Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Nutrition for Substance Use Disorders
Nutrition for Mood Disorders
Intuitive Eating and Mindful Eating
Nutrition counseling, or nutrition therapy, is an integral and important step in the healing process for eating disorders and disordered eating. I have a multi-team approach, connecting with other members of the treatment and families when working with children. It is essential to support the whole family when working with children and adolescents, and to include them in the healing process.
Initial Nutrition Assessment (60 minutes) The initial consultation is devoted to getting to know each other. During this time, you will be invited to share more about your health, personal relationship with food, movement, and feelings about your body. Together, we'll create an individualized plan for moving forward.
Follow up session (45 minutes) Frequency and total number of sessions will be based on your specific needs. This appointment is to follow up on your progress, discuss the next step in healing, identify barriers, and address any questions or concerns you may have.
During Nutrition Counseling Sessions We May Explore:
Personal experiences with food
Body image concerns
In-session meal/snack support
Grocery store tours
Meal preparation and meal planning
Culinary support and recipes
Explore nutrition information
Health & Wellness
Nutritional support is also a common and useful support for numerous other medical nutritional needs. Using a weight-neutral approach, we can work together to manage a variety of health concerns including, but not limited to, PCOS, Type-2 Diabetes, digestive health, IBS, and more.
Groups & Presentations
Hosting nutrition education groups and wellness presentations in substance abuse treatment centers, schools, university and corporate offices is a great way to introduce larger groups to topics such as eating disorders, intuitive eating, nutrition therapy for addiction, or general wellness topics. These groups and presentations focus on the importance of learning about food and our relationship with it, and provide basic tools for thinking about food in a new and healthier way.
Yoga and Movement
Yoga is a powerful tool in reconnecting with your body and a known method for assisting in the healing process – both physically and emotionally. Yoga’s strong ability to heal is the motivation behind my personal goal to make it available and accessible to ALL bodies. Individual or group yoga classes can be provided in both private settings or substance use and eating disorder treatment centers. Every ‘Body’ is welcome, regardless of size, race, age, gender, or ability.