Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST?

A Holistic Nutritionist promotes health from a whole-person perspective. Using nutritional education as a primary tool, holistic nutrition professionals emphasize the building of health by approaching each person as a unique individual and looking "beyond the plate" to address the emotional, physical, and environmental aspects of health.  This requires honoring a clients innate wisdom by working in an empowering and cooperative manner to chart a course to optimal health.

WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST SERVICES?

Most health insurance companies have not yet included Holistic Nutrition Professionals for coverage on Nutrition Counseling. 

However, you may inquire to use HSA or FSA accounts for payments, but it is the responsibility of the client to check if it is a qualified expense. Often times it will qualify if requested by a physician.

I would also suggest that when you contact your insurance company, to please request that Holistic Nutrition Services be included on plans in the future. The more people that bring attention to this, the more they may realize there is a demand and respond accordingly. 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES KATIE VALLEY WELLNESS TAKE?

Debit, Credit, and FSA/HSA if applicable. Sessions can be purchased for 1, 3, or 6 month packages. Payment Plans are available.

HOW CAN I WORK WITH YOU? 

My practice is 100% virtual, which means I can facilitate sessions through a HIPPA compliant video platform. After booking a free session, and deciding to move forward together, you will receive client intake forms and assessments and have your 90-minute initial consultation scheduled. All forms and assessments must be returned at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, or it will be subject to rebooking 

WHAT DOES HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE (HAES®) MEAN? 

According to the Association for Size Diversity and Health, the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach is an alternative to the weight/size-based paradigm upon which much current public health policy is based. 

The Health At Every Size® principles are:

  • Accepting and respecting the diversity of body shapes and sizes

  • Recognizing that health and well-being are multi-dimensional and that they include physical, social, spiritual, occupational, emotional, and intellectual aspects

  • Promoting all aspects of health and well-being for people of all sizes

  • Promoting eating in a manner which balances individual nutritional needs, hunger, satiety, appetite, and pleasure

  • Promoting individually appropriate, enjoyable, life-enhancing physical activity, rather than exercise that is focused on a goal of weight loss

 

As a weight-inclusive practitioner, I am HAES informed, and center my work with clients around a health-focused vs. weight-focused approach to their goals. 

Learn More, Here

WHAT IS INTUITIVE EATING?

Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought" and is a weight-inclusive, evidence-based model of care. I will often refer to the 10 Intuitive Eating Principles and activities while working with clients on eating and body image issues. 

Learn more about the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating, Here. 

WILL YOU WORK WITH ME TO ADDRESS MY HEALTH CONCERNS AND SYMPTOMS?

Absolutely. With the help of thorough assessments and detailed recommendations, together we can de-code your symptoms, and look to healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes that can be made to improve them. ​If helped clients overcome digestive discomfort and bloat, low energy, and hormone imbalance, all without restrictive dieting practices. 

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

To learn more about my services and to book a free call to get started, visit the Nutrition Counseling Page.

To learn more about my 8-week Holistic Nourishment Group Program, please visit the Body Image Support Group Page.

To learn more about my philosophy and approach to working with my clients, visit the My Philosophy Page. 

To learn about a weight neutral approach to health and wellness, Health At Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and the importance of Body Image Support in any wellness plan visit the Resources tab at the top of the page.

Katie Valley Wellness LLC

Holistic Nutritionist in Ann Arbor and Online

734-436-1426

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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