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Where is your office located?
All sessions are held via HIPAA compliant Zoom.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist is a professional who has a minimum of a bachelors degree, completed 1200 hours of supervised practice through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Dietetic Internship and passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Some states, such as Georgia, require licensure as well.
Will my health insurance cover Dietitian Nutritionist services?
Vickery Wellness, LLC does not file insurance and currently only accepts private pay clients. However, we can provide you with a super bill, which you can then submit to your insurance company on your own. Please click here to learn more.
What forms of payment does Vickery Wellness accept?
Vickery Wellness only accepts online payments via Stripe once it is scheduled through Practice Better.
What should I expect?
1) Once you submit an appointment request for us to chat, Courtney will confirm the request. 2) After the appointment is confirmed, you will have access to the Practice Better patient portal where you will then fill out some paperwork. 3) If it is decided that you would like to move forward with nutrition counseling, you will then schedule your initial nutrition consultation after submitting payment (either over the phone or online). 4) Once the initial nutrition consultation is scheduled, you will fill out some forms. This will include waivers & agreements, medical and lifestyle history, a 3-day food recall and a questionnaire. Everything is handled through our HIPAA compliant software, Practice Better. 5) During the consultation, we will review your lifestyle habits, history with food and body image, current habits and goals. This won’t be a cut and dry plan. We will begin to do the work of really understanding more about the ‘why’ behind some of your habits and possibly redefining what success will look like for you.
What is Intuitive Eating?
The Intuitive Eating website describes it best: “Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought and was created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive, evidence-based model with a validated assessment scale and over 100 studies to date.” It is based on 10 principles: 1) Reject the Diet Mentality, 2) Honor Your Hunger, 3) Make Peace with Food, 4) Challenge the Food Police, 5) Respect Your Fullness, 6) Discover the Satisfaction Factor, 7) Honor Your Feelings without Using Food, 8) Respect Your Body, 9) Exercise—Feel the Difference, 10) Honor Your Health with Gentle Nutrition.
Can I still work with you if I want to lose weight?
I want to be inclusive of everyone, so we can work together as long as it is clear and you understand that I do NOT focus on weight loss or making weight loss focused plans. If you are open to this approach, then I ask that you put in the work toward a more intuitive and mindful approach to food and behavior changes. My nutrition counseling approach is not weight-centric and I work best with clients who are open-minded and ready to participate in the process of questioning their thoughts and behaviors around food and exercise. Think of this like therapy – it’s a continual process of learning and healing.
Who should work with Courtney?
For those looking for a quick fix or a short-term diet plan or just a meal plan, this is not the best service for you. Courtney focuses on long-term lifestyle & behavioral changes that are evidenced based and suitable to your lifestyle. You will work together as a team to set realistic goals for your health and wellness.
Do you help people in eating disorder recovery?
Yes. I can help adults & college students who are in recovery from an eating disorder or wants to take preventative measures to not relapse. I cannot take clients who need a higher level of care such as inpatient or intensive outpatient. Clients who have previously done some of the work of healing their relationship with food, their body and movement are the ones who benefit the most from my nutrition counseling program. I provide guidance, support and accountability. If you aren’t sure, please feel free to set up the free 15 minute clarity call!
What are your rates?
My hourly rate starts at $180 and I offer weekly or monthly payment plans for packages. There is an additional fee for in-person sessions.
How do I know if I have an eating disorder?
Only a medical professional can diagnose an eating disorder, but you can use this tool here to see if you should seek help.
Meet Your Dietitian Nutritionist | Athens, GA
Courtney Vickery, MS, RD, LD
As an anti-diet & weight inclusive dietitian, it is my goal to help you break free from diets & eating disorders. I believe that our overall health & wellbeing is so much more important than any number on the scale. I LOVE helping my clients find out that there is more to life than counting calories & carbs!