Food and Body Image Counseling
Hello and welcome!
If you’re here reading this, I want you to know how incredibly brave that is. Finding and getting support, as you make peace with food and your body can feel scary and often, overwhelming at first. So, I invite you to read the below and see if what’s shared speaks with you. If it does, I hope you set up a discovery call (the form to do so is below) or contact me with any questions. If you know you’d like to set up a session, please email me or call me at 415.737.9981
To give you some insight, here are some signs that food and body image counseling may be for you:
You struggle with food and negative body image.
You’d like to stop dieting and find a flexible, nurturing approach with food and health, but you don’t know what that looks like.
You want to live your life and NOT feel like you’re constantly thinking about calories, food rules, losing weight, or the size of your body.
If any of the above ring true for you, I can help.
Hi. I’m Corinne. I’m a non-diet, weight inclusive Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition, and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.
I help clients make peace with food, heal their body image issues, and reconnect with who they are as a WHOLE person.
I work with clients (adolescents, young adults, and adults) in Mill Valley, California. I specialize in helping clients break free from the mental, emotional, and physical toll of chronic dieting, various levels of disordered eating, and body image issues – as well as nutrition and body image healing work in eating disorder recovery.
I also work with clients who:
Want a healthier relationship with food and their body,
Are struggling with disordered eating, binge eating, emotional eating, and/or food fears,
Want to practice intuitive eating and nurture a normal, flexible approach with food,
Would like to develop a peaceful, kind, respectful relationship with their body,
Want to approach nutrition and health through a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach that takes into account mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being (i.e., whole-person health), rather than just the number on the scale, and finally…
And perhaps more importantly, I work with clients who may have some doubts and anxiety, but for the most part, want to make peace with food and their natural body size.
My work centers around:
Body image healing work,
Medical nutrition therapy,
The Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach, and
The belief that everything you need to heal your food and body image issues is already right there inside of you – not lurking in another diet, detox, wellness guru, or “lifestyle” program.
In my work, a healthy relationship with food and your body is NOT about achieving a certain number on the scale. It’s about learning how to listen, connect, and care for your body – and yourself – in mind, body, and spirit.
My job is to help you rediscover your body’s own innate wisdom, so you can start making peace with food, feeling better in your body, and connecting with yourself, as a whole person. Because… YES, this is possible for YOU.
What Food & Body Image Counseling Looks Like
An Initial 50-Minute Intake & Goal Planning Session
Here, we’ll review your Nutrition, Health & Body Image Questionnaire, take a deep dive into your relationship with food and your body, address immediate concerns and lingering questions, and create clarity in your big-picture goals you’d like to achieve in our work together.
50-Minute Follow-Up Sessions
After your initial session, we’ll typically meet weekly. In follow-up sessions, we’ll talk about your “wins” and observations since last session, explore what you’d like to talk about or walk away with from today’s session, and together, decide upon a piece of “homework” you’d like to work on or explore until we next meet.
Unlimited Email Support
Throughout our work together, you’ll have support and guidance, as you make peace with food and your body. You’ll have unlimited email access to me in-between our sessions, and I will encourage you to use it. Because you will need this support as you grow and heal, and you want someone in your corner, rooting you on. Support is so helpful and healing in this big, bold, brave, and often scary work.
Homework + Wrap-Up Notes
After each session, you’ll receive customized homework (from readings to worksheets) and wrap-up notes, where you’ll have written notes on what we talked about, your takeaways, what you want to work on, and added insights, tips, and tools to help you align your actions with the healing work you’re doing. You’ll want to keep these notes. Clients keep their coaching notes for months (and sometimes even years) to come.
Resources: Handouts, Worksheets & More
You’ll receive helpful, clarity-inducing handouts and worksheets – sometimes even worksheets or journaling prompts that are specifically designed for you – to nurture a deeper connection to yourself and this work. But, more importantly, so you can gracefully and gently stumble upon your own “ah-ha” moments.
Clarity & Support
Healing your food and body image issues is deep, bold, brave and often scary work. You’re forced to look at and reckon with issues that you sometimes haven’t looked at for years and typically, there’s some grief and fear in the mix because you’re saying goodbye to your disordered eating voice, diet mentality, and the idealized version of how you think you “should look” or be. I’ll be here to walk right along with you on this journey and help guide you to a place of food freedom, body image healing, and a wholehearted sense of self, as long as you’re willing, ready, and open to do the work.
Food & Body Image Counseling Fees
50-minute, individual session: $150 US dollars
Interested in Getting Started?
If you know you’d like to work together, please email me or call me at 415.737.9981. If you’d like to set up a free 20-minute discovery call, please click the button below and fill out the brief form. On our call, I’ll be happy to answer anything on your mind related to working together and I’ll, of course, explain how I work. We’ll also discuss where you currently are in your relationship with food and your body, and your specific goals, related to food, nutrition, intuitive eating, health, and body image. From there, we can get a feel if we’re a good match for one another, and you can decide if you’d like to move forward with 1:1 Food & Body Image Counseling.
What Clients Have Shared
I just wanted to thank you for your help over the last few months. You’ve been amazing and have given me such great insight. You have been so kind, calm and knowledgeable throughout our sessions together. I really appreciate everything you have helped me with. Recently, I’ve been feeling so relaxed around food. Food doesn’t feel like such a big issue anymore. I feel like I’ve moved on from food being something I battle with to nourishing myself with foods I enjoy. I’m getting on with life and I’m not feeling bothered about food. I also feel like I’m making strides with my body image. Thanks again for your help and I’ll speak to you soon.”
As someone who has been there done that with diets, I knew restrictive diets made me rebel and binge. I cannot even begin to list all the changes I’ve noticed since working with Corinne. It was a game changer for sure. I have never felt so strong and secure in my own body, and I give her so much credit for that change. I am 100% certain that I would have never achieved my breakthroughs without Corinne’s guidance. Corinne’s genuine compassion paired with her wealth of knowledge and experience is just what I needed after everything else had failed me far too many times. She connected the dots between nutrition, emotion, and confidence to achieve my success.”
The only hesitation I had in working with Corinne was whether or not I was ready to take on such extensive reflection. I think that the question of “Am I ready to change?” was my only roadblock. Since working with Corinne, I’ve stopped a yearlong binging cycle in its tracks and while I’ve had “slips” along the way, my bouncing back has been much faster than days past. The most noticeable change has been that I can feel beautiful at any weight. That idea doesn’t resonate every hour of every day, but it certainly has come more frequently since we started working together.
I particularly liked the fact that Corinne shared her knowledge based on personal experience. It’s important to me when working on self-improvement that whoever is coaching me knows what they’re talking about. And I’m not referring to the book knowledge. While I do think academia behind what we work on is key, I tend to give more credibility to the person who “works her own program” so to speak. Corinne helped me see that I was worth it, that I didn’t have to do anything perfectly, and that changing was a gradual thing that doesn’t really ever end.Thank you for showing up for me, Corinne. This has been an incredible foundation-building journey and your patience and advocacy for me have been incredibly humbling.”
After decades of dieting, I had a lot of foods that I considered off limits. Corinne showed me how to take back the power of certain foods and how to allow them back in my life in a healthy way. None of the diet plans out there address the issues Corinne does, which explains why most work for a time and then fail when you go “back” to your normal ways. I LOVED my time with Corinne! Our conversations were like food/body image therapy for me! It was a psychological/emotional treat every time we spoke.”
Whether I’m feeling good and successful, or feeling like a failure and discouraged, Corinne is right there for me, helping me all along the way to feel good about my progress, while normalizing my set-backs. I’m so grateful I found such a kind, genuine, positive and enthusiastic coach in Corinne to make this major hurdle in my life possible to clear with grace and dignity. Corinne is a gem and really goes the extra mile to assure my success.”
The scale no longer has power over me! I immediately thought of you and was so thankful for all the work we did together. It was amazing! In all my adult life, I’ve never been able to look at the number on the scale and not let it control me. I no longer beat myself up over it. I wanted to let you know what a huge impact you have had on me and my view of myself. Transformational! So thank you, thank you, thank you!”
You are truly gifted at what you do, and I want you to know that you have touched my life and made it better.”
Who is food and body image counseling for?
What age groups do you work with?
How do you work with clients?
How long will I have to work with you until I start seeing changes in my relationship with my body and food?
I wish I could answer that. But unfortunately, this isn’t cookie-cutter type work. Each individual is different and needs a different counseling experience. Some clients need just three months of counseling because they’ve already done so much healing work (with a therapist and/or another dietitian), while others need and want to continue working together for 6 months or more. In general, I work with clients for 1 year or more. With that shared, please know that every client experience is different and unique, and we will work together as partners to figure out what is best for you, as we move forward in our work.
What will I learn if we work together?
Do you take insurance?
I don’t currently take insurance. However, I can provide you a superbill that you can personally submit to your insurance to potentially receive reimbursement for services. Please note: even with a superbill, there is no guarantee for reimbursement, and you’ll still need to pay in advance, or at the time of, our counseling session. I encourage you to check with your insurance provider to see if and what Registered Dietitian services are covered under your plan. If you’d like to check with your insurance what nutrition counseling services are covered for you, here is a document to review and use when checking your insurance benefits with the codes and questions you need.
I’m in. I’d like to get started with 1:1 Food & Body Image Counseling.
Amazing. Please email me or call me at 415.737.9981, if you know you want to get started. If you’d like to set up a no-cost discovery call, please click the button below and complete the client application. Within 72 hours of your application, I’ll reach out to set up a complimentary 20-minute, virtual discovery session. On our video discovery call, we’ll discuss where you want to go in your food and body image journey and talk next steps, if you’re interested in moving forward.