No. If you’d like to work on healthy behaviors and your relationship with food *without* a focus on weight, let’s talk. (I mean, talking about the desire to lose weight and your weight concerns is totally fine, and *I get it* but if you’re looking for a weight loss dietitian, I’m not your girl.)
Initial appointments are typically 90 minutes in length. Expect a long conversation with a new friend! First, I’ll get to know you, including your health and nutrition history, and your concerns and goals. Together, we’ll create a plan that addresses those concerns and arrange to follow up to get you further towards meeting those goals.
Prices tend to go up every January. As of this writing, for 2023, I charge $180 for an initial appointment and $136 for follow ups. Packages might be available; please inquire.
I do not. I can, in many cases, provide you with a special receipt called a “superbill” which you can submit to your insurance company and possibly be reimbursed for money you have paid me. Different insurers have different policies and requirements, so be sure to check with yours if you’re concerned. Not sure what questions to ask? Start by asking about Medical Nutrition Therapy, or “MNT”, for your specific concern, about nutrition counseling, and about preventive benefits. Keep in mind I am considered “out of network” with all insurance carriers and plans.
Short answer: Yes. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN.
Longer answer: All registered dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians. A registered dietitian nutritionist has completed an evidence-based academic curriculum, 1200 hours of supervised practice, as well as passed a national exam. To maintain the RDN credential, we must complete continuing education requirements. In Maine, a practicing dietitian must also hold a license with the state. When you hire a registered dietitian nutritionist, you are ensuring that your nutrition practitioner has an appropriate educational and practical background and also works to stay current in the field.
Nope, not unless you want to. My vegan(ish)ism is a personal choice.
So, it turns out I love working with teenagers! Most of my teenage and preteen clients are plant-based eaters or athletes, and many are both. I thought this group of individuals could use some online education that is written just for them and their unique needs.
However, this doesn’t mean I don’t see other types of clients!
The PC at the end of my business name stands for “professional corporation”. It’s like “Inc.” except the business depends on my license as a dietitian, therefore all owners must have this same license. (I am the only owner, so we’re good.) It’s a bit of a pain, because no one knows what it is, but the state required this type of incorporation for this type of business.
I have a little office within the offices of Snow Sport and Spine, physical therapists. The address is 643 Rockland St. in Rockport. This is near the corner of Routes 17 and 90, on Route 17 across from the West Rockport post office. The office (Suite C) is around the back of the building, up the hill. But remember, I am not in my office for the time being.
Yes, I do. And right now, that is all I’m offering.
Nutrition counseling is a supportive process used to set priorities, establish goals, and create individualized action plans while acknowledging and fostering responsibility for self-care. Nutrition counseling can be combined with medical nutrition therapy. It can also include teaching and reinforcement of essential nutrition knowledge. This can mean anything from a pantry assessment to analysis of micronutrients to discussions of body image and anxieties. In my office, this basically means we talk about food and health with an eye to making your life easier.
Medical nutrition therapy is a framework used by nutrition professionals for diagnosing, treating, and counseling patients for the purpose of disease management. What does that mean? It means I perform an individualized nutrition assessment and decipher the latest research to make sure your eating plan is safe and effective for your medical condition. In Maine, medical nutrition therapy can only be provided by a licensed dietitian.
Yes! It is not necessary that you have a medical diagnosis to benefit from seeing a qualified nutrition practitioner. A registered dietitian nutritionist can give the most recent-evidence-based information and help you eat balanced, varied, and nutritious meals that work for you and your lifestyle.
Yes, yes, and yes, with two caveats. 1. I cannot give a superbill for these services. And 2. I’m not going to tell you what to eat. Contact me for more info.
Possibly! My fee varies depending on the event type, the organizing group, and the time needed to prepare. I do several presentations for free each year. Let’s talk!