Jessica Francis

Registered Dietitian

Location: Pointe Claire or Virtual

Jessica Francis

Registered Dietitian

Location: Pointe Claire or Virtual

Approach Inspired By

  • Family Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Health at Every Size®
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Specialties

The Registered Dietitians at Sööma use therapeutic approaches to inform their nutrition interventions within their scope of practice. Learn more about how we incorporate various therapeutic styles in our nutrition counseling.

Jessica has always loved food and its ability to bring people together. Driven to share her interest with others, Jessica completed her Bachelor’s degree in dietetics at McGill University. Jessica is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the Ordre des diététistes nutritionnistes du Québec (ODNQ).

 

After graduating, Jessica provided nutrition counseling at an exercise facility and a medical clinic. Jessica became increasingly aware that an approach focused on weight and appearance was not aligned with her values and was often the source of much of her clients’ suffering. This led her on a journey to learn about Health at Every Size ® and intuitive eating. Having worked in private practice for one and a half years, Jessica began working in public health with the goal of promoting health on a collective level. For the past three and a half years, she worked as a Registered Dietitian in the public education system.

 

Jessica realized that she missed being of service to individuals by contributing to their overall well-being through nutrition counselling. She returned to private practice and hopes to help clients heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Jessica’s desire to continue learning has led her to recently complete a year-long training, targeted to Registered Dietitians working in the field of eating disorders.

 

Being a long-term yoga practitioner and having completed a 500-hour Yoga Alliance recognized Teacher Training, Jessica is drawn towards introspection, mindfulness and mind-body practices. This insight helps her integrate embodiment practices in her work with clients, allowing them to get a sense of feeling grounded and bridging the gap between the mind-body connection. As an avid lover and practitioner of aerial sports, such as pole fitness and aerial hoop, Jessica also has an interest in sports nutrition. She aims to help athletes take care of their bodies while progressing in their sport. 

 

When working with clients, Jessica’s intention is to offer whole-person care, considering the various factors and determinants that impact one’s health. She provides a compassionate space for clients to get curious and reconnect to their body.

 

She is bilingual in English and French and provides insurance receipts.

Jessica has always loved food and its ability to bring people together. Driven to share her interest with others, Jessica completed her Bachelor’s degree in dietetics at McGill University. Jessica is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec (ODNQ).

 

After graduating, Jessica provided nutrition counselling at an exercise facility and a medical clinic. Jessica became increasingly aware that an approach focused on weight and appearance was not aligned with her values and was often the source of much of her clients’ suffering. This led her on a journey to learn about Health at Every Size ® and intuitive eating.

 

Having worked in private practice for one and a half years, Jessica began working in public health with the goal of promoting health on a collective level. For the past three and a half years, she worked as a Registered Dietitian in the public education system.

 

Jessica realized that she missed being of service to individuals by contributing to their overall well-being through nutrition counselling. She has returned to private practice and hopes to help clients heal their relationship with food and their bodies.

 

Jessica’s desire to continue learning has recently led her to join a year-long training, targeted to Registered Dietitians working in the field of eating disorders. Having completed a 500-hour Yoga Alliance recognized Teacher Training, Jessica incorporates elements of mindfulness and yoga philosophy in her nutrition interventions.

 

When working with clients, Jessica’s intention is to offer whole-person care, considering the various factors and determinants that impact one’s health. She accompanies clients in exploring the various emotional, social and environmental factors that affect their relationship with food and their bodies. She provides a compassionate space for clients to get curious and reconnect to their body’s needs.

 

She is bilingual in English and French and provides insurance receipts.

Outside of work you can find me:

  • Being outdoors (preferably on warmer days)
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Practicing yoga
  • Reading (hem-hem Harry Potter)

One of my favorite quotes:

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear”

Ram Dass