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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.

The core of our work will be about how to build your confidence in making choices in your environments (home, work, travel, social) and how to turn whole foods into fast foods. We will develop strategies to plan your week, shop, stock your pantry, prep, and batch cook. All of this with the support of recipes, online journaling, and meal plans curated by Registered Dietitians.

How To Verify Benefits:

Questions For Your

Insurance Company

Who I work with

Adults/Teens 14+

Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes (Type 2)

Digestive Issues

Family Nutrition

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Mindful Eating

PCOS

Sports Nutrition

Hypothyroid

Vegan/Vegetarian

Weight Management

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. 

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Step

1

Free 15 Minute Discovery Phone Call
Let's Connect!

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.

Step

 

2

1 Hour Meeting  $180
Initial Assessment      

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. 

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Step

3

30 Minutes   $90
Follow-up Visits

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.  

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Packages

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.  

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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+

Nutrition counseling may be covered by your insurance provider. I accept most major insurance carriers in New Jersey.

Please contact me for more information.

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