Ashlee Benson, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Director

Ashlee has served as the Clinical Director of Canopy Cove since 2015. She is a registered and licensed dietitian with extensive experience in the fields of eating disorders, child and adolescent nutrition, and nutritional comorbidities. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Food & Nutrition Science and Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Florida State University.


Ashlee began her career at Canopy Cove in 2007 under the direct supervision of Dr. Lynda Brogdon, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Throughout the years, she has served the facility in many capacities to include nutrition therapist and lead dietitian, RTC/PHP programs director, and currently in her role as Clinical Director of all programs.


She is active in the Tallahassee behavioral health community, regularly serving as a preceptor for master’s level interns at Canopy Cove and speaking at conferences and the local universities. She has also participated in advocacy work to include educational presentations for major insurance companies, local blog writing for community publications, and Facebook Live events for Eating Disorder Hope.