Oklahoma-Based Eating Disorder Treatment

Medical nutrition therapy and compassionate support for your healing journey

 

You might know better than just about anyone about the “both/and” quality of eating disorders.

I know I need to nourish myself for my well-being… and yet I don’t know if I can bring myself to do it. 

I wish I could have a better relationship with food and my body… and I’m not even sure if that’s possible for me. 

I don’t really know if I can imagine “recovery” for myself… but it would sure be nice to not feel so tired and weak all the time.

I know disordered eating holds me back from enjoying life, from knowing who I am, from feeling worthy… and yet it’s what I know. Who would I be without it? 

These are deep, real feelings and contradictions, and you’re not alone in them. It makes sense that part of you wants to stick with the habits that have become so familiar and protective—and it also makes sense that you’re curious about what it would be like to feel a bit better.

All of this can get so heavy to carry around by yourself, and that’s where support from a dietitian can be a relief.

We won’t promise that eating disorder treatment is a one-way street, but we can tell you that it’s possible to make progress even while you’re scared or unsure.

If you feel pulled in different directions, between wanting to feel better and feeling totally uncertain about what the heck life would be like without the eating disorder, that’s completely normal. Disordered eating may have been part of your life for a long, long time. Fear and uncertainty are often a sign that the disorder is being challenged, not that you shouldn’t try to heal. 

So it’s okay, and powerful, to show up for this brave process even while feeling afraid. Although you may not know yet what it will look or feel like, over time you’ll likely discover that you have more energy, brain space, and time to get to know yourself and what you truly enjoy in life.

Bottom line? ​You’re worthy and capable of improving your quality of life, one step at a time. And with thoughtful, expert support, you don’t have to go it alone.

Eating disorder treatment for the individual you are

You can take your next step right here. 

We understand challenging your eating disorder is a brave, complex process. You’re showing up for yourself in a major way when you decide to try treatment, and so we’re committed to showing up for you.

Nutrition therapy at Simply You Nutrition isn’t just about food—we take a compassionate, whole-person approach to nutrition, behavioral and lifestyle changes, and the feelings that come up in your spirit, soul, and body as you make progress.  

Alongside your doctors and mental health care providers, we’re part of a support team that puts you at the center. Collaborating with you every step of the way, we walk by your side as we create a care plan to help you feel better, physically and emotionally.

“Because I had Sydney show up so fiercely, so understanding and with a ridiculous wealth of knowledge, I have finally found hope and answers to what’s been happening within my body and brain for years.”

“When I first started seeing Sydney, it was only to make my doctor happy. But Sydney helped me become willing to seek additional levels of support when NO PART of me wanted to. I’ve had an eating disorder for 30 years, and I would have never been willing to look at this again, had it not been for her.

I’ve struggled within the higher levels of care for EDs. I’ve struggled with hope and desperation in trying to find a way outside of my ED. I’ve struggled with the belief that it is possible and every single time, Sydney has met me exactly where I am at. Sydney has been willing to step outside the box and look at me as a whole, non binary person and not just someone in desperate need of care for an ED.

Sydney operates differently than any other RD I have met. She is patient. She listens, fully. She cares, a lot, and will be your best advocate. AND… she asks the really annoying questions. The questions that promote health to your entire body, your relationship with food and all the other things.

If you have an ED and are looking to see Sydney as an RD, buckle up. She is a force and a challenge to all negative beliefs, but she is also the one to help you get to the other side of it. She will meet you where you’re at, whether you’re new to this or someone who’s done this a long time. She will help you learn to pay attention to your body. To give your body what it needs and to have a chance at something different. For health and a more purposeful life.

I’ve been doing this a long time. Sydney really is as good as it gets.

– A.

Nutrition therapy for whole-person eating disorder treatment

Here’s how we support you. 

 

Initial Nutrition Therapy Session (virtual; for Oklahoma residents)

75 minutes

Your initial session allows us to start getting to know each other and helps us learn about your unique story. We’ll begin with an assessment that covers several aspects of your life experience: your values, medical and mental health history, food and body story, exercise and activity, and more. We provide a brave space for you to share, and you decide what’s comfortable to bring up and process through. Working together, we’ll identify your specific needs and the first steps of your nutrition therapy support plan. This is the beginning of your journey to food peace, body trust, and recovery.

Follow-up Nutrition Therapy Session (virtual; for Oklahoma residents)

60 minutes

After we begin, we’re here for you with 60-minute follow-up sessions. 

As we work together, we’ll be identifying and removing as many barriers as possible to being able to nourish yourself. The nutrition therapy part of treatment is all about guiding you to an appropriate level of nourishment in a safe and supportive way. This can include things like support with meal plans and transitioning to a more gentle approach to eating, choosing foods that will help relieve some of your physical symptoms, and doing food exposures together.

Every session includes lots of conversation, so you can discuss your experiences and share your challenges. We’ll help you get curious about your behaviors and beliefs, and work together to develop coping strategies that work for you. Ultimately, we’re here to help you develop the skills, knowledge, and capacity to improve your quality of life!

We start by meeting weekly, because consistent support gives you the time and space to gain momentum, build your strength and confidence, and establish new behaviors and routines. Eventually, we may meet bi-weekly or monthly, and we’ll discuss this together as needed.

Payment details:

Simply You Nutrition accepts insurance and also offers self-payment options. If you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t include coverage for medical nutrition therapy, you may self-pay for services following our equity pricing options.

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 people struggling to access care and get support.

We know that there are many circumstances that might affect your own ability to access care, 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.) 

INITIAL SESSION (75 minutes):

Standard Rate Billed to Insurance — $220

Self-Pay — Option A: $220  | Option B: $180  | Option C: $140

FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS (60 minutes):

Standard Rate Billed to Insurance — $160

Self-Pay — Option A: $160  | Option B: $130  | Option C: $100

“In my opinion you won’t find a better person and eating disorder dietitian than Sydney.”

“I was a hot mess when I started working with Sydney. She is very patient and easy to talk to. I am not one to ask for help but with Sydney I felt so comfortable and relaxed. I don’t always like what she tells me or want to do it but I believe she is acting in my best interest. I have been to other dietitians that I always dreaded going to but it’s not that way with Sydney. Sydney is awesome.

– Dawn

Meet Sydney, our lead registered dietitian

I founded Simply You Nutrition for you.

Here’s what I believe: you deserve to feel at home in your body. Even if it’s been a long time since you felt that way. Even if you haven’t yet felt that way. 

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist & licensed dietitian nutritionist on a mission to support your well-being. I bring my 10+ years of education and experience to make sure that you have expert, thoughtful nutrition guidance to help you feel more safe, nourished, and strong. But even beyond that, I bring compassion and the conviction that you are enough to your healing journey. 

We’re not “just” about food and bodies here. We’re about helping you regain and reclaim your energy so you can spend it on what really matters to you. We’re about the freedom to truly live your life as the whole and unique individual you are. And to help make that possible, we’re here to create a brave space where you can make the progress of which you’re so, so worthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome your questions! Healing is personal, and you deserve all the info.

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER

I’m worried about feeling out of control. Are you going to force me to do or eat certain things as part of treatment?

Your agency over your body matters, and you deserve to help guide your treatment plan. Even when we need to set certain nutrition goals for your health and safety, we ask for your input and work to co-create a solution together. 

We know that treatment can feel challenging, and that the thought of changing your behaviors can be vulnerable and scary. Our goal is not to make decisions for you, but to help you achieve even more choice and agency over your well-being as you heal.

What if I’ve worked with a different provider before?

Many of our clients have worked with another RD before, and we’re here to help coordinate your transition of care in a way that’s comfortable for you. We know that starting to work with a new care team member can be a brave and difficult step, and we want to help the process go as smoothly as possible. 

When we begin working together, your intake and assessment is designed so we can learn more about you, your story, and your experiences. To make sure that we can fit right into your care team smoothly and safely, we also use a release form so that we can exchange information with your physician and therapist, as well as any other care team members as-needed (like your psychiatrist, OBGYN, endocrinologist, or gastroenterologist). With your permission, we may ask your former RD to release your information to us.

Do I also need to have a therapist? What if I already have one?

To offer you safe and supportive care, we consider ourselves one member of your core care team in addition to your physician and therapist. If you do already have a therapist, that’s great to hear—we’ll collaborate and exchange information with them as needed, and the same is true for your physician. 

If you don’t yet have a therapist, you’re welcome to reach out to us to get started and get an assessment, but in order to move forward with nutrition therapy it will be required that you’re also under the care of a therapist.

Do you have experience working with people of different life stages, races, genders, and identities?

Yes! Our goal is to create a brave space where you’re welcome and encouraged to bring your full self to the table. We believe deeply that nutrition therapy should be inclusive and equitable, provided through a weight-inclusive, gender-affirming, anti-racist, and anti-oppression approach. So that’s what we do! And we consistently seek out more education and training to help us offer you the best support possible. 

We know that every individual has their own culture, identity, experiences, and inner wisdom that are all relevant to their care. We support you within our expertise while valuing and trusting your self-expertise.

Do you work with children?

Hi there! Thank you for asking and advocating so hard for your child, but unfortunately this one’s a “no.” Simply You Nutrition clinicians specialize in eating disorder recovery for adults 18 years of age and older.

If you’d like some assistance connecting with a registered dietitian in Oklahoma that does specialize in pediatric care for eating disorders and works with children, please reach out to us here. (You can submit your question through our “Have a general inquiry or question?” form.)

Are nutrition therapy sessions in-person, virtual, or both?

All nutrition therapy services are conducted through virtual video calls, either through Practice Better, our HIPAA-compliant electronic health record, or our HIPAA-compliant Zoom account. 

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

Yes! You can use Practice Better, a HIPAA-compliant app, to access nutrition therapy with Simply You Nutrition. 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 practitioner from anywhere!

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

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

Every person is different, so there’s no standard answer to what your healing journey will look like or how long we’ll work together. 

Getting started, to best support your safety and ability to make progress, we’ll meet weekly for several months. Regular sessions help give you the consistent time and space to gain momentum, build your strength and confidence, and establish new behaviors and routines.

Can I utilize nutrition therapy services at Simply You Nutrition if I don't live in Oklahoma?

Hi neighbor! We so wish we could support you, but unfortunately this one’s a “no.” Simply You Nutrition clinicians are licensed to provide medical nutrition therapy only to residents of Oklahoma and are unable to provide medical nutrition therapy to individuals residing outside of Oklahoma.

I’ve heard a lot about nutritionists before. Why is it important for me to work with a registered dietitian (RD) - also known as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)?

We know that trusting us with your health and well-being is a big deal, and you deserve the most safe, quality nutrition care. 

You might be surprised to know that there’s actually no standard definition for “nutritionist”! Registered dietitians/registered dietitian nutritionists, on the other hand, are food and nutrition experts who must meet certain standards to be credentialed to practice.

We must have…

  • Completed a Baccalaureate, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in the approved course work at an accredited university
  • Completed a competitive and accredited supervised practice program (an internship) typically running six to twelve months in length
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (RD or RDN)
  • Actively maintain continuing professional education requirements
  • And in Oklahoma, be licensed (LD/LDN) by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

All of this education, experience, and licensing means that we can offer you professional, thorough, and safe nutrition support. 

Why is it important to work with an Eating Disorder Specialist?

You might already know this, but eating disorders are biopsychosocial disorders, meaning they have a biological, psychological, and sociocultural component. They’re a mental and physical illness that can affect every organ system in your body, so it’s essential in your eating disorder treatment to have a multidisciplinary care team that can monitor and support your organ systems, mental health, nutrition rehabilitation, and more. Having a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders in your corner is a crucial part of a full and safe recovery. 

Currently, our founder Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza is about to complete her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) Certification and receives supervision from an iaedp-approved supervisor. When providing care, she regularly communicates with the other members of your care team (such as your physician, therapist, and psychiatrist). This teamwork helps ensure that you get all of the different kinds of support you need to help your recovery. 

PAYMENT AND INSURANCE

Do you take insurance?

Yes! Here are the details:

Simply You Nutrition, PLLC accepts Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Cigna, HealthChoice, and UnitedHealthcare insurance for medical nutrition therapy (nutrition therapy). Please note that we are a medical (NOT behavioral health!) provider, as that detail may be relevant to your insurance benefits. 

If you’re contracted with another insurance company, we’re more than happy to provide you with a “superbill” to submit to your insurance company with their claim form for potential reimbursement for your sessions. (Please note, though, that the superbill doesn’t guarantee reimbursement.)

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How can I pay for your services if I'm not using insurance benefits?

Simply You Nutrition accepts insurance and also offers self-payment options. If you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t include coverage for medical nutrition therapy, you may self-pay for services following our equity pricing options.

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 people struggling to access care and get support.

We know that there are many circumstances that might affect your own ability to access care, 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 (listed by each service) that’s accessible and appropriate for you. (You’ll be able to indicate it when you request an appointment.) 

To self-pay, we accept all major credit cards and Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards as forms of payment, and self-pay services must be paid upfront at the time of service.

Payment plans are not available for nutrition therapy services.

Do you have any information on the No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates?

We sure do, friend! Downloadable PDFs can be found at the links below:

Disclosure Notice Regarding Patient Protections Against Surprise Billing

Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges

(Quick summary: Simply You Nutrition, PLLC is transparent in our service pricing, happy to provide clients with Good Faith Estimates, and do not engage in balance billing.)

Do you offer refunds?

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

What are your privacy practices?

Your sessions are held in utmost confidence. We use a release form to obtain your permission to speak to other members of your care team (such as your physician, therapist, or psychiatrist).

For transparency, we’ve provided a copy of our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Right now, you don’t have to know what healing will look like.

You can start with the first step.