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Empathetic & weight-inclusive nutrition counseling for those looking to make healthy behavior changes without diets
You’ve spent years learning more than you wanted to know about diets — when all you really want to do is live your life!
What if instead of continuing the cycle of restriction-bingeing-feeling guilty, you let go of society’s unrealistic expectations and started focusing on YOU and what makes you feel GOOD?!
Because here’s the deal:
💗 You don’t need to obsess over calories, macros (or whatever else they are counting these days) to be “healthy”
💗 Your body is worthy of respect just as it is right now
💗 You CAN focus on changes in your life that improve your well-being that isn’t another diet or weight loss plan
💗 Learning to see food as nourishment instead of something to fear is possible
Nutrition & Body Image Counseling
A personalized and therapeutic experience centered on helping you dive deeper into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors around food and your body.
Finally get the tools to help you transform the way you think about food and your body (perfect for people just like you who are sick and tired of the diet cycle)
You’ll walk away with:
👩🏽🎓 Lessons and activities that help you go deep into the WHY behind how you think about food and bodies
🥙 Tons of ways to incorporate a variety of your favorite foods into your everyday lifestyle
🛠 A curated set of realistic tips and tricks in your ‘toolbox’ to help you when you find yourself in tricky diet culture situations
📱Recommended podcast episodes, books, articles and more to help you continue learning more and more about Intuitive Eating and body image
How it works
Schedule a free clarity call
We will chat for 15 minutes to make sure we are a good fit for each other.
Complete Intake Paperwork
Once your 1st session is scheduled, you will complete the paperwork 24 hours prior.
Attend 1st Session
The 1st session is a 60 min. meeting where we do a deep dive into your history with food, dieting and body image, etc. Then you set goals or focus areas at the end of the session.
Schedule Follow up sessions
Follow-up sessions are scheduled either weekly or every other week for 45 min. We will check in, chat about how your week went and more.
“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 compassionate about your health & wellness.“
L.W., Athens, GA
“Courtney offers judgement free, honest, science-backed guidance on how to build a healthy lifestyle without feeling overwhelmed or not good enough. Her guidance was transformational for me.”
K.M., Athens, GA
“I was so excited to find a local nutritionist who practices body acceptance and intuitive eating. Courtney is easy to talk to, supportive, and compassionate. I’ve loved working with her!“
B.C., Athens, GA
Hi, I’m Courtney
Dietitian, Intuitive Eating Counselor, Food Therapist, Body Image Coach
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.
Wondering if this is for you?
You’re in the right place if you…
🧐 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 (but NOT a black and white meal plan – we don’t do those around here)
❤️ Know that your relationship with food and your body is a huge part of finding health-promoting behaviors that help you feel GOOD (and that it can be uncomfortable at times, but it’s worth it to work through those feelings)
💞 Want help with chronic dieting, eating disorder recovery or body image healing work
💕 Understand that healing from diet culture is a continual process (think of this like therapy for food!) that takes time and effort
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 and NOT focused on weight loss or rigid plans. 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 $200.
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.
Ready to get started?
Schedule your free clarity call today