Supervision (and support!) for dietitians

A brave space to learn, process, and grow in your career

Let’s be honest, fellow dietitians: we learned a lot on our road to becoming RDs, but there’s also a lot that we didn’t exactly learn about in our programs. 

→ We became experts in nutrition science—but not so much in the art of launching a private practice. 

→ We heard a lot about weight, body shape, and size—but not nearly enough about the ways that systems of oppression like racism and ableism influence our clients’ health too. 

→ And for many of us, the principles of Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size® approach never came up in our education. 

But thankfully, our learning doesn’t have to end even though our formal education has come to a close. For continued practical, educational, and even emotional support, supervision is a great tool to add to your Mary Poppins-sized tool bag.

Why supervision?

Even supervisors have supervisors!

Supervision is appropriate for ALL registered dietitians no matter what stage you’re in as a practicing professional. 

Our work has plenty of challenges that run the gamut from complicated logistical issues to sensitive situations with our clients. Supervision can be a brave, supportive space for learning, growth, and community. 

Some reasons you might want to seek out supervision include:

  • Wanting to hone your skills and grow your ability to work with a specific population (such as individuals living with eating disorders)
  • Figuring out how to coordinate care with other members of the care team (like what does your client’s therapist NEED to know?)
  • Trying to navigate the shark-infested waters of insurance credentialing, contracting, and billing (Okay, there aren’t *actual* sharks…)
  • Learning what to do when your client’s stuff triggers your own stuff (this happens to ALL of us!)
  • Seeking consultation for a specific client’s care (that case study presentation skill comes in real handy here!)
  • And so much more! 

There are no questions that are too big, too small, or not valid. If you’d like support, that’s all the reason you need.

We’re here to help you grow as a registered dietitian in a way that’s meaningful to you.

Here are some ways in which we can help you as well as topics on which we can provide professional support and guidance:

  • Building a practice aligned with the Health at Every Size® approach and Intuitive Eating principles
  • Holding space with clients who have a history of trauma
  • Navigating insurance credentialing, contracting, and billing
  • Practicing weight-inclusive medical nutrition therapy
  • Refining your nutrition counseling skills
  • Supporting your clients with body image reconstruction, body liberation, and dismantling diet culture
  • Supporting your clients through eating disorder recovery, nutrition rehabilitation, and weight restoration

“I wish there were more dietitians like Sydney in the field.”

“Sydney has provided exceptional peer supervision to me. Her kindness, openness to share her own experiences, and wisdom are all qualities that I’ve learned from and applied in my practice. Her support is always genuine. I appreciate that Sydney actively works to provide a safe space regardless of the topic of conversation. She inspires me to become a better version of myself.”

– Krystal, Registered Dietitian

Individual supervision sessions for dietitians

 

Supervision Session (virtual)

60 minutes

In our first session, we’ll get to know each other and discuss your goals for supervision and support. Then we dive into what’s on your mind! Each subsequent session is your brave space to bring your client conundrums and questions. We can troubleshoot, learn about new topics, and process anything that’s on your mind. 

Payment details: 

We offer equity pricing as part of our commitment to transparency and equitable access to our services. Historically, dietetics (along with our culture!) has taken a white-, cisgender-, and thin-centered approach to health, leaving many dietitians with different identies and backgrounds underrepresented in the field. 

We know that there are many circumstances that might have affected your career as a dietitian and your ability to invest in supervision, like: 

  • Ability/Disability
  • Body size
  • Community support
  • Educational opportunities
  • Gender identity
  • Individual and family income
  • Race and ethnicity 
  • Sexual orientation

With this in mind, we invite you to choose the equity pricing option that’s accessible and appropriate for you. (You’ll be able to indicate it when you request an appointment.) 

SUPERVISION SESSION (60 minutes):

Self-Pay — Option A: $160  | Option B: $120  | Option C: $80

I’ll be your supervisor *and* supporter.

Hi friend, I’m Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza, MS, RD/LD (she/her)

Founder, Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Why do I love to supervise? Well, for one, because I have my own supervisor, and I know firsthand that having support makes all the difference! 

Your clients count on you for your expertise and insight, and a supervisor is the person you can turn to for the same. 

→ When you want to deepen your nutrition counseling skills, I can draw on everything I’ve learned as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and my years counseling clients. 

→ When you’re curious about bringing Intuitive Eating principles and the Health At Every Size® approach into your work, you can count on me as a knowledgeable Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. 

→ And when you’ve got questions about running your private practice or growing your career, I bring insights from my background in healthcare food service management and retail dietetics, as well as all of the years I’ve spent working with clients at Simply You Nutrition. 

When you’re ready for the next step in your professional journey, I’m ready to be in your corner.

Qs and As about supervision

That’s what it’s all about, right?

How can I pay for supervision services?

We accept all major credit cards as forms of payment.

Do you offer equity pricing for supervision?

We offer equity pricing as part of our commitment to transparency and equitable access to our services. Historically, dietetics (along with our culture!) has taken a white-, cisgender-, and thin-centered approach to health, leaving many dietitians with different identies and backgrounds underrepresented in the field. 

We know that there are many circumstances that might have affected your career as a dietitian and your ability to invest in supervision, like: 

  • Ability/Disability
  • Body size
  • Community support
  • Educational opportunities
  • Gender identity
  • Individual and family income
  • Race and ethnicity 
  • Sexual orientation

With this in mind, we invite you to choose the equity pricing option that’s accessible and appropriate for you. (You’ll be able to indicate it when you request an appointment.) 

How often will we meet? How long does this process usually take?

Your needs are unique, so there’s no right or wrong for how often we meet or for how many sessions! It might take a couple of sessions with your supervisor to figure out a frequency that works best for you.

The most common supervision frequencies are typically once every other week (biweekly) or once every month.

Are supervision sessions in-person, virtual, or both?

All supervision services are virtual through Practice Better or Zoom at this time.

Since services are virtual, can I use an app to access them?

Yes! Supervision with Simply You Nutrition is hosted through Practice Better. Here’s the link to the app: https://practicebetter.io/features/mobile-app/. You can attend your sessions, schedule new sessions, and interact with your supervisor from anywhere!

Prefer using a desktop? Not to worry! You can always access your client portal on a desktop through this link.

Do I have to live in Oklahoma in order to schedule supervision?

No! No matter where you’re located, you can seek out supervision with us. 

Do you offer refunds?

Supervision services aren’t eligible for substitutions, exchanges, or refunds. When purchased and/or rendered, our services are final sale.