FAQs

+ What kind of digestive disorders do you work with?

I work with a variety of digestive disorders including, but not limited to:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis)
  • Celiac disease
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Reflux (GERD)
  • Motility disorders

I can also help with specialized diets, such as low-FODMAP or low histamine. If you have a food allergy or intolerance and do not know what is safe for you to eat, I can help you figure it out.

I focus on maximizing health while minimizing the time spent managing digestive issues. Let’s get started.

+ Can I work with you if I don't have a diagnosed digestive disorder, but still have symptoms?

Yes! While it is helpful to have a diagnosis in hand, it isn’t required. We can work together to manage constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, excessive burping or gas.

You may be experiencing other symptoms and not know why. Do you have any difficulty swallowing, unexplained nausea or vomiting, or nutritional deficiencies? Have you unintentionally lost or gained weight recently? I can help you find answers and feel better.

Sometimes you don't have a specific disorder. It could be a lifestyle choice contributing to gastrointestinal distress. Pregnancy hormones can affect the digestive system, leading to nausea, heartburn and constipation. Strenuous athletic activity can also result in nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. I can support you in developing management techniques while living the life you want.

Contact me if you aren't sure whether nutrition coaching would be helpful.

+ Do you see clients for reasons other than digestive distress?

Yes, I also work with women in the prenatal, pregnancy and postnatal phases.

We can work together to optimize your health before you get pregnant.

If you already expecting, we’ll collaborate to ensure you are getting the proper nutrition for you and baby. Additionally, I support women who need to manage gestational diabetes.

Once your baby is born, we'll make sure you get enough nutrients to support your recovery and caring for your little one.

Contact me for more information.

+ How does nutrition coaching work?

We’ll start by connecting for a free virtual coffee chat. We’ll talk about your symptoms and your health goals. I’ll explain how I can help you make sustainable changes to achieve those goals. Then we’ll talk about which of my packages best meets your needs. You can set up a virtual coffee chat here.

In our initial session, I'll conduct a nutrition assessment to better understand you. We’ll spend the 75 minutes together digging into your symptoms, eating patterns, lifestyle habits and more. We will clarify your goals and come up with a personalized plan for achieving them.

In each 45-minute follow-up session, we will review how things have been going: What has felt good? What has been difficult? What is or isn’t working? We will address the challenges you are facing and tweak the plan as needed. Follow-up sessions are set at the intervals that suit your schedule and needs. Some follow-ups may be weekly, while others are less frequent. I’ll also be available for questions via email between sessions.

Our sessions will be via phone or video chat. No need to take time off of from work to travel to an office and wait to see me. We can meet when you're home, at work, or even traveling. That said, in-person sessions may be available under certain circumstances.

+ I know what to eat, but I’m having a hard time making it happen. I sometimes feel like I don’t know what to do in the kitchen. Do you offer cooking classes or can you show me what to shop for at the grocery store?

I get it - knowing what to eat is one thing, but actually doing it is another! I can help you feel more comfortable at the grocery store and in the kitchen. I’ll meet you where you are at and help you gain the skills you need to realize your culinary goals. Contact me to talk further about grocery shopping tours and cooking classes.

+ How much do your services cost?

Fees vary based on your needs and the package selected. Contact me for more information on pricing.

+ Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, monthly payment plans are available for certain packages. If you pay upfront, you will receive a 10% discount on the price of the program. We can talk about payment plans and discounts during our virtual coffee chat. Contact me for more information.

+ Why can’t I buy just one session?

Answering questions is easy. Making lasting changes is hard. Behavior change takes time. You body may also take time to respond to changes, and that’s okay. We will make a personalized plan for you to achieve digestive wellness. By meeting more than once, we can work through the challenges you face as you put the plan into action.

+ Do you accept insurance?

No, I do not accept insurance at this time, but I can provide you with a receipt called a superbill. You can submit the superbill to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please note that not all insurance companies provide reimbursement for nutrition services. Contact me for more information.

+ I live outside of New York City, can we still work together?

Yes! I work virtually with clients – meaning that we meet by phone call or video chat. We’ll also communicate via email between sessions. No need to take the subway, deal with traffic or otherwise interrupt your usual routines to meet with me.

+ ¿Es posible hacer las sesiones en español?

¡Claro que sí! Me encantaría trabajar contigo en mi idioma favorito. Soy bilingüe después de muchos años de estudiar español. También viví en Chile por cinco años.

+ How do I get started?

Start by scheduling a virtual coffee chat and we’ll go from there!

+ What if I have another question?

For other questions, please contact me.