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Individual Counseling

 

Disordered Eating

Disordered eating is a range of irregular eating behaviors presenting itself in a variety of ways and levels of severity. Signs and symptoms of disordered eating may include:

  • Fasting, skipping meals or going long hours without eating.

  • Frequent dieting or trying new food plans or ways of eating.

  • Unbalanced eating - (for example: excluding a food group or certain types of foods such as “carbs” “fatty foods” “sugar” etc.)

  • Rigid rules and routines surrounding food and exercise.

  • Feelings of anxiety around certain foods.

  • Feelings of guilt and shame associated with eating.

  • Preoccupation with food, weight, and body image.

  • A feeling of loss of control around food and binge eating.

  • Using exercise, food restriction, fasting or purging, to ‘make up for bad foods’ consumed.

Consequences of disordered eating may include:

  • A greater risk of weight fluctuations and overall weight gain.

  • A greater risk of eating disorders.

  • Gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, IBS, excessive bloating.

  • Low heart rate and low blood pressure.

  • Increased anxiety, depression, and social isolation.

 

Diet Backlash

Diet backlash is the cumulative side effect of dieting or any type of food restriction for the purpose of shrinking the body. Depending on how long a person has been trying diets, diet backlash can be short-term or long-term, and can include 1 symptom or many symptoms.

 

Some classic symptoms of diet backlash include:

  • A sluggish metabolism.

  • Having little trust in yourself with food.

  • Feeling that you do not deserve to eat.

  • Using caffeine to survive the day.

  • Upon ending a diet (or food plan), going on a food binge and feeling guilty.

  • Just the thought of going on a diet brings on cravings for ‘bad foods.’

  • Social withdrawal.

  • Development of an eating disorder.

 

Digestive Disorders

Digestive issues and disorders not only cause a lot of physical pain, but the symptoms can also cause mood shifts and overall interfere with our everyday lives. With thorough assessment and diligent symptom investigation, together with your lived experience and my clinical knowledge, we will do our best to address the cause of your digestive issues and develop an intervention plan for healing and relief that is highly individual to your life and circumstances.

 

  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Excessive Bloating

  • Reflux/GERD

  • SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)

  • Gastroparesis

  • Rumination Syndrome

  • Allergies/Intolerances/

        Sensitivities

  • IBD(Inflammatory Bowel Disease): Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

  • Celiac Disease

*IBD and Celiac disease must be managed in conjunction with a specialist in GI Medicine.

 
Nutrition Counseling Sessions available in my
Ann Arbor Office and Virtually.

Nutrition Counseling Rates

$155 Initial Assessment - 80 min.

$105 Follow up Session - 50 min.

$285 - 3 Follow up Sessions

$540  - 6 Follow up Sessions

*Unlimited email support between sessions included.

For more questions or to request an appointment, please schedule a discovery call with me here:

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Cash, check, credit card, and HSA/FSA cards.

Unfortunately, Michigan health insurance companies do not accept Registered Dietitians as in-network providers, therefore, I cannot bill insurance directly. You may, however, be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement if nutrition counseling is a covered benefit through your insurance plan.

Take some time to explore your coverage: Find out if your plan will reimburse for out-of-network ‘Registered Dietitian services’ or ‘Nutrition Counseling.’ Additionally, it can be helpful to find out how many sessions per year they will reimburse for, and where to send your Superbill(a detailed receipt provided by my office.)

 

*Sliding Scale Rates available to those in need.

*Student Rates available.

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