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.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, I offer payment plans for packages. Contact me for more information.
How it works
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.
What are the options to work together?
Visit the Packages page to see all available options.
Do I need to be in Chicago to work with you?
No - all services are conducted virtually so you can be anywhere!
(only available to those in the United States at this time)
Do you recommend supplements?
Yes, I will make recommendations for supplements if deemed appropriate for the client. All recommendations will be made via my online supplement dispensary that you can visit here.
Do you recommend a specific diet?
No. I use an intuitive eating approach with all of my clients, which means learning what works best for your own body and combining that with nutrition information and recommendations to meet your own personal needs and preferences without strict food rules.
I have labs completed with my doctor, can I share this with you?
Absolutely. Labs and blood work can provide key information for what is going on in the body. During our time together I may recommend labs or 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.
This sounds great but I’m so busy and my schedule is insane
I hear you. Before this I worked the traditional 9-5 and this allowed me to figure out all the tips and tricks to incorporate healthy habits into busy schedules. My approach is small shifts that make a big impact over time.
Once you book your initial call you will receive a welcome email to set up your account and to download the Healthie app (where you can message me directly and take photos for food photo journaling).
If you are completing a test kit I will be in touch with next steps and instructions.
Complete the intake forms at least 2 days prior to your appointment. These must be completed on desktop not within the app. I spend time reviewing this before your call so we can make the best use of the time!
Click the link in your appointment reminder to open up your Zoom call. (If you have no used Zoom before I recommend downloading and testing prior to your appointment time). You will be sent reminders for all of your appointments.
In the first session we will review what your intake forms reveal about your health and get started on attainable changes that align with your health goals. I will upload your customized plan with relevant materials after your initial session.
Follow-up sessions are to identify what is working, tweak what isn’t working, and provide accountability for your health goals. I will provide additional tools and handouts as needed throughout our time together.
What is your background?
I am an integrative + functional dietitian.
Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) - Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) - Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA)
Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) for food sensitivities
Certified Health Coach (CHC) - American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
I hold a Master of Science degree in Dietetics from Loyola University Chicago
I completed my undergraduate dietetic degree at Michigan State University
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.