Who is virtual nutrition coaching for?
I specialize in digestive conditions, hormonal imbalances, and the food and mood connection. A good fit would be if you are looking for help with fatigue, PMS or period problems, thyroid conditions, IBS or other digestive issues, transforming anxiety, female fertility, healthy eating (and clearing up health confusion), or understanding the effects of alcohol on the body.
It is not uncommon to see a digestive issue, hormone imbalance, and anxiety all at once. Everything in the body is connected. I help you uncover the root causes of your symptoms to start feeling better right away.
How does virtual nutrition coaching work?
First, you may complete a free 20-minute introductory call to see if we are a good fit. We then schedule your initial 60-minute consult. You will complete health assessment forms online prior to the first call. We meet on video chat via Zoom. At the end of the call you may decide on a follow-up package of 2, 5, or 10 30-minute sessions. I share all information, relevant handouts, and resources we discussed via the HIPAA-compliant system I use. You have unlimited text and email support between sessions. You may also opt to utilize meal photo journaling for tips and feedback. Clients typically work with me weekly or every other week.
How soon can I expect to see results?
Every person is different, which is why every plan is personalized to the individual. We work together so you can start feeling better right away. When making lifestyle shifts and changing habits to support your health long-term I like to work with my clients for a minimum of three months.
What is your background?
I am a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA), certified health coach (CHC) through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and certified personal trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I hold a Master of Science degree in Dietetics from Loyola University Chicago and completed my undergraduate dietetic degree at Michigan State University.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not bill to insurance, all sessions are out-of-pocket at time of service; however, I can provide you with a Superbill, which is an itemized receipt that you can submit to your insurance company to see if you can receive full or partial reimbursement. To verify if your plan covers telehealth nutrition services I recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance card.
Can I use my HSA or FSA account?
Yes, I accept HSA or FSA payments.
I have blood work completed with my doctor, can I share this with you?
Absolutely. Blood work can provide key information for what is going on in the body. During our time together I may recommend blood work that would be beneficial in uncovering the root causes of the symptoms you may be experiencing. This could include at-home functional tests complete through me or conventional tests to complete with your physician. You can share your results with me via the HIPAA-compliant system I use.
Do you provide meal plans?
It depends on the client. Often times I will provide a personalized recipe e-book with recipes for each meal time and a sample of what that could like throughout the week based on what we discuss in our first and follow-up sessions.
Do you recommend supplements?
Yes, I will make recommendations for supplements if deemed appropriate for the client.
What is a functional and integrative approach to nutrition?
Functional medicine focuses on addressing the underlying root causes of a person’s condition or symptoms. Integrative medicine incorporates conventional and alternative modalities of healing individualized to the person and taking into account all factors that influence health including the mind, body, spirit, and community.
I use a functional and integrative approach to nutrition to address the root causes and integrate both traditional and holistic practices to promote healing.