ARE YOU TAKING NEW CLIENTS?
Yes, I am currently accepting new clients!
WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
- Eating Disorders
- Disordered Eating
- Chronic Dieting
- Intuitive Eating
- Sports & Mountaineering Nutrition
- Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S)
- Female Athlete Triad
- Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
DO YOU SEE CLIENTS FOR EATING DISORDER COUNSELING?
Yes, I am accepting patients with a diagnosis of an eating disorder.
WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON STATE?
Currently, I am only licensed to see patients residing in Washington State.
DO YOU SEE ADOLESCENTS?
Yes! I am currently accepting new adolescent patients. I worked in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 4 years, and have extensive experience working with both adolescents and their parents in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
DO YOU SEE ADULTS?
Yes! I am currently accepting new adult clients.
Appointments need to be cancelled or rescheduled at least 24 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 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full cost of the service. No-shows will also be charged the full cost of the service.
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 1-2 weeks), and then to taper down as you make progress towards your goals.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
You can find my rate information here.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am currently credentialed with First Choice Health ©. For all other insurance providers, I can provide you with a SuperBill to submit to your insurance company. A Superbill is a receipt of service, given to you after services have been rendered and paid in full. Please note, it does not guarantee reimbursement. Once you submit the Superbill to your insurance provider, the request will be processed by your insurance company and any possible reimbursement will be sent directly to the you.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR SERVICES?
Due to the virtual environment at this time, forms of payment accepted include: credit cards, debit cards, and HSA/FSA accounts. You are responsible for payment in full before or at the start of your appointment.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE FEES?
I do not offer sliding scale fees at this time. However, I hope to offer sliding scale fees in the future as my practice expands.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ANTI-DIET DIETITIAN?
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’m going to stop you right there. Dieting has absolutely nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with profiting off the message that you’re not enough. You have your whole life to embrace in your one and only body. I can help you learn more body respect, find food freedom, and commit to never dieting again.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, EVIDENCE-BASED NUTRITION?
Evidence- based 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.
What are your credentials?
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 my about page.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RD/RDN AND A NUTRITIONIST?
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.