Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes! We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice PPO plans for clients in Illinois. Sessions may be covered at 100% for unlimited visits. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
If you do not have BCBS PPO or Blue Choice PPO plans:
We offer a 12 week package to new clients for $1650. Sessions are spaced out on a weekly basis.
A payment plan can be provided with the 12 session package. It is 3 installments of $550 every 4 weeks.
HSA (Health savings account) and FSA (Flexible spending account) can be used as forms of payment. We can also provide a super-bill as a receipt that you can provide to your health insurance to receive reimbursement for an out-of-network provider. We recommend you contact your health insurance plan first to confirm your benefits. We use these specific codes: CPT codes- 97802, 97803. ICD-10 Codes- Z71.3 (Dietary Counseling and Surveillance), telehealth location code: 02
Your first session in the package is 75 minutes and follow up sessions are 45-50 minutes.
Current clients who would like to continue working together after the 12 weeks can purchase a 6 session package for $825 or continue with another 12 session package for $1650. Payment plans can be offered and sessions can be spaced out as needed.
Are your sessions in person or virtual?
The sessions we provide are virtual only. We use a HIPAA-compliant platform (Practice Better) for scheduling and providing telehealth visits.
Who do you work with?
We work with adults and adolescents/teens (ages 14-19) of all genders/backgrounds. We work with individuals experiencing disordered eating behaviors, chronic dieting, binge/emotional eating and those in late-stage anorexia/ bulimia recovery. If we are not the right fit to work together, then we may provide a referral to a provider who will better suit your needs.
What will we do in the sessions?
Part of the benefit of working with a dietitian 1:1 is the ability for the dietitian to tailor the session to best suit your needs and goals. Everyone is unique and so the sessions will be unique to the person. Our first session is an assessment session. This time will be used to discuss your health history, current challenges and goals, and lifestyle. We will also discuss your dieting history and current disordered eating behaviors. Follow-up sessions will be spent discussing the principles of Intuitive Eating and how to build new skills, habits and thought-patterns for pursuing health in a sustainable and enjoyable way. Handouts/worksheets may be provided to work on between sessions depending on if the individual would like. At the end of the 12 weeks of working together consistently, a client can expect to experience reduced levels of anxiety and stress with food and their body and increased levels of confidence and trust in listening to their body.
Will you provide me a meal plan?
In our practice, we use meal plans to help support adequacy and variety in your eating. The meal plan we may provide is to be used as a guide to ensure you are eating enough on a consistent basis. This will typically involve at least 3 meals + 3 snacks with all 3 macronutrients at each meal and snack (protein + carb + fat). Calories will not be listed on the meal guide, but portion sizes may be used. The ultimate goal with using a meal guide is to eventually be able to eat independently of a meal guide and be more in touch with your hunger and fullness signals and overall nutrient needs. Not everyone will need a meal plan or meal guide. Instead, having structured meal and snack times will be encouraged along with incorporating more variety into your diet (letting go of restrictive food rules).
What if I want to lose weight? Will you help me with that?
With the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size approach, weight is not the primary focus or objective; rather, the objective is to work on developing a healthy relationship with food. To understand what a healthy relationship with food looks like click here. If you have concerns about your weight or your health we will absolutely discuss those concerns in your sessions. However, if your goal is to lose weight and have someone help you do that, we may not be the right fit. Please reach out to tell us about your situation and we can determine if a referral to another provider would better suit your needs.
How long do people usually work with you?
This varies person to person and is typically dependent upon their relationship with food, dieting history and level of confidence in continuing on their own after working together. On average, the clients we work with stay with us for 6 to 9 months.
Do you have testimonials I can see?
Yes, see our testimonials page here!
Have further questions?
Send us an email or book a complimentary 15 minute call here!
What happens on the complimentary call?
To book a complimentary call with me, there will be a short form to complete to help me gain a better understanding of what your goals and needs are.
It is a no pressure call that allows us to get to know each other better. I'll ask you a few questions to get a better feel for what you're looking for and what your goals are. I'll always provide time on the call for you to ask me any questions.
I'll always ask for your consent before providing any information regarding my services.
At the end of the call, if you're feeling like it's a good fit, we can proceed to making your first appointment and getting you set up to work together.
If you're feeling like you would like more time to think about it, that will be respected and you do not have to make a decision on the call. I may ask for your permission to reach back out to you in a couple of days to check in with you to see if you've made a decision or have any further questions.
Do I need to book a call to work with you?
No, I understand calls can sometimes be intimidating! You are welcome to send an email instead and we can chat that way. Email me at Emily@truebeingrd.com
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