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  • What are your credentials?
    I received my Master's of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. I also received my Bachelor's of Science in Applied Psychology and Nutrition from New York University. I also am a: Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist through the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist in New York State Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor through the Original Intuitive Eating Professionals Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance Certified Somatic Breathwork Facilitator through Somatic Release ​
  • What is the difference between a "Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist" and a "nutritionist?"
    As a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, I have completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in nutrition. I have also completed American Dietetic Association Accredited clinical internships and passed national board exams. I also have the ability to diagnose nutrition-related problems. A "nutritionist" is a blanket, unregulated term that anybody can claim themselves as. There are no credentials required to be considered a nutritionist, but there is a Master's, Bachelor's, clinical internship, and board exam required to be a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    I operate as an out-of-network provider. If you have out-of-network benefits, you may be provided with a Superbill at the end of each month, which can be submitted to insurance carriers for potential reimbursement. You should check with your insurance carrier for details of your coverage. ​ If you would like to inquire about Out of Network Reimbursement, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask the following questions to verify reimbursement before booking your first appointment: Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a Registered Dietitian for the following CPT codes: initial session 97802, follow-up sessions 97803. If yes, what amount of the fee will you cover? Is pre-authorization required in order to submit an out-of-network claim? What is the deductible, and how much of the deductible have I met? ​ ​You may also ask exactly how to submit your Superbill for reimbursement. ​ If your insurance plan does not cover nutrition counseling but you do have a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account (HSA/FSA) card, you can use that to pay for your sessions.
  • How would you describe your approach to nutrition coaching?
    I take a behavioral approach to nutrition counseling and wellness coaching. I want to help you implement health-promoting behaviors so that you can feel a positive difference in your energy levels, mood, and more. True wellness is not about being smaller or "looking toned" – true wellness is about FEELING more ALIVE! I also believe in a holistic approach. When I am making recommendations, I consider health science as well as your values, your innate wisdom, your unique experiences, and a spectrum of holistic modalities. I also value collaboration with other healthcare providers. I might request to collaborate with your doctor, your therapist, or another provider, especially if you are recovering from an eating disorder. I believe that nutrition behaviors and body image do not develop in a vacuum. Because of this, I am dedicated to staying aware of the ways in which identity and systemic matters influence nutrition and health. Further, I believe it it is critical to explore the roots of your health behaviors and health-related values in order to make sustainable change. I believe that a judgment-free environment is key for healing and discovering a sense of authentic health. I will never judge or pathologize your size, your eating habits, or your exercise behaviors. I am here to help you find what helps YOU feel more alive. I am here to help you define what health and wellness mean to YOU, so that you can create an individualized and sustainable self-care toolbox. I believe that you already have all of the "answers" within you; I am here to help you recognize and utilize them.
  • Do you provide weight loss plans?
    The pursuit of weight loss is not the same thing as the pursuit of health. So I do NOT use weight loss as a marker of progress in our work. To mark your progress, I use things like energy levels, quality of life, mental/emotional state, blood pressure, lab values, digestion, rate of perceived exertion...and MANY other factors besides body weight, shape, or size. Instead of pursuing weight loss, I believe in pursuing better energy levels, less stress, a better relationship with food, better digestion, and holistic wellbeing. **If you are in recovery from an eating disorder or another medical condition, weight trends might be tracked, but only as a marker of medical safety.
  • I am feeling like counseling services are too expensive - what do you recommend?
    My services are meant to help you feel less stressed and more empowered. If you have to choose between basic needs and investing in my services, then please prioritize those forms of self-care. But if making the investment in yourself just feels like a bit of leap, please remember that releasing dieting and learning to take care of yourself in a sustainable, accessible, and enjoyable way will ultimately save you THOUSANDS of dollars over the rest of your life. You will never spend money on a dead-end diet again. You will never be pulled into buying expensive supplements and teas that don't do anything. With the knowledge, tools, and processing space that we provide, you will be able to customize your wellness in a way that works for YOU and your budget. Also, the payout of being free from body shame is HUGE. If this is something you desire, please say yes to yourself! If you would like to propose a payment plan that makes my services more affordable for you, please don't hesitate to do so. And if you are serious about healing your relationship with food and your body, but can’t make any of my services work financially at the moment, check out my free monthly workshops (registration links are always shared on Instagram). And finally, keep in mind that you can use is an HSA/FSA card to pay for services.
  • Do you offer sliding scale rates or scholarship spaces?
    Yes. Yearly, I offer 5-10 sliding scale spaces for 1:1 counseling and scholarship spaces in my group coaching program. If you have a financial need, you may inquire about sliding scale and scholarship availability!
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