Focused Care includes:
Many of these areas of care are tightly intertwined within each other. Thus, the focus of my practice is to promote and educate on how we find the right nutrition for our bodies that can encompass overall improvement in the way we feel in our every day lives. Disordered eating is emotionally and physically exhausting. My roll is to help support you in your recovery walk, so that you may find your way back to a balanced relationship with food.
Initial consult and Evaluation: Individuals join me for a thorough assessment, background, and dietary intake. We discuss your relationship with food, and discuss what you are hoping to get from our time together. I will focus my time on you, the individual, to identify and prioritize the steps to take in order to assist you in meeting your nutrition goals , and follow up with an appropriate plan of care.
Nutrition Counseling and ongoing appointments: Ongoing follow-up sessions with me will include review of goals, identifying areas for change, and providing continuing support, and education using a variety of behavioral therapy practices that make the most sense for your needs. My approach is to be compassionate and encouraging, as well as firm with accountability, in order to motivate, and provide opportunities to develop strategies that focus on your personal needs. Ongoing monitoring of your progress, physically and emotionally, will prompt any recommendations or other interventions as needed.
Part of a role of being a Registered Dietitian is to assist others in separating fact from fiction. There are ever changing nutrition guidelines and it is exhausting trying to keep up with them all. I am here to help you sort out what is legitimate and what may work for you.
I will encourage each client to follow-up in the number of counseling sessions that will be appropriate for our work together and the journey you are taking.
Steps to take:
Abby Olson RD, LD