I'm here to help you change your relationship with food.
I'm a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I work with my clients to untangle contradictory nutrition advice and unrealistic ideas of what healthy eating looks like to improve their health and nutrition without the guilt, shame, and food rules.
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"Nutrition counseling is lovely. It helps me look at the broader picture of what might be driving food choices and then goes further to look at what I am telling myself about myself regarding those food choices. It has helped me free myself from shame and guilt and isolation around eating.
I learned I can be trusted around food, keep food in my house that I never could before, that it's okay to be known as someone who loves ice cream, that I'm not a bad person because of foods I eat. I learned to love myself, accept myself, and trust myself.
I also learned how to balance food more by following a few simple guidelines, and not following those guidelines when I wanted to, and still being okay. I learned "healthy" is more than a number on a scale, more than the number of calories a day I was eating, more than restricting certain foods, and more than food choices that day. Nutrition counseling also helped me gently filter and toss out more conventional wisdom ideas about eating that were not helpful (harmful, really) and replace it with new information backed by the success of mindful/intuitive eating.
If you are looking for someone with pat answers, someone who preaches calorie counting, who will reinforce restriction, this is not the person for you. If you want someone who will journey with you, be curious with you, celebrate with you, help you understand what intuitive eating is, and challenge your relationship with food (and ultimately yourself) to grow- this is the right place to be.
Katherine was kind, curious, compassionate, funny, knowledgeable, and had a great way of making the space feel comfortable enough to start having honest conversations about food. This led to experiments around eating and being able to report back, reflect on what was helpful/not helpful, and continue to adjust the plan and work together. Scheduling is flexible, the office is cozy and comfortable, and communication is clear and easy."
I am an in network provider with Cigna, aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please note that being in network with your insurance provider does not always mean that the visit will be covered at 100%, and your plan may determine that you have a copay/coinsurance or deductible to pay. Since the individual patient responsibility varies between insurance plans, I request that clients self-verify their benefits and coverage to minimize surprises about the financial expectation.
Only if your insurance company requires it! At this time referrals are only required for those with aetna as their insurance carrier.
I offer both in person and virtual sessions. In person sessions are held at my office in Anchorage, Alaska.
As a weight-inclusive dietitian, my focus is on promoting health and well-being through sustainable and realistic approaches rather than the pursuit of a specific body weight or size. I do not provide guidance on weight loss.
Approaching nutrition without a focus on weight may be an unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and possibly very radical sounding concept. You may be unsure that taking a weight inclusive approach is the right fit for you, and it's okay to feel skeptical! We'll explore your desires, questions, and concerns about your weight with a focus on how that may impact your relationship with food.