What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I schedule a phone consultation with each of my new clients. We will speak for about 15 minutes so I can understand why they are seeking the services of a Registered Dietitian, and to determine if we would be a good match for one another. If we are, we will schedule a 1 hour appointment where I can assess my client's needs more thoroughly. We will then schedule follow up appointments, which are typically 1 hour.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutrition from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I completed my dietetic internship, the supervised practice program required to become a Registered Dietitian, through the Morrison Chartwells Distance Education Dietetic Internship in the San Francisco Bay Area. As is required of all RDs, I have also passed the RD exam. My many years of work experience in the field of nutrition have also provided me with training and expertise. You can view my complete resume on LinkedIn.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I work on a sliding scale based on income. If you would like me to travel to you, additional cost may be required.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with individuals recovering from eating disorders, post-surgery clients, those with various diagnoses such as heart disease, diabetes, and pre-diabetes, those with allergies, and clients who are simply hoping to make improvements to their lifestyle. I am a Health At Every Size practitioner, which means I believe our actions and behaviors around food are far more important than the number on the scale, so the clients I work with are open to action-based goals, and working on the relationship they have to food and their bodies.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for someone who is qualified to give nutrition advice, and test out whether your dietitian is the right fit for you. Working through barriers to good health can be a very personal process -- you need to make sure you are with someone you feel comfortable with, and who you feel understands what is and isn't feasible for you.