What are sessions like?
If you're a client looking for 1:1 nutrition counseling, each session is unique because I like to individualize our work to meet your needs and where you are at!
But generally, the first session is always an intake session where I may ask you questions about your relationship with food, movement, and body, look over labs, and establish contact with any other providers (i.e., therapists, doctors, etc.) in your team. From there, we might challenge food rules or fears together, work on body image and unpack relationships to food and body in relation to gender, culture, neurodivergence, and race (if you want to talk about it in sessions, it's always up to you.) We may build flexible meal plans, work on hunger and fullness cues, and work through movement. Nutrition counseling isn't a one-sided lecture (thankfully, because that would be super boring) but an active conversation between the both of us. Where we go in this work will be decided in collaboration.
I live in [insert location here], can I do nutrition counseling with you?
I see clients for virtual nutrition counseling in New York, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, and select states across the U.S. depending on location and licensure. Please reach out so we can figure out if we can work together!
I want to lose weight. Will you work with me on this?
I will certainly see you, but I actually don't work to help people intentionally lose weight! I practice from a HAES® and weight-inclusive lens, meaning I believe you can improve health outcomes and your relationship to food, body, and movement without focusing on weight loss. In our work, your body might change or stay the same. Working towards intentional weight loss is not ethical or moral to me (especially with what the research shows us about weight loss and long term outcomes.) Living in a fatphobic culture, I absolutely understand the desire to lose weight because what our culture/families/other health professionals have told us and hold space for that, and I work to meet you where you're at if you're open to this approach.
How much are sessions?
I use an equity pricing structure to provide multiple financial access points so that folks who are unable to pay my standard fee may have an opportunity to access treatment.
15-minute consultation: Free
Initial session (60 minutes): $210
Follow-up sessions (45 minutes):
Tier 1: $195
Tier 2: $165
Tier 3: $135
Please view the equity pricing structure here.
I believe nutrition and eating disorder care should be accessible to all. I offer a limited number of reduced fee spots, especially for those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ and based on financial need. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about this. Additional resources are also listed here.
For payments, Zelle, all major credit cards, Health and Flexible Savings Account cards can be used.
Please note that I'm meeting with clients virtually at this time. I currently have a waitlist for new clients, but I'm happy to connect to see if we're a good fit or provide you with referrals. For more BIPOC ED providers, please visit this list here.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I don't take insurance, but if you have out of network coverage for nutrition counseling, I can send you a receipt (a superbill) so that you can seek reimbursement. I also work with The SuperBill, a HIPAA-compliant technology to create, submit, and monitor insurance claims on your behalf to maximize your odds of getting reimbursed by your insurer.
If you're unsure about your coverage, I recommend calling your insurance company and asking if they cover the CPT codes 97802 and 97803 for out of network nutrition services. You can also check your benefits and estimate your reimbursement through The SuperBill here.
If you're located in Texas or North Carolina, I may be able to see you through Arise Health with your insurance.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
A registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition specialist who completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree, a 1200 hour supervised internship, and passed a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). An RD must maintain their registration with continuing professional education.
What is Health At Every Size (HAES) ® ?
Health at Every Size® Principles promote health equity, support ending weight discrimination, and improve access to quality healthcare regardless of size. The HAES® Principles and framework are a continuously evolving alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It includes the following components:
Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.
Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional and other needs.
EATING FOR WELL-BEING
Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.
You can learn more about HAES® through ASDAH.
How much are consultations or speaking to a group?
My general rate for consultation is $125 per hour. Please contact me for pricing about speaking events, workshops, or other group events. I tailor my work to your audience needs, interests, and accommodations. I also can adjust offerings depending on budget, especially prioritizing community organizations, BIPOC, queer, fat folks, and people with other marginalized identities.