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FAQ's:

Can you give me a quick overview of your background & qualifications again?

Of  Course!


Qualifications:

-Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 10 years' overall experience

- 5+ years experience in Eating Disorder treatment/recovery

- Experience at the Residential, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Outpatient Levels of Care for eating disorders

-Member of Dallas IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)

-Pursuing CEDS Certification (Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian Specialist)

What made you want to work with clients with Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorders can take so much from a person- personal identity, career, school, family & friends. It's amazing to see the difference an eating disorder-informed, compassionate professional can make in someone's life. Learning new, healthy ways to think about and approach Food & Nutrition is an integral piece of your Eating Disorder Recovery puzzle.


I feel honored to walk alongside those going through difficult/dark times in their eating disorder. I truly enjoy facilitating healing in the nutrition piece of their journey to help them find freedom and peace with food.

Why should I choose Caring Nutrition Therapy?

​I truly have a passion for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery. 

I combine the clinical skills I have gained from years of treatment experience with a high degree of compassion for what my clients are going through. This gives me the ability to authentically connect with people in order to help them heal.


I have a creative, friendly & fun nature. I show up as my real, authentic self in sessions with your clients- and invite them to do the same. I also love to laugh & believe in humor as part of the healing process! 

I also love facilitating (or co-facilitating) creative groups and interactive workshops to help people recover!

What's the best way to contact you?

Phone: (214) 713-3244

Email: CaringNutritionTherapy@gmail.com

Do you take Health Insurance?

Currently I am private-pay only.

Initial Visits are $150

Follow up Visits are $125

*If cost is a barrier to receiving care for you, I can offer reduced cost/sliding scale payment for my services. Please call so we can discuss how I can help meet your needs.*

I can also provide you with a Superbill (insurance receipt) that you can often directly submit to your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement.

Exciting Update: I am working on becoming paneled with several major insurance companies- stay tuned for more updates!

What age range of clients do you see?

I work with clients ages 12 and older (and their families) who have:

  1. Diagnosed Eating Disorders (for example: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder)

  2. Disordered Eating Tendencies (emotional eating, stress eating, compulsive overeating, overall difficult or strained relationship with food and/or body image (ex. chronic diet-ers)

I can see clients in-person or virtually in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; and any client in the State of Texas virtually.

What topics can you cover in Nutrition Counseling Sessions?

Nutrition Counseling sessions are tailored specifically to your needs.

  • Discuss eating disorder thoughts, urges, and behaviors; & help identify coping skills 

  • Individualized Meal Planning

  • Nutrition education & counseling

  • Body Image Work

  • Cooking Session or group 

  • Food Portioning Practice 

  •  Nutrition Myth Busting

  • Identify & Challenge Food Rules

  • Normalize Normal Eating

  • Practice our ‘All Foods Can Fit Philosophy’

  • Practice Intuitive Eating

  • Face Fear Foods together in a safe environment

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy for eating disorders & co-occurring conditions​

  • ... And much more!


Can you tell me more about your experience in treating clients with Eating Disorders?

I have worked with clients with eating disorders since 2016 (5+ years). I have eating disorder treatment experience with both Adolescents and Adults in the Residential, IOP, PHP and Outpatient levels of care.


I have extensive experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team to meet clients’ overall goals of care, including being a part of evaluations and  the referral process for higher levels of care.


I also have specialized experience in providing individual & group eating disorder nutrition sessions, facilitating nutrition support groups, cooking groups, meal outings, meal planning,  therapeutic supported meal/restaurant outing sessions, family psycho-social dynamic sessions & more!

I got my start in Eating Disorder treatment in 2016 at Monte Nido Portland's Clementine Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Facility for Adolescents and the affiliated Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient treatment facility for Adults. I'm very grateful for my time and training at Monte Nido as I feel it helped me build the foundation of my treatment philosophy for care. (Learn more about Monte Nido's field-leading founder, Carolyn Costin here.)


From 2018 to early 2021, I worked for a large health care system (VA North Texas) in the Dallas Texas Area, where I advocated for and helped create the first ever outpatient eating disorder treatment team in that health system's North Texas Region. I then served as Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Team lead RD for approximately 3yrs for that health system. I saw eating disorder patients on an individual and group basis, developed eating disorder educational presentations and trainings for staff, patient education handouts, and patient screening/assessment/reassessment forms & protocols. I also had the pleasure of mentoring my dietitian colleagues in developing specialized Eating Disorder treatment skills.


Most recently, I worked with Center For Discovery PHP/IOP Eating Disorder Treatment program for teens and adults in Addison, TX- which is an excellent facility for inclusivity and treating eating disorders in all genders and across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.