Courtney Armstrong

Courtney Armstrong

Courtney Armstrong is a Registered Dietitian and experienced nutrition counselor. It is Courtney's vision for her clients to live in the freedom of a healthy relationship with food while harnessing the power of balanced nutrition. She believes that empowering clients to apply evidenced based nutrition practices in an individualized style opens the door for clients to embrace lifestyle changes that will be maintained.

Courtney has the knowledge and experience to provide both individual and group nutrition counseling to clients of all ages and backgrounds. She currently focuses on outpatient medical nutrition therapy at Simply Nutrition where she specializes in pediatric and adult eating and feeding disorders, disordered eating, weight management, and family wellness plans. Courtney also works with clients to help manage specific medical conditions including polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease. She is empathetic to those struggling with nutrition related issues and strives to meet each client where he or she is in the process of change.

Courtney completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science at Georgia Southern University. She later received her Master of Science in Nutrition at the University of Central Oklahoma where she completed her dietetic internship at OU Medical Center. She has held positions at major medical centers and eating disorder treatment centers, but her passion is in outpatient. She values the relationship she builds with each client.

Courtney takes pride in providing evidence based treatment and ensures Simply Nutrition is offering innovative information to the South Carolina community by regularly attending international conferences and receiving supervision from national leaders in the field. She maintains professional memberships including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), and Academy of Eating Disorders (AED). She has been active on the state level as the Consumer Protection Coordinator for the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and as an invited speaker at South Carolina Eating Disorder Association meetings. She also takes a special interest in acting as a preceptor for dietetic interns from around the nation.

When she’s not working, you can find Courtney indulging in her love for travel or exploring South Carolina’s local markets and newest restaurants.

Emily Gargis

Emily’s interest for nutrition and advocacy for eating disorder recovery developed out of her own recovery journey toward a positive relationship with food and body image. Her energy and support for Health At Every Size (HAES) and Intuitive Eating expanded even further after navigating her diagnosis of PCOS. After earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Memphis, she began her career as a Registered Dietitian in eating disorder nutrition therapy with Simply Nutrition. Later, she began working part time as a clinical dietitian in both the oncology and surgical units.

Emily is a firm believer in that all foods fit and that food is not of moral value (no “good” or “bad” foods), but for nourishment and enjoyment.

As a military spouse enjoying the travel it brings every couple years, Emily is currently living in Washington State and is seeing clients virtually! When she isn’t working, you can find Emily reading, exploring nature trails with her husband and pup (Brie), planning her next social outing, or tending to her plants.

Emily enjoys working with adolescents, college students, and adults. Her areas of focus include: Disordered Eating/Eating Disorder Recovery, Intuitive Eating, PCOS, Nutrition Therapy for General Wellness & Prevention, and Meal/Snack Planning.

Alex Hussey

Alex is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and provides nutrition therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently in the process of completing her Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) certificate. Alex enjoys working with families of loved ones with disordered eating. She has experience in working in various levels of eating disorder care including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. She also has clinical experience with providing nutritional care for individuals of all ages with numerous health conditions including diabetes, food allergies, and GI issues. She has an interest in sports nutrition and a passion for working with adolescents with ARFID.

Alex received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at East Carolina University and completed her dietetic internship with New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Alex is an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

Alex believes in a personalized, non-diet approach and is passionate about helping others create a healthy relationship with food and movement. She believes in the importance of having balance, variety, and flexibility with food and freedom from diet culture.

In her free time, Alex enjoys hikes with her fiancé and golden retriever, reading the latest best seller, traveling, and exploring local restaurants and cafes.

Christine Kerrigan

Christine Kerrigan is a registered dietitian working with children, adolescents and adults to develop a positive relationship with food and movement through a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach. She specializes in eating disorders and her experience includes providing nutrition therapy to adolescents with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia. Her clinical experience includes nutrition care for the management of diabetes, food allergies/intolerances, and PCOS. Christine has a special interest in nutrition counseling for new and expectant mothers.

Christine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology at North Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College where she also completed her dietetic internship. She is currently pursuing becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Christine respects that each individual’s relationship with food is deeply personal and that nutrition therapy must be tailored to their goals. Her compassionate approach encourages clients to choose a healing path. She has a professional commitment to fostering a community of support needed for individuals struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder.

When she’s out of the office, Christine loves catching up on her favorite reality TV shows or getting out on the water in Eastern North Carolina.