Can you help me with eating disorder recovery?
I am NOT a Certified Eating Disorder RD and do not feel comfortable providing care if you have a newly diagnosed eating disorder or are actively engaged in eating disorder behaviors. If you have an eating disorder and are looking for help, please visit the National Eating Disorders Association for referrals.
Do you take insurance?
No I do not take insurance. If you are looking for a provider who does, please contact your insurance company directly for a referral.
Do you offer programs shorter than 6-months?
I only offer 3 service options. The first is a single Ask Whitney session (either 60 or 90 minutes), during which time we can discuss any number of nutrition-related topics. This type of session is not considered counseling and may not be specific to your body or lifestyle. It is for information purposes only. If you are interested in one-on-one coaching, I require a minimum of 6 months to make sure we accomplish all of your goals and spend an adequate amount of time exploring dieting beliefs, food motivation and body image.
Will you give me a meal plan or tell me what to eat?
No! The first step in learning to eat intuitively is to explore your mindset and current eating style. We will talk about nutrition later in the program, but talking about it too soon may cause you to adopt new diet behaviors disguised as healthy eating. I know it seems scary because you don’t trust yourself around food right now, but I promise you that we will work through it together. You do not need me to tell you what to eat. I will teach you how to listen to your body’s natural instincts and empower you to make choices that are best for your body.
I have a medical diagnosis that affects what I eat (allergies, GI diseases, autoimmune, etc.). Can I learn to eat intuitively with disease-related food restrictions?
YES! That is my bread and butter, so to speak. Intuitive eating can be incredibly empowering way to manage nutrition-related diagnoses because it is all about listening to YOUR body. You alone know what your body needs, and together we will explore that and figure out an eating style that works for you.
How do I schedule an appointment?
The only way to schedule an Ask Whitney session is through the online scheduler and payment system. I have a very busy schedule, so I do not answer any questions about these single sessions over the phone. All scheduling and contact will take place online.
What if I decide I don’t want to continue the program? Do you offer refunds?
I only offer the possibility for a refund in the event of an emergency. If you have a medical or family emergency during our work together, we can discuss the situation and create a plan that feels right for you at the time. I do not offer refunds if you change your mind during our work together.
Do program sessions expire?
Yes, sessions will expire after 9 months of the initial assessment date. 9 months gives us a little bit of wiggle room if your program extends over holidays or during vacations, in which case we can push sessions back or take more than 2 weeks in between some sessions. I have placed a 9-month expiration on sessions to make sure you get the most out of the coaching program. Our work together will be most effective if we stick to the original schedule.
When and where do sessions take place?
After our discovery call, I will invite you to a platform called Practice Better, which is my private and secure electronic health record platform. We will use this platform to video conference, communicate, and exchange documents. Because we both have busy schedules, I have found that recurring appointments work best. I currently only have openings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will pick a time during my available hours and meet every other week at the same time.
What if I live outside the US?
Due to legal reasons, I am unable to coach anyone living outside of the US.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, you can either pay up front or pay a deposit and monthly installments. We will discuss details of billing during the discovery call.
How do I know if your coaching program is right for me?
Please visit the Start Here page to learn more about the coaching program. If you are unsure and would like to get to know me a little better first, feel free to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or sign up for my newsletter. I can’t wait to engage with you on those platforms!
Where can I learn more about you?
Check out my About Me page or visit me on Instagram and Youtube. I can’t help but be my complete self on social media, so you will learn a lot about who I am and what I stand for by watching my videos and engaging with me.
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