassion in her work. Susan’s clients talk about her attention to detail, her sensitivity to their personal needs and her effectiveness as a teacher. I have referred many clients with trust and knowledge that they will be in good hands. Susan is a long time colleague and a trusted resource. We have collaborated in educating nutrition students and feedback from students has demonstrated what an exceptional educator Susan is. I recommend Susan to anyone who is looking to improve their own personal health and nutrition; to those in need of a nutrition educator or to anyone looking for a brilliant nutrition coach.”
Andrea Miller MHSc, RD, Consulting Dietitian DC Board of Directors, Central and Southern Ontario
“I have had the opportunity to work with Susan Osher in her role as a nutritional consultant to Bellwood Health Services. Susan’s knowledge of nutritional science is excellent and complemented by her warmth, compassion and wisdom. I have been impressed by her ability to motivate clients, to look at their eating disorders in a way which cultivates change. The patients I have sent to her consistently rate their sessions with her as excellent. I am happy to provide Susan Osher with the highest recommendation.”
Dr. Mark Weiss MD, Medical Director Bellwood Health Services
“I have been raving to everyone who will listen to me about you! I LOVED the presentation, and got so much from it. I think the kids did, too! Before snack today, we talked about how many peas were in our pod, and checked in to how our minds and bodies were feeling. Great stuff, thank you again!” — mindful eating with students
Jaime Kaftalovich, Associated Hebrew School Grade 1 teacher
“I have been referring clients with eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating) to Susan for several years now and continue to enjoy an ongoing collaborative relationship with her. She is knowledgeable in her field, and clients tell me she manages to strike the right balance between being approachable/supportive while also being a firm advocate for healthy changes. When I refer clients to Susan I am confident that she is a professional and caring ally in working toward their eating disorder recovery.”
Dr. Kimberly Watson, Ph.D., C.Psych., Registered Psychologist
“Susan exemplifies client-centred communication skills. Her ability to use a range of listening skills to build rapport with clients is excellent, and we have asked her to come into our classroom on numerous occasions to model these and other interpersonal and counselling skills. As an instructor for our Intercultural Communication & Dietetics Practice course in the past, Susan demonstrated her ability to support others in further enhancing their own toolbox of communication and counselling skills in dietetics.”
Lori Buscher, M.Sc, RD Director Internationally Educated Dietitians Pre-registration Program (IDPP) Ryerson University
“We have enjoyed working with Susan Osher very much on the Eating Disorder team . Her insights into programming for this unique population have been very helpful. She was able to translate the nutritional information into valuable learning for our clients. We made changes to our meal plans based on her counsel. Susan was always prompt and responsive when we have needed her advice. A pleasure to work with.”
Susan McGrail, Director of Clinical Services, Bellwood Health Services
“Susan, Thank you so much for presenting at Lambton-Kingsway School this past week. You are passionate and caring about this people in your life. Your energy is abundant! Thanks for caring about our community.”
Kelly Caddell, Principal (after eating disorders panel discussion with parents)
“Susan, Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation today at our conference. You are a wealth of knowledge and we very much appreciate your being here. Your talk was a big draw for us. Thank you.”
Community Dietitians Network Conference Committee after talk on Food and Depression
” I have collaborated with Susan for many years: she is extremely knowledgeable and practical. She establishes tremendous relationships with her clients of all ages, is always supportive and available. In particular, she relates very well to teens who need help with diet and nutrition.”
Dr. Sheila Jacobson Pediatrician
“Susan has developed a successful counselling practice focusing on disordered eating, healthy eating and family nutrition. She has done a superb job of combining her nutrition and psychology expertise in her practice. She constantly seeks out continuing education and strives to keep her practice current. She is flexible and has a knack to make people feel comfortable in her care. I constantly refer clients to her and am confident with her experience as a clinician.”
Shauna Lindzon, RD , Consulting Dietitian

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Testimonials

I have worked with Susan for well over a decade, both collaboratively within a hospital based inter-disciplinary team and referring patients to her private practice. I have always found her to be an extremely knowledgeable, honest, and compassionate clinician.
Dr. Sheri Turrell, C. Psych, Registered Psychologist
“I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Susan to help several clients recover from eating disorders. Susan provides an excellent combination of warmth and direction that is so effective in supporting clients to step outside their comfort zones to do what they need to do to recover.”
Dr. Sheri Turrell, C. Psych, Registered Psychologist
“Susan Osher is a skilled dietician with years of experience. She is knowledgeable, collaborative and supportive. She communicates to young people and families in a way that is easy to understand. Susan is an excellent dietitian…someone that I highly recommend!”
Dr. Debra Katzman, Professor of Pediatrics