I work alongside my clients and focus on aspects that are health enhancing, sustainable and evidence-based. Your body size does not directly correlate to your health status. I do not believe in pathologizing weight and/or body size. All bodies deserve dignity, validation and to be cared for respectfully. It is well documented that people living in higher weights experience weight stigma and fatphobia, which has a significant impact on eating patterns, well-being and mental health.
I practice under the principles of
as defined by the Association for Size Diversity and Health.
I offer a complementary direct billing service for my clients. You must complete an application to be considered for direct billing..
Please note that most benefit providers will not cover the full cost of a session, so be prepared to pay for part of your session out of pocket.
Most benefit plans offer coverage for Registered Dietitian services. Please check with your plan provider for details. If it is not included on the list of services, talk with your Human Resource department. Your organization selects which professionals are covered.
Research consistently shows that there is no sustainable permanent weight loss option. The more a person weight cycles and tries to control their body weight, the worse their health becomes (despite actual body weight). In fact, the biggest predictor of weight gain is dieting. Evidence shows that 95-98% of dieters regain the weight back and in most cases more within the next 3-5 years. Your health and your worth cannot be measured simply by a number on the scale. Our bodies are designed to survive and they tend to shift in the direction to do so. Three outcomes exist: a gain, a loss or no change. Your body will determine what it needs to do.
Payment is made at time of service using an online system via credit card or by sending an electronic money transfer. All billing methods
A 48-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Failure to do so will result in full payment for the cost of your scheduled appointment.
Health at Every Size® (HAES®)
At this time I'm only offering my services virtually. I use a secure online platform with video sessions for people who reside in Ontario. I am registered with the College of Dietitian's of Ontario but have privileges in other provinces. If you live outside of these regions, I can help you find a body-inclusive dietitian in your area.
In the future, I will be providing in-person counselling services in the Kawartha Lakes.
Are you ready to get started on your food and body peace journey? Here is a great place to start!