Focus and Area of Specialty
- Eating disorders in adolescents and adults
- Disordered eating and unhealthy relationships with food
- Diabetes education and nutritional counseling
- Nutrition needs in drug and alcohol recovery
- Coordination of outpatient care
- Support for those returning to their community from residential programs
Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
I work with people struggling with all types of eating disorders and people who have a history of an eating disorder or disordered eating. Please contact me if you would like to discuss your particular case before booking an appointment.
My primary focus areas are nutrition therapy for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating issues as well as disordered eating and eating disorders in competitive athletes and active individuals. I work with adolescents and adults.
I realize that people are at various stages of recovery. You may have been struggling with an eating disorder for years, been to treatment centers, or have newly discovered an eating disorder or disordered eating patterns. Or perhaps you have long been in recovery and you are just looking for support in taking care of yourself.
My approach for everyone is to start with an initial 50 minute nutrition assessment then 50-minute follow up sessions that will occur every 1-2 weeks. In this time, I will be able to learn from you what your past experiences have been and what you are currently looking for in nutrition support for your recovery. I will be able to give you some skills and goals to work on based on where you are at right now.
How to schedule your nutrition assessment:
- Call (541) 556-5646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment.
- We will schedule your initial session then I will send you new client forms to complete and bring with you to the first session, or you can download them from this site.
- Office hours are by appointment on Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 10am-2pm.
- Office location: 296 E. 5th Ave Suite 324. My office is located inside the 5th Street Public Market above the restaurant Sushi Pure. From the 2nd floor in the market, take the set of stairs next to the food court entrance up to the 3rd floor. Enter the glass door and have a seat in the waiting room. I will come out to greet you.
- Nutrition Assessments: All new clients begin with a comprehensive nutrition assessment.
Initial Assesment: 50 minutes
Follow up sessions: 50 minutes or 30 minutes (Approximately 1-2 weeks after initial visit. We will discus the follow up at the first session.)
Initial Assessment: 185.00
50 min session: 160.00
30 min session: 80.00
*self pay discount may applyCheck, cash, credit cards, HSA/FSA cards are accepted.
- Insurance: I am an "in network" provider for Pacificsource, Regence BCBS, and MODA insurance. I can bill Providence as an "out of network" provider. For all other insurance companies, I can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if there is an appropriate medical diagnosis. It is up to you to know the terms for reimbursement and speak to your insurance company prior to the session. I do not participate in Medicare, OHP or Trillium insurance and cannot provide Medicare approved services (renal disease, diabetes). I cannot provide a Medicare "opt out letter" to supplemental insurance at this time.
Based on what I find in the nutrition assessment, I will recommend a tailored program in line with your current state of health and wellness that will help you reach your short and long-term goals.
Setting Up a Treatment Team
For most people with a diagnosed eating disorder and wanting to make a full recovery, a multi-diciplinary treatment team is essential for effective recovery in an outpatient setting. After the assessment is complete, I will help you establish a team of at least a medical doctor and therapist specializing in treating eating disorders. I can assist you to find experts to work with and I can make referrals at your request. If a team is already in place, I will join the team and introduce myself to the team members via phone or e-mail.
If you have reservations about establishing a treatment team, you can bring that up to me after your initial assessment. Ultimately, it is about providing tailored support that is right for you. The value of the treatment team is that we can all collaborate and work with you to provide the best treatment program that can be offered in an outpatient setting. You are at the center of the care team. We are here to support you through the recovery process.
Typical Outpatient Program
If we decide to work together, you will start with nutrition sessions either weekly or every other week. I will confer with the treatment team and make a recommendation to you.
Below are some of the types of activities we may work on:
- Nutrition therapy sessions, focused on setting goals and reflecting on progress toward goals.
- Understanding the science of nourishment, your body’s nutrition needs, and normal eating patterns good for your body and your wellness.
- Dialoguing skills to help you replace disordered thinking and behaviors with new healthy self-care behaviors.
- Overcoming food fears.
- Emotional and stress management coping skills.
- Grocery shopping together.
- Eating meals or snacks together.
- Building intuitive eating skills.
- Establishing realistic and balanced exercise pattern