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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment please contact us at (571)-310-6029 or email us directly at

Do you offer Telehealth or in person services?

We offer both! 

Do you see clients outside Virginia?

Yes, each of our providers is licensed in different states. Please call our office for each provider's state licensing. Our office can see clients in VA, MD, DC, WV, NC, SC, FL, CA, and CO. 

Where is the difference between therapy and nutritional counseling? 

When seeing a dietitian, their role is to counsel through food-related behaviors, help the client build supportive behaviors around food, assess nutritional needs, and guide the client to obtaining those needs. As a Therapist, their role is to identify the mental conflicts that come along with eating disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc. They have the ability to use modalities such as CBT, DBT, and more to identify and support thoughts, feelings, and expressions. When supporting a client through their eating disorder recovery, it is recommended for both providers, a dietitian and therapist, to work together to best support the disorder from both angles of care. 

What is the payment policy?

We are currently in-network with Cigna, United Healthcare, and Aetna. All claims will be submitted on your behalf, in the event insurance does not cover services an invoice will be provided to you. For clients who are out of network, we do offer Superbills for all services. All clients are required to have a credit card on file, this card will be charged for the session the day of the scheduled appointment. Our full policy is provided to each new client through our 'Financial Agreement'. 

What can I expect from a nutrition session?

An intake assessment is a 60-minute in-depth assessment guided by the provider to help determine meal plan options, a treatment plan, and further recommendations. Each follow-up session is 45 minutes and is a safe space for clients to provide updates on goals, ask questions, and be given feedback and educational material or activities by the provider to help better address their challenges. 


What if I want to lose weight?

Firstly, we are compassionate and understand the desire to lose weight with the prevalence of diet culture and fat-phobia in society. However, we do not offer weight loss and use an anti-diet approach, though that does not make us anti-dieters. Our mission is to help support and guide our clients through their recovery to food freedom. Weight fluctuations can be common, but intentional weight loss is not recommended or something our providers support. 

How often are sessions and for how long will I need treatment?

After the intake assessment you have 45-minute follow-up sessions. The frequency of sessions is based on various factors and is different for each individual and their recovery. Session frequency is continually evaluated to assess need for care. 

How do I know if I have an eating disorder? ​

There is no ‘one size fits’ all when it comes to eating disorders. If you feel out of control with food or feel as though food is having control over you, then it may be time to ask for support. There is a distinct difference between food being a part of one's life versus food consuming one's life. Food Freedom is possible for anyone who is willing to ask for help. ​

​What causes an eating disorder? ​

There is no one answers to this question and causes can range from triggers, advertisements, social pressures, family dynamics, trauma, environment, genetics, and more. Each can play an influential part in one's eating disorder. Pressure to maintain a particular size or lifestyle can be the gateway to various types of eating disorders. For more insight, please speak to one of our providers. 

Are eating disorders gender exclusive? 

​NO. Eating Disorders can be seen in anyone, including all types of genders, ethnicities, ages, and groups of individuals.

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