Are you exhausted from the endless search for ways to lose weight?

Do you find yourself constantly looking for the next fad diet, only to end up feeling guilt, shame, and frustration when you can’t stick to it?

1:1 Intuitive Eating and Disordered Eating Nutrition Counseling

It's time to break free from this harmful cycle and find lasting peace with food. 

As an Intuitive Eating Coach, I will guide you on the path to food freedom!

Join countless other women, just like you, who have embraced a new way of nourishing their bodies and minds and experiencing a life free from the shackles of chronic yo-yo dieting!

Chronic or yo-yo dieting

I help individuals struggling with:

ditch diet culture

Poor body image

Emotional Eating

Disordered eating behaviors (binge eating, restriction/dieting, and more)

ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)

Hormonal and Digestive Problems

Through 1:1 Nutrition Counseling, you’ll be able to:

Stop binge eating / emotional eating

Understand how to nourish your body in a balanced way

Feel at peace within your body

Create healthy habits that stick

Overcome sugar cravings

Stop thinking about food 24/7

Eat mindfully and intuitively

And so much more!

Why Work with Ellen?

A Holistic Approach

No two individuals are alike, and your journey to food freedom should be as unique as you are. You’ll receive personalized guidance from me based on your specific needs, preferences, and challenges. I will work with you to create a tailored plan that supports your overall well-being, breaking free from the one-size-fits-all diets that have failed you in the past.

My goal in working with clients is to provide the tools and support you need to move forward feeling healthy, confident, and vibrantly. The work that I do is not a quick fix or short-term solution. Instead, I will empower you to build a harmonious relationship with food you can carry for the rest of your life.

Unlike traditional dietitians or nutritionists, I understand that your relationship with food extends far beyond just what's on your plate. I focus on helping my clients nurture their physical, mental, and emotional well-being to help them achieve genuine, long-lasting transformations.

Individualized Support

Sustainable and Long-Term Results

How 1:1 Nutrition Counseling Works:

Verify your nutrition counseling benefits with BCBS IL.

Schedule a discovery call to make sure we are a good fit!

Ongoing support and follow-ups through 2x/month sessions with a 2-month minimum commitment.

Or choose self-pay.

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Ellen requires all clients to contact BCBS IL to verify their own insurance benefits for nutrition counseling - this protects you from getting stuck with surprise bills!

To get in contact with BCBS IL, call the 800 number on the back of your insurance card.

A few things to note:

Do you want to use your BCBS IL benefits for nutrition services?

insurance

Questions to Ask BCBS IL:

Woohoo! Let’s do it!

If the insurance company asks for a CPT code please provide them with the following codes: 97802 and 97803. If they say you do not have coverage using those codes, next ask them to check your coverage with the following CPT codes: 99401, 99402, 99403, and 99404. We can also bill for S9470 if it's covered on your policy.

If the representative asks for a diagnosis code (called an ICD 10 code) – tell them the visit is coded the ICD 10 code: Z71.3

If they don’t accept Z71.3 then provide them with Z72.4 and see if they will cover that diagnosis instead on your plan. 

If you are overweight, obese, have pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol you may want to see what your coverage is for these diagnoses as well. Please note - while Ellen fully believes that the BMI is BS, these diagnoses may help you get coverage.

We always code your visit using preventative coding (if applicable) to maximize the number of visits you receive from your insurance carrier. However, if you ONLY have a medical diagnosis (for example: IBS, and you are not overweight or have CVD risk factors) your insurance may impose a cost-share for your visit either in the form of a deductible, co-pay or co-insurance. 

Your carrier will let you know how many visits they are willing to cover. Depending on the carrier the number of visits vary from 0 to unlimited depending on medical need.

A cost-share is the amount you will need to pay as required by your particular insurance plan towards your services. A cost-share can be in the form of a deductible, co-pay or co-insurance. 

We will always bill under your insurance policy’s plan under your preventative benefits if your plan allows. With that being said, if you have preventative benefits there if often NO cost share for you associated with the visit. Once again, this is something YOU do want to ask prior to your visit. 

In the event you have a cost-share we will initially bill your insurance company directly. Once we receive the EOB describing your responsibility as the patient, we will bill the credit card on file for the amount noted under ‘patient responsibility.

For most insurance companies dietitians are considered a specialist. Therefore, your specialist co-pay is applicable and is payable at the time of service. This information is often apparent on the front of your actual insurance card. However, often because we bill your insurance with preventative counseling the co-pay is often not applicable.

We generally wait for the claim to be processed to determine whether or not you have a co-pay and then charge the credit card you have on file with us the co-pay amount. 

Package pricing for 1:1 Nutrition Counseling is currently $667 for 4 sessions, with 2 to 3 month payment plans available.

Out-of-Pocket

Want to pay out of pocket or request a superbill?

Superbill

To see if your insurance company will reimburse you for our work together, contact your insurance company by calling the 800 number on the back of your insurance card and ask them, “Do you cover out-of-network nutrition services?”

self pay

Ready to become an Intuitive Eater and heal from disordered eating?