Counseling sessions focus on working together to come up with strategies for change that are achievable and comfortable for you. Depending on where you on in your journey we may start with a meal plan and food journaling, neither of these are requirements. We will utilize the best tools for you! Mindfulness and awareness are our goals. Using distraction and alternative behaviors (reading, music, art) are some of the tools that help us get there. We will look at diagnostic lab values and medications. We will work with your care team and report progress if desired. There is no standard client, so there is no standard session! All sessions are individualized to your unique needs and goals.
An initial nutrition counseling session includes a comprehensive assessment and lasts approximately 90 minutes. During this time, we will discuss your complete medical history, eating habits and preferences, lifestyle, and health goals. The main purpose of this session is to learn more about you, address questions and concerns you may have, and begin collaborating to develop a healthy relationship with food and your body.
Nutrition Counseling is available via Telehealth (video or phone call) or in-person.
Follow-up sessions are based on your individual needs and will be discussed during the first visit. Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes and include nutrition education, meal planning, and learning how your relationship with food was formed. We will address any challenges you may be experiencing and I will offer additional tools, strategies, and adjustments to help you continue to progress towards your goals. For clients working to recover from an eating disorder or disordered eating, a team approach is often necessary. I am happy to provide referrals to therapists if needed and coordinate care with your other medical providers.
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Functional test (holistic test) may be invaluable in identifying what may be contributing to health issues and assists in uncovering the root cause of your health condition and/or symptoms. Testing allows for a truly individuated approach to nutrition interventions.
Micronutrient Testing- Micronutrient testing measures how well your body is utilizing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and metabolites. Identifying nutrient deficiencies and repleting your body with those nutrients can have a huge impact on multiple aspects of your health.
DUTCH Hormone Testing-If your hormones aren't balanced it can cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms! With DUTCH hormone testing, you can identify these hormone imbalances that can lead to issues like irregular periods, fertility issues, digestion problems, sleep/fatigue issues, plus more!
GI MAP Stool Testing- The health of our gut has a huge impact on the development of disease and can influence many aspects of our health. The GI Map test allows us to see if you have an optimal balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut along with assessing markers for digestion, inflammation, and the gut immune response.
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For individuals struggling with their relationship with food. The group will focus on the practice of nourishing your body and mind. This is a weekly class, please call or email for details.
Workshops are an effective, interactive way to improve your eating habits and your relationship with food in a supportive environment. Contact me for more information.
The next 6-week workshop is planned to begin in 2021: Intuitive Eating 101
Do you have a group that would like to learn more about nutrition, intuitive eating, how to have a healthy relationship with food? Choose a past seminar topic, or have one tailored to the specific interests and needs of your audience. Contact me for more information or to book a speaking engagement.
Hire me to speak about intuitive eating and body kindness at your school, wellness space, office, book club, best friend's wedding - whatever!