Who is Food & Body Image coaching right for?
Food & Body Image Coaching might a good fit for you if you’re tired of feeling crazy, stressed or guilty around food. It’s for
Coaching should not be a replacement for therapy if you have a clinical eating disorder. Clinical eating disorders are complex and medically dangerous mental illnesses, and as such, coaching is typically meant to supplement outpatient treatment from a therapist or dietitian, not take the place of it. Also, therapy is the appropriate treatment for serious mental health issues like depression or anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or unresolved trauma.
However, Food & Body Image Coaching might be an option on its own for someone with subclinical disordered eating, body image issues, or who is further along in their recovery.
If you do not currently have an outpatient treatment team, we will discuss in your free 15-minute consultation call whether you would need a therapist or dietitian in order for us to do coaching together.
What’s the difference between eating disorder therapy and this type of coaching?
Below are some key differences between therapy and coaching.
|EATING DISORDER THERAPY||FOOD & BODY IMAGE COACHING|
|Can diagnose and treat mental health issues using psychological interventions||Does NOT diagnose and treat mental health issues using psychological interventions|
|Will often explore the past, including the development of disordered eating issues||More focused on the “here and now” to help with current challenges|
|Identify and work on trauma and its related symptoms||Does NOT explore or treat trauma in any way.|
|Help clients identify therapeutic goals and work on a plan to achieve those goals.||Offers support and accountability for goals not related to psychological work.|
|Offers support and accountability regarding meals and eating regularly/sufficiently, but does not do meal planning or offer nutritional counseling (that is the scope of a registered dietitian).||Like a therapist, offers support and accountability regarding meals and eating regularly/sufficiently, but does not do meal planning or offer nutritional counseling.|
What would we do in Food & Body Image Coaching sessions?
Some examples of things that might be included in your coaching would be:
How much does Food & Body Image Coaching cost?
Our rate for coaching is $75 for a 45-minute session. Insurance typically does not cover or reimburse coaching, but some do so be sure to check with your insurance.