Frequently Asked Questions
- Does insurance cover nutrition counseling? Michelle is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Lauren is in-network with BCBS, Cigna and United HealthCare. We are out-of-network providers for all other insurance companies. Some insurance companies will cover out-of-network services, and we can provide you with a super bill for reimbursement.
- Is outpatient treatment the right level of care for me? Outpatient treatment usually involves meeting with a therapist 1-2 times a week, a dietitian once a week, a physician regularly, and sometimes a psychiatrist. If you are unsure of the appropriate level of care, I suggest that you schedule an initial assessment with a therapist and/or a dietitian. During this session you can discuss which level of care is recommended.
- Should I see a therapist or a dietitian first? There is no right or wrong path. Getting started is often the most difficult and yet most important step. Usually once you meet with your first practitioner, he/she will provide referrals as needed.
- How long will this process take? Unfortunately, there is no set time frame for treatment. The length of time required may be impacted by the initial severity and/or length of time struggling before treatment, the level of motivating factors for change, the presence of dual diagnoses, the level of support received from family and friends, etc.