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The Nourishment Center is an outpatient recovery center providing dynamic services to ensure patients and their families the greatest chance of a successful recovery. Counseling alone is not enough when overcoming an eating disorder. Both a team and creative treatment approach are necessary in accordance to research and evidence-based practice. When a family is guided by a professional team with access to therapy, medical management, skills, education, accountability and peer support, the treatment experience is transformative.

At The Nourishment Center assessment and treatment planning is designed to incorporate both in-house and in-community collaborative resources into the process. We are designed to be a team, a treatment family, with you for the whole journey. A clinician will assess your needs at your Intake Appointment. If you are a new patient, a level of care assessment (based on APA guidelines) will be conducted as well to make sure you are at the treatment level appropriate for your needs. If you are stepping down from a treatment center’s PHP program or transitioning from another provider, the intake process will be more about your continuing care needs.

More Than Outpatient

The Nourishment Center’s counseling services provide evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders, infusing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and coping tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  Faith-based counseling is available upon request.

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A Diverse Team of Experts

Eating disorders are complex mental and physical illnesses that require a team for effective treatment. That standard team is a therapist, dietitian, and medical doctor. Other specialists may be included as well. In higher levels of care treatment centers those team members are under one roof. In outpatient care that team can be difficult to manage as members could be fragmented physically and in communication.

The Nourishment Center has contracted in-house therapists and dietitians working in the same office, as well as group programming where all clinical staff are involved. So all patients have the opportunity to have a majority of their outpatient team in one place, making scheduling, coordination of care, team meetings and just familiarity easy for patients to access.

We are currently a staff of combined 45 years of experience in the eating disorder field and our love of learning keeps us passionate in improving services.

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An Extensive Network

In addition, we collaborate “well and often” with external team members and resources. We connect our patients externally with professionals that we trust and have experience working closely with. If a patient comes to us with an external team in place, we welcome the new connection and immediately go to work with collaboration.

We are looking for skilled, creative, energetic and passionate professionals to join The Nourishment Center team. Are you interested? Let us know and tell us why! We will connect with you to discuss opportunities.

Are you a professional with eating disorder experience who wishes to join our referral network? Let us know and tell us why! We will reach out to set up a time where we can meet and discuss opportunities to serve our community together.

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Meet Our Team

Wendy M. Pierce


Owner/Clinical Director| Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor| National Certified Counselor 

Since 2011 Wendy has partnered with non-profit agencies and private practices to help people overcome the impact of traumas, disorders, and challenges. She has worked extensively with domestic abuse, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, weight loss surgery, and the full spectrum of eating disorders. Her approach to counseling includes tools from a wide variety of therapy models, and is chosen based on the unique needs of each individual. She incorporates motivation, insight, and empowerment at the core of every counseling plan with the desire to cultivate a sense of ownership and confidence within her clients as they move toward their values and goals. Faith can also be incorporated into therapy upon request.

Wendy has a Bachelors degree in Communication from the College of Charleston and graduated with distinction with a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved Supervisor in the state of Texas as well as a National Certified Counselor.

Tere Rivera


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist| Founder of Wise Nutrition Counseling, LLCCertified Eating Disorder Specialist & SupervisorFellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders

Tere is a Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). She graduated from The University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas with a M.S. in Nutrition and has worked in the eating disorder field in all levels of care for more than 20 years supporting children, adolescents, adults, and their families.

She has been honored with the distinction of Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) for her collaboration on the prevention, treatment and research of eating disorders and has presented in global conferences on topics related to nutrition and eating disorders throughout Europe, North and South America.

As a Master level Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in Medical Nutrition Therapy and Eating Disorders, Tere specializes in helping children older than 8, adolescents and adults who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders or with medical conditions that require changes in their lifestyle to improve their nutritional status. As a bilingual clinician she works with patients in English or Spanish.

Tere believes that through the combination of evidence-based treatment and compassionate dietary guidance, you can meet your nutrition goals, rediscover joy in eating and gain piece with food and body.

“My mission is to help you build a healthier relationship with food starting from where you are, to help you rediscover joy and inner wisdom about how to nourish yourself.”

Tere is the founder/owner of Wise Nutrition Counseling and TNC is honored to have her working with us to support our patients and families.

Jennifer Williams

Lead Dietitian,  Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, RDN, LD

Jennifer Williams has had the pleasure of working in the field of nutrition as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian for over 12 years.  Her love of fitness, health and wellness and serving people fuel her passion for this field.  Jennifer graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her bachelor’s degree in Communication and then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in science. Jennifer has had the pleasure of working in numerous hospitals, treatment centers and outpatient facilities in the field of eating disorders, bariatrics, family practice as well as fitness and wellness-based facilities.

Jennifer’s passion is helping each client find freedom in their relationship with food and nutrition as well as fitness and movement.  She feels nutrition education is a very important part of understanding our bodies needs and how all foods have a place in our life.  Jennifer is very enthusiastic about movement and finding a healthy space for exercise in your life. Food and movement are a gift, and Jennifer will cheer you on while you take steps towards self-compassion and freedom.