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We will chat about my nutrition counseling services and if they are the best fit for your needs.

Phone

202-643-0416

Email

info@shelbysantinnutrition.com

Location

All services are virtual.

Serving adults and adolescents located in Virginia, Maryland, and the DC areas. 

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Still have questions? Check out my Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you take insurance?

I do not participate with any insurance plans. I provide a Superbill with all the information necessary to be submitted to insurance for out-of-network reimbursement. I recommend calling your insurance company and asking about out-of-network coverage for dietitian visits.

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What is discussed in each session?

It depends! Some common topics that may be covered include: what patterns you are noticing about your specific food intake or behaviors, challenging food situations, how to navigate diet culture, past experiences that may be currently impacting your food behaviors, strategies to manage compensatory behaviors, what is making it difficult to make changes or recovery oriented food decisions. This is by no means an exhaustive list! Ultimately, you get to decide what topics are the most helpful to discuss and I can help guide the conversation based on your identified goals and provide feedback when appropriate.

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How long do people work with you?

The timeline of our work together is very individualized. There will be frequent check-ins to talk openly about how you feel sessions are going and if they are meeting your current treatment needs.

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Do you provide meal plans?

I will not tell you exactly what to eat or limit foods that you love or feel safe with!

I will check in about what kind of guidance would be helpful before providing information or recommendations. Sometimes providing some flexible guidelines for meals and snack structure may be part of our work together. And some clients find it helpful to have guidelines or specific meal or snack ideas to implement throughout the week.

The process of this is always collaborative. I value providing context about how nutrition recommendations fits into the overall goal of food freedom.

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What if I want to lose weight?

I practice from a weight inclusive vs. weight-centric approach. This means that it is not my philosophy to focus on weight loss as a goal nor will I provide guidance on how to lose weight.

That being said, we live in a society that is very focused on weight and the topic of weight loss is not off limits in our sessions.

As you are working on your relationship with food the desire for weight loss may be something that comes up. This is something we can talk about and explore together and how that impacts your relationship with food.

You do not have to be completely on board with weight inclusive nutrition approach to make an appointment. You may be skeptical and that's ok! This may be a new perspective and way of thinking about nutrition and health and it is natural to have some hesitancy or be unsure of what is the best approach for you.