FAQ About Treatment
What is the first session like?
Why do I need an eating disorder dietitian?
How can you help me?
How often do we need to see you? How long does recovery take?
Do you accept insurance?
Because we value confidentiality and building long term relationships with our clients, we are out-of-network with insurance companies. This allows us to provide nutrition counseling based on your individual needs and goals – not dictated by the insurance company. Read more here about financial FAQ’s at Courage to Nourish.
Do you offer virtual options?
Yes! We offer both virtual as well as in-person services.
What is intuitive eating?
It is important to note that if you are in eating disorder recovery, we recommend receiving guidance from a dietitian about when and how to introduce intuitive eating. Some principles can be readily incorporated throughout recovery, whereas other principles may only be appropriate during certain stages. The RDs at Courage to Nourish will work with you side by side to integrate various intuitive eating phases.
What is Health at Every Size?
Health At Every Size is a weight inclusive approach to health based on 5 principles: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, eating for well-being, respectful care, and life-enhancing movement. The HAES principles promote health equity, support ending weight discrimination, and improve access to quality healthcare regardless of size. Read more about what a HAES dietitian is as well as myths about HAES.
What approach do you take?
Can you collaborate with other members of my treatment team?
Do you work with children?
Do you take an FBT approach?
Depending on the age, and specific needs of your child, we can work through a Family Based Treatment (FBT) approach. FBT is one of the most successful treatment modalities for eating disorders in children and all our dietitians are highly informed on FBT. However, we understand that FBT might not be the best approach for everyone, and we’re happy to talk about this. Additionally, we can support parents with emotion coaching and behavior coaching.
What do we talk about in sessions?
- Eliminating shame and guilt surrounding eating
- Spending less time thinking about food and body image
- Managing nutrition concerns through a weight-inclusive approach
- Re-learning intuitive eating
- Discovering a more body positive body image through body trust and appreciation
How will you keep me accountable?
Is there homework outside of sessions?
Interested in finding out more?
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