Tell us about yourself!
Hello, my name is Anne Ganje, RD, LD, and I am the Lead Dietitian at the Child, Adolescent, and Adult Center in Richmond, Virginia. I have been with Veritas Collaborative since January 2020.
What motivates you to show up for work each day?
I know without question that the work we are doing at Veritas Collaborative is life-saving and life-changing. Our clients recover. Working alongside an amazing team of providers with the common goal of creating a healing environment for individuals that struggle with eating disorders is incredibly rewarding.
What have our patients taught you?
Our patients teach me every day that recovery is an individual process and that each person’s healing journey has unique twists and turns. Every patient’s road to health is important and their navigation of that road is theirs to direct. I believe that as clinicians we are guides in facilitating well-being. Learning the space between guidance and direction can be very humbling, yet I think it is crucial.
What one thing do you wish everyone knew about eating disorders?
I wish people understood that you can never tell if an individual is struggling with an eating disorder simply by looking at them. The physical manifestations of eating disorders look different for each person. While weight and appearance can play a role, they are far from the sole indicators that someone needs treatment.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Anyone that knows me will not be surprised by my answer. When not working or spending time with friends and family, I am dancing. Time stops when I dance. For me, it is meditation, art, sport, and most importantly, joy.