…Believed learning about nutrition would “fix” the issue.
But you feel more confused than when you started. You may wonder if you even need nutrition counselling.
…Have done some (a lot?) of therapy around your eating, but something still feels off.
You don’t trust your hunger and fullness cues, can’t understand why you eat foods that cause you pain, and you find yourself eating even when you don’t want to. Part of you wants to stop punishing yourself with food. The other wonders if anything can ever compete with ice cream.
…Feel debilitated by your body image and uncomfortable in your body.
You’ve got a number of dreams on ice, all waiting for the day you can channel the effortless confidence of a Victoria’s Secret lingerie model.
...Suspect your current struggles with food have something to do with past adverse events, but aren’t sure how.
…struggle to connect with what your body is saying (what are fullness cues?)
You behave like an Intuitive Eater, but you can’t feel it on the inside. You constantly question your food decisions and feel exhausted by the daily am-I-hungry-do-I-want-it tape that plays in your mind.
…Still binge eat or eat emotionally more often than feels supportive. You find yourself going back to the kitchen several times a day to grab more food...even when you don’t want it. You can’t imagine enjoying a couple of cookies. In your house, open means empty.
...You judge yourself for eating despite intellectually knowing all foods can fit.
….Want to tell diet culture to screw off — if only you could stop hating your body.
where you were promised that when you got this “emotional eating problem” under control, you’d end up thin
No food policing.
No counting, weighing, or measuring.
No restrictive protocols.
“I struggled with disordered eating for as long as I can remember. Sarah was an incredible nutritionist who patiently supported me in breaking down years of control, rigid rules, and anxieties that I had towards eating. Sarah made me feel heard, understood, and validated throughout our entire time together. I finished seeing her a year ago and I still use the strategies she gave me on a daily basis as guidelines to continue to be free of the overwhelming burden of disordered eating.”
whether that means saying yes to the wood-fired pizza because it looks so good or no to the chocolate chip cookies because you’re not feeling it.
dinner out with friends, birthday parties, date nights, holiday festivities, afternoons at the beach, public swimming with your kids, and your own wedding day.
to the Enjoy It All membership content to support you on your journey to better mind-body health.
That’s 6 modules, multiple resources, and guest speakers.
Private nutrition therapy or coaching sessions with Sarah.
Hand-picked resources to support your recovery journey.
Apply by booking your complimentary, no-pressure call. A Zoom invite will land magically in your inbox, complete with questions for you to consider in advance of the call.
and address any questions or concerns you have about the service. If we mutually decide you’re a good fit, we'll book your sessions. You are also welcome (and encouraged) to take a few days to determine whether the service is right for you.
As part of the package, you’ll receive lifetime access to the Enjoy It All group membership content to refer to as you work toward a healthier relationship with food.
You’re also encouraged to consider what you’d like to leave the first session with. From there, I’ll come up with a tentative plan for our time together.
"I have been so fortunate to work with Sarah on several aspects of my eating and body image, including binging, emotional eating, and learning how to be compassionate with myself. She is one of the sweetest and most empathetic human beings you will ever meet!
instead she would gently help me peel away the layers to get to the root of what I was struggling with. I was AMAZED at how her process helped me with emotional eating! She isn’t going to tell you WHAT to eat, or that one food is “good” and one is “bad.” She helps you understand that eating should be a joyful experience! I enjoy food now, more than ever, but I no longer feel out of control around it. I highly recommend working with Sarah if you want to stop the restrict-binge merry-go round! She has truly changed my life for the better.”
After working for several years as an Intuitive Eating Counselor, I realized there were a lot of folks with a history of adverse events or trauma who were struggling to embody Intuitive Eating and really let go of dieting (I can relate!). And even those who didn’t identify with having a trauma history were still showing up with the food and body image symptoms of people who had.
(My Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor also shapes my work tremendously when it comes to looking at food stories and eating patterns)
“I reached out to Sarah when I was finally at the point of no longer wanting to diet.
Sarah has a way of making you feel safe along this lonely journey. She is intuitive, authentic, wise and the perfect partner in healing your relationship with food. It was the best choice I ever made. I was nervous I was always going to want to eat every dessert in front of me and it would never end. I trusted her and I am so glad I did. After 35 years of watching everything that went into my body I can finally say I found freedom. I eat what I want and stop when I do not feel like it anymore. I never thought I would get to this point. I believed something was wrong with me and that intuitive eating was only for other people. I can now say I have made peace with food and enjoy eating all foods.”
Nutrition therapists are professionals – typically Registered Dietitians or nutritionists – who fuse nutrition counseling with therapy models. Elyse Resch, RD, defines nutrition therapy as “a client-focused, process-oriented, and relationship-building” process. Unlike traditional nutrition counseling, which focuses on what to eat and what not to eat and may include structured meal plans, nutrition therapy aims to explore an individual’s thoughts and feelings about food and their relationship to it.
Nutrition therapy focuses exclusively on food, body, and movement.
Most people are ambivalent about starting this work, which makes so much sense. If you’ve hit diet bottom and/or want to try something different, you’re ready! You’re also welcome to discuss your hesitations during the call.
Tuesdays 12 pm - 7 pm, Wednesdays 9 am-6 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 7pm, and Fridays 9 am - 2 pm EST.
Most people I work with require at least 12 sessions to see results. On average, I work with most of my clients on a regular basis for 12-18 months.
I believe it's never too late (or too soon!) to recover from dieting or disordered eating. I've helped folks who've been struggling for less than a year and many who've been living with an eating disorder for 20+ years.
While the answer to this is complicated, in short: yes! That said, you will get what you put into the work. I'm happy to provide suggestions for how to make the most of our time together.
I often recommend that folks work with a therapist to get the most out of both therapy and nutrition therapy.
Consider that this work is a part of life, and not separate from it. You can spend as little or as much time on this work as you like. You will have a say in any experiential work that gets assigned to you.
The work is incredibly individualized. While there are common patterns and phases that all folks go through, everyone is different. This is not a set cookie-cutter program.
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Most general practitioners are not trained in eating disorders or somatic nutrition, so while you may learn some skills, most people I work with find they need more specific coaching around food, movement, and their body image.
It depends! I encourage you to discuss this on the call. I sometimes share clients with RDs when clinical work is required.
I encourage you to discuss this during the first call.
2 coaching/counselling sessions
Unlimited email support
Lifetime access to the group coaching content
4 coaching/counselling sessions per month
2 coaching/counselling sessions per month
Lifetime access to the group coaching content
Unlimited email support
Some Ontario health insurance providers cover Registered Holistic Nutritionists (under "Nutrition Counselling.") Some *may* include SunLife - Extended Benefits Policy, TD Canada - Flex Benefits, Green Shield Benefit Coverage, Great West Life, and more.