Amy Helms, LMSW, MS, CEDRD-S, RD, LD, CLT
Amy Helms, LMSW, MS, CEDRD, RD, LD, CLT is an experienced clinician and believes in the power of human connection and self-compassion to foster growth and powerful transformation. Amy has dedicated her career to nutrition counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of nutrition, body image, intuitive eating, eating disorders, and infertility, women’s health, and food allergies.
She believes in combining an individualized approach with the latest evidenced based techniques. She practices within the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® principles.
She is the only Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) in Columbia, SC. She is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She gained extensive clinical and supervisory experience working at academic medical centers, eating disorder treatment programs, serving as a school nutrition director, and serving as a preceptor for aspiring dietitians, physicians, and nurses. Amy has been invited to and given several presentations to a variety of professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Neurology Association, the Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Georgia Psychology Association, the National Christian Social Work Association, Licensed Professional Counselors of Georgia, National Association of Social Workers-SC, and the National Eating Disorders Association. She has been the featured speaker at multiple National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walks.
Amy understands the importance of continuing education and being current on the latest evidenced based treatments. She does this through memberships in professional organizations including the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, International Federation Eating Disorder Professionals, and Eating Disorder Pro. She is the coordinator for the South Carolina Eating Disorder Association (SCEDA).
When she is not in the office, you will find her spending time with her two children, Laura Grace and Joshua. Her favorite ways to practice self-care are playing tennis with her USTA league team or just hitting the ball around, journaling, and going for walks. She is currently working on a faith based book for the treatment of eating disorders.
New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center enables patients to receive both nutrition and counseling services. Our team can answer your questions and determine what is best for you.
New Hope Counseling & Wellness Center
The guiding principle of New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC is to empower and provide individuals and families with the skills they need to be nourished, healed, and restored in order to pursue a life filled with joy and hope. We offer faith-based services for those wishing to include their spirituality as a component in their sessions. While we offer faith-based counseling as one method to achieve this mission, we strive to provide a safe, compassionate, and professional environment for everyone. We do not discriminate, shame or judge and strive to provide quality care to all regardless of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, weight, physical or mental ability, and marital status.