Nutrition 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, please email me or call me at 415.737.9981
To give you some insight, here are some signs that nutrition 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 take care of yourself, but NOT feel like you’re constantly thinking about calories, food rules, losing weight, or the size of your body. You’d like to feel grounded, calm, and at ease in your relationship with food and your body.
If any of the above ring true for you, I can help.
Hi. I’m Corinne. I’m a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor.
I help clients nurture a caring and compassionate relationship with food and their bodies through a non-weight focused, non-diet approach.
I work with clients (adolescents, young adults, and adults) in my office in Mill Valley, California. I also offer secure, HIPAA-Compliant video appointments for those in California.
I specialize in eating disorder recovery, disordered eating, and body image concerns – and helping clients break free from the mental, emotional, and physical toll of chronic dieting.
I also work with clients who:
Are struggling with binge eating experiences, emotional eating, compulsive eating, and/or food fears,
Want to practice intuitive eating and nurture a normal, balanced, flexible approach with food, but have no idea what that really looks like in real life,
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 most importantly, I work with clients who may have some doubts and worries about not focusing on weight loss, but for the most part, are ready to make peace with their natural body size and not feel so preoccupied by food.
My work centers around:
Body image healing work,
Medical nutrition therapy,
Mindful movement principles,
The Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach,
The belief that everything you need to heal your food and body image concerns 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 style is a mixture of counseling, coaching, and educating, so you can gain insight, tools, and knowledge in what a healthy relationship with food and your body likes like for you (and not anyone else).
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 Nutrition & Body Image Counseling Looks Like
An Initial Session
We’ll start with building rapport and trust and a space where you can share. So I can fully understand where you have been in relationship to food and your body, what you need to better heal, and where you would ultimately like to go in our work together.
Please note: For adolescents, parents and/or caregivers are typically part of the treatment process in some way, shape or form because it helps strengthen the child’s supports and the family system, so the client is best supported for sustainable change. And with all adolescents, growth charts are reviewed to assess for wellbeing.
50-Minute Individual Counseling Sessions
Sessions are tailored to client’s individual needs. My style is relational, compassionate, and when needed, lovingly direct to help you see things that you may not be able to see yet. However, generally speaking, there are some elements that are present in most sessions. For example, we will typically always discuss your “wins” and observations since last session, explore what you’d like to talk about or walk away with from our present session, and together, decide upon an intention you’d like to 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, messy yet beautiful work.
A Collaborative Process You Feel Good About
My approach is to align, partner, and support clients on their unique journey to making peace with food and their body. In sessions, you’ll receive insight, tools, education, and practices that would be most beneficial to you throughout our work together. I’ll also collaborate with other practitioners on your food and body image healing team, like your therapist, medical doctor, and/or parents/caregivers as needed. Of course, only with your permission and consent.
Resources: Handouts, Worksheets & More
You’ll receive helpful, clarity-inducing resources, handouts, 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
Nurturing a kind, caring relationship with food and your body is deep, bold, brave and messy yet beautiful work. Because you’re addressing issues that usually haven’t been looked at for years. I’ll be here to walk beside 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.
Nutrition & Body Image Counseling Fees
50-minute, individual counseling session: $220
50-minute parent coaching session or family nutrition session: $220
Interested in Getting Started?
Please email me or call me at 415.737.9981, and we can set up a 20-30 minute video discovery call or in-person meeting. Here, you can get a feel for how I work, and we can both see if we might be a fit to work together. Or, if I’m a fit to work with your child and/or family.
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 nutrition and body image counseling for?
What do you mean when you say you’re a “nutrition therapist”?
This is a wonderful question. I want to start off by first saying what it does not mean. It does not mean that I am a therapist or mental health professional. Rather, it means that I’m a registered dietitian (RD) who stays within her scope of practice of food, movement, and body. And that in my work, I utilize various counseling skills, modalities, and approaches to better help my clients form a lasting healthy relationship with food, movement, and their body. Because quite frankly, while a meal plan or eating structure may be very helpful to someone’s recovery process, I have yet to have an experience with a client who healed their relationship with food and their body solely by receiving a meal plan. There is so much more to the nutrition care process in recovery from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or chronic dieting.
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) has a wonderful definition of what a nutrition therapist means. According to iadep’s CEDRD in Eating Disorders Care booklet, “A nutrition therapist meets with the patient over a longer period of time and encounters the complex area of human relationship dynamics. Level of involvement is individualized depending upon the division of responsibilities within the treatment team. It is recognized that by necessity RDs have had to learn basic counseling and behavior change skills, as they deal with changing eating behaviors for many diagnosed illnesses. For this role, the dietetics practitioner must follow the code of ethics for nutrition counselors established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commission on Dietetic Registration, and scope of practice within their state, which is often very broad. The nutrition counselor/RD must be able to effectively recognize, assess, and appropriately plan treatment for a patient with an ED. It is recommended that RDs working with this population have advanced‐level training via self‐study, continued education, and supervision under those specialized in this area of medicine.”
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 much longer. In general, I work with clients for 6 months 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 take any insurance and payment is due at the time of service. Fees are charged after a session with the credit card kept on file, which will be obtained by completing the electronic “new client paperwork.” However, with a nutrition referral form that I will provide you (signed by your medical doctor), I can give you a superbill, which you can personally submit to your insurance to potentially receive reimbursement (or some reimbursement) for services, depending upon your coverage. Please note: even with a superbill, there is no guarantee for reimbursement. 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 about what nutrition counseling services are covered for you, if any, here is a document to use when checking your benefits with the codes and questions you need.
I’m in. I’d like to get started with 1:1 Nutrition & Body Image Counseling.
Wonderful. Please email me or call me at 415.737.9981, and we can speak or set up a time to speak to see if we’re a good fit to potentially work together and start the assessment process.