Nutrition Counseling for Individuals with:
Aetna typically covers an initial nutrition assessment and follow-up sessions. To schedule a nutrition session please submit a contact form here.
WHAT IS NUTRITION COUNSELING?
Nutrition counseling is a supportive process that helps you set goals, implement sustainable changes, and foster self-care. All sessions are conducted using medical nutrition therapy, a clinical approach to treating health conditions with nutritious food.
MANAGING HEALTH CONDITIONS
Nutrition counseling isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation — I take the time to review and understand your health status, current diet and eating habits. Based on what is learned during the initial counseling stages, we'll construct a a diet, which may include dairy free, plant-based, gluten free, anti-inflammatory diet or other combinations based on you as an individual and your personal experience with chronic illness. We'll also view lab results and explain how nutrients affect your health, working with you to create an eating plan designed to help you effectively manage your condition.
NUTRITION COUNSELING HELPS PEOPLE WITH:
Diabetes/ Pre-Diabetes Cardiovascular Health Hypertension High Cholesterol
Obesity Digestive Disorders Kidney Disease PCOS Autoimmune Diseases
Food Addiction Emotional Eating Issues Food Allergies General Health
THE BENEFITS OF NUTRITION COUNSELING:
Helps prevent, slow and reverse specific disease states, such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and obesity.
Reduces risk of developing future ailments and extends lifespan.
Helps develop sustainable eating habits.
Optimizes digestive processes and helps manage digestive issues.
Increases your daily energy and activity levels.
Reduces your health care cost.
Improves your relationship with food.
How it works:
What to expect in the first session:
In the first session we start with an initial nutrition assessment, during which we discuss your medical history, nutrition goals and expectations. I want to learn about you as a person. What are your typical meal patterns, lifestyle habits, and favorite foods? A lot of our time will be spent learning about your relationship with food and how it has shaped your daily habits. Together, we’ll develop a plan to get you started, at your own pace.
What happens after the first session:
We’ll set up a time to meet weekly or every other week to follow-up on your goals, discuss your experience and implement behavioral change techniques. Because many small changes are easier to make than one massive lifestyle change, meeting on a regular basis helps keep you on track and accountable to your goals. Nutrition counseling can be a short term or longer term undertaking depending on the support you need.