WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?
I am a nationally accredited Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and I hold a masters degree in nutritional science. You can read more about my credentials here.
ARE YOU TAKING NEW CLIENTS?
Unfortunately, I am not taking on new clients at this time. Please add your email to this waitlist if you’re interested in working together in the future!
WHAT TYPES OF CLIENTS DO YOU SEE?
- Weight management (using an non-diet approach)
- Eating Disorders (Anorexia-Nervosa, Bulimia-Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder)
- Disordered Eating/Emotional Eating
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION?
Evidence- based dietetics practice means that I use systemically reviewed scientific evidence to make food and nutrition practice decisions. I completed my graduate degree at a cutting-edge research institution, and I am professionally trained to critically analyze and comprehend scientific research to determine validity and distill down the facts.
In other words, I integrate the best available evidence (because sometimes, we just still don’t know!), my professional expertise, and your values/goals into my nutrition recommendations in order to improve your health outcome.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN AN INITIAL CONSULTATION?
Prior to your first visit, I ask that you fill out my detailed intake form that will allow us to take a deeper dive in your medical history, past/current health habits, and your expectations for the future. We’ll work together to identify your short-term and long-term nutrition/health goals, and I’ll help you come up with a list of tangible action items. We’ll also briefly review your typical food intake and pattern so I can provide personalized meal and snack ideas that fit your goals and lifestyle. Depending on time, I may also provide nutrition education, meal planning strategies, and/or supplement recommendations. At the end of our visit, we’ll determine an appropriate follow-up schedule!
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT?
We’ll be communicating through the HIPPA-compliant online platform, Healthie- a safe (and fun) way to stay in touch and make your experience better. After you make your first appointment, you will receive an email asking you to finish creating a log-in. Once you’re able to log in to Healthie, you will be asked to fill out my intake forms.
Life happens – I get it! If you need to reschedule an appointment, there is no charge up to 24 hours ahead of time. If you need to cancel and reschedule an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, there is a $50 fee. If an appointment is cancelled completely, I will give a 100% refund if the cancellation is requested at least 48 hours ahead of time. If a cancellation occurs less than 48 hours in advance, I offer a 50% refund. In the event of a no show, a $75 fee will be charged.
HOW OFTEN DO WE NEED TO MEET?
How often we meet will depend on your current nutrition goals and status. It is common for clients to see me more frequently when we start (every 2-4 weeks), and then to taper down as you make progress towards your goals.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIVE IN SEATTLE?
Not a problem! I offer virtual appointments via video.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RD/RDN AND A NUTRITIONIST?
A Registered Dietitian is a nutritionist (sometimes, you will see Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)), but a nutritionist is not a Registered Dietitian. Registered Dietitians must complete coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Essentially, becoming a Registered Dietitian is an extensive process that requires a lot of education, over 1,200 hours of supervised practice, and passing of the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN NON-DIET DIETITIAN?
I will never prescribe a diet – in fact, you will never hear me even mention the word “diet”. Why?
Nutrition is not simply what, how much, or how often you eat. It’s not following the latest fad diet, restricting, or counting every calorie. It’s about coaching you to make progress towards your goals, with recommendations that fit your lifestyle. Together, I will teach you how to honor and recognize your body’s natural hunger/fullness cues. I’m here to support you in finding joy in eating, and nourishing your body with whole, fresh, and delicious foods.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
You can find my rate information here.
WHEN DO YOU REQUIRE PAYMENT FOR YOUR SERVICES?
You will receive a notification to submit payment for all services at least 48 hours ahead of your scheduled appointment.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE FEES?
I do not offer sliding scale fees, but I do offer a reduced rate to a limited number of clients with Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) plans. Please contact me to discuss the specific rates and if you qualify.