Online Therapy

About Me

I’m Lisa Dorfman, known by colleagues, clients and friends as The Running Nutritionist.® I became a Licensed Health Counselor and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Board Certified in Sports Dietetics concurrently to help athletes and those in the performing arts a comprehensive approach to overcoming anxiety, fear, and trauma preventing them from reaching their goals in sport, health and life. A Licensed Therapist and Nutritionist/ Registered Dietitian in Florida & Utah for more than 3 decades, I draw from my expertise and experience to help enhance the lives of professional and "life" athletes seeking to optimize performance and overall health for sports, relationships and career. You can find more details on my expertise, as I hold several professional degrees, licenses and certifications and decades of experience, on my personal website My approach is holistic, using a variety of tools--EMDR, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, breathing, Nutrition Therapy and Reiki practice to help clients work through anxiety, stress, trauma, overtraining, energy (REDs) and injury issues; building motivation, self esteem, and confidence in every chapter of their lives.

Education & Experience

BS, MS FIU, Dietetics and Nutrition/Counseling; Post Grad Miami Institute of Psychology Mental Health Counselor/Therapist Licensed in Florida and Utah, Former professional athlete • Special Operations Command (SOCOMSouth) Performance Dietitian, Homestead Air Force Base, ‘21’- • Worked with Olympic Sailing and Paralympic Sailing Teams, Beijing Olympics • Nutritional Coaching for thousands of athletes, novice to world-class more than 20 sports • University Of Miami Sports Nutritionist, Director of Sports Medicine Nutrition, ’03-‘13 • Director of Graduate Program Sports and Human Performance Nutrition ‘03’13 • Director or Sports Medicine Nutrition, University of Miami Hospital • Designated Dietitian—Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), addiction treatment, ’90-‘00 • Sony Entertainment Latin America, ’16-‘23 • Personal Nutritionist and therapist for award-winning actors/actresses • Nutritionist—Julliard School of Performing Arts New York City • Consultant-Inpatient/Outpatient Eating Disorder Units, private practice specializing in eating disorders, ’84-‘’89 Publications: 8x Book Author • Performance Nutrition for Tackling Stress (Momentum Media, 2013) Book Chapters/Continuing Education: Greenberg, Jayne, Calkins, Nichole, Spinosa, Lisa. Designing and Teaching Fitness Education Courses. Dorfman, L. Chapter 5, Nutrition, Wellness and Consumer Issues, pp97-130. Human Kinetics, Illinois, 2022 Krause's Food & The Nutrition Care Process, 15th Edition, Chapter 22, Nutrition for Exercise and Sports Performance. (W.B. Saunders, 2019) American Association for Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Nutrition Guide to Optimal Health eBook, Chapter 10, Integrative Sports & Performance Nutrition, 2017 6/172nd Edition. “Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia,” American Dietetic Association, 1993. Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN), Sports Manual, 3rd Edition. Author—Stress and Nutrition Fact Sheet, Behavior Health Nutrition DPG Co-Author Eating Disorders Textbook, Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics Disordered Eating Behaviors throughout the Lifecycle (unpublished, ADA, 2009) 2nd Edition. “Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia,” American Dietetic Association, 1993. Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists (SCAN), Sports Manual, 3rd Edition. “Competitive Tennis,” American Dietetic Association, 2000. USAT Coaching Certification Manual, USA Triathlon, “Sports Nutrition Science for the Multisport Athlete, Level I & Level II Elite”- ’98, ‘00.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA) Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA) Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) American Psychological Association (APA)  Division 10: Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts;  Division 47: Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA) International Society of Sports Psychology (ISSP) EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Behavioral Health Nutritionist former Chairperson (BHN) Sports and Human Performance Nutrition Practice Group (SHPN) Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND)

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth