The noise and information we have around food and nutrition is endless and never turns ‘off’. We are bombarded with messages every day that are contradictory and utterly confusing. When we search for answers for a complex medical problem, we are often told that simple solutions around food exist. Yet, when we try these, we often do not feel any better. Or, we are just so overwhelmed by all the information that we do not know where to start.
Eating does not need to be stressful or confusing!
There are ways that food and nutrition can be supportive of your wellbeing and even help manage acute and chronic conditions. This is true for sports performance, pregnancy, digestive issues like chronic constipation, bloating, SIBO or IBD, as well as health concerns like polycystic ovarian syndrome or pre-diabetes.
Eating can be a more relaxed experience.
"I met with Kate because I was concerned about my rising cholesterol and glucose levels. She is amazing: easy to talk to, really listens to you, very smart and knowledgeable and speaks to you in a clear and understandable way so you can understand the nuisances of nutrition. She is also very kind and nonjudgemental. Kate advised me on changes I might make and after following her advice, I waited about 5 months and then got by cholesterol and blood sugar check again and my numbers significantly improved."
As a qualified nutrition professional with 10+ years of experience as a clinicial dietitian, I can support you in finding ways to eat that minimize any symptoms you may have as well as supports your overall wellbeing. I combine my clinical experience helping clients with digestive issues, pregnancy, sports performance, pre-diabetes and more with the current nutrition science and motivational techniques to help you understand how certain nutrition interventions may work, as well as how to create changes that are sustainable.
You are the expert, and I will partner with you to explore what's going on nutritionally as well as in other areas of life- sleep, stress, lifestyle, relationships, medical conditions, lived experience, socioeconomic background, and more.
By working together, it is possible you can feel better physically and emotionally.
"Kate was a great resource for me as I began my prenatal journey. Her expertise in athletes and pre/post-natal nutrition were exactly what I was looking for! I started with her before I was pregnant as I wanted to build good habits in anticipation of becoming pregnant. Through the beginning of my pregnancy, Kate offered me really good guidance on how to keep my eating balanced, which helped me feel healthy in the first trimester while also staying active. and confident I could keep my weight gain healthy throughout my pregnancy. She was always able to answer my questions, and helped me feel that I could tackle any nutritional hurdle that pregnancy brought. Now 4 months post partum I'm looking forward to working with Kate again to continue with healthy eating habits and goals of weight loss while managing life as a breastfeeding mom who is back at work full time."
Things we may work on:
Determine nutrition fact vs fiction
Eating enough for breastfeeding
Support all stages of pregnancy and postpartum
Manage nausea, vomiting, reflux during pregnancy
Find satisfaction with eating
Cue into your hunger, fullness & satiety
Understand role of carbs, protein, fiber and fat in your diet
Ensure adequate hydration
Pre/during/post workout nutrition
Reduce symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas and reflux
Understand food triggers for GI symptoms
Use interventions like the low-FODMAP diet, GI gentle diet, low histamine diet & more
How to use probiotics, laxatives & more if indicated for digestive issues
Meal prepping and food shopping
Reduce cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure
Maximize nutrition for recovery from sport, injury or surgery
When you work with me, you get me.
I will be engaged, hands-on and supportive during and in between sessions.
During our time together, I will:
See you for all you are.
Meet you were you're at.
Never over-promise and be real with you.
Cultivate an effective therapeutic relationship with you.
Use mindfulness for nervous system regulation.
Support you as you determine your own definition of health and of success.
Use the evidence available and my 10 + years of experience to provide sound recommendations.
Provide individualized care through using my ‘nutrition therapy toolkit’, which includes: nutrition education and science, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Intuitive Eating, Exposure and Response Prevention, parts work, strength-based coaching, books/readings, worksheets, and more*.
*Don’t worry if you don’t understand some terms, all will become clear if we work together.
Build a Foundation
We will meet initially for 60 minutes and get to know each other. (All appointments are virtual.) I will ask questions to understand your history and present experiences with food, eating, movement and body. I ask a lot of questions about sleep, stress, digestive issues, etc. A full assessment takes 1-3 sessions.
We will define your goals and you will leave with strategies to try. After our first meeting, you will get a shared google folder where all resources and takeaway work will be shared.
Experiment & Evolve
We will meet for follow up sessions based on what you're struggling with and the interventions needed. You will try things to help alleviate symptoms, to feel better physically or to maximize nutrition for a life condition like pregnancy or sport. We will evaluate what works and what doesn't. I will also provide referrals to other providers should a medical doctor, therapist or other type of assessment or testing be helpful.
My services include support between sessions, if appropriate and desired. Examples include cooking skill instruction and email/text support.
By now, you may feel more confident around food, symptoms may be less or your lab work or other medical tests may show improvement. We will continue to work together as long as you'd like, until goals are met. We will eventually meet less often and end our time together.
The entire process may take a few visits, a few weeks or a few months. For instance, digestive issues may resolve within a few visits while nutrition support during pregnancy may be helpful for a year or so. It just depends on where you're at and what you need.The goal is to terminate care with you meeting your goals.
"Kate has worked with me throughout my soccer season and has made a huge impact on my performance on the field. She has helped me with appropriate weight gain and to maintain a diet that is necessary for my level of training. She has a very professional, hands on approach, and is easy to connect with. She makes the need to focus on my diet less stressful through providing emotional support and showing me new recipes and ingredients to try!"
60 minute 1:1 session: $150/100€
60 minute family session: $180/125€
*I do offer one-time individual or family consults that are 90 minutes in length. Contact me to learn more.
Package of 4 sessions (to be used within 2 months): $530/370€
Costs include time for consultation with other providers you may be seeing, email and text support between sessions, any case consultation needed and actionable resources and tools.
I provide a sliding scale, and if finances are a concern, I encourage you to reach out to discuss this option.
I can see clients in Europe; Massachusetts, Florida and VT (USA) where I am licensed; and states in the US without practice exclusivity. Please contact me if you're in the US and unsure if your state allows you to see out-of-state dietitians.
I can provide a Superbill to clients in the US for health insurance reimbursement. If you are a US client, you are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate as dictated by the No Surprises Act. I do not take German or other European insurance at this time.
I base costs on cost of living, credit card processing fees, average cost of services in the geographic area of the client, my professional expertise and experience, and my business costs.