Intuitive Eating SUPPORT

If you’re ready to break up with diet culture, team up with a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.

Your journey to food freedom and body liberation begins here. 

If someone designed the worst-ever amusement park ride, the Diet Culture Coaster would be it. You’re strapped into a tiny car on what feels like an endless track, getting whiplash from all the twists and turns of mixed messages and expectations. 

Look like this, not like that. Don’t eat that, but not too much of this, and avoid that. But don’t forget to act this way, and fit into this box, and be sure to keep smiling!!

Then add in all of the shadowy figures constantly popping up around every corner like racism, ableism, and genderism, and you’ve got yourself a real house of horrors.

But you don’t have to stay on the ride. It takes some bravery (and maybe a companion to help pump you up!), but you can unbuckle yourself and run like heck out of that dark tunnel.

Let’s trade diet culture for body liberation.

Doesn’t that sound better already?

Diet culture is a real burden, and it can easily mess with your relationship with food, your weight, or your body. Instead of focusing on what really matters to you in life, you end up draining your time, energy, spirit, and even finances worrying about what you look like or how you measure up. 

Thankfully, body positivity and weight-neutrality are a lot more visible these days, but it can be tough on your own to let that really sink in. It’s great to see some encouraging social media posts, but that doesn’t mean that your insecurities about your body and the space you take up in the world magically evaporate (we wish!). 

But being able to identify the harms of diet culture while still personally struggling with its messages is completely normal, and it’s the start of a powerful healing journey. There’s nothing wrong with you or your values—the disjoint is simply proof of how deeply this stuff is ingrained in us. 

Learning about Intuitive Eating and the Health at Every Size® framework is a door into a new world—one where you can deeply tune into your body, shift your relationship with food, and discover real freedom and confidence that come from within.

Intuitive Eating & nutrition counseling sessions for whole-self healing

Here’s how we can support you. 

Body diversity is natural, normal, and something to celebrate. But we understand that it can take some support to shift your relationship to food and your body, and that’s why we’re here for you. 

At Simply You Nutrition, we offer Intuitive Eating and nutrition counseling services to help you free yourself from the shame and oppression of diet culture and feel more peace and power in your own skin. 

 

Initial 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 support plan. This is the beginning of your journey to greater food peace and body trust.

Follow-up Session (virtual; for Oklahoma residents)

60 minutes

After we begin working together, we’re here for you with 60-minute follow-up sessions. They’re a space for you to discuss your challenges and experiences and for us to share the insights, tools, and resources to best support you. We’ll help you celebrate your progress, work through any concerns, and set intentions for your continued journey. 

Typically, we start with weekly sessions to build momentum, and then can space them out over time as you hit your stride. 

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: $165  | Option C: $110

FOLLOW-UP SESSION (60 minutes):

Standard Rate Billed to Insurance — $160

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

“Working with Sydney to break down food and body image myths is one of the best things I have done for myself.”

I have learned that my worth and my health are not tied to my appearance or my food choices, I can trust my body and the signals that it sends to me, and body acceptance frees up my mind to experience life fully. She is so gentle and has helped me turn around my internal dialog from being critical to curious. I wish all of the women in my life had Sydney to help break them out of the toxic hold that diet culture has on many of us.” 

– Laura

Meet Sydney, our lead dietitian and Intuitive Eating counselor

We’re with you on your journey to body liberation. 

I founded Simply You Nutrition to help people like you access inclusive care that celebrates your whole self and helps you truly heal. As a registered dietitian nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I offer weight-inclusive, Health At Every Size®-aligned care.

Even though diet culture does an A+ job at messing with our brains and bodies, there’s one thing I know for sure—you are the expert on you. Your identity, your culture, your values, and all of your unique experiences make you who you are. Instead of rules about what to eat or expectations about how you should look, you deserve knowledgeable, compassionate care that puts you at the center. At Simply You Nutrition, we’re here to collaborate with and guide you, with your consent and comfort as a priority. 

We’re not “just” about food and bodies here. We’re about liberation from the energy-drain that is diet culture so that you’re free to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you. And together, we’re creating a world that celebrates all bodies and cares equitably for all people.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER

If I don’t struggle with an eating disorder or major nutrition concerns, is nutrition therapy right for me?

You don’t have to have a diagnosed eating disorder to seek out nutrition therapy. If you’re not comfortable with your relationship to food and/or your body, that’s all the reason you need. When you work with us to explore Intuitive Eating, your care can include any nutrition guidance you may need in addition to learning about and practicing the principles of Intuitive Eating, all in one place!

I’m not exactly sure about Intuitive Eating yet. It sounds really great, but isn’t it just permission to eat whatever I want? How does that work?

Intuitive Eating helps you tune in to your body’s natural ability to tell when you’re hungry or satisfied. No foods are labeled “good,” “bad,” or “restricted,” and instead you learn to choose foods that you truly enjoy and to listen to your body’s fullness cues. In the beginning, the idea that you can “eat whatever you want” might feel overwhelming, but in time it becomes easier (aka intuitive!) to enjoy food in a way that supports your physical and mental health. 

Am I going to lose or gain weight when I work with you?

Simply You Nutrition is a weight-inclusive practice, and we don’t prescribe weight loss. We offer support with and encourage sustainable, health-promoting behaviors regardless of your current weight status or body shape. Healing your relationship with food and your body might or might not affect your weight, but our work together isn’t focused on changing your shape or size. In time, learning to eat intuitively and nourish your body can help to improve your body trust and sense of peace in your own skin. 

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 Intuitive Eating counseling 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 Intuitive Eating 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 sessions in-person, virtual, or both?

All 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?

Your needs are unique, so the length of care is highly individual and depends on your specific circumstances. Many Intuitive Eating clients work with us for about 6-9 months, but some have worked with us for longer and some for only a few weeks. 

We’ll discuss the frequency and timing of sessions to best fit your needs. Usually, we’ll begin Intuitive Eating and nutrition counseling with weekly sessions early on to build momentum, and then we’ll evaluate progress regularly and space out sessions when you start to hit your stride. This process takes time and introspection, and we’ll work together every step of the way!

Can I work with 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 nutrition therapy only to residents of Oklahoma and are unable to provide 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 beneficial to work with a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor?

Intuitive Eating is a behavioral model guided by principles—not a diet driven by rules and regulations. As awareness grows about Intuitive Eating (yay!), misinterpretations of the model have also grown, but you deserve safe, quality counseling that follows professional standards. That’s where the certification comes in!

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors are qualified to provide Intuitive Eating counseling, and we’ve met the following criteria to earn our certification:

  • Completed and passed the Intuitive Eating course and exam
  • Completed the Intuitive Eating PRO teleseminar training course
  • Completed and passed the The Intuitive Eating Workbook and exam
  • Completed supervision/coaching sessions with either of the originators of Intuitive Eating, Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND and Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S

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) cards as forms of payment, and self-pay services must be paid upfront at the time of service.

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?

Services aren’t eligible for substitutions, exchanges, or refunds. When purchased and/or rendered, our 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.

When we team up, diet culture doesn’t stand a chance.