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Nutrition Counseling

Do you constantly struggle with making healthy eating or lifestyle changes?

 

Have you recently received a diagnosis of Prediabetes or high cholesterol and don't know where to start?

 

Whether you're someone who has a specific nutrition topic you want to address, or you need long-term counseling and accountability to help you achieve your health goals, I'd love to help.

 

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a certificate of training in adult weight management, I have the training and credentials to help you address many medical nutrition issues and develop a personalized eating

plan tailored to your individual needs. I believe that the foods we eat are one of the most important factors that contribute to our overall health and disease prevention. As an outpatient dietitian for a primary care clinic, I've counseled hundreds of patients on medical issues like high blood pressure, weight loss and IBS. I know from first hand experience that with the proper knowledge, coupled with a little bit of guidance, we are all able to eat healthfully and live our best lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I work with:

  • Weight Management (including weight Loss/Gain)

  • Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition

  • Disease Prevention & Wellness

  • Blood glucose control (Prediabetes and type 2 Diabetes)

  • High Blood Pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • GI Issues

  • Headaches

 

 

In each one-on-one session, I'll listen to your nutrition concerns and help you explore your relationship to food in depth. I'll work with you to develop achievable goals (that you're comfortable with), and provide scientifically based guidance on what to eat to meet your needs. I will also provide meal plans, food logs and any other handouts or materials, when appropriate. 

 

* I have experience working in diverse settings and have counseled clients of all ages; all are welcome.

 

Initial session:

 

  • Time frame: 60 to 75 minutes

  • *Please have a copy of your labs available during this session*

  • We will discuss your medical history along with current nutrition knowledge and eating habits.

  • We'll come up with your goals for nutrition therapy.

  • Together we'll develop an initial plan to help you meet your goals. You'll leave with the resources to start putting positive changes into practice right away. 

 

Follow up sessions:

 

  • Time frame: 15 to 30 minutes

  • We'll discuss progress on your goals and assess what's working, troubleshoot what's not, and refine your goals and plan.

  • I'll continue to provide guidance and education to help you on your journey to better nutrition and optimal health. 

 

What to Expect from Nutrition Counseling

Counseling Packages

Insurance Information

I offer nutrition packages in the form of pre-paid minutes at a discounted rate for new clients. If you are interested in nutrition therapy (help with things like: weight management, Prediabetes and overall healthy eating), I recommend purchasing pre-paid package in the form of a 1-month nutrition boost, 3-month nutrition reset or 6 months to complete wellness. This was we can discuss your nutrition concerns in detail over a prolonged period of time. Learn more about my nutrition counseling packages here

 

* Please note that all packages expire within 1 year of purchase and are non-transferable.

 

 

 

 

I am an in-network provider for Medicare. I am out-of-network for all other forms of insurance at this time. Upon request, I can provide paperwork that you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network benefits (this is only for those who are based in California).

 

Please note that if you are based in the California and need medical nutrition therapy to manage weight loss, diabetes, renal failure, high cholesterol or blood pressure, food allergies, or gastro-intestinal disorders (IBS, Crohn's, Celiac disease) your medical insurance may reimburse you.

 

I recommend getting a referral from your medical doctor and contacting your insurance company to make sure that medical nutrition therapy procedure codes (CPT) 97802 & 97803, is a covered benefit. Also, tele-health must be a covered benefit for your insurance, as all sesions are currently conduted online or over the phone.

 

Always get any authorization in writing from your insurance company, otherwise you may be held responsible for the charges. 

Logistics

Currently, all counseling sessions are conducted online or over the phone. In-person options will be available soon in Oakland, California. 

 

Available hours:

Saturdays between 9AM and 1PM PST

Tuesdays: 5 - 8PM PST

Thurdays: 5 - 8PM PST

 

 

 

 

 

 

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