Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy
An anti-diet, weight inclusive, recovery focused nutrition practice committed to your freedom from disordered eating.
Services & Fees
We will meet with you one on one or with your family. In this session, we will take a detailed history, assess your nutritional status, body image, and explore your relationship with food. From there, we will collaborate with you to come up with an individualized road map to help you find freedom with food and feel more at home in your body.
Please note, to respect and honor clients on the waiting list and the provider's time, we have and uphold a 48 business hour cancellation policy. If the appointment is cancelled in less than 48 hours, the full fee will be charged.
50 minute session at $150 (plan to run over up to 10 minutes)
Standard 50 minute session at $150
Brief 25 minute session at 75$
We take check, cash, and most major credit cards. We do not work with insurance; however, we can provide you with a documentation of treatment (including necessary codes) to submit your own claim to insurance.
Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Many times those struggling with disordered eating have food aversions, food fears and food rituals. The most effective way to break through many of these behaviors is through food experientials. It is here that we will work with our clients to decode the hidden meaning of behaviors and take back the power from food. Experientials include specific food challenges, restaurant challenges, food play, grocery store tours, cooking experiential, gentle eating, and therapeutic meals.
STANDARD FOOD EXPERIENTIAL:
1 hour at $150
EXPANDED FOOD EXPERIENTIAL:
2 hours at $300
As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and iaedp™ supervisor, Alice provides supervision to dietitians and professionals who long to grow in this rewarding field and wish to obtain their certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist.
50 minute session at $150
Alice has a passion to share truth and present on topics such as eating disorders, food experientials, body image, and the non-diet mentality. She presents regularly on both the local and national level. She will provide a detailed thoroughly researched power presentation that is bound to leave you more knowledgeable and refreshed. Fees are variable and depend on the presentation at hand.
Joining forces with multiple professionals is a powerful tool and can provide the necessary comprehensive care to create positive change. Alice provides a free initial consultation to discuss your center’s needs. From there she will create a contract outlining her role to add the nutritional component to your center. Charges are variable depending on the services rendered.
Joyful Nutrition is a private practice passionate about and committed to empowering clients towards a healthy relationship with food. True freedom is eating what you want when you want without fear and guilt. The good news is this freedom is possible. The dietitians at Joyful Nutrition help individuals connect to their internal wisdom and develop their ‘sense of self’ with food. Just as we each have our own unique fingerprint, we have our own taste preferences, nutritional needs and body cues. As we embrace the way we were made and explore our needs, we ultimately find peace with food and respect for our bodies. And as this peace and respect replaces fear and guilt, our true (best) self emerges. Our dietitians are passionate about walking with clients on this treacherous but highly rewarding path. We also practice from a weight inclusive paradigm, encompassing Health at Every Size® principles and Intuitive Eating.
Nutrition & The Recovery Process: The Dietitian's Role
We know eating disorders are not really about the food. They are about the underlying wounds one self-protects from by focusing on food and weight. Food is a symptom, not the issue. However, one cannot leave a symptom untreated and unaddressed. This would be like waiting out the flu without treating the fever and congestion. It is impossible to recover without healing food behaviors and your relationship with food. True recovery can’t happen without food recovery.
Food recovery is eating what you want without fear and guilt. It is when food is an inanimate object that nourishes and fuels your body and happens to taste good too.
The good news is this recovery is possible.
So how do we get there? The role of the dietitian is to meet you where you are at, come alongside and empower you to freedom with food one step at a time.
First this means learning/embracing the truth about food, what your body needs, and what happens when you don’t get it. Many individuals struggling with disordered eating know a lot about what it is in food, but the eating disorder has distorted its true purpose and place in life. The dietitian will help you navigate through the journey of nourishing your body with consistency and kindness, and thus shifting nutrition to a grounded place in your life.
After you have learned the truth about food, the next step is putting it into practice. Food recovery becomes ‘real and experienced’ with this step. This is done through grocery store tours, food challenges, and cooking experientials. At this point the dietitian can help you face food fears so that eating without guilt can become a natural and easy part of your life.
Learning the facts about nutrition and putting those facts into everyday real life practice empowers you to let go of the imprisoning food behaviors and find true freedom with food.
Then eating can truly become joyful nutrition.
what others are saying...
I am grateful for her passion, knowledgable, and genuine compassion for her clients.
I have known and worked with Alice Baker, MSRD, CEDRD-S, LDN, LMHC, for the past ten years. Alice is an expert in the field of eating disorders and is a true joy to work with. I am grateful for her passion, knowledgeable, and genuine compassion for her clients. Alice and I consult on a regular basis as we help our clients find their path to wellbeing and recovery. My clients trend to describe Alice as kind, positively challenging and a catalyst to their recovery. This community is fortunate to have her!
Celine Passeri, Psy.D. CEDS-S
Her wisdom and passion in the field of eating disorders is truly unmatched.
As a Registered Dietitian working towards my CEDRD, meeting with Alice for supervision has been invaluable. Her wisdom and passion in the field of eating disorders is truly unmatched. I have learned so much from working with her and know I am able to provide better care for my clients because of her supervision. Alice’s support, encouragement, compassion and knowledge have shaped me as a provider, and it is an absolute joy working with and learning from her. If you are a Dietitian interested in working with clients struggling with eating disorders, I would highly recommend Alice as a CEDRD supervisor.
Kelsey Pukala RD LDN