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Initial session (90 min) In this deep dive assessment we’ll review your health, diet and body image history, discuss your goals for working together and develop a plan for how we’ll move forward with actionable steps for incorporating intuitive eating and body kindness to help you manage your gestational diabetes, disordered eating, and relationship to food.
Follow up sessions (45 min each) These weekly or bi-weekly sessions will continue the process of healing your relationship with food and working with your body (not against it) during pregnancy. We’ll figure out what is working for you, what needs changing and adjust based on your needs and progress.
$260 for initial session
$115 for follow up sessions
Most insurance companies cover nutrition counseling. You are responsible for any co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, etc. as determined by your individual insurance plan.
Services are available virtually or in-person at Richmond Wellness in Richmond, VT.
You want to manage your blood sugar without triggering disordered eating
You want to balance your food preferences with your blood sugar
You want to eat confidently without worrying about every bite
Virtual Support Group
This group is a safe space to share your individual experience navigating gestational diabetes with others. This group is a great compliment to nutrition education or counseling.
As an Intuitive Eating Dietitian:
I am here to help you navigate through all the information, listen to your own inner wisdom, and hold space for cultivating self compassion so you can eat with confidence and pleasure.
What to expect
You will be able to eat with confidence that you are nourishing yourself and your baby. You will be able to balance your hunger, fullness, nutrient needs, blood sugar and enjoy the food you are eating. Meal planning will be easy and work for you.
Our sessions are driven by your goals, values, and unique needs. Drawing on Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, self-acceptance, self-compassion, radical acceptance, personal self-care to shape your holistic journey.
Encouragement and Support
I will compassionately and unconditionally support your process as you dig deeper than you thought possible to deal with those things you’ve considered too difficult. Yes, sometimes this feels like therapy. We’ll focus on your relationship to food and your body, especially if it pertains to gestational diabetes or other medical conditions. Having a mental health professional may also support you.
What not to expect
Standard Meal Plans
Generic meal plans only work if you happen to like what is on them and only for as long as you are able to follow them. If meal planning is part of your goals, we’ll work together to find ways that you can build meals that meet your nutrition needs and account for your satisfaction and lifestyle.
Cookie Cutter Recommendations
Every person is unique and has different needs, values, and goals. Your personal health, lived experience and goals matter and are front and center. Clients set their own goals in a collaborative process.
Surface Level Work
I love talking about strategies for incorporating more veggies as much as the next person, but the real work towards a peaceful relationship with food and body liberation is much deeper. You’ll get the most out of working together if you are ready to dig deep and trust the process.
Every person has different nutrient needs and taste preferences!
Gestational diabetes can bring up past challenges in your relationship with food, especially carbs, triggering eating disorders or disordered eating.
As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I believe in honoring your body’s cues and establishing healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable habits, without strict dieting or food restrictions.