Maria works with many athletic individuals as specializing in sports nutrition is another passion, but she also works extensively with clients who struggle with eating disorders and negative body image. Her research is in High School Males and Disordered Eating and Negative Body Image and was presented at the Academy of Eating Disorders conference in 2004, in Orlando, FL. Maria helps her clients who struggle, by helping them establish a healthy relationship with food and educating them on the consequences of eating disorders. For many, they are unaware of the damage they have inflicted on their body and they know no other way to handle their relationship with food, but with their disorder. With care, compassion, and support, Maria has found much success with many of her clients’ recovery.