Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does insurance cover nutrition counseling?  Michelle is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Dena is in-network with BCBS 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.