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  • What is the difference between working with a dietitian (or a nutritionist) and a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders?
    The difference can be illustrated through a botanical metaphor. Let’s say eating disorder recovery is a flower. As Registered Dietitians, our work with clients will mostly focus on the top half of the flower – the part with the colorful petals, and perhaps a bit of the stem. Our work will likely be more behaviorally and practically focused, and more specific to issues surrounding food, eating, exercise and body image concerns. The work of a psychotherapist on the other hand, will focus more on the bottom half of the flower – the roots and the soil. Their work will be mostly focused on tending to the ‘deeper’ issues that underlie the eating disorder. Because of this, most people benefit from a combination of both types of support during their eating disorder recovery journey. Research also suggests that a combination of nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietitian and psychotherapist with eating disorder expertise yields the most positive outcomes (i.e., tending to both parts of the flower). A strong team and ongoing communication will help ensure that each support space is complementing one another.
  • What does a typical nutrition counseling session cover?
    Because we tailor our sessions to the unique needs of each client, the specific topics we cover each session will vary. Some examples of areas commonly covered in sessions: collaborative meal planning, debunking nutrition myths, learning about hunger and fullness cues, navigating social eating situations, exploring exercise and movement, reviewing medical nutrition therapy concepts, creating grocery lists, setting boundaries around diet talk, identifying perfectionism in eating, unpacking body image, challenging food rules, and much more!
  • Can you work with clients in other states besides New York?
    Yes! We offer virtual nutrition counseling in several states. Those include: New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Vermont, Washington, and Utah.
  • Do you offer nutrition sessions in person in NYC?
    Yes! We see clients in person at our office in Brooklyn, NY, in the Park Slope neighborhood. Our office address is 808 Union Street, Suite 3A, Brooklyn, NY, 11215.
  • What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
    A dietitian (sometimes referred to as a “Registered Dietitian,” or an “RD”) is a protected title describing a food and nutrition expert who has met the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) criteria. The training to become a Registered Dietitian involves completion of years of coursework, a supervised internship, and a licensing exam. Only professionals who have completed this training can claim the title of a Registered Dietitian. A nutritionist, on the other hand, is a non-regulated term that anyone can claim (i.e., it does not require any specific training to call oneself a ‘nutritionist’). However, the term nutritionist is often used by the general public to describe the role of a professional who counsels people on the subject of food and nutrition, so we sometimes use it interchangeably with dietitian for ease of communicating what we do.
  • How can I make an appointment?
    Please fill out our prospective client form or reach out to us through our contact page. You can expect to hear back from us in 1-2 business days!
  • What does a weight inclusive approach mean?
    A weight inclusive approach means we accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes, and reject the idealization of specific weights. We do not use weight as a proxy for or measure of success, but seek to instead take a more expanded view of well-being -- including consideration of your mental and emotional health around food/body, as well as your physical health and of course any medical concerns. We are also here to hold space and listen without judgment to your experiences of and in your body, and we understand that many of us hold complicated relationships to weight — we live in a society that is far from neutral about body size. As weight inclusive dietitians, we believe it is our job to inform, education (with permission) and honor body autonomy. Any feelings, thoughts, questions and/or concerns you have about your weight are always a welcomed part of the conversation. You do not necessarily need to be 100% committed and on board with everything about this paradigm, but it is helpful to have some level of openness to us taking this approach in order for us to work meaningfully together.
  • Do you take insurance?
    We do not participate in insurance panels. However, if you have out of network coverage for nutrition counseling, we can send you an itemized invoice so that you can seek reimbursement. If you're unsure about your coverage, we recommend calling your insurance company and asking if they cover the CPT codes 97802 and 97803 for out of network nutrition services.
  • How much does a session cost?
    Please see our services & rates page for details about cost and payment.
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