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Jen Rawson

Provisional Psychologist, Registered Dietitian

Green vegetables, nuts and fruit smoothies spread across a kitchen table.

About Jen Rawson

Hi there! I'm Jen Rawson (she/her), and I'm both a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Registered Dietitian. My combined qualifications and extensive experience allow me to offer a unique perspective on the intricate relationship between mental health and nutrition, promoting a holistic approach to overall wellness. Through working with numerous clients, I've come to understand that our well-being is about much more than just the food we eat.

I am deeply committed to a non-diet approach that embraces and welcomes people of all body types and identities. I firmly believe that health is not defined by a specific body size and strive to help clients redefine what health means to them.

My areas of expertise include:

  • disordered eating
  • body image concerns
  • Supporting patients with complex digestive disorders
  • the link between anxiety and gut health, and how to foster a positive gut-brain interaction to promote digestive wellness
  • navigating life transitions with a particular interest in the complex hormonal, health, and mental challenges of perimenopause and menopause.

I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, feminist therapy, and solution-focused therapy, tailoring my methods to suit each client's unique needs.

It's important to note that while I am skilled in both psychology and nutrition, I am unable to provide services for both specialties to the same client. However, I am more than happy to collaborate with other professionals to ensure you receive comprehensive care.

I am excited about the opportunity to join you on your journey towards food and body freedom, empowering you to redefine health on your own terms and thrive in your overall well-being. Let's work together to create positive and lasting changes in your life!

Featured posts

Posts written by Jen Rawson

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What you need to know about Eosinophilic Esophagitis

October 19, 2018

Today we will be discussing all things Eosinophilic Esophagitis. I know. You’re saying… Eo-what? It’s a rare condition – however its occurrence is increasing. In fact, here in my own city, a 4 year study saw occurrence increasing 39% year over year. This is partially attributed to better biopsy techniques…

Need help with SIBO and nutrition? Work with one of our top registered dietitians who are experts in gut health at Ignite Nutrition in Calgary, Alberta

Nutrition & SIBO

February 28, 2019

  Have you heard about SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)? If you are someone with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), it’s likely that you have.  It’s becoming a “buzz word”, with some sources claiming IBS is actually SIBO in up to 60% of cases, we are finding many people are coming…

An IV being administered into a person's arm. The fluid is orange coloured and there is a whole orange at the top which is leaking juice into the IV.

Alternative Treatments for IBS

February 10, 2020

Managing IBS symptoms is frustrating! We know because at Ignite Nutrition our team of registered dietitians hear stories every single day of our clients who have tried EVERYTHING and don’t feel any better. IBS symptoms have real impacts on your quality of life. We know how challenging…