Would you benefit from working with a dietitian?

  • You have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or think you have anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder), or rumination disorder.
  • You may not be sure if you have an actual eating disorder but you know you have some weird habits around food and/or exercise
  • You think about food “too much” during the day
  • Your relationship with food is all-or-nothing, meaning you’re “on” or “off” with your eating plan
  • Life’s up and downs are totally dependent on how you feel about weight and body image
  • You overexercise, especially around times when you feel you might have eaten too much or ate something that wasn’t what you planned to eat
  • You have thrown up or used laxatives after eating
  • You are a chronic dieter and are tired of the mixed messages surrounding food and nutrition
  • You think you should “be on a diet” and have bad body image but know deep down diets don’t work
  • You just have no idea how to eat
  • You are in recovery for an eating disorder and want to make sure you get the support you need

How we help:

  • We provide assistance in planning meals and snacks to decrease your stress
  • We teach you how your body works and increase your knowledge of metabolism
  • We teach you about your hunger and satiety cues and what they really mean (if you don’t have hunger and fullness we teach you how to get it back!)
  • We provide nutrition education once we figure out together what you want to work on
  • We help you understand eating disorder thoughts and behaviors
  • We talk about body image and what that means to you
  • We talk about food and feelings and how to understand emotional eating

~An important note~

Many clients report mixed feelings when starting to work with a dietitian, or seeing a new healthcare provider for the first time. We understand the many thoughts and feelings that come up with the nutrition counseling process. We’re not afraid to talk about what’s going on for you, and we promise to meet you where you’re at.

All About Nutrition Counseling

Individual nutrition counseling is for clients who need one-on-one support to reach their nutrition goals. Sessions are always personalized for your situation. When appropriate, we may have a separate “parent” session for anyone with a child in eating disorder treatment, and we may also have family sessions.

We start with an initial nutrition assessment session, where one of our Eat With Knowledge dietitians will learn about you as a person and about your nutrition goals and expectations. We talk about everything related to nutrition, including your overall medical history (e.g., mental and physical health), favorite foods, typical meals and snacks, cooking abilities, grocery shopping, exercise habits, plus your thoughts and feelings about your current food choices and lifestyle habits. We provide counseling and tools for new ways of thinking about and changing behaviors in areas you want to work on. We also talk a lot about “dieting”, body image, “good vs bad” foods, weight concerns, and nutrition/health “expectations” in today’s world. A lot of the work we do will include getting to know you as a human being. Knowing about your personality is a crucial part of the nutrition counseling process. If requested, we’ll provide you with educational handouts, resources, and other materials to help learn more about various topics.

We typically see clients at least every other week when we are actively working together (we offer different appointment lengths/charges to be accommodating). We work with clients short-term and long-term. Many clients in recovery choose to see us for a while, but less frequently. We always suggest a session to end treatment (not a phone call or email to terminate), because we like to take an entire session to outline an effective relapse prevention plan.

Jennifer’s Fees:

Initial session fee: $250

Follow-up session fee: $150 for 45 minutes, $110 for 30 minutes

Jennifer is in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Elyssa’s Fees:

Initial session fee: $200

Follow-up session fee: $150 for 45 minutes, $110 for 30 minutes

Elyssa is in the office Wednesday and Thursday

Checking Your Insurance Policy’s Benefits:

We recommend you contact your insurance company to see what benefits your plan may have regarding Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) coverage.  Your physician might have to write a referral, it will depend on your insurance company (but know the referral does not guarantee that nutrition therapy will be covered by your insurance company). Call the phone number for customer service which is usually located on the back of your insurance card. Ask if MNT is a covered benefits based upon your plan and diagnosis. The procedure codes we use for MNT are: 97802 (initial assessment) and 97803 (follow-up assessment). The diagnosis code used will depend on your situation.

Please note that fees increase slightly every calendar year (in January).

Initial forms are provided below to download for the first appointment.  Please print them out, complete them, and bring to the first appointment.  Note privacy, confidentiality, and payment policies.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Download initial appointment forms: appointment form, updated october 2017

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