Nutrition Counseling
for Eating Disorders

Empathetic nutrition therapy with a Registered Dietitian
for adults who are in eating disorder recovery

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A REGISTERED DIETITIAN
TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR
EATING DISORDER RECOVERY?

Do any of these apply to your current situation?

You have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or suspect you may have one (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or OSFED)

You feel that you are ‘obsessed’ with food and it’s interfering with your quality of life

There are many times that you overexercise to ‘make up’ for something you ate OR you overexercise to the point you get sick

You use laxatives or diuretics after you eat or due to your concern about how your body looks

You vomit after eating 

You are in eating disorder recovery and want to continue your journey with some support

Vickery Wellness | Dietitian Nutritionist Services | Athens, GA

As an eating disorder Dietitian who specializes in Intuitive Eating nutrition counseling and body acceptance work, I am passionate about helping others break free from eating disorders.

I believe this work is important because I know first hand how much an eating disorder can consume your life (you can read more about my story here).

My goal for clients is for them to learn more about their own relationship with food and their body. Then, we can work together toward creating habits around nourishment from food instead of restriction.

 

I believe that you CAN recover from your eating disorder

I believe that you can accept your here & now body

I believe that you deserve to have a dietitian who is empathetic &compassionate

MY EATING DISORDER NUTRITION COUNSELING FRAMEWORK

1

10 PRINCIPLES OF INTUITIVE EATING

During our work together, when you are in an appropriate stage of recovery, we will find ways to incorporate these 10 principles into your life. There is no particular order, but we will cover them all throughout our time together.

2

HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE

Health at Every Size focuses on the fact that true health is based on social, economic and environmental factors. This also means that as an eating disorder Dietitian, I believe that eating disorders come in ALL shapes and ALL sizes. I believe that what is more important is whether you are having or acting on disordered thoughts around food and your body.

3

EMPATHY & COMPASSION

My approach as an eating disorder Dietitian is also based in my values, with the top 2 being empathy and compassion. I will meet you wherever you are in this journey and help you to move forward at your own pace and readiness. I won’t judge you or push you beyond what you are ready to do (as long as you are medically stable & doing the work with me).

We will work together to help you
understand your eating disorder thoughts & behaviors,
how to re-learn your hunger & satiety cues,
and how to respect your here & now body.

HERE'S WHAT IS INCLUDED

Eating Disorder Dietitian Athens, GA | Vickery Wellness

One on one, personalized nutrition counseling sessions with me, an eating disorder Dietitian, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. These sessions are held via my HIPAA compliant video conferencing software. We will work together to determine how often we should meet.

Support in between sessions via the chat feature in the HIPAA compliant software.

Worksheets and activities to help complement our work together. As well as access to my Intuitive Eating 101 online course, when appropriate.

ALSO Access to the Practice Better app for scheduling, payments, and the food and mood journal.

HOW IT WORKS

FREE CLARITY CALL

First, we will do a free 15 minute call. This will give us a chance to get to know each other, ask questions and to see if we’re the right fit to work together in your eating disorder recovery.

The main purpose of this call is for me to learn more about your recovery journey, what you are looking for in an eating disorder dietitian and for you to ask me any questions.

BOOK INITIAL SESSION

Then, if you decide to move forward, you will schedule your first session & submit payment. Due to the nature of eating disorder work, you are not required to commit to a package of sessions. We can take it one session at a time.

Next, you will receive an email to be invited to Practice Better. This is the software that I use to communicate with clients, accept payments and do scheduling. 

COMPLETE FORMS

Before our first session, you will fill out forms in Practice Better. 

This will include an intake questionnaire that includes questions about your history with food, dieting, your body and your medical history. 

You will also fill out a Release of Information for your therapist*, physician and any treatment center you may have previously attended.

*I do require clients to have a therapist & physician on our team. If you don’t currently have one, I would be glad to help you find one.

ATTEND INITIAL SESSION

Finally, we will have our first virtual session. During this time, we will review your relationship with food and body image, food preferences, health concerns, etc. 

We will then discuss your overall recovery goals and work together to make a plan tailored to your specific needs.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CLARITY CALL

If you are ready to start working with an eating disorder Dietitian, 

then schedule your free call to see if we are a good fit!

WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“I feel very fortunate to have had the privilege of working with Courtney.

She was my nutritionist when I discharged from residential treatment and played a pivotal role in helping me maintain recovery from my eating disorder.

Courtney is an incredibly caring, available, and knowledgable nutritionist.  She taught me how to properly meal plan for a busy schedule, normalize enjoying food, and harbor a healthy relationship with movement. 

She also served as a source of encouragement for me during a difficult time of transition. I have since been able to graduate from professional school, establish a career, and enjoy all that recovery has to offer.

I would not be where I am today without Courtney’s guidance and expertise, and for this I am incredibly grateful.”

– C.R., Athens, GA

“What I love most about working with Courtney over the years is her professionalism, but also her ability to connect with me as a client, making me feel my concerns were valid and that she wanted to help! Courtney helped me to navigate through managing my appetite during a time in my life where depression was present, and more recently, helping to aid in prenatal nutrition! Courtney is as compassionate about your health & wellness as she is caring for you like one of her own friends. She is simply the best!”

L.W., Athens, GA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.
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.
Vickery Wellness only accepts online payments via Stripe once it is scheduled through Practice Better.
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.
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.
Sure! I want to be inclusive of everyone and we can work together on a plan that is realistic and helps you to feel your best. However, I do ask that you put in the work toward a more intuitive and mindful approach to food and behavior changes. My nutrition counseling program 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.
Yes. I can help anyone who is 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!
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.
All sessions with Courtney are currently offered virtually via Practice Better.
My hourly rate starts at $150 and I offer monthly payment plans for packages.

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