Information about my services
As of January 2024, I have limited availability to take on new clients. Please visit my Requesting Appointments & Waiting List Policy page for more details.
- Eating Disorders
- Disordered Eating
- Intuitive Eating
- Body Attunement
- Sports and Performance Nutrition
- Nutrition in the Outdoors
- Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S)
- Exercise Compulsion
- ADHD and nutrition challenges
Yes, I see clients for in-person visits on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at my office in Capitol Hill.
Yes. I have extensive experience working with both teens and their parents in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
Yes, I see adult clients.
No, I am only licensed to see clients residing in Washington State.
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 1-2 weeks), and then to taper down as you make progress towards your goals. Depending on the need of the client, it is not uncommon for me to see clients regularly for at least 6-12 months.
Appointments need to be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours ahead of time via email or phone call in order to receive a 100% refund. If you cancel or reschedule an appointment with less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged the full cost of the service. No-shows will also be charged the full cost of the service.
Every 12 months, clients are granted one “oopsie” because…life happens and we’re all human!
Yes. I am an in-network provider with Regence, Premera*, First Choice Health, and UnitedHealthcare. *I will only be an in-network provider with Premera through mid-May 2024.
Please visit my Financial FAQ page for more details on insurance/fees.
I will either bill your insurance company (if I am an in-network provider), or you directly, for the following:
- Initial Nutrition Consultation (85 minutes): $295
- Nutrition Follow-up Visits (55 minutes): $200
The following services cannot be billed to insurance, and will incur an out-of-pocket fee for all clients:
- Care Conferences, Detailed & Individualized Meal Plans, Parent/Legal Guardian-Only Nutrition Visits, Group Presentations or Talks, Letters of Support, etc: $200/hr
Yes, I offer some sliding scale fees. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Acceptable forms of payment include:
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Saving Account
- Credit Card
You are responsible for payment in full before or at the start of your appointment.
My clinical approach is to never prescribe a diet in order to achieve weight loss. Instead, we will focus on how your relationship with food, food choices, stressors, physical activity, and other health behaviors contribute to impacting your health status. I will help you find and develop a way of eating that is healthy and supportive of what you and your body needs.
There is strong research to support that dieting does not lead to sustainable changes for 95% of the population. Dieting/restriction in pursuit of weight loss is biologically unsustainable – the body is wired and programmed to override “willpower” in order to keep your body functioning optimally. Diet culture wants you to believe that your “lack of willpower” is the problem. And if you have ever told yourself this untrue story, I hope we can pause and unpack this belief.
Dieting has absolutely nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with profiting off the message that you’re not enough.
Evidence- informed nutrition means that whenever available, I use systemically reviewed scientific evidence to inform food and nutrition practice recommendations on an individual level. I integrate the best available evidence (because sometimes, we just still don’t know enough!), my clinical expertise, and your values/goals into my nutrition recommendations tailored to you.
“True North” is a metaphor often used to describe one’s guiding principles and values. It represents a fixed point that helps individuals navigate their lives, make decisions, and stay true to their core beliefs.
But what does this have to do with nutrition?
Many clients come to me feeling overwhelmed and confused by a torrent of conflicting nutrition advice from friends, family, healthcare providers, movies, books, podcasts, social media.…the list goes on. Inevitably, we discuss this question: “how do I know what advice to follow?”
I am a nationally accredited Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a certified dietitian in the state of Washington. You can read more about my credentials on the “Meet Lauren” page.
A Registered Dietitian is a nutritionist (sometimes, you will see Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or “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. Becoming a Registered Dietitian is an extensive process that requires a lot of education, over 1,200 hours of supervised practice, passing of the Registration Examination for Dietitians, and ongoing continuing education to maintain licensure.