Online Nutrition Counseling

Providing compassionate & empathetic nutrition counseling
for those looking to make healthy behavior changes without diets

Are you looking for a Dietitian Nutritionist?
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You’re in the right place if you…

Want a dietitian nutritionist who takes a holistic and weight-inclusive approach to nutrition

Are confused by all of the nutrition information out there and want someone to help you find what works best for YOU

Need help finding simple & easy ways to add balanced nutrition to your current lifestyle

Know that your relationship with food and your body is a huge part of finding health promoting behaviors that help you feel GOOD

Want help with chronic dieting, eating disorder recovery or body image healing work

Vickery Wellness | Dietitian Nutritionist Services | Athens, GA

Hi, I’m Courtney

As someone who specializes in Intuitive Eating nutrition counseling and body acceptance work, I am passionate about helping others break free from diet culture and disordered eating habits, while still being able to address their nutrition concerns.

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.

In order to ensure that I am being inclusive and flexible, if you would prefer to inquire about services in a way other than over the phone (such as email), I am happy to accommodate those requests.

I believe that YOU are the expert of your body 

I believe that health is more than how much you weigh on the scale

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

“What I love most about working with Courtney is her ability to connect with me as a client, making me feel my concerns were valid and that she wanted to help! She is passionate about your health & wellness.”

L.W., Athens, GA

Vickery Wellness | Dietitian Nutritionist | Athens, GA

How it works

Nutrition can be confusing.

My goal is to help you find your own path towards better nutrition through an individualized approach based on your unique body, lifestyle habits, goals and preferences. We will work together as partners in this journey towards better health!

What health conditions can you work with?

For general nutrition counseling and education (not related to Intuitive Eating, body image, chronic dieting, etc.), I can help with the following:

  • Prenatal/postnatal nutrition
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Constipation/Diarrhea concerns
  • GERD
  • IBS/IBD
  • Gastroparesis
  • Diabetes, Type II
How it works
  • Schedule a free 15-minute call to discuss how I can help you with nutrition counseling
  • Not ready to schedule a call? Send me an email! 
  • Schedule your initial consultation appointment
  • Join the Practice Better portal to complete forms and intake paperwork
  • Attend your initial consultation and you can decide if you would like to purchase a custom package of appointments!
    Pricing for General Nutrition
    • For general nutrition requests (NOT Intuitive Eating/body image/chronic dieting counseling), I offer the initial consultation, and then we can discuss how to move forward that is best for your needs.
        • Initial Consultation: Starting at $225

      Tired of the roller coaster of dieting?

      If you are tired of doing diets and tying your weight to your health and self worth, then you’re in the right place. I help my clients learn how to stop focusing on weight loss as an end goal (which never works long term). Instead we focus on healing their relationship with food and body image, learning how to eat intuitively, honoring their hunger signals, and how to be active without feeling shame or guilt around exercise.

      How is this different than general nutrition counseling?

      This is an immersive and therapeutic process where we will spend a lot of time talking about your history with food and how you view your body.

      We will dive deep into the ‘why’ behind your current choices and the narrative that you have told yourself for many years.

      Diet culture is pervasive and it’s hard work to break free from the mentality of restriction and that weight loss is the only way to achieve health.

      We will work together to help you develop a new way to approach food and your body image, while also addressing any health concerns you may have with a weight-inclusive approach.

      How it works

      CLARITY CALL:

      Schedule a free 15-minute call to discuss how I can help you with nutrition counseling. (Not ready to schedule a call? Send me an email! )

      3 MONTH PACKAGE:

      INITIAL CONSULTATION:

      We will have our initial meeting where will dive deep into discussing your history with food and your body, your current routines and behaviors and I will help guide you on what areas we can focus on to best help you on this journey.

      WEEKLY/BIWEEKLY FOLLOW-UPS:

      We will then meet weekly/bi-weekly to check in on how your goals are going and where you need some help and guidance. These goals can be anything from reading an article I shared with you to using the food & mood journal to discover patterns around mood and hunger.

      CHAT SUPPORT

      If you have questions or concerns in between sessions, I am available via the chat in the Practice Better app.

      1 BOOK TO USE DURING OUR TIME TOGETHER

      You get to choose one book from my resource list that I will mail to you and we will use it as part of our work together.

      ACCESS TO MY INTUITIVE EATING, MEAL PLANNING, AND BODY ACCEPTANCE WEBINARS

      I share lots of my educational resources with such as these webinars, journals, educational handouts and more!

      MONTHLY BODY IMAGE HEALING GROUP 

      Be a part of my body image healing group that meets online monthly and includes lots of extras!

        Pricing for Chronic Dieting/Intuitive Eating Package

        I have found this is the minimum amount of time to truly make progress in this work together.

        3 MONTH WEEKLY PACKAGE – $1,797 ($599/month)

        Monthly or weekly payment plans available

            • 1 Initial session
            • 11 Follow up sessions
            • Chat support
            • 1 Book
            • Webinars & materials
            • Body image healing group
            • Access to Practice Better food, mood & lifestyle journals

        3 MONTH BI-WEEKLY PACKAGE – $897 ($299/month)

        Monthly or weekly payment plans available

            • 1 Initial session
            • 6 Follow up sessions
            • Chat support
            • 1 Book
            • Webinars & materials
            • Body image healing group
            • Access to Practice Better food, mood & lifestyle journal

        Ready to continue your eating disorder recovery?

        I help my clients continue to heal their relationship with food and their body by guiding them through intuitive eating, health at every size principles, and a weight inclusive approach to nutrition that moves from exchanges to the Plate by Plate Approach. 

        How do I know if this is the right approach to recovery for me?

        My approach to recovery is holistic and based in Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating. My goal is to help clients decrease disordered behaviors and thoughts around food and body image by digging deeper into the narratives around these choices.

        I use the Plate by Plate Approach in recovery and want to help you move away from eating mechanically, measuring your food, and using exchanges. We can move at your pace and while it will be challenging, I will always respect your choices and move at a pace that you feel most comfortable.

        I work best with clients who are in the partial recovery or ‘maintenance’ stage from their eating disorder. I cannot work with clients who are in need of a higher level of care, as this is an outpatient setting. Check here to learn more about the levels of care. I also require that a therapist and physician be a part of your care team and that I am able to communicate with them.

          How it works
          • CLARITY CALL: Schedule a free 15-minute call to discuss how I can help you with nutrition counseling
          • Not ready to schedule a call? Send me an email! 
          • Schedule your initial consultation appointment
          • Join the Practice Better portal to complete forms and intake paperwork
          • Attend your initial consultation and you can decide if you would like to purchase a custom package of appointments
          • Purchase your Clear Step scale and get it set up
          Pricing for Eating Disorder Recovery Nutrition Counseling
          • For Eating Disorder Recovery Nutrition Counseling, I offer the initial consultation, and then we can discuss how to move forward that is best for your needs. The Clear Step numberless scale is required for ED recovery work with me and is typically $99 (payment plan of $4.99/month).
              • Initial Consultation: Starting at $225

            Common Questions

            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.

            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.

            Can you see clients in other states?

            I am licensed in the state of Georgia. I can see clients in other states that do not require licensure: Arizona, California, Colorado and Michigan.

            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.

            Where is your office located?

            Sessions with Courtney are currently offered virtually via Practice Better.

            A limited number of sessions can be offered in person in Athens, GA for an additional fee. Please email me for more information.

            When are your appointment times?

            For Fall 2021, my schedule is:

            Tuesday and Thursday

            • 10 AM EST – 2 PM EST

            If you need other times, please email me and we can discuss some options!

            Can I still work with you if I want to lose weight?

            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.

            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. Please click here to learn more about how I can help. For eating disorder recovery, I can work with adults & college students who are in recovery from an eating disorder or those who want 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 $150 and I offer weekly or monthly payment plans for packages. 

            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.

            Still have questions, but not ready for a call?

            Send me an email!