When an individual is struggling with an eating disorder, food often becomes a source of anxiety. Nutrition counseling is imperative in helping the individual challenge her/his eating disorder thoughts/ behaviors around food to promote normalized eating. Allison uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nutrition Education/Therapy, and Experiential Techniques to aid her clients in challenging their eating disorder thoughts/behaviors to decrease their anxiety around food while attaining a healthy weight.
Below are a few of the nutrition areas in which Allison specializes:
- Eating Disorders:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder / Compulsive Overeating
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Eating Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified
- Night Eating Syndrome
- Weight Management
- Pre & Post Bariatric Surgery
- Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cholesterol Management
- Blood Pressure Management
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
During the initial one-hour consultation, Allison will collect relevant nutrition, behavior, and medical information from you. Together you will determine your nutrition/health goals for treatment and how to implement small, realistic changes into your dietary pattern. Basic nutrition education is provided and a meal plan may be designed, if indicated.
*If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian is asked to attend the initial consultation. Their presence is not required at future sessions unless clinically indicated.
During half hour follow-up sessions, Allison will review your eating and behavior patterns since your last visit. The two of you will discuss what went well and where you may have struggled. Strategies along with more extensive nutrition education will be provided to help move you closer to your goals.
Restaurant Dining Group
Do you find yourself home, alone, because your friends are dining at a restaurant and you are too nervous to join them? Does looking at a menu heighten your anxiety? Do you find yourself picking only safe foods? Join others who feel the same way in Allison’s Restaurant Dining Group! About once a week this group meets at a different restaurant where members support each other while challenging their food choices and practicing normalized eating. After the meal, Allison and the members go to a local coffee shop and process how the meal went and learn new strategies for successful restaurant eating. This is a very popular group! Contact Allison to reserve a spot for the next outing!
Fees & Insurance
Payment is due at time of service, in the form of cash, check, or credit card.
- Allison does not accept insurance.
- Your health insurance company may or may not cover services provided by a Registered Dietitian.
- Upon request, Allison can provide you with the necessary reimbursement paperwork to submit to your insurance company.