How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment please contact us at (571)-310-6029 or email us directly at info@enlightencounselingandcare.com

Do you offer Telehealth or in person services?

We offer both! 

Do you see clients outside Virginia?

Yes, please contact us at (571)-310-6029 or email us directly at info@enlightencounselingandcare.com to find out which other areas we can service. 

What is the payment policy?

We are not currently taking insurance. This policy may change in the future, please see our 'Fees and Availability' tab for updated payment options. 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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