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) are exhausted from living with an eating disorder, and you want a relationship with food that feels more flexible, balanced, nourishing and not all consuming. You want peace and to end the unrelenting mental chatter – and need guidance on how to get there.
You want a dietitian who can become a collaborative, compassionate member of your treatment team, working with your other supports (i.e., therapist, medical doctor, psychiatrist, parents/caregivers, etc.) to provide comprehensive, seamless care and move you (or your child) forward in recovery.
You need a dietitian to help move your child and family forward in the Family-Based Treatment Process (FBT).
You might already have a therapist and medical doctor, but you want a space where you can just talk about food, eating, nutrition, and body image concerns. And a space to learn skills, tools, and techniques on how to nurture a more caring, kind relationship with food and your body – and to explore what that actually might look like for you.
Or perhaps, it’s been some time 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 things look really appealing again, and you need support to live your life and not live in your eating disorder.
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. And during our work together, 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.
I use evidenced-based treatment practices in my work and also take into account who the client is in the room and what their experiences have been. My work is evidence based and relational. I believe we need science and that every client, every person, and every family has their own unique needs.
In my practice, I strive to treat each and every individual (and family), individually. My intention is always to create a safe, judgement free 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.
I’m kind, curious, authentic, and at times, lovingly direct – all with the intention to move you towards a full recovery and life.
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 informed care.
I see clients at my office in Mill Valley, California and online via a secure, HIPPA-Compliant video platform.
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,
Mindful movement principles,
Mindful eating principles,
Exposure and response prevention therapy,
Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) techniques,
Family based treatment (FBT) support, 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 session + weekly sessions…
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 your recovery journey. This helps me make helpful, appropriate care plan recommendations for you (or your child), and it provides you – the client – the ability to feel empowered in your treatment.
For adolescents, parents (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 able to heal with more grace and ease (and quicker).
For all clients, I will collaborate closely with your other providers, especially your medical doctor and therapist.
Eating disorder nutrition therapy generally looks like:
50-minute counseling sessions (typically, weekly),
Food exposure work,
Coping skills to help you manage eating disorder symptoms/behaviors,
Intentional body image and embodiment work and understanding how your body image relates to eating disorder behaviors and food,
Meal and snack support/coaching via Recovery Record (if we deem this as a helpful and not harmful tool for you),
Reframing and challenging disordered thinking around food,
Learning to quiet your inner-critic and strengthen your inner-nurturer voice,
Self-care and self-compassion tools to help calm your nervous system and support self-caring choices & body attunement,
Learning how to appropriately meet your nutrition needs,
Homework or “experiments” (to work on between session, as appropriate),
Resources: handouts, worksheets & more,
A treatment approach specific to your needs and who you are as a human,
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. Curiosity. Compassion. And support.
Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy Fees
50-minute, individual counseling session: $200
50-minute parent coaching session or family nutrition session: $200
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.
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.).
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.”
We will certainly keep you in mind and refer anyone we know to you. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do as well. It has been a scary time for us and your helpful advice and coaching and general presence in our daughter’s life is one of the things that gave us comfort. Thanks again.”
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 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.
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 (and I use them quite often), I have yet to see a client heal their relationship with food and 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.