Alicia Trocker, MS, RDN, is in practice as the outpatient dietitian nutritionist at UCLA Health System. With a passion for counseling and teaching, she has created a comprehensive practice that focuses on mindfulness, non-judgmental counseling, and a balanced approach to nutrition healthcare. Most patients see her for various chronic healthcare conditions. Simply telling patients what to do is not effective. Therefore she has developed a variety of counseling techniques to empower patients to make changes that improve their quality of life.
As a lifelong learner, she has been studying innovative approaches to integrative and functional nutritional medicine, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. She is currently completing her Integrative Health Coaching Certification from Duke University. She has also completed Mindfulness Meditation programs and has meditated with Jon Kabat-Zinn at his Health Professional Symposium. Alicia completed the Mind/Body/Medicine program through The Center for Mind Body Medicine, and she has been studying EBT (Emotional Brain Training) with Laurel Mellin. She believes in integrative approaches to complex healthcare issues and has been studying through the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Center for Mind Body Medicine, and DIFM (Dietitians In Integrative and Functional Medicine).
In addition to counseling patients, she is a preceptor for medical students and has created a patient nutrition counseling group called “Being In Balance.” She speaks on a variety of nutrition-related topics through UCLA and UCLA Extension. Alicia was a contributing author to the Binge Eating Workbook by Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross and was a columnist for the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center Newsletter.
Alicia believes that volunteerism is an important way to honor all of our blessings. To that end, she has been involved with DIFM as a Board Member since 2009. She is most recently the Past Chair. To honor her dear friend and all women, she is on the Organizing Committee of Run For Her, an international ovarian cancer charity whose mission it is to fund research for a diagnostic test and cure and to empower women through education.