How long is each session?
The first session is an hour long and offers a chance for us to get to know one another and for you to tell me more about yourself and what you’re looking for from our work together. We’ll come up with some goals together and talk about what tools might be most helpful to start with. Follow-up visits are 30 minutes and allow us to adjust/modify/add goals and try more tools.
Do you weigh your clients?
I focus my practice on health and do not weigh clients. While I do have some clients who prefer to weigh themselves, the work we do together is focused on relationship with food, stress level, sleep quality, gentle nutrition, happy movement/exercise, and other markers of health.
do you give clients meal plans?
I used to provide meal plans in my practice but realized that, for most clients, they were not helpful. Because our lives are constantly moving and shifting and changing, to expect to eat a prescribed meal plan is not realistic and can create diet-driven behavior. I do brainstorm meal ideas and I do have resources for meal and snack ideas I recommend to clients. But this is always done one an individual basis and never as an “eat this on this day” model but rather as a way to have ideas for meals that a client can choose to use when they want to.
How long will this take?
There is no one answer to this — it varies for each client. If you have a peaceful relationship with food and are seeing me for medical nutrition therapy or to learn to cook more at home/expand your variety it will likely take less time. If you are in the process of healing your relationship with food, it will take longer, depending on where in that process you are. Each person is different and there is no right answer — together, we will find the right pace for you.