Individual Nutrition Counseling
We start with a foundation of healthy habits based on your needs and your life. Then together, we add on, building a sustainable path forward to reach your nutrition goals.
What You Can Expect
Simple, easy to digest nutrition education
Customized guidance and support towards building goals to achieve outcomes
Practical tips of how to shop for, stock, prep and cook foods that support your goals
Problem solving around difficult to navigate situations that have been barriers to success in the past
Between session support through secure chats
Support with recipes, and meal planners curated by Registered Dietitians
Who I work with
Diabetes (Type 2)
How To Verify Benefits: Questions For Your Insurance Provider
Ask about your plan's coverage for the following three
nutrition-related CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology)
97802 (Initial Assessment)
97803 (Follow-up Session)
99404 (Prevention & Wellness)
Note: In our discovery call, I can provide you with potential diagnosis codes to verify with these CPT codes. Some providers such as Medicare, and Medicare supplementals restrict their coverage for nutrition counseling to a limited number of diagnoses.
Important questions to ask:
Is tele-health provided by a dietitian a covered benefit at this time?
How many visits per calendar year are permitted?
Do you have a deductible to meet?
Is a co-payment required?
Is a physician referral required?
Is coverage limited to a specific medical diagnoses?
As an example, Medicare benefits for nutrition counseling are limited to those with a diagnosis of diabetes, or non-dialysis kidney disease ONLY. Weight loss is not a covered diagnosis.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you take note of the representative's name and call reference number.
Free 15 Minute Discovery Phone Call
No obligation, no commitment. This free 15 minute phone call is a chance to get to know each other and help me to understand how I can best support you. Let’s talk about why you are seeking counseling, and clarify your goals and expectations.
1 Hour Meeting $180
In our first session, we will discuss your eating habits, your health concerns, and identify barriers. We will talk about what you enjoy eating and how we can reinvent your favorites to support your goals.
Who shops? Who cooks? Where do you eat out? All these come into play when putting together a plan tailored to your life. At the end of each session, you will leave with a list of achievable goals to work on between visits.
30 Minutes $90
In our follow-up sessions, we will check in on your progress and continue to build sustainable habits. Planning meals not your strength? We will find workable ideas. Don’t cook? Let’s get you started. I have easy tips and strategies to get a meal on your table in 30 minutes or less.
If insurance benefits are unavailable consider my discounted self-pay packages.
Setting Up for Success: $320
This package includes 1 initial session plus 2 follow-up sessions. Advance purchase includes between session support to help you stay accountable and a 2 month subscription to Living Plate Rx Meal Planners.
Building On Your Foundation: $240
This package of 3 follow-up sessions is unlocked after an initial assessment with Ellen Petrosino. Advance purchase includes between session support to help you stay accountable, and a 2 month subscription to Living Plate Rx Meal Planners.
Support and Accountability: $200
This package includes 5 telehealth video check-in sessions (15 minutes). Each week we will celebrate successes, and identify new connections you have made. We also discuss challenges that arose and together we create targeted strategies to help you navigate these personal roadblocks in the future.
Sarah J., Age 36
Client Success Stories
Working with Ellen has made me feel in control of my autoimmune condition for the first time since diagnosis over 10 years ago. She gave me the tools that allowed me the freedom to figure out what is best for my body and how it is affected by my condition. With Ellen’s help I now have a healthy relationship with food and know how to use it for optimal energy and overall health! Read More+