Are you sick of your life revolving around food? Around the foods you can’t eat or don’t allow yourself to eat? Around the latest diet advice you read online? Do you wish you didn’t have to work so hard to just feed yourself and feel good afterwards?
Some diet programs claim there are no “excuses” for not following the diet. They claim that your health should always come first. But let’s be real, that’s not the case for most of us. We don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen prepping foods just for us. We don’t feel good missing out on social events that revolve around food. And we realize how boring we sound when we’re constantly talking to our friends about our latest diet.
Diets suck the joy out of our lives. And they don’t work for the majority of people. So as a non-diet dietitian, I won’t be giving you a list of all the foods you’re no longer allowed to eat. I’ll be working with you to incorporate all of the foods you enjoy and that make you feel good. In fact, as a Health at Every Size® practitioner, I won’t be reinforcing the idea that there’s anything wrong with you if you’re existing in a body not deemed “ideal” by societal standards.
We will work together to meet your nutrition goals, at your own pace. I will be available to guide and support you along the way. After all, you are the expert of your own life.
How to Get Started
What to Expect
Seeing a registered dietitian for the first time can be nerve wracking. You may be nervous I’ll judge your food or lifestyle choices or ask you to follow a super strict diet that eliminates all of your favorite foods. This is certainly not the case.
In our initial session, we’ll get to know each other and start to uncover your relationship with food and your body. We will come up with a big picture plan and identify the areas you would like to focus on in our work together.
Our follow-up sessions will focus on introducing strategies to help you move towards your goals, working through barriers, and revisiting and adjusting your goals to help you and propel you forward.
What Kind of Clients do You Work With?
I work with adolescents and adults with various degrees of disordered eating or diagnosed eating disorders. I also see clients who are looking to manage health conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, hypertension, high cholesterol, and food allergies, as well as those looking to increase their overall mood, energy levels, and well-being.
What Services do you Offer?
I provide one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions, couples nutrition counseling sessions, family nutrition counseling sessions, walk and talk sessions, experiential eating sessions, and grocery store tour sessions.
Will You Help Me Lose Weight?
When someone works with me, their weight will either decrease, stay the same, or increase. Your body will naturally settle where it’s meant to be and I’ll help you to achieve your best health while ditching the dieting roller coaster forever.
Where Are You Located?
My office is conveniently located in Centerport, New York. I can also work with clients virtually who reside in New York and select states. Contact me to learn more about virtual coaching.
Do You Take Insurance?
I am currently in network with Cigna and Aetna. I am also an out-of-network provider and can provide a Superbill upon request. I believe everyone deserves the services of a registered dietitian nutritionist, so I can provide a sliding scale to those who qualify.
What is the Difference Between a Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)?
A registered dietitian nutritionist is a nutrition professional, which has a legal definition. A RD/RDN minimally meets all of these criteria: bachelor’s degree, post-graduate clinical experience, pass a national exam and maintains at least 15 hours of continuing education each year. There is no standard definition for “nutritionist” and anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. Only RD/RDNs are qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy. I use the term “nutrition therapist” because in addition to medical nutrition therapy, I use “process based” counseling to help you examine how thoughts and beliefs about your eating and your body affect your choices.