About Us

Our Philosophy

We at Authentic Health LLC are passionate about empowering people to achieve the freedom that wellness enables. We genuinely care about our clients and the relationships developed with families who enter our practice.  We are committed to helping you succeed at a pace of progress that is comfortable to you and fits your lifestyle so you can be "living" life. 

Authentic Health partners are dedicated to serving the community and surrounding area with up to date skills and services in Occupational Therapy, Nutrition Counseling and other alternative health options that have proven effective for long-term positive change in a world filled with “quick fixes.”  

Our staff is very knowledgeable about the human body and how it develops and is supported.

Our Team

 
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Christie Pride, M.Ed, OTR/L

Christie Pride has a passion for helping people become free to be all they were designed to be. She has been a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and has a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education.  She has worked in many venues and served as Director of Rehab in two locations. She also has provided seminars to various groups in the Northern Virginia region.

 

 Christie has practiced Craniosacral Therapy for over twenty years, helping people with back pain, chronic injuries, vertigo, and unresolved muscle problems. This provided a strong foundation for her Specialized Kinesiology practice, which she began in July 2017. She was privileged to train under some of the pioneers in the SK field and is continually amazed at the many ways it has helped to change people’s lives.


Christie has lived in Warrenton, VA for 25 years and currently shares her home with her youngest daughter who is 17. She has four grown children, three of whom are married, and four grandchildren.

Contact Christie by email or call her at (888) 271-0505, ext. 0

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Natalia Schroeder, PhD, RDN

Natalia Schroeder is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has a PhD in Nutrition. She has 15 years of experience in the field of nutrition, both in counseling and nutrition research. She has worked in the food industry, academia, government, and the nonprofit sectors and is a published author.

Directly out of graduate school Natalia worked for a large food company in Minnesota. In order to gain more clinical experience, Natalia decided to move to the East Coast to take a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, she conducted nutrition research in addition to counseling sessions with patients. In addition to Johns Hopkins, she worked for the US Department of Agriculture in the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center conducting nutrition studies and working with large food databases based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Thus, she knows exactly what is in your food! She has a real passion for helping others and creating relationships to help make lasting changes. 

Natalia lives in Warrenton, VA and is a mother to a young daughter. She understands picky eaters and trying to figure out how to cook a meal with busy family schedules, commuting to and from DC. She is here to help you make realistic, lasting lifestyle changes. 

Contact Natalia by​ email or call her at (888) 271-0505, ext. 1

 

Founding Story

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Christie Pride and Jeanne Allen are friends who met at their local church and spent time in bible study and prayer together.  In the Spring of 2018, they were discussing the new skills Christie had been learning and using in kinesiology. Christie had been seeing people in her home for craniosacral therapy and working for a pediatric OT practice. They discussed starting a business to help more people receive these benefits, and decided to join forces to open Authentic Health LLC, an alternative health organization serving Fauquier County and surrounding regions.

Christie brought her 30+ years  experience as a Pediatric Occupational therapist, Craniosacral therapist and more recently, Specialized Kinesiology practitioner. Jeanne brought years of business experience in creating start-ups, including her own. 

 

 

In late summer, Christie met Natalia Schroeder, a Ph.D Nutrition Counselor who had wanted to open a practice in Warrenton, as she lived locally. It was a destined match and fit the ideals of Authentic Health perfectly. She joined the organization just before the doors opened in September 2018.

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