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Ellen Albertson, PhD, RDN, CD, NBC-HWC

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Dr. Ellen is a PhD, psychologist, registered dietitian, national board-certified health and wellness coach, and mindful self-compassion teacher. As the Midlife Whisperer™, she empowers women to get unstuck and find the confidence, energy, and clarity to make their next chapter their best chapter. Her education includes a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, MS in nutrition communications from Boston University, and PhD in psychology from Fielding Graduate University.

An inspirational speaker and expert on women’s wellbeing, Dr. Ellen has appeared on Extra, the Food Network, and NBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Eating Well, and USA Today. She has written four books and articles for SELF, Better Homes & Gardens, and Good Housekeeping and was the online nutrition expert for Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and the Abs Diet. She co-authored “Self-Compassion and Body Dissatisfaction in Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brief Meditation Intervention.” Mindfulness 6, 444–454 (2015). She brings over 25 years of counseling, coaching, and healing experience to her holistic practice and transformational work. To learn more about Dr. Ellen Albertson, visit


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