FAQ: Frequently asked questions
What does integrative nutrition mean?
You'll get a different answer depending on who you ask, but to me, integrative nutrition involves consideration of the whole person using a combination of dietary & lifestyle counseling, nutrition education, coordination of care with other healthcare providers, and customized recommendations with an understanding that food is only part of your nourishment story.
What should I know about working with you?
A lot of things! But first and foremost that I offer a respite from what most people probably think of when they hear the word nutritionist. I'm not here to judge you for what's on your plate or to tell you to take up less space - guilt & shame are not on the menu. I aim to provide a safe space to share your story.
I believe in biochemical individuality, I respect body autonomy, and I celebrate body diversity: health is not a size or a look. With all of the diet culture messaging & misinformation in the media, I totally get why people want to shrink themselves, but I'm here as your healthcare advocate to empower the fullest expression of you!
Do you take insurance?
I do not accept insurance at this time. I can provide you with a superbill for you to seek reimbursement if you have an FSA/HSA account or out-of-network nutrition services benefits. It is the responsibility of the policyholder to determine eligibility for reimbursement and coverage.
How long does the nutrition care process take?
The duration of our time together depends upon your goals & health concerns, your schedule, and your capacity. Have you been struggling with a health issue for several years? Is your calendar always full? How many spoons do you have on any given day? It's not a race; making realistic, sustainable, long-term changes to your life takes time. If you're looking for the nutrition "secrets" or that one thing that will "fix" you quickly, we may not be a good fit for each other. Remember: you're not an appliance, you're a human.
But I don't live in Maryland - can I still work with you?
Probably! My clients have the option to see me virtually or in person in Columbia, Maryland, but due to state laws regulating the licensure of nutrition professionals, I cannot provide personalized 1:1 nutrition care services to anyone who lives in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama or Georgia.