Individual Nutrition Counseling
An individual nutrition counseling session to discuss your goals and concerns is a time when it truly is all about you – in the best way.
It is easy to question your nutrition habits with so much advice about what to eat or avoid, including conflicting information from all kinds of “experts.” I prefer we work together. You are the expert of your body, your story and your current lifestyle. All of these things matter when you try to change the way you eat. I share what I’ve learned about how nutrition applies to your personalized needs and goals. Together we create a plan that makes sense for you.
The amount of time it takes to make nutrition changes varies according to your goals, how ready you are to change, and other factors. Some clients come in for a session or two, practice putting a plan in place, then return as needed for support. Other clients benefit from a regular “accountability partner” as they make changes. I’m open to whatever supports you best. I believe in “progress not perfection” and I work at your pace. More about my behavioral nutrition approach here.
Individual Mental Health Counseling or Psychotherapy
More information about mental health services here.
Eating Disorder Treatment – Nutrition Counseling
Nutrition counseling is an important part of treatment for and recovery from an eating disorder. Together we address nutrition and related concerns, and work to help you create a positive relationship with food and your body.
If you already have a mental health provider and are seeking a dietitian to join your team, I continue to work in this capacity. As a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), I prefer to work as part of a treatment team that includes medical and mental health professionals. This approach is considered “best practice” to treat these complex illnesses. With your permission I work with past providers or treatment teams from a higher level of care to help you make a smooth transition to your new team.
If you do not yet have a treatment team, during our initial nutrition appointment we discuss options for psychotherapy and medical providers based on your needs and goals.
Depending upon the severity and acuity of your eating disorder, it is not ideal for me to be both your dietitian and your therapist. If it is determined that you prefer to work with me as your therapist we will discuss options for nutrition support. For clients who don’t need consistent nutrition support, it may be possible to work with me for therapy and arrange periodic check in sessions for nutrition work. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
I consider coordination of care with other members of the clinical team part of the process once Release of Information forms are in place. I encourage you to include other members of your support team in our work together – parents, partners, siblings, close friends, or whomever else you trust and want to involve in your treatment and recovery journey.
Beyond Broccoli Nutrition Education Services
Many people learn best by doing rather than simply listening. Beyond Broccoli has offered a range of experiential nutrition education and group classes to guide and support long-term changes. You can see a list of past classes here.