How can we begin working together?
Thank you for your interest in working together! I encourage you to sign up for a free 15-minute inquiry call so we can discuss your goals and determine if I am a good fit for what you are seeking. Then I can walk you through your options and answer any other questions you might have before we get started. You can sign up for an inquiry call using this link: https://p.bttr.to/3rKf48J
Do you accept insurance?
Due to licensure laws in Michigan, I am unable to accept insurance at this time. However, I can accept HSA or FSA cards and/or provide you with a superbill to help with a reimbursement claim if your insurance company covers nutrition services.
Do you offer virtual visits?
Yes! Virtual visits are always an option and are just as effective as in-person sessions. If you prefer to meet virtually, I use a secure Telehealth system to ensure your privacy.
Do you offer in person appointments?
Yes, I offer in-person appointments. If you choose this option, I'll be happy to meet you at our counseling space located in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, MI.
How many appointments will I need?
This varies greatly from person to person, and largely depends on what your needs and goals are. Most people benefit from at least three sessions total, but some may benefit from at least ten sessions. I encourage you to schedule a free inquiry call so we can discuss and see if I am a good fit for you!
Can you help me lose weight?
I am aligned with Health at Every Size (HAES) and therefore am a weight-inclusive practitioner. This means I can help you address any concerns you may have with your weight or body image, but I don't focus specifically on weight-loss as a goal in our work together. Instead, I focus on nutrition and behavior changes that can optimize your health and well-being, and allow you to have a comfortable relationship with food and respect for your body.
What is Health at Every Size?
Health at Every Size, or HAES, is a weight-neutral, inclusive approach to healthcare. As a HAES practitioner, I help clients learn how to take care of themselves without placing the focus on weight or weight loss. You can read more about HAES in my blog post here.
What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, regardless of education and training. Registered Dietitians are required to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in nutrition, and then complete a lengthy, specially designed and supervised internship program before they take and pass a registration exam. We are also required to complete CEUs (continuing education units) each year in order to maintain our registration status. Want more info on this? Read my post on The Value of Working with a Dietitian.