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Linnette Johnson  


Board-Approved CNS Supervisor

Hagerstown, Maryland

Limited Availability: 

Due to limited space and time, there is a bit of a wait to get a session with

Linnette Johnson...

We are genuinely sorry for the inconvenience, and at the same time, it is necessary to ensure that clients are getting the best service possible.

With this change, we encourage everyone to check out Jen and Rachel for availability!

Jen and Rachel are fantastic clinical nutritionists and would love to help and support you!

Thanks for the support and understanding with this change...


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Research Publications


Wolff, M., Johnson, L., & Warns, R. (2023). A Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Case Report. Integrative medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 22(2), 36–38. Abstract Available- HERE


Johnson, L.M. (2022) The Correlation of Alcohol Use or Alcohol Use Disorder and Metabolic Syndrome with a Nutritional Protocol Intervention Design: A Literature Review (April 3, 2022). Available at SSRN- HERE

Johnson, L.M (2022) The Effects of Alcohol Use on the Microbiome and A Nutritional Protocol Intervention Design: A Literature Review (April 10, 2022). Available at SSRN - HERE

Hollywood, J., Johnson, L., Whitfield, M., Davis, K., Hutchinson, D., & Feehery-Alpuerto, N. (2023). Development of an Evidenced-Based Paleo Nutrition Intervention for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review.

Hollywood, J.B., Hutchinson, D, Feehery-Alpuerto, N, Whitfield, M, Davis, K & Johnson, L.M., (2023): The Effects of the Paleo Diet on Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: A Mixed Methods Review, Journal of the American Nutrition Association, DOI: 10.1080/27697061.2022.2159570



“"Linnette provided a safe, open environment where profound awareness and personal growth resulted from our sessions. She supported me and encouraged me throughout my journey, allowing me to overcome various obstacles that have been standing in my way. Learned a few things about myself that I hadn't realized were there and/or needed addressing. Truly enjoyed our time and journey that occurred.”

- N.Buchanan

Hello & Welcome...

Like many of you, I've struggled with various aspects of mental health and I have witnessed the struggle of others with mental health and/or addictions. I have even struggled with my weight since the age of 8 and struggled with my own disordered eating and self worth. So, from someone that as gone through the path of mental health, weight shame and addiction.. it's pretty clear and safe to say...  

I truly get where you are coming from...

Sobriety, depression, anxiety, fatigue, body aches, pains, weight... and unhealthy cycles of guilt with food and my body is something I am familiar with. In all my years, I have learned to be a little unconventional and not to believe in a one-size-fits-everyone mindset regarding health and healing journeys. These life experiences have shaped my outlook and views on life, bringing me to a path of healing and happiness, not just for myself, my family, and my friends but also for YOU!


My Story 

Life hasn't and isn't always easy. You never know who or when someone will receive a mental health diagnosis or a confidence sabotaging talk from a doctor or parent or family member concerning weight, which both can be genetics or situational. I have seen both sides of the coin from an early age from mental health to addictions to disordered eating.  

​I have always known I had depression, anxiety, and all the signs and symptoms that accompany it before being diagnosed, but it wasn't discussed in my house. I also experienced teasing and bullying for my weight at a young age of 8.  Both my parents and my sibling, along with numerous family members, also had signs and symptoms of mental health from OCD, depression, anxiety, and/or some form of addiction (i.e., drugs, alcohol, or food restriction) plus weight and body dysphoria. 


I drank to relieve the anxiety, especially in social situations, to help remove my self-hate for my body and "loosen" the hold that anxiety had, so I could go out and be social. I would also restrict my foods in the attempt to fit in and mold my body more towards the appeasing "thin" idealism that society has. I was misdiagnosed for years pertaining to my health and mental health conditions but eventually I found out that I have PCOS and Hashimoto's, which are interconnected with mental health and weight. These diagnoses taught me why my emotions, feelings, and body were reacting the way they were to food and movement. It's freeing when you learn about the underlying reasons, and the whys of depression, anxiety, food restriction, food binging and beyond that occur in one's life. 


If it weren't for my journey, I wouldn't be here today working in the health and wellness field of nutrition and coaching. I knew there had to be another way than struggling in silence, and there is. It's been a long road to this discovery, and at times I wasn't sure I would make it, but here I am 20 plus years later from when I took the first step towards healing and my own recovery. I have learned that it takes a community of support and understanding to overcome life's hurdles and that there is no shame in asking for support. 

Today, I use the knowledge that I have learned in school. My own experiences in helping adults with mental health diagnoses that include sobriety, depression, and anxiety, disordered eating, eating disorders, along with relieving symptoms such as fatigue, skin issues, and body aches and pains while helping them to regain a healthier relationship with food and body as a clinical nutritionist and coach in Hagerstown, Maryland and in various other areas across the world. 


The bottom line is… you are not supposed to feel exhausted, hungry, or alone in your journey. There is so much you can do to help support your body and come out thriving!

No matter where you are... I'm here for you! The best way to get started is by booking a free 20-minute discovery call or chat to discuss your current concerns and future goals. Click below to book that call or chat now!

State Licensures

**Based on State Regulations- Clinical Nutrition Services with  Linnette are offered in all states except- Montana, North & South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and the District of Columbia.  Please reach out because each state statute and regulations govern nutrition and/or medical nutrition therapy along with telehealth availability which needs to be assessed for changes and modifications where you reside.   

Coaching is offered in all states, but reach out about other services listed because there may be some that can't be provided in your State. 


Educational Degrees

  • In Progress- Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN)- Graduation Spring 2024

  • Master of Science (MS)-Nutrition & Integrative Health

  • Master of Arts (MA)-Health & Wellness Coaching & Herbal

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Health & Wellness Coaching

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Ayurveda Wellness

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Herbal

Certifications & Memberships

  • Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist (BCNS): June 2021-Current

  • Nat. Board Certification Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC): July 2022- Current

  • American Nutrition Association (ANA) Professional: February 2020- Current

  • R.A.L.C. - Registered Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant: June 2021- Current

  • AAPNA Ambassador: June 2021- Current

  • OPUS23 Genetic Testing Certification: May 2022 - Current

  • Wild Woman Project Leader Training Certified: July 2022- Current

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor: October 2022 - Current

  • American Society of Nutrition & Research (ASN) Member: February 2023- Current

  • Marci Evans RD CEDS- Food & Body Image Healers Programs: July 2023- Current

    • Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders Training

    • Body Image Training

  • IAEDP- Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) Program: Sept 2023- Current


Featured Articles

  • GoSolo- Digital Magazine- Talked about Nutrition + Coaching and my story, journey, challenges, and other entrepreneurs' tips. Check it out here.

  • DeliveryRank- Digital Blog Article- Talked about the 5 Elements Coaching's Logo and practice, along with thoughts on addiction, mental health, nutrition, and coaching. Check it out here.

Speaking Events

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023- Basic Nutrition for Stress in the Workplace -Private Webinar. 

  • Saturday,  September 24, 2022- Basic Nutrition at Slam the Weight Gym- Washington County, Maryland

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022- Stress & Movement Seminar for Open Minds at the Day Reporting Center- Washington County Maryland

Podcast Guest Appearances

  • The Shift Worker Podcast Hosted by Laura Timbrook- Topic: Sobriety & Nutrition with Linnette Johnson- Available HERE!! If you wish to listen to the other great podcast episodes here.

  • In The Clinic Podcast Hosted by Camille Freeman- Topic: Accountability Groups with Amy Boldt, Carolee Horner & Linnette Johnson- Available HERE!! If you wish to listen to the other great podcast episodes, here.

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