I get it–as parents, we want to set our children up for success. We know a high quality diet is important, but we might struggle to make healthy meals and get our little ones to comply in the midst of our busy day-to-day schedules. I will help you make small changes for big impact!
During your 75 minute initial visit, we discuss all aspects of your lifestyle that contribute your child’s overall health. This includes their day-day diet, as well as social and medical history. As a family provider it’s also very important to me that we address how everyone feels around the table. We often visit your past diet attempts to see what worked and what didn’t. Generally in the first session, I do provide a modest amount education based on any underlying medical condition and/or goals. However, the majority of the session is dedicated to gathering the information I need to fully comprehend your current dietary issues, establish why they exist and how I can effectively work with you to resolve them.
When requested, a basic meal plan may be provided. However, due to the brevity of this initial encounter we use future sessions to further customize this meal plan around the foods you love and enjoy. Also during this session, we aim to set short-term and long-term goals based on your child’s dietary needs to ensure we have a successful game plan.
Believe it or not, your health insurance will OFTEN cover your nutrition visit (as well as your follow-up visits). To read more about using health insurance for your visits click here. If your insurance will not cover your nutrition visit or you have a health insurance which Courtney does not participate with – the cost of the initial 75-minute visit is $279.00 and each 30 –minute follow up visit is $110.00.
Celebrations! We always start with what went well, even if you don’t think it’s a big deal. We will then move into which aspects of our goals were a struggle. We will then build in more supports around the goals or add new ones based on new events that came up. We will cover a holistic approach to making your goals common place in your home.
I love that you want to be prepared! We are going to get along great! Ahead of your session please ensure all documentation is complete in Simple Practice within 48 hours of your session. Please also verify your insurance benefits so you are informed and prepared regarding likely coverage and any out of pocket responsibilities. Please send over your child’s growth curves and any lab results obtained within the last year *if you are a transplant or organ failure family who gets weekly labs just the ones for the last 2 months would be great.
Great question, knowing what our sessions may look like is very important in setting your family up for success. At this time, all sessions are conducted via telehealth through Courtney’s HIPAA-Compliant platform, Simple Practice
Reasonable expectations are important for me too, and as a busy mom I understand how difficult it can be to keep kids focused on video calls for a long period of time. I will engage the kiddos for a bit so I can do a visual assessment and learn about their personality and motivators. Beyond that I can tailor the remainder of the call to the parents or caregivers. As I tell all my families, I’ll take whatever time and focus the kiddos will give me, and make it a great experience.
Great question, I too want to be sure I am making good use of my financial resources. Initial assessments are $279 for 75 minutes and follow ups are $110 for 30 minutes or $220 for a 60 minute follow up.
This is a very common question as families are ready to see improvements. Every child and family are unique and so it’s difficult to give you an exact answer. On average families see improvements after the first session, progress steadily and will graduate services within 4-6 months.
This varies greatly across plans. The Affordable Care Act did include provisions for preventative nutrition services so many plans offer nutrition counseling. Your customer service rep (the number on the back of your medical insurance card) will be able to clarify the specific coverage on your plan. To make the process easier for you, I have created a form you can use when you call so that you can feel confident about the coverage you have. You can access the form here: Feeding Bliss Insurance Questions to Ask