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Dena Larsen Gazeley

Dena Larsen Gazeley

Dena Larsen Gazeley

Director of Community Relations

Dena shares her experience, expertise and passion for eating disorder education and body image awareness through anti-diet and Health At Every Size conversation and presentation.

Experiencing a personal eating disorder from the age of 8 to 39, Dena shares insight from the perspective of the child, adolescent, university student, wife and mother, living with an eating disorder.  Dena has traveled nationwide, publicly presenting, coaching, and consulting with individuals of all ages.  Be it within school, university, private workshop, treatment center support setting, or lobbying Congress and Senate in eating disorder education and reform, Dena combines her experience and recovery from eating disorders, her professional role as an Arizona Certified Teacher, and her expertise in Recovered Fitness as a Body Positive Fitness and Yoga Coach, creating personal, educational, and emotionally charged connections for clients, families and professional resources.

Originally from Northern California, Dena’s international education and upper management work experience, including Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Arts & Science, from the University of Southern California, bilingual training in Social Work from the Universidad de Colima, Mexico, and directorship positions within England, Mexico and aboard cruise ship throughout the Eastern Caribbean, Dena reflects sensitivity, empathy and awareness within relationship and through presentation.

Dena’s personal story of recovery and professional expertise has been shared worldwide, through print, television and social media, including People.com, The Bump, Why ArizonaVoyage PhoenixNational Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)PHOENIX (3 TV/CBS 5)The Every Body Is Beautiful ProjectRosewood Ranch Centers and SuperFit Hero.

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Get To Know Dena

  1. There’s no finish line
  2. It will change you and your relationships
  3. It’s worth it

Even if it feels like the end of the world, I promise you, it is not the end of the world.

  1. There’s no finish line
  2. YOU (the parents) must have the willingness to change
  3. Your child is not broken

31 years in ED/10 years in recovery

Ashley Sellards Penrose, friend from age of 8 to 49, passed 05-26-21

Naps, quiet & alone time at home, making dinner, picking up the house, moving my body, acts of service for my family, decorating my home (seasonally), crocheting, audio books

Relationships, team building, building/defining the product, feedback, communication, investment in personal lives

Others believe me when I share my truth, planting seeds of hope

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Family and Supports Community Group is a FREE VIRTUAL group for adult caregivers loved ones and those who support someone with a eating disorder.

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What People Are Saying

Kristine doesn't just believe in and understand the science of nutrition and eating behaviors, she lights a path of healing with positivity, honesty, and safety. I highly recommend her to anyone who is ready to move past food fears to a place of lasting health and recovery.
Grateful Client
Type II Diabetes/Eating Disorder
Kristine has a remarkable combination of clinical knowledge, sound teaching practices, warmth, and firmness that enables her to excel at her work. She is an excellent team player while still being an independent thinker not afraid to express and defend her opinions.
Gail Hall
LMSW, DCSW, CED-S
When an eating disorder took over my life, Kristine was perhaps the biggest reason why I was able to take back control of my life and physical/mental health. I cannot thank her enough. Kristine is the very best person you want to seek out if you are struggling with food/eating/body challenges.
Grateful Client
Recovered From Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Kristine Sinner, MS, RDN, CEDRD is everything you want in a dietitian - knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about the people she serves. I work with her daily and completely trust her with my patients.
Brad Zehring, D.O.
Board Certified Psychiatrist & Eating Disorder Specialist
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