Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders And Disordered Eating
If you’re ready to feel HEALTHY and HAPPY, start eating normally and settle into a weight that’s natural and comfortable for your individual body, all while working with an understanding, supportive, and knowledgable coach, you’re in the right place.
INITIAL VISIT: (75 MINUTES)
With the utmost respect and dignity for how difficult it is to make that first appointment, the initial visit(s) is a time to determine relevant nutrition, behavior and medical information from you. We will identify realistic weight and health goals. We become partners in determining the best path moving forward.
ONGOING TREATMENT: (30-45 MINUTES)
Follow-up treatment is highly personalized. We will review eating patterns and behaviors since the previous visit and identify areas to work on. Sessions may include review of food diaries and intake, weight, adjustment of menu plans, and continued goal setting.
Nutrition education on foods/lifestyle changes for specific health issues will also be addressed. Intuitive eating strategies of honoring hunger and fullness are guiding principles.
Approximately once per month, we will share the joy of cooking and master new skills. We will prepare simple yet tasty meals and process feelings and thoughts around the meal.
MEAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERED EATING (INDIVIDUAL AND/OR GROUP SUPPORT)
Meal Support therapy provides clients with a safe and encouraging environment to address and process emotional reactions to food. Some of the issues addressed will include:
- Hunger/fullness levels
- Fast or slow eating behaviors and/or eating rituals
- Urges to restrict, binge or purge before, during or after a meal
- Confronting specific food fears
(INDIVIDUAL AND/OR GROUP SUPPORT)
We will dine at a restaurant of your choice and practice reading a menu, selecting the meal and eating it mindfully. The goal is to help you feel comfortable dining out in any situation.
COOKING FOR RECOVERY PROGRAM
We understand how overwhelming it can be to plan, prepare and shop for balanced meals. We will accompany you to the supermarket and help you shop for groceries, teach you how to read food labels and prepare simple meals.
Thank you for being so kind and treating me with respect. I just got out of seeing a therapist and dietitian who I feel were not treating me with respect. You made me feel capable and deserving of having true food and body freedom. There is something so real and relatable about you.
~ Nutrition Counseling Patient
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Erica Leon Nutrition offers both individual and group sessions in their White Plains office. Virtual sessions using HIPPA-compliant Telehealth (Skype, phone and email) are also available. Ask about our packages and concierge services!