EMPOWRD Nutrition Counseling
Frequently Asked Questions
Disordered Eating Recovery FAQs
Are you a virtual or in-person nutrition practice?
I offer both virtual and in-person appointments.
How long are nutrition sessions?
Nutrition Assessments are 1-1.5 hours long, and Nutrition Follow-Ups are 30 minutes to 1 hour.
How often do we meet?
The frequency of nutrition sessions is determined after the Nutrition Assessment and indicated on your Nutrition Roadmap. The frequency of sessions is discussed with you and finalized before making any type of commitment.
Do you collaborate with other professionals?
Absolutely! I believe that this is a necessary component of your treatment. We are always better as a team. Therefore, I will definitely communicate with any other current or past provider you would like me to collaborate with after signing a consent form.
What payment options are available?
I currently accept credit or debit cards for all payments.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes! I currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Healthcare.
What exactly is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and how can they help?
A CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian who has engaged in thousands of advanced practice-documented and supervised hours in the field of eating disorders. In short, CEDRDs pass 5 total proctored exams to become certified. Most importantly, it is a credential spearheaded and regulated by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. A CEDRD has proven knowledge and expertise in eating disorder nutrition counseling. Because eating disorders are complex medical and psychiatric issues, they require a treatment team with a well-informed and well-trained expert in eating disorder nutrition counseling. I am a CEDRD certified by the IAEDP.
What is the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian is a credentialed nutrition expert who must go through an extensive, highly medical-based internship and pass a national credential examination. Registered Dietitians have to obtain at least a Bachelor’s in Nutrition/Dietetics in addition to internship/testing.
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