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.


Grace Sturgis

Grace is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with experience working in clinical and various levels of cares for eating disorders including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient. Grace has extensive experience working with individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. She also has experience providing nutritional care in a clinical setting for individuals of all ages, with a focus on end-stage renal disease and dialysis, pulmonary, intensive care, oncology, and diabetes.

Grace received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida and her master’s degree in Nutrition at Appalachian State University. Grace is an active member in the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and has previously served on the board for the Central Florida iaedp Chapter of Orlando.

Grace believes in a non-diet approach and is passionate about helping others create a healthy relationship with food. Ms. Sturgis believes in the importance of having balance, variety, and flexibility with food.

In her free time, Grace enjoys being outside, hanging out with friends, taking care of her plants, traveling, and trying new restaurants.


Destin Faria

Destin Faria

Destin Faria is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping others create a relationship with food that is balanced, intuitive, and life changing. She takes the non-diet approach to wellness and teaches the importance of nourishing the body and the soul while creating a healthy mindset around food. Her goal for patients is to learn how food, exercise, and self-care can fit into their every day lives while breaking free from the chains of “diet culture” and the negative, crippling messages it brings.

Destin received her degree from Western Carolina University. She specializes in eating disorders, diet and nutrition, intuitive eating, weight management, sports nutrition / fitness, family and pediatric wellness, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal disorders.

She loves working with clients of all ages from all walks of life. No matter if you are in the state of determining whether or not to take the leap into a lifestyle of wellness or fully ready to jump right in, Destin is ready and willing to meet you at your level and make appropriate suggestions that are respectful to your values, beliefs, and schedule. She hopes to provide you with all the tools and knowledge you need for success whether it be to change your relationship with food or to help you learn the fundamentals of living an overall healthy lifestyle.

Destin is currently receiving a Master’s in Health Science and hopes to one day soon become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. When she is not out teaching the importance of nutrition, she is reading the latest bestseller, instructing group fitness classes, or cooking up a new dish.


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.