Marie-Piere | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON

Marie-Pier Pitre-D’Iorio

Registered Dietitian
CEO/Clinical Director

Credentials: RD, B.Sc. Psychology, CEDS(in progress)
Language Spoken: English and French
Location: In person in Ottawa, virtual Ontario

Struggling with your relationship with food and body is hard. I get it. It makes it difficult to enjoy your life when your brain is always thinking about food and the size of your jeans. It can start feeling impossible to let go of all the food rules and body image concerns.

But it is possible! I utilize the Food, Body & Mind Framework to support clients in healing their relationship with food and their bodies so they can live fully.

I strive to create a safe space for clients to land and where they can feel seen, heard, understood and cared for. My approach is client-centred and collaborative, and I believe you are the expert of you! I rely on my education, clinical experience and lived experience to support my clients in reaching their goals.

Challenges I can support you through


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Eating Disorders

(Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, ARFID, OSFED, Orthorexia)


  • ADHD
  • PCOS
  • Sports Nutrition

What services do you offer

Client Focus

Adults, teens, parents, families, athletes

Types of nutrition therapy

  • Intuitive eating
  • Health At Every Size
  • Mindful Eating
  • Somatic Therapy Informed
  • DBT
  • CBT
  • EFFT
  • IFS-Informed
  • Modified FBT

What influences my work

My work is influenced by my lived experience of having an eating disorder and accessing different levels of care, as well as my love of science and understanding the human body & psychology. Je suis aussi Francophone et l’acces au soin en Francais est vraiment important pour moi.

What do I like most about working at TBP?

The team at TBP is the absolute best. The level of expertise, collaboration and caring for each other makes TBP an amazing place to work.

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I am an anti-diet Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Ottawa, Canada, and the founder/clinical director at The Balanced Practice. I hold 2 degrees, a Bachelor of Science specialized in Psychology (with thesis) and Bachelor of Nutrition Science. I never thought I would become an eating disorder specialized dietitian. Actually, my initial intention was to become a lawyer, however, through law school, I develop an eating disorder. This experience as well as the whole recovery process, changed my life forever. I went back to school to become a dietitian with the purpose of helping folks recover from their eating disorders from an anti-diet and weight inclusive approach (which is unfortunately not the treatment I received). In 2018, I started The Balanced Practice and supporting my clients in their recovery. I am passionate about helping people have a great relationship with food and their body because I know how life changing it can be. I am currently in the process of getting my Certified Eating Disorder Specialist title.

More than just my work:

  • I am an enthusiast dog mom. Odin is the sweetest boy and loves to pop into virtual sessions to say hello!
  • I love nature, especially water. I love to swim or just hangout by a lake. Water soothes and comforts me. I dream of one day having a cottage or Lakehouse so I can be near water all the time!
  • I have a total 7 siblings! Which makes family dynamics at Christmas SO interesting :P!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call The Balanced Practice at (613) 695-0306 to set up an appointment with Marie-Pier today!