• Who We Are

    Our Founder Story

    Julie and Julie (often referred to as The Julies) began our work together locally in higher levels of care for eating disorders. We collectively developed a passion from this work to provide approachable, evidenced based outpatient treatment for families and individuals. Since 2016 we have served countless families and individuals suffering with eating disorders in the same office under different businesses. We are excited to be expanding our highly specialized staff in an effort to offer our services to more of our community. 

    RCED Formation + Mission

    In response to the exponential rise of eating disorders in the Richmond area and the overwhelming requests for care, in 2021, we created Richmond Center for Eating Disorders (RCED) to make eating disorder recovery at home accessible and effective. We intend to grow our center to offer needed resources and yet stay small enough to provide excellent and compassionate care. 

    Julie Knopp, RD, CEDS, CISSN, CPT Founder, Dietitian

    Julie Knopp, RD, CEDS, CISSN, CPT Founder, Dietitian

    Julie works with teens and adults and specializes in teens and athletes with eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer.
    Mal Vishwanath, ME.d, Therapist

    Mal Vishwanath, ME.d, Therapist

    Mal works with teens and adults and specializes in treating athletes. As an elite athlete and 2020 nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year, she knows how to help athletes perform better while going through eating disorder treatment.
    Sara Hill, MSW, LCSW Therapist

    Sara Hill, MSW, LCSW Therapist

    Sara works with teens and adults. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sara has extensive training in CBT and CBT-E for eating disorders as well as Temperament Based Treatment for eating disorders.
    Dani Castellano, RD, Dietitian

    Dani Castellano, RD, Dietitian

    Dani has experience working on staff at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Co and has a big heart for the Health at Every Size movement.