change what you eat,
change how you feel

Let’s get you and your loved ones on the path to wellbeing.

integrative nutrition

We’ve all heard it before, you are what you eat.

But, the truth is that one-size-fits-all diets don’t actually work for everyone.

And there are new studies coming out everyday pointing to gut-inflaming foods and nutritional deficiencies contributing to concentration problems, depression, memory decline, and chronic illnesses.

Wouldn’t it be great if instead of simply counting calories or focusing on “more vegetables”, we worked together to figure out exactly what your individual body needs and what will practically fit into your lifestyle?

This is what our Integrative Nutritionists do – we approach health from a whole-person perspective.

After working with us, we’ll know what’s going on at the root of your nutritional health.

You’ll have an individualized plan showing which foods to eliminate, which to eat more of, and which supplements will help you reach your health goals faster.

We cover everything from digestive concerns, food cravings, chronic illness, skin problems, hormone imbalances, brain health, or simply why making diet changes is hard.

Check out why Integrative Nutrition Services should be a vital part of your care with Stepping Stones Clinic.

TESTING

  • 1-on-1 Assessment
  • Individual Plan
  • Non-invasive Hair & Saliva Testing
  • 3 Levels of Lab Packages
  • Step-By-Step Support
  • Safe for all ages (infant to adult)

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COUNSELING

  • In-Person or Virtual Sessions (phone/video)
  • Supplement with Nutraceuticals
  • Practical Meal Planning
  • Support Emails & Calls

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INTEGRATED CARE

  • Food + Mood + Wellness Treatment
  • FIRST STEP Nutrition for mental health
  • Memory Health “Welderly” Care
  • Collaboration with Medical Providers

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nutrition lab packages

Services & Testing Essentials Essentials Plus Essentials Complete
One-on-One Assessment
Nutrition Test Results
Individual Treatment Plan
Printed Results for Your Records
4-Week Follow Up with Add'l. Recommendations
Supplement Instruction Email
Check in Support Email
2 Check In Support Calls
Environment Sensitivities
Food Sensitivities
Deficiencies
Nutritional Imbalances
Hormonal Imbalances
Resonating Toxins
System Stress
Comparison Totals: $445* $539* $571*

* A $175 record care management fee applies to all new patients.

meet the nutrition team

Brenna Thompson, MS, RD, LDN
Registered Dietician
Integrative Nutritionist

Brenna is a registered and licensed dietitian, with a masters in applied nutrition. She is originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa and completed her undergrad at Minnesota State University, Mankato where she ran cross country and track for two years and then took up sprint triathlons for a few years.

After completing her dietetic internship at West Virginia University Hospital, she worked for Phoebe Sumter Memorial Hospital in Americas, Georgia. There she helped run the outpatient diabetes center and later developed the employee wellness dietitian position. Prior to working at Stepping Stone Clinic, she worked at medical weight loss and wellness clinics where she helped clients learn that what they eat, affects how they feel.

She is passionate about teaching people how foods interact with their body, and getting to the root of their problems. She has experience working with people who struggle with autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, cardio-metabolic disease, infertility and women's hormones, food sensitivities, chronic pain, binge eating, and just about anything in between.

Brenna believes that no one eating style is right for every person, what works for some doesn't for others. She encourages clients to make changes they can stick with and that support their goals. In her free time, you can find Brenna growing vegetables in her garden, and then coming up with creative ways to use them in her kitchen. She also loves camping with her husband, lifting weights, falling over in yoga, knitting, and writing.

Marcie Vaske, MS, LN
Licensed Nutritionist
Integrative Nutritionist

Marcie is a Licensed Nutritionist, with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition. She grew up in Park Rapids, MN, a small, northern Minnesota town. Marcie completed her undergrad at St. Cloud State University, where she studied Community Health and Athletic Training. She went on to work as a cardiac rehab therapist, physical therapy rehab therapist eventually leading her back to Minnesota and to pursue her passion of nutrition. She completed her Master’s in Human Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport.

Prior to working at Stepping Stone Clinic, Marcie worked as a Nutritionist, teaching individuals that what they eat will be reflected in how they feel. She is a firm believer by educating her patients it will empower them to make dietary changes that can help they lead the life they desire.

Her own journey in nutrition has provided an understanding in the healing power of nutrition. Having once suffered with anorexia, obsessive-compulsive exercising and anxiety, all of which led to chronic and complex digestive issues for her. Through life experience and a deep knowledge base of nutrition, Marcie encourages her clients to make dietary changes they are ready to tackle, for some that is one change at a time for others it is everything at once. Every step makes a difference.

In her free time you will find Marcie watching her twins compete in their sports, spending time being creative in the kitchen and decorating her home, she loves running, weight lifting, and days at the lake and winter evenings all snuggled in with her favorite people.

take the first step to wellbeing today

About The Clinic

Stepping Stone Clinic uniquely offers a step-by-step approach to mental health integrating different treatments all under one roof.

Come talk with our psychologists, nutritionists, executive function coaches, and wellness specialists about our whole-person approach.

HOURS

Mon: 9AM - 8PM
Tues: CLOSED
Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thurs: 9AM - 8PM
Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Sat: 9AM - 3PM
Sun: CLOSED

CONTACT

6625 Lyndale Ave South, Suite 500
Richfield, MN 55423

*Free covered parking in back

Main: 612-886-3706
Fax: 612-886-3681

*For emergencies, please contact the MN mobile crisis line (call 612-348-2233 or send a text to 741741) or go to your nearest emergency room.