Biography

Ilyse Simon RDN CDN

Ilyse is a registered dietitian/nutritionist in private practice since 1998. She works with people who have eating disorders, body image issues, food allergies, vegan and vegetarian diets, and insulin resistance.Ilyse

Often these categories overlap. The restriction of foods due to weight issues, allergies, or other reasons can sometimes lead towards eating disordered behaviors.

Whether the newly diagnosed teen with celiac turns to binging, a teen becomes vegan in hopes of losing weight, or an adult bordering on diabetes looks to food during times of boredom, these issues can be addressed by a trained nutrition professional.

Working with a dietitian can address and support people during these times by providing clear nutritional information, behavior modification tools, accountability, monitoring, support, and encouragement.

Ilyse has a degree from Bastyr University of Natural Medicine which gives her work an alternative flavor, and her registered dietitian status from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. It is through continuing education opportunities that Ilyse expands her tool bag in innovative ways and can address what is in her client’s best interest. With workshops and course work in the Maudsley family based treatment of anorexia, cognitive behavioral therapy approaches for dietitians in the field of eating disorders, nutrition counseling intensives, conflict resolution trainings, and the study of Virginia Satire’s Human Validation Process, Ilyse works to facilitate change and promote healthy attitudes towards food and body image.

Memberships include:

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Mid Hudson Valley Dietetic Association
  • New York Dietetic Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group
  • Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group
  • Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals

Ilyse has been honored with the Virginia Dietetic Association’s Joan Dobek Memorial Scholarship in 2002, and the American Dietetic Association’s Mary C. Zahasky Continuing Education Award in 2006.


EmilyEmily Ferencik, MS RDN

Emily a registered dietitian/nutritionist with a passion for guiding others on their unique wellness journey.

She currently works as the campus nutritionist for SUNY New Paltz, as well as in Ilyse Simon’s private practice. The main tenets of Emily’s practice are to treat the individual – recognizing that no “one size fits all” approach exists, and to treat the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

She has experience in a variety of areas in nutrition, including:

  • working with eating disorders,
  • food allergies and intolerances,
  • digestive complaints,
  • sports nutrition,
  • diabetes,
  • vegan/vegetarian diets,
  • cardiovascular health.

With all clients, Emily works toward supporting the development of a sense of self love, compassion and gratitude that is reflected in each person’s relationship with their body and with food.
Emily received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nutrition/Dietetics from SUNY Oneonta and completed her dietetic internship at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She is also a certified holistic health coach trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Memberships include:

  • American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • New York State Dietetic Association
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group

Outside of nutrition practice she is a yoga enthusiast and lover of the outdoors

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