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.
Emily Gargis is a Master level Registered/Licensed Dietitian who is a firm believer in a non-diet approach and intuitive eating. She believes all food fits and that food is not of moral value (no “good” or “bad” foods!!), but for nourishment and enjoyment. Emily’s passion is to help those make peace with food and their bodies. Emily’s areas of focus are wellness, disordered eating, and medical nutrition therapy.
Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in dietetics from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. During that time, she had the opportunity to assist with the research webpage for RDs for Body Confidence, the non-diet and positive body image initiative for Registered Dietitians. Emily then completed her Master in Clinical Nutrition, as well as dietetic internship, from the University of Memphis, where she worked in both clinical and research settings applying evidence based practices. She later completed her residency at a treatment center for eating disorders.
Emily has experience in a wide range of settings including major medical centers and all levels of eating disorder care. She serves clients struggling with disordered eating/eating disorders and those looking to improve overall wellness. She is also well equipped to provide individual and group medical nutrition therapy for a variety of medical conditions including diabetes, food allergies, and IBS.
Emily is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, reading, running, or exploring her new city, Charleston.
Amy Shen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about helping people find joy and freedom in their relationship with food. Amy practices with a non-diet approach that is individualized to her clients' unique needs.
Amy received her Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She then completed her year-long dietetic internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFFED).
In addition to her nutrition practice, she enjoys connecting with others through social media and her blog (amybethshen.com) where she writes about a gentle approach to nutrition in a world full of dieting.
In her free time, you can find Amy spending time with her husband, Greg, and their rescue dog, Riku. They love taking walks, exploring Greenville, trying new restaurants, and watching fun TV shows together!
“Kathy” has many years of experience in both financial and non-profit sectors, as Registered Sales Associate with various brokerage houses, and as Program Director with Junior Achievement.
She has also been an active community and school volunteer. Now semi-retired, she enjoys working as part-time Office Administrator at Simply Nutrition. Her communication skills, attention to detail, and genuine desire to continue to learn about health and wellness, make her a great asset to our team.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys traveling, entertaining, and spending time with family, friends, and multiple dogs.