Andrew Zarate

Nutrition coaching × meal support


Providing the ideal coaching service for your nutritional and wellness needs.

Andrew Zarate, MSW, RD

As a trained mental health clinician and registered dietitian nutritionist (RD), I know how hard it can be to make a lifestyle change on your own. Whether it's finding the right routine for you, or feeling comfortable trying a new meal, changes seem to be easier when you have someone to do them with. 

As your health coach, I hope to create a partnership with you and your team in order to create an individualized plan for you. Through this process, I hope that making your change is easy yet challenging, structured yet free flowing, and above all fun. 

Prior to starting my private practice, I was the Senior Dietitian at BALANCE eating disorder treatment center and oversaw the nutrition programs including the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Day Time Program (DTP), Adolescent Outpatient Program (AOP), Men's Group, and Meal Support Groups. Additionally, I have also worked as a dietitian, health educator, and workshop facilitator in HIV/AIDS, the LGBT community, public health settings, and addiction recovery programs. 

I earned my Masters of Social Work (MSW) from New York University, and Bachelors of Science in nutrition and dietetics from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. I also completed my dietetic internship in public health nutrition at Hunter College School of Public Health. 


Escondo, K., Zarate, A., & Nadal, K. L. (2017). Reproductive cancer and mental health in women. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.) Sage Encyclopedia on Psychology and Gender. New York: Sage.

Kosciewicz, J., Pandjiris, A., Zarate, A., (in press). Living in this Disembodied Body: Navigating the Treatment of Eating Disorders with Trans and Gender Non-conforming Individuals. In G. Jacobson, J. Niemira, & K. Violeta (Ed.) Sex, Sexuality and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors. New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Selected Presentations

Andrew Zarate, RD, Asher Pandjiris, LMSW. (2016). "Exploring the complexities of treating trans and gender nonconforming patients and their  use of disordered eating to manage body dissatisfaction." Presented at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 2016 Transgender Mental Health Symposium. New York, NY.

Panelists: Krystel Salandanan, Psy.D., Andrew Zarate, M.S.W, RD., Ariane Ling, Ph.D., Xiaojue Hu, M.D., & Kevin Rustam, M.S. Ed. Moderator: Marcia Liu, Ph.D. (2018). "Let's Talk About Mental Health: First Steps, a Panel on Mental Health in the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Community." 



Phone: (917) 409-8541




240 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016


7th Ave and 14th St. 
New York, NY 10001




Areas of Expertise

Eating disorders, disordered eating, LGBT & GNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Non-conforming) health, HIV / AIDS nutrition, trauma informed care, medical nutrition therapy (i.e. nutrition for hypertension, diebetese, and high cholesterol), and mind - body nutrition. 

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