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)
During the initial session, we will do a full assessment to get to know you and your individual needs, and welcome any questions you may have about our work together. With your permission (and depending on your comfort level), we will start to explore your past and present relationship with food, body image, your health history, and so much more.
Together, we will discuss the type of support you need, both short- and long-term goals, and what you are hoping to get out of our work together.
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.
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
COOKING FOR RECOVERY PROGRAM
We understand how overwhelming it can be to plan, prepare and shop for balanced meals. We will discuss shopping for groceries, teach you how to read food labels and prepare simple meals. You can also check out our newest cookbook Recipes for Recovery: Food Freedom from Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating for sample meal ideas.
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
LOOKING FOR MORE INFO?
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!