Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy
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 or your child recovers from an eating disorder can feel incredibly trying and tricky. So, I invite you to read all of the below and see if what’s shared speaks with you. If it does, please email me or call me at 415.737.9981
Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy May be for You if…
You or your child is in recovery from an eating disorder, and you need professional support and guidance from a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, especially as you or they move through the nutrition rehabilitation process into a relationship with food that feels more flexible, balanced, healthy, and nourishing.
You or your child needs a dietitian who can become a collaborative, compassionate member of your treatment team, working with your other supports (i.e., therapist, medical doctor, psychiatrist, etc.) to provide comprehensive, seamless care.
You or your child are already working with an eating disorder therapist and medical doctor, but a space where you can just talk about food, eating, nutrition, and body image is needed. And a space to learn skills, tools, and techniques on how to nurture a caring relationship with food, your body, and yourself is also needed.
Or perhaps, it’s been some time (maybe even years) since you’ve engaged in eating disorder behaviors, using food, exercise, or other behaviors in unhealthy ways. And right now, for whatever reason something is going on in your life that’s making those behaviors look really appealing again, and you need support to not engage and instead, healthfully cope.
If any of the above ring true for you, you’re in the right place. And personally, I think it’s important to note that…
Recovery takes a village, but not just any village. A village of people who you trust and in my opinion, who you genuinely like.
I’d be honored to be the dietitian in your eating disorder recovery journey.
If we haven’t formally met – Hi, I’m Corinne.
I’m a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor. 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 can help support you or your child (and family) in the eating disorder recovery process.
I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults. In eating disorder care, I closely collaborate with other members of a client’s treatment team, like their medical doctor, therapist and/or psychiatrist. With adolescents, I also closely work with parents and caregivers so they can support their loved one, as they recover.
My job is to help clients get nourished and well. So clients can rediscover their body’s own innate wisdom and make peace with food, build a caring relationship with their body, and reconnect with themselves, as a whole person. Finding joy again in food, movement, and life is possible.
In my practice, I treat each and every individual (and family), individually. I create a safe, judgement free, therapeutic space where clients can come, process, and learn how to kindly be with (and in) their body. And where they can learn how to make peace with food. My style is a mixture of counseling, coaching, and educating, so clients can gain insight, tools, and experiences in what a healthy relationship with food and their body looks and feels like and so caregivers (if an adolescent) can support their loved one’s healing journey.
How Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy Works
In eating disorder nutrition therapy, I provide nutrition therapy and body image support to individuals who are in recovery from their eating disorder. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults, and those who are appropriate for an outpatient level of care. With adolescents, I also work closely with parents and caregivers so they can support their loved one in becoming nourished and well. With all clients, I work in a collaborative team approach. Meaning that I’ll connect with other members of your recovery team, such as your medical doctor, therapist, and psychiatrist continually throughout our work together to provide comprehensive, seamless care.
I see clients at my office in Mill Valley, California and online via a secure, HIPPA-Compliant video platform, for those in California.
In sessions, I’ll use my experience and growing knowledge about you and your needs to weave together a variety of tools for your movement forward in your healing journey.
Here are some of the tools we’ll likely explore in our work together:
A personalized eating structure/meal plan,
Intuitive eating practices,
Medical nutrition therapy,
Exposure and response prevention therapy,
Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) techniques,
Modified family based treatment, as needed,
Body image healing practices,
The Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach,
Self-care practices, and
Various coaching and counseling techniques to help you make peace with food and your body.
What eating disorder nutrition therapy looks like:
An initial assessment + nutrition therapy care plan recommendations…
For all clients, we start with an initial assessment, 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 your recovery journey. This allows me to make helpful, appropriate care plan recommendations for you or your child, and it provides us with the space and time to discuss those recommendations, so you have a full understanding of where we will go in our work together and what that work might look like. It’s important to understand that this is also done because I typically work with clients for a year or more in their recovery journey – all the way from nutrition rehabilitation to intuitive eating – and I want clients and parents/caregivers to go in knowing what the recovery process might look like when it comes to the food and body work.
The assessment process includes two, 50-minute nutrition therapy sessions. Plus, written nutrition therapy care plan recommendations and a 30-50-minute session to discuss these recommendations and answer any of your questions. The assessment process also includes outside collaboration with your medical doctor and therapist, if currently on your care team. For adolescents, parents and/or caregivers will be invited to partake in the assessment process too, as they’re important parts of the client’s care team and support system.
After the initial assessment, (typically done over a period of 2-3 weeks), we’ll discuss the care plan recommendations in our 30-50-minute session, which is a part of the initial assessment, and you and/or your child can decide if you’d like to move forward. The intention behind this is so there is some clarity around what we’d be working towards together, and so you can decide if you’d like to move forward in actually doing that work together.
If you decide that you’d like to move forward in working together after the assessment and recommendation process, eating disorder nutrition therapy generally looks like:
50-minute counseling sessions (typically, weekly),
Unlimited email support,
Meal and snack support/coaching via a photo food & mood journal in-between sessions (if we deem this as a helpful and not harmful tool for you),
Homework or “experiments” (to work on between session, as appropriate),
Resources: handouts, worksheets & more,
A collaborative, compassionate team approach with your therapist, medical doctor, parents (if an adolescent), and other members of your recovery team throughout our time together,
Clarity. Plus, immense support.
Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy Fees
Initial Assessment + Nutrition Therapy Care Plan Recommendation Process: $925
This includes: Two, initial 50-minute nutrition therapy sessions and outside collaboration with your therapist, medical doctor, and other members of your treatment team, if currently present. Plus, written nutrition therapy care plan recommendations and a 30-50-minute session to discuss these recommendations and answer any of your questions. Recommendations will include but are not limited to: Initial meeting cadence, initial nutrition therapy and body image goals and long-term goals (and strategies to help achieve them), recommended treatment approach and level of parental/caregiver involvement (if present), goal weight restoration range based on growth chart and weight history review (if weight restoration is recommended), suggested workbooks and treatment modalities to accompany our 1:1 work, type of work we’d do in session, etc.). After reviewing and discussing the recommendations, you can then decide if working together feels like a fit for you and/or your child.
Please note: A full treatment team, consisting of a therapist, medical doctor, and any other helping professional needed in your care, like a psychiatrist, is required to work together and if you don’t have a provider, we will work together to help you onboard one.
50-minute, individual counseling session: $185*
50-minute parent coaching session: $185
Please know that I work with individuals who are appropriate for an outpatient level of care. The level of care – or level of support – an individual needs is something that is evaluated on an ongoing basis with myself and other members of your treatment team (i.e., medical doctor, therapist, etc.)
*Ongoing session fees include email support and ongoing collaboration with your medical doctor, therapist, parents (if an adolescent), and other members of your recovery team.
What Clients Have Shared
You are truly gifted at what you do, and I want you to know that you have touched my life and made it better.”
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 you help and I’ll speak to you soon.”
Corinne is truly amazing at what she does. I used to have an eating disorder but she helped me to learn how to eat intuitively, have a better self esteem, and have better self love for myself and my body. You won’t be disappointed if you work with her. She is genuinely sweet and cares about how you’re doing. I would recommend her to anyone recovering from an eating disorder, wanting to have a healthier relationship with food without dieting, and who needs some help loving themselves and their body. Can’t give her enough praise.
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.”
Interested in Working Together?
Please email me or call me at 415.737.9981, and we can set up a 20-30 minute video discovery call. 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. On our video discovery call, I will answer any of your questions about the assessment process and explain how it works and next steps, if you’re interested in possibly joining my practice.
Who is eating disorder nutrition therapy for?
What age groups do you work with?
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.”
How do you work with clients?
How long will we have to work together in my recovery journey?
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. Typically, I work with individuals for a minimum of 6 months – 1 year or so in this healing work. 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 or your child, as we move forward in our work.
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 (which I need 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 eating disorder nutrition therapy.
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.