Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy Outpatient Program
Eating disorder treatment can be scary and challenging at times. If you are seeking treatment for the first time you may feel very confused and alone. If you are continuing treatment from a higher level of care, you might be nervous about leaving your treatment facility and deciding on a new treatment team to help you continue through the recovery process. Maybe you’ve been in recovery and are concerned about relapsing. Regardless of where you are at in your recovery, we have the experience and training to continue to move you forward. We understand the physiology, biology and psychology involved and can keep all three in mind when helping you with your eating and exercise.
We are either Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitians (CEDRD) or or pursuing our CEDRD credential and have worked with clients dealing with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, co-occurring eating disorder and diabetes (i.e. “diabulimia”), “orthorexia,” ARFID and Otherwise Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders at various levels of care. We have sub-specialties in working with pregnant and postpartum women who are currently battling an eating disorder, are concerned about relapsing or are interested in getting support during the perinatal period. We also have a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (previously called “Certified Diabetes Educator”) (Maddie White, RD, CDCES) and a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) (Andrea Kent, MS, RD, CNSC).
We strongly believe in taking a multi-disciplinary approach to treating people with eating disorders and will always communicate with your treatment team or work with you to put one in place. As the Registered Dietitian on the team, we work with clients to address their individual challenges with food, weight, exercise and body image through nutrition therapy, nutrition education, meal support and real-life experiences like restaurant outings, mindful meals, and grocery store outings. As intuitive eating experts, we understand that intuitive eating is a long-term goal for some clients and have the expertise to know when it will be supportive to your recovery. Please see the FAQ’s for additional information on our approach. In addition, please visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about the team at Nutrition Instincts.
We provide a thorough assessment and work through a process that we have refined through years of experience and training. While the process is fluid and highly individualized we’ll also make sure you can see a clear path for your healing.
It’s important you see the progress you’re making and we know that sometimes it’s hard to see how far you’ve come. We have worked in regular touch points for reflection, celebration, and planning next steps so you always know where you’ve been, where you’re at and where you’re heading.
Mindfulness is a core tenant to our process and will play an integral role in your healing. Mindfulness is practiced and encouraged in many ways. To center ourselves and foster mindfulness practice, we incorporate brief practices in sessions that you can easily work into your life.
Our clients are granted access to our secure portal where we can easily share worksheets, handouts and, when part of your plan, between session support. It’s a one-stop shop for your nutrition care process.
Nutrition Therapy Outpatient Support for Eating Disorders – Created for anyone suffering from an eating disorder who is ready for recovery. This program will provide you with consistent, thorough support from well-trained dietitians who work closely with your treatment team and are 110% dedicated to your recovery.
- RD collaboration with treatment providers
- Access to secure journaling software
- Initial assessment
- Treatment plan
- RD will connect with other treatment providers after the initial assessment (after Release of Information is signed)
- Assess needs and develop an individualized meal plan if necessary
- Follow-Up Appointments – 50 minute appointments:
- Work through day-to-day challenges with intake and move towards adequate intake
- Cessation of disordered eating of behaviors
- Uncover and challenge food rules
- Exposure-response therapy
- Evaluate factors that impact desire to eat and sensation of fullness
- Explore hunger and fullness cues
- Provide nutrition education
- Incorporate enjoyable movement and learn how movement can be a healthy part of your recovery
- Goal setting
- Improve self-care and well-being
- Weekly or bi-weekly communication with your therapist
- Communication with other providers as needed
- Tea and comfortable office setting for sessions
- Option to request an experiential trip to a grocery store or restaurant
- Option to purchase 15-minute support calls to promote the use of healthy coping skills.
- May use up to 2 sessions/month as video conference or phone sessions, if approved by RD.