We embrace a holistic, non-diet, and weight-inclusive philosophy that focuses on health at every size. We don’t believe in quick fixes or one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we work with you to create a personalized, sustainable path to better health—one that respects your body’s unique needs and your individual journey.
Our services encompass a dynamic combination of the following elements designed to help you:
Rediscover the Joy of Eating, Reconnect with Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life from Disordered Eating and Negative Body Image.
Eating Disorder Recovery
Discover specialized support for your eating disorder recovery journey. Our compassionate providers offer personalized meal planning, meal support, effective coping strategies, and emotional support to help you navigate the challenges of recovery. Your well-being is our priority as we work together towards a healthier, happier you.
Escape the dieting cycle with our individualized services. We offer expert guidance and support to help you break free from restrictive diets, cultivate a sustainable, healthy lifestyle, and achieve lasting wellness. Discover food freedom and learn to nourish your body and soul with a more balanced and joyful approach to nutrition.
Intuitive Eating Mastery
Unlock your body’s wisdom with our guidance in developing and nurturing intuitive eating skills. Our dedicated approach helps you to ditch the diet mentality and reconnect with your body’s natural hunger and fullness cues, fostering a healthier, more joyful relationship with food.
Body Image Counselling
We provide expert support for fostering a positive body image, embracing self-acceptance, and resisting societal pressures related to body size and appearance. We specialize in the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, guiding you to understand that health isn’t determined by weight and encourage a focus on overall well-being rather than weight loss, promoting a healthier relationship with your body and a more fulfilling life.
Embracing Emotional Wellness
Discover a nurturing sanctuary for your emotional well-being. Our services are dedicated to providing you with the essential tools for emotional support, self-care, and self-compassion. We guide you in finding healthier coping mechanisms, fostering resilience, and cultivating a deeper sense of self-love.
Gentle and Joyful Movement
We guide individuals towards discovering the transformative power of gentle and joyful movement. We encourage a shift away from traditional exercise routines driven by the intent of changing one’s body and compensating for food. Instead, our approach is centered around nurturing a deeper connection between your body, mind, and spirit. Through our services, we aim to help you explore the beauty of movement as a means of self-expression and holistic well-being. Our mission is to empower you to experience movement as a source of joy, relaxation, and inner balance.
A comprehensive nutrition assessment is the first step to a healthier you. Our experienced professionals will evaluate your current diet, lifestyle, medical history, and health objectives to create a tailored nutrition plan just for you. This personalized approach ensures that your unique needs and goals are at the forefront of your journey to better health.
Nutrition Counselling and Education
Transform your health with personalized nutrition counselling and gentle nutrition education. Our services go beyond quick fixes – we focus on sustainable goal-setting and behavioural changes. Our providers will guide you to set achievable health goals and provide the support and strategies needed to make those changes stick.
Meal Planning and Preparation
We offer personalized assistance with meal planning, snack ideas, recipe suggestions, and expert guidance on creating balanced and satisfying meals and snacks. We take into account your individual dietary restrictions and preferences, ensuring that each meal and snack is not only nutritious but also tailored to your unique needs.
Collaboration with Other Providers
We believe in comprehensive care for your holistic well-being. Our services include collaborating with therapists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to ensure you receive all-encompassing support. We strive to work together as a team to provide you with a seamless and effective approach to your overall health. Your journey to wellness is our priority, and we’re here to make it as smooth and comprehensive as possible.
Couples and Family Support
We understand the importance of involving your family, spouses, and other support people in your care. Our services prioritize inclusivity, recognizing that a robust support network can greatly contribute to your well-being. We offer resources that educate, guide, and engage your loved ones, ensuring that they are well-equipped to provide the best support possible. Together, we foster a collaborative and nurturing environment to help you thrive on your journey.
ADHD-Friendly Kitchen Solutions
Our dietitian-led services offer comprehensive support for managing your kitchen, cooking, meal preparation, and grocery shopping, all tailored to the unique challenges of ADHD. We provide strategies for kitchen organization and meal planning to simplify tasks and reduce distractions, making cooking easier and more enjoyable. Additionally, we offer guidance on efficient grocery shopping, helping you make nutritious choices and streamline the process.
Initial Assessment (with Supports) – 120 Minutes
Follow-Up Appointments (with Supports) – 60 Minutes
Offered for clients aged 12-17. Supports: Parents and other support persons attend all / a portion of each appointment, and are involved in care.
Initial Nutrition Assessment (Individual) – 60 Minutes
Follow-Up Appointments (Individual) – 50 Minutes
Services are HST exempt. Payment for individually booked services are completed at the end of each appointment and billed DIRECTLY to the client. Direct insurance billing is not offered.
Client Intake Criteria
- 12+ years of age (parental consent required for those under 18)
- Medically stable enough to receive out-patient treatment
- Ready, willing, and able to dive into eating disorder recovery and/or nutrition work
- Self-referral or referral from a medical health professional is acceptable (referral notes are not required)
- Team-based treatment: ideally receiving additional medical monitoring from a Physician and support from a licensed mental health professional (i.e. registered psychotherapist or social worker)
What to Expect:
Initial Nutrition Assessment
The journey towards improved well-being begins even before you arrive to your initial nutrition assessment. Prior to your appointment, you’ll be asked to complete nutrition intake forms to provide us with valuable insights into your dietary habits and any specific concerns you may have. Once you’re here, the initial assessment appointment is a comprehensive exploration of your current eating and exercise routines, combined with a thorough review of your medical history. Beyond the basics, we’ll delve into your thoughts and emotions related to food, exercise, and your body, as we believe these aspects are integral to a holistic approach to health. This dedicated time allows our providers to truly understand you and your unique nutrition needs. By the end of this session, we’ll be well-equipped to develop a personalized nutrition plan tailored specifically to you, ensuring that your journey towards improved health and well-being is both effective and enjoyable.
Follow Up Appointments
During our follow-up appointments, our focus is on providing you with the tools and support you need to progress along your journey. These sessions encompass a wide range of vital components, including education on meal planning, gentle nutrition, self-compassion, self-care, mindfulness and much more! Our approach draws from an eclectic mix of therapeutic and behaviour change counselling strategies that are tailored to the individual. Each session concludes with the establishment of client-centered achievable goals, which you can continue to work on daily, ensuring steady progress and ongoing support as you move forward in your path towards healing and well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which eating disorder diagnoses do you treat?
We offer comprehensive treatment for a range of eating disorder diagnoses, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), and disordered eating. Our tailored approach combines medical stabilization, therapy, nutritional counselling, and mental health support to address the unique needs of each individual. Please note that you do not need a formal diagnosis to work with us.
Do I need a formal eating disorder diagnosis to work with you?
In our nutrition counselling services, we prioritize addressing disordered eating/ eating disorder behaviours. We recognize that obtaining a formal diagnosis can be challenging and may hinder access to care. We believe in providing support that is not limited by a diagnosis, focusing on your specific needs and challenges to promote healthier habits and overall well-being. Our goal is to empower you to make positive changes in your relationship with food and exercise, ensuring you receive comprehensive care regardless of a formal diagnosis.
What if I don’t have an eating disorder?
We proudly offer a diverse range of services catering to the entire spectrum of eating challenges from disordered eating patterns to diagnosed eating disorders. Our mission is to assist anyone seeking to reconnect with their bodies and establish a healthier relationship with food. We believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to nurture a positive and balanced connection with their body and food, and we are committed to helping you achieve just that.
Do you offer weight loss services?
We practice from a place of weight neutrality and look beyond the scale for measures of success. We focus on the improvement of your relationship with food and your body while working towards health objectives that are unrelated to changes in weight. We acknowledge the individuality of every body and recognize that some may experience changes in their body weight and composition during their health journey. We create a nurturing and open environment for clients to express their concerns about body weight and offer support to move forward regardless of their body weight, shape and size.
Do you offer virtual services?
At this time, we are pleased to offer our services exclusively in a virtual format to residents of Ontario, as well as select Maritime provinces, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. We are committed to providing accessible and high-quality support to individuals in these regions through our virtual platform.
How often will appointments be?
Appointment frequency is flexible and determined by various factors, including financial considerations, the complexity of your condition, and the specific goals related to nutrition and body image. We also take into account other life factors and the progress you make between sessions to ensure the most suitable and effective approach to your care. Initially, clients are often scheduled for weekly to biweekly sessions to provide intensive support. However, as progress is made and clients require less assistance, the time between appointments may gradually extend to longer intervals to align with their evolving needs.
How long will we be working together?
The length and duration of our services can vary widely and are influenced by several factors, including clinical acuity, the duration and frequency of symptoms, individual progress, and specific treatment goals. We understand that each client’s journey is unique, and we tailor our services to best meet their needs and circumstances.
Who are these services most appropriate for?
Our nutrition services are tailored to individuals aged 12 and up who may not meet government-funded regional treatment program intake criteria, those awaiting admission to regional programs, recent discharges from higher levels of care, and those exploring alternate treatment options. Our flexible and personalized approach supports individuals at various stages of their recovery journey, providing crucial guidance and care. Whether you’re seeking a bridge between higher levels of care or a holistic approach to wellness, our experienced Dietitians are here to help, collaborating with other healthcare professionals as needed.
Are your services covered by insurance?
Dietitian services may be partially or fully covered by your extended health insurance plan. You are encouraged to speak directly to your insurance provider to determine what coverage you qualify for (i.e. dietitian coverage per session or per year). Note: If your extended health plan does not cover the services of a Registered Dietitian, you can also use your Health Spending Account (the amount varies based on your insurance plan) towards Dietitian Services.
Once payment is received for services provided, a receipt will be issued that can be submitted to your private insurance plan for reimbursement. In accordance with strict provincial healthcare laws, each insurance receipt will be labelled with: RD’s license number and name, a description of the exact services provided, the exact date of the nutrition session and the exact fee breakdown of services provided.
Please Note: absolutely NO modifications to this format can be made. For instance, the date that you attend an appointment can NOT be changed in order to “use up” your benefit coverage in a given year, nor the fee breakdown per session be adjusted to better match your individual insurance policy coverage.
Do you work with teens/ families?
We welcome teenagers aged 12 and older for our services. We support and strongly encourage the active involvement of parents or guardians in the care of their teenagers. This collaborative approach helps ensure the best possible support and outcomes for our young clients.
Do you work with couples?
We are happy to include your significant other, spouse, or anyone else who plays a supportive role in your care. Your loved ones’ involvement can greatly enhance the effectiveness of our services and contribute to your overall well-being.