Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you're new to nutrition coaching, or just new to me, I've answered some of my frequently asked questions below to make the process easier.
If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!
What does nutrition coaching entail?
I provide highly individualized nutrition counseling, meaning your sessions are tailored to you. I do not have a one-size-fits-all program.
Some strategies I use are motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, parts work, somatic therapy, and more.
The initial session will consist of a review of your health, eating, exercise, and body image history. We’ll discuss where you currently are, where you want to be, and what you consider to be your top priorities or goals.
Follow-up sessions allow us to dig deeper into underlying factors and core issues, discuss barriers and challenges, and devise a plan together that feels realistic, manageable, and attainable for you. Along the way we will be assessing, monitoring, and evaluating how you’re doing and adjusting as needed.
Where and how often do we meet?
All sessions are online via a secure telehealth program.
How often we meet depends on what level of support you need. I see the majority of my clients once a week at first, and then spread sessions out to every other week.
I have some clients I’ve been seeing for years and have less frequent check-ins. WI am happy to provide recommendations for the frequency of appointments to help you get started.
How much do sessions cost?
Initial sessions are 60 minutes and cost $130.
Follow-up sessions are 45 minutes and cost $100.
Do you accept insurance?
I am currently NOT in-network with insurance, however, if you have any out-of-network nutrition benefits I am able to provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance company and you may be able to get partial or full reimbursement from them.
Please check with your insurance provider in advance of your appointment to determine if they reimburse for out-of-network nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian nutritionist.
What type of payment do you accept?
I take payment by credit card or debit card and processed through our secure online platform. Payment must be received prior to scheduling your session.
You may be able to use a Health Savings Account/FSA, but I recommend calling your HSA card issuer and asking if they cover nutrition services.
What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating is an anti-diet approach and framework that has been used in more than 150 published research studies. It promotes sustainable healthy lifestyle habits and prioritizes internal cues rather than body weight and external factors. The 10 principles of intuitive eating are: ditch the diet mentality, honor your hunger, make peace with food, challenge the food police, respect your fullness, discover the satisfaction factor, honor your feelings without using food, respect your body, movement – feel the difference, and honor your health - gentle nutrition.
What is Health At Every Size®?
HAES® is a weight-inclusive approach to health and social justice framework trademarked by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). HAES® does not mean that everyone at every size is healthy, but rather that everyone, no matter their size, has the right to pursue health in ways that are meaningful to them. The five principles of HAES® are: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being and life-enhancing movement.
Can I work with you even if I want to lose weight?
Of course! My approach is inclusive of everyone and we can work on exploring your relationship to food and health, your body and weight concerns together.
I do ask that you consent to the weight-neutral approach and understand that I do not provide weight loss services.
If you are looking for a dietitian to put you on a weight-loss plan, that is not me. However, if you want to explore how you feel in/about your body and why you want to lose weight, and work on creating a more peaceful relationship with food, exercise, and your body, I can help you with that!
I'm recovering from an eating disorder. Can you help me?
If you’re currently struggling with eating disorder behaviors (purging, restriction, or bingeing once a week or more), my services might not be appropriate for you at this time. I would recommend contacting an Eating Disorder therapist and an Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian so you can receive adequate support and treatment. I do work with those who are further along in recovery.
We can determine during the introduction call and initial session if we’re a good fit.
Can I work with you if I don't have body image concerns?
Yes! Many of my clients are looking for help covering their nutrient needs or managing a health condition with a weight inclusive approach and may not need help with body image.
I work with many different clients including those who are vegan, vegetarian, and who value eco-conscious eating.