• "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." — Brené Brown

  • Our Team

  • Each of our clinicians bring a special skill set to Be, allowing us to provide a multifaceted, transdisciplinary approach. Our team consists of psychotherapists, nutritionists, expressive art therapists, and yoga instructors.

  • Randi Beranbaum MS, RD, LDN

    Director

    Randi Beranbaum, MS, RD, LDN is the founder and Director of Nutrition at Be Collaborative Care, an eating recovery center  in the Providence, Rhode Island. She specializes with people who struggle with eating disorders, body image and body concerns, as well as emotional and compulsive eating. 

    Randi uses a non-weight focused, non-diet approach in her practice.  She provides nutrition programs for diverse groups of people with an emphasis on long-term follow-up and support programming.  She provides her clients with practical cutting edge nutrition information based on current scientific research. Randi works with all ages and abilities, from preschoolers to professional athletes.

    She is an Associate Professor at Tufts Unviersity's Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and currently the editor of Nutrition Today also the author of numerous magazine articles and book chapters, and is a frequent guest lecturer about topics associated with health and nutrition.

    She has authored numerous articles for professional and consumer publications with Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter, Cooks Illustrated Magazine and Glamour Magazine among them.

    She received a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and Bachelor of Arts in women's studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a dual master’s degree in clinical nutrition and nutrition communications from Tufts University both awarded in 1998.

    Randi is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN); the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group (NE); the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp); and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD)

  • Lauren Rieger

    LICSW

    Lauren is a psychotherapist specializing in disordered eating, with a particular focus and research on BED. Lauren has a special interest in the relationship between trauma and eating disorders, as well as their role in the family system.  Lauren is passionate about and grateful to be part of the recovery process.  Lauren received her MSW from Rhode Island College and B.A. in Political Science from Quinnipiac University. Lauren Rieger is a Teaching Associate in Medical Education at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she teaches Doctoring III & IV. 

    She completed an internship in addiction medicine and behavioral health at Roger Williams Medical Center and a psychotherapy internship at the Integrated Therapies Program at Butler Hospital, where she trained in existential and interpersonal psychotherapies. Her practice includes clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, PTSD, personality disorders and addiction.  She also works with clients adjusting to college and other major life transitions, those seeking meaning and purpose, or grappling with spirituality and personal and/or sexual identity. Lauren provides parenting support, and especially enjoys family and couples therapy.

     

  • Michelle Vitale, LMHC

    Counselor, Mindfulness Educator

    Michelle Vitale is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mindfulness Educator. She believes that taking good care of ourselves is one of the best contributions we can make to the world: self-care fuels sustainable world-care. Her work focuses on helping people take good care of themselves, so they may raise their level of functioning and well-being, step deeper into their brilliance and sustainably live in a meaningful way that contributes to making the world a better place. Specializing in mindfulness and yoga education, Michelle has been developing and facilitating mindfulness programming for over six years.


    She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor in Business Administration from Babson College. Born and raised in Venezuela, Michelle is bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural. Having lived in 7 cities in 4 countries, she is proud to currently call Rhode Island her home. Convinced that movement and expressive arts are medicine, she is committed to a life full of both. Currently her favored mediums are social dancing, yoga, visual journaling and triathlons (of the tiny kind).