Rachel Gabauer, RD, LD


Rachel loves cooking, exploring different types of cuisine, and trying out new recipes.  She also enjoys running, cycling, and yoga.


- Intuitive Eating - Eating Disorders
- IBS/GI Health


“Rachel is a top-notch nutritionist. Working with her to deal with my IBS and GERD issues was fun, easy, and really helpful. She is so knowledgeable and really cares about her patients' health. I looked forward to my sessions with Rachel and would work with her again.” —RJ

“Working with Rachel has greatly reduced my stress and anxiety around food, diet culture, and body insecurity. When I first met with Rachel I felt overwhelmed and unhappy with my relationship with food… I was binge eating and felt powerless. Rachel has helped me regain my confidence and helped me to love my body again. Thank you, Rachel!” —EK

“Rachel is excellent as a nutritionist. She had the ability to persuade me to change my ways which is amazing. She also follows up with written advice which is very helpful. She doesn’t demand changes, rather she persuades her clients with helpful advice. I actually looked forward to my sessions with Rachel” — KB

“Rachel was delightful to work with. She was friendly, kind, and listened well. Her observations made me reflect and she offered great advice. Working with her was a great experience and was very helpful on my health journey.” — AL

“I highly value the time I spent working with Rachel. She is knowledgeable, encouraging and understanding. She was timely in answering questions I had between sessions. I feel well equipped to manage my auto immune diseases more effectively after working with her.” —BG


Meet Rachel Gabauer, RD, LD


Rachel attended the Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Schreyer Honors College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Rachel then went on to complete her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.


In addition to Tepper Nutrition, Rachel spent the past several years at the Georgetown University Hospital where she worked with many types of patients with a variety of disease states. She worked in a neurosurgical ICU along with a general medicine floor. Rachel has provided education and counseling on various topics including general health and nutrition, diabetes, cardiovascular health, and more. She was also involved in nutrition training programs and gives many lectures to physicians, nurses, and students on the role of nutrition in medicine. 


Rachel believes in finding a health and wellness plan that caters to each individual's lifestyle and needs, rather than a "diet."  She believes in making small, achievable changes that are unique to each client that will lead to sustainable success. Rachel focuses less on the numbers, and encourages making positive changes that lead to a healthier and happier life.

Counseling Locations

Meet with Rachel virtually or in our Washington, D.C. and Leesburg offices.
She meets with clients virtually from the following states: VA, DC, MD, CA, CO, MI, AZ