As a coach, my focus with you is on the present and your recovery goals. You may discuss your past to give me context and help me to understand patterns you wish to change however I DO NOT diagnose, treat or identify the pathology of your eating disorder. Only a licensed mental health practitioner (your therapist/psychiatrist) can treat and diagnose your eating disorder and any other psychological issues that may also be present.
As your coach, I am trained to support you in the “here and now” of your recovery and help you navigate through real-life situations while helping you move towards your recovery goals set by your therapist and/or treatment team. We will also work to reinforce behavior changes as discussed in collaboration with your therapist and/or treatment team.
While traditional therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes in an office setting, as a coach in a support role, our time together can be more flexible as part of the coaching experience is my ability to be available to you during daily, real-life scenarios, for various lengths of time, and outside of traditional “business hours”.
Individual states in the U.S. have different requirements a person must adhere to in order to hold a license as a registered dietitian. Specifically in Texas, an RD must hold at least a bachelor’s degree with focused nutritional academic coursework, complete a minimum of 1200 supervision practice hours at an accredited facility, and passage of a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
As a coach I am not a licensed health or mental health practitioner and do not take the place of such, thus I cannot provide medical, nutritional, psychological or other services designated for practice by a licensed professional, provide treatment, or give professional advice. If you are seeking a diagnosis or treatment for a physical or mental health concern, please seek advice from a licensed clinician or physician. The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only. Nothing contained in this site is or should be considered or used as a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment.