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Nutrition Counseling

a woman in a cooking apron sings into a whisk while putting to use the information she learned in her nutrition counseling programAt New Directions Mental Health, we understand the important role that nutrition plays in overall well-being and mental health. That’s why we offer Nutrition Counseling as one of our services to help our patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

Nutrition counseling is a form of therapy where a registered dietitian or nutritionist works with patients to address specific nutrition-related health concerns, such as weight management, eating disorders, or chronic medical conditions. The goal of this service is to help individuals make informed choices about the food they eat and to develop healthy eating habits that align with their personal health and wellness goals.

Nutrition counseling can be an effective standalone treatment for individuals who are looking to improve their overall health and well-being, or it can work in conjunction with other forms of therapy, such as psychotherapy or medication management, to support the overall treatment plan for a patient’s mental health. At New Directions Mental Health, we believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, and our Nutrition Counseling services can help individuals achieve better health and balance in their lives. 

Wherever you are right now, we can help you find solutions to your health challenges with customized nutrition support.

Track 1: Ready for Change

You are ready for a basic change. You need the motivation to take the next step. You want a nutrition counselor to help and support you to:

  • Manage healthy weight loss
  • Lower your BMI
  • Control your Type 2 Diabetes
  • Help you meal plan for the week
  • Improve your vitamin deficiency
  • Build Gluten Free Diets
  • Improve sports performance through nutrition 

Track 2: Healing Your Health

You are ready for a new, fresh approach to improving your health. You have been to multiple healthcare providers, yet you are still suffering. You want a nutrition counselor to provide expertise in the areas of:

  • IBS with Diarrhea or Constipation
  • GERD
  • Celiac Disease
  • General GI difficulties
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • An autoimmune disorder
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hypothyroidism/Hormonal difficulties 

Eating Disorder Recovery

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means that the damage doesn’t control our lives. 

Fitness Performance

Fitness and sports nutrition support to help you fuel your body and achieve your goals.

Food for Your Mood

Did you know your nutrition affects your mood? Our nutrition experts can help you get the most out of your diet with food that supports your mood.

GI Health

Gut health is foundational to your physical and mental well-being. Our nutrition experts can help you improve your gastrointestinal health and treat common GI diseases and disorders.

Hormone Balance

Hormone imbalances can affect many aspects of your physical and mental health. Our nutrition experts can help.

Immune System

Build a strong, healthy immune system with good nutrition and the help of our compassionate care team.

Weight Management

Support is essential to managing your weight. Learn how our nutrition experts can help you meet your weight management and health goals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

During the initial consultation, the nutritional counselor will ask questions about your health history, lifestyle, and dietary habits. They may also recommend a physical exam or laboratory tests to assess your overall health status. This information is used to develop an individualized nutrition plan tailored to meet your needs.

The frequency of sessions depends on the particular needs of the individual. Many people choose to have regular follow-up visits every 2-4 weeks in order to track progress and adjust goals as needed. However, some individuals may need more frequent visits depending on their personal situation and goals.

Generally speaking, a referral is not required to see a nutritional counselor. However, it is always recommended that you check with your doctor or healthcare provider before beginning any type of nutrition counseling program.

Nutritional counseling costs vary depending on the services provided and the practitioner’s fee structure. Some general health insurance plans may cover some or all of the cost of nutrition counseling services.