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Individual Counseling

For Nutrition & Body Image

Individualized nutrition care for eating disorders, intuitive eating, body image, and more.

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There is another version of your relationship with food that is waiting for you. You can unlearn the diet nonsense you’ve grown up on, and learn to nourish yourself well, unconditionally, and without rules.

Imagine if you could…

Release the pull toward fad diets for good

Finally make peace with food so you can stop feeling controlled by it

Learn to listen to and trust your body

Gain the knowledge and confidence to nourish your body that way it wants

No matter what health condition you’re facing, you can break up with dieting for good, heal your relationship with food, and learn to make make sustainable changes toward improved well-being.

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You can build a happy, nourishing relationship with food.

You can feel confident in what your body needs.

And you don’t need food rules to get there.

Nourish Yourself Confidently

Work with me one-on-one 

We’ll work toward peace with food, improved body image, and confidence in your food skills and habits. Food does not have to be so complicated. 

You’ll strengthen your ability to hear what your body is telling you and make intentional food choices, without guilt and doubt. You’ll learn to honor your hunger and fullness signals, prioritize pleasure, and finally feel done with dieting for good.

I use the Intuitive Eating framework as a base for most clients, but everyone is unique and so will be our work.

I provide guidance, nutrition support, a safe place to uproot your ‘food issues’ so you can find a balance between calm and nourished. You’re figure out what health means to you and build lifelong skills for nutrition and self-care.

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Sometimes We Need A Little Hand Holding

Non-Diet Nutrition Counseling Is Best For:

Chronic Dieting and Body Image Healing

We live in a wildly body-negative culture. When you decide that another diet, weight loss attempt, or juice cleanse isn’t what you need, but that feels terrifying, anti-diet nutrition counseling can work wonders.

Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy

As an eating disorder dietitian, I specialize in binge eating, but am versed in all eating disorder care. When appropriate, I collaborate with care teams, provide meal plans, use intuitive eating, and other forms of nutrition therapy. 

Reproductive Health

If you have body image distress or a disordered eating history and you need nutrition support with your reproductive system, I can be a guide. PCOS, endometriosis, PMDD, fertility, and the perinatal period can all be treated with a gentle, non-diet approach. Meal plans and supplement protocols included if needed.

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Pricing for Individual Sessions

Initial 80 Minute Assessment

$225

50 minute follow up

$165

I am out-of-network with most insurance plans, but recognize that nutrition therapy can be costly. In addition to credit and debit cards, I accept HSA and FSA cards for my services and can provide you a superbill to send to your insurance company for reimbusement. See the FAQ for more info and reach out with additional questions. I’m here to make the process of reaching out for support as easy as I can. 

Client Stories

“Now, I can actually listen to what my body wants.

I have a family history of diabetes, and I wanted to make sure I was taking care of my health. I needed someone with nutrition expertise, but who would also help me with disordered eating.  And that has made so much difference. I no longer feel like I’m betraying my body. I actually eat what I want and I’m proud of how I eat.”

Alex

New Orleans

"I feel so much more empowered to live a life of food freedom.

I am still learning about my body’s cues every day, but by giving myself the freedom to explore food without restriction, I no longer feel an urgency to eat certain foods and then “start over” the next day. I can finally ENJOY food again!”

Roslyn

Austin

“I wish I had Emily's support in my first pregnancy."

I came into sessions with Emily with a lot of guilt about my past experience with gestational diabetes and anxiety about how I would manage a second diagnosis. Emily helped me dismantle some of the outdated advice I had been given by providers and helped me keep my blood sugar balanced while enjoying food without guilt!

Rachel C.

Austin

"I've healed major anxieties around food and learned how to fuel and energize my body."

With PCOS, I would get the advice “just lose weight”, and I knew that was not the answer I was looking for. Emily is non-judgemental and empathetic, which helped me unpack the weight-bias I’ve experienced and my beliefs about food and my body. To put it best, I have transformed my relationship with food through our work. 

 

Sydney

New Orleans

There is a movement

Toward freedom with food, empowerment with our health, and away from the oppressive ideals our parents grew up with.

See what’s possible

My Philosophy

Nutrition interventions can be highly impactful for our health, but “just lose weight” is counter-productive and harmful. I do not promote or promise weight loss, and can help you unpack why you feel so tethered to it.

I use a weight neutral, Health At Every Size (HAES) approach for all clients, regardless of their body size. This means that I believe that all bodies should have equal access to unbiased healthcare. This viewpoint is also informed by intersectional feminism, anti-oppression theory, and body liberation.

I also understand why weight loss is so frequently recommended, even as it has failed you. I will guide you toward a view of health and your body that is best for your overall well-being, not toward a number on the scale. 

This does not mean that I believe that health is the same for everyone, in every body. Often, body size does impact health.  

I’ll provide you with a space to improve your health without overly focusing on the size of your body. We’ll look at the whole picture and use body-based, intuitive eating approaches and dietary changes (maybe supplements too) that are impactful without restriction.

The care I provide is highly individualized. I pull from many modalities and approaches with each client, including Intuitive Eating, mindful eating, self-compassion, DBT, somatics, and other therapeutic modalities.

I spend time creating a safe place for my clients to unpack difficult experiences with food and let go of long-held beliefs about food and their body. Then we can build new thought patterns, habits, and health-promoting routines. I do this by building a relationship with each person. That is how transformation happens.

WHAT TO EXPECT…

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Compassionate, Relational Care

You do not need to be educated on the food pyramid, I’m pretty sure of that. I commit to providing trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive food and nutrition counseling in a way that centers your lived experience – your body, your rules.

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Nutrition and Mind-Body Education

I use intuitive eating, mindful eating, and other nutrition and body image approaches dynamically with each client. We’ll find what works for you, so that it can be integrated into your life with flexibility and care. This is not a strict set of rules, but a framework for attuned and joyful eating.

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A Guide To Walk Beside You

My role is to help you understand your relationship with eating better, and then to move you toward balance and nourishment. Being trauma-informed means I will do my best to create a safe place for you to talk about how you feel about food and your body. I will use nutrition therapy and other lifestyle approaches to address your health issues, but this will not come with shame, unhelpful weight-loss advice, or ignoring your uniqueness. If you are neurodivergent or chronically ill, I recognize you need a tailored approach.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT…

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Counting, Tracking, or Weighing

Using these external, rule and shame-based systems disconnect you from your body and can stand in the way of you finding balance. I love using body-centered journaling with clients, but this is very different that a tracker. We can talk about your weight, the details of your food, and why it’s so hard to let go of the rules.

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The Finger-Wagging Food Police

I am not here to judge you or your choices. I have a firm belief that we are all doing our best with the resources we have. This belief allows me to help you consider what you want to change, and how you are already enough as you are.

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Weight Loss Advice

I do not promise or promote weight loss. This doesn’t mean that you can’t desire it, just that THIS is what we can work through. How you want to feel about your body, not how you “need” to change it.

My Signature Coaching Package

Heal & Nourish

a 6-month nutrition therapy and intuitive eating coaching package

(it feels like food therapy plus practical guidance)

This combination of expert guidance, support, and food & movement practices was designed to give you a proven system to heal your relationship with food and make the changes your body needs for over-all wellbeing.

Biweekly 1-1 sessions with Emily

We meet every other week to learn and process. These sessions allow you to explore individual experiences you’re having with food and body image, learn approaches tailored to your needs, and have a space space to process, brainstorm, and heal.

Unlimited Support & Feedback

Unlimited text and email support from me in between sessions. Ask your questions on the go and get text and audio answers from me. This will be SO helpful for you, will keep you connected, and keep you inspired.

Workbook, Assignments & Meditations

You will get workbook assignments and journal prompts, tailored to your needs to work on in between sessions. Unlearning long-held thought patterns takes practice, and these assignments were designed to walk you through every step.

Intuitive Eating Journal & Review

You will get access to Healthie, which includes a food and intuitive eating journal. I review and give feedback weekly, but individualize all of this to what is most supportive for you. 

You’ll also receive access to my forthcoming self-paced 12-week video course with lifetime access. This will be coming out early spring 2024.

Investment

Heal & Nourish 6-Month Individual Nutrition Program

ONE-TIME FULL PAYMENT

ONE PAYMENT OF

$ 2390

6 month payment plan

6 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF

$ 399

9 month payment plan

9 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF

$ 269

Other payments plans are available upon request and are no trouble. Just email Emily at emily@emilyvaneck.com and inquire. If you’d like reimbursement from your insurance company, Superbills can be provided for these services. 

"My relationship to food has completely transformed."

 

– Roslyn Dubberstein –

How things go…

We Chat And Decide What You Need

If you want to talk to me before you decide, book a 30-minute free discovery call or send me a message. If you feel ready and just want to get started, click here to set up your first appointment

Intake & Onboarding

We start with a 75 minute initial appointment. After you schedule that, I’ll send you some intake forms specific for your situation. If I need lab work, I’ll have you upload it to my online platform, Healthie.

Meet For Our Initial Appointment

We’ll talk about your past with food and your body, your life now, your goals, and why you’re stuck. I’ll try and get a full picture of your health, your relationship with food, and we’ll make a shared vision for our work. Sessions are done virtually on Healthie, a HIPAA-compliant telehealth software. 

Biweekly (ish) Follow Ups

Follow-up appointments are scheduled every week or every other week for as long as you need them. I see a lot of amazing, life-changing progress when clients commit to 6 -12 months of work.

In Between Appointments

If you’re doing Heal & Nourish, you’ll also get access to texting, collaborative food journaling, personalized assignments, and weekly feedback from me.  Recommendations will be tailored to your needs.

Book a discovery call to get started.

 

Pricing for Individual Sessions

Initial 80 Minute Assessment

$225

50 minute follow up

$165

Get started on your nutrition and body image journey.

Insurance, Etc.

I am in-network with BCBS in Louisiana.

If you live somewhere else, or have another type of insurance, you can use out-of-network benefits. I will happily provide you with a superbill for each of our sessions that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Insurance can cover 1-1 sessions. Email me with questions, I’m happy to help.

If you have BCBS Louisiana: 

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You verify your benefits

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I will submit claims to BCBS for you

Make sense?

Ask me a question if it doesn’t. Insurance is confusing, I know.

Get the full support that comes with my 6-month individual program.

Heal & Nourish

Unlimited support between sessions, weekly food journal review, individualized workbooks and activities, and access to my online course for clients using insurance. (Like having me in your pocket.)

$ 149 per month

Answers to

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer telehealth or virtual appointments?

Yes! Sessions are done virtually via my safe, easy-to-use, HIPAA-compliant telehealth system, Healthie. Group sessions are done on Zoom.

Do you help people lose weight?

I do not promote, promise, or recommend intentional weight loss as a primary goal. If losing weight is your only goal, I am probably not the right practitioner for you. However, if you’re unhappy with your body, but what you really want is to feel better about this and nourish yourself better, we should talk. Weight and feelings about weight are complex and intertwined with oppression. There is so proven, safe, effective method for long term weight loss and so, I don’t recommend having that as your main goal. 

How much time should I expect to work with you?

That depends on where you’re at now. If you’re dealing with disordered eating or chronic dieting, I recommend a 6-month commmittment. I created Heal & Nourish, because an internal committment to 6 months of work creates a critical pace and willingness to be patient and trust the process. This work is quite deep, and complex. If you give me 6 months, I’ll show you a new version of yourself.

How I schedule an appointment?

If you want to set up an individual initial session, click here to book. If you want to set up a free discovery call to figure out which of my services would be best for you, click here.

What is an eating disorder dietitian?

Eating disorders and disordered eating are complex mental and physical conditions. In my work in helping folks navigate the complicated world of eating disorders, I do my best to create a safe place where we can understand the root of your ‘food issues’ so you can nourish yourself well. We talk about food, body image, thoughts, feelings, motivations, all sorts of stuff. I feel supported and safe talking about a variety of topics with clients. 

When do I pay for your services?

Individual sessions are either paid for at the time of service or if you are doing a package, you’ll have an automatic monthly payment. The 6 month counseling package can be paid up front or monthly. If using BCBS, please see the section on insurance payment.

What payment methods do you accept ?

Credit, debit, FSA, and HSA cards are accepted.

How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment ?

Reach out to me via Healthie or email as soon as you realize you need to reschedule. I have a 24-hour no-show policy, meaning if you cancel within 24 hours, or do not show up to your appointment, I will charge you the full cost of the appointment. This is true for those using insurance as well.

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