Meet Your Providers
Scarlett Ramey, MS, RD, CD founded Ramey Nutrition in 2007, and has been active in the field of eating disorders and medical nutrition therapy for more than 7 years. Recognized as a rebel in the treatment of eating disorders, Ramey goes against the norm by most treatment standards, in order to achieve patient recovery in a real life environment. Her treatment philosophy often excludes meal plans in order to target specific issues that maintain disorder, and believes that as the soul recovers, food behaviors often do as well.
Ramey was previously Director of Dietetics for a major eating disorder clinic in Washington, and is well-known in the field of eating disorders, including national conferences. She believes that full recovery from an eating disorder is beyond food, or going from one tranquil environment for an extended period of time to another. The word ‘recovered’ resides in the real world, with real emotions, triggers, and media everywhere. Ramey believes in helping patients identify who they truly are, then recovering and healing issues, with which the eating disorder was used to cope. She empowers passion for her patients’ real identity no matter what they suffer, by building social support, setting realistic goals, and identifying pressures-whether internal or external-that keep them from living full, healthy lives.
Tena joined the Ramey Nutrition team in March of 2016. He attended Arizona State University where he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. He comes with 5 years of experience working in hospitals in both Arizona and Washington. His goal with Elements Eating Disorder Recovery is to help patients develop a healthy relationship with food. His weekly cooking classes not only challenge patients to eat foods they consider fearful, but also provide practical cooking skills for them to apply at home.
Tena also assists individuals of all ages at Prime Health Nutrition for weight management, diabetes management, food intolerances/allergies, and medical issues related to nutrition. His approach incorporates wellness, practicality and self sufficiency through highly individualized plans and practices. By combining his own personal philosophy and positive attitude towards health and nutrition with evidence-based practices, Tena is able to support and guide his patients to meaningful, significant results. In his free time, Tena enjoys spending time with his wife exploring the beautiful outdoors, making delicious food, and reading.
Kathryn Vinson MA, LMHC joined the Ramey Nutrition team in October of 2016. She attended Antioch University in Seattle, Washington obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a dual focus in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. She has worked in the counseling field for the past six years with nonprofit community organizations providing services to children, adolescents, families, individuals, and groups.
Kathryn’s approach to treatment is grounded in holistic theory, the belief of treating “the whole person.” She is passionate in addressing and uncovering underlying root causes of eating disorders by exploring a client’s: past experiences, familial/societal/media/cultural influences, affective vs. maladaptive coping skills, emotional regulation, support systems, and any additional barriers to receiving/engaging with treatment. Kathryn believes in working alongside the client to promote the insight, awareness, and empowerment residing within the individual to facilitate change and ultimately healing.
Treatment Modalities include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Art Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Narrative Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy