Eating Disorder Outpatient Services

Congratulations on moving forward in your recovery! The Simplicity Nutrition Team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and Certified Nutritionist Specialists (CNS) partners with medically stable individuals and their families who are struggling with a variety of eating disorder behaviors and patterns. We offer services in our professional and welcoming outpatient office environment, as well as through telehealth. We work with adolescents and adults who have transitioned from a higher level of care (Residential, PHP, IOP), as well as anyone who is struggling with disordered food behaviors but has not been to a higher level of care. Our providers practice nutrition from an evidence-based platform, and counsel individuals to reduce behaviors while simultaneously providing the necessary education to transition into recovery and avoid relapse.

Our mission is to restore adequate nutrition, offer the education you need to understand why eating disorder behaviors occur and how to stop them, provide evidence based strategies for coping, support you in avoiding relapse and help you to realize that recovery is possible!

Who We Work With:

Our services are designed for children, adolescents, and adults who are ready for an outpatient environment and need the expert guidance of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Certified Nutrition Specialist to complete their mental and physical healthcare team. We work with Anorexia Nervosa, ARFID, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Diabulimia, Orthorexia Nervosa and OSFED.

Please note that in order to qualify for any of our Outpatient Levels, you must be medically stable.

What To Expect:

We offer individualized Outpatient Nutrition Services at different levels of care, based on our thorough assessment of your specific needs. All levels of care include weekly or bi-weekly Medical Nutrition Therapy appointments, personalized wellness plans and educational handouts, weekly meal planning and food goals, group classes and educational support for you and your family, coordination of care meetings with other providers on the team as well as family members, experiential nutrition in the form of in home therapeutic cooking lessons and educational grocery store tours, supplement plans, and specialized functional nutrition testing if appropriate.

If you do not have adequate home support or a comprehensive outpatient team (e.g. medical doctor, therapist, etc.), we may be able to offer guidance on how to obtain the services that best fit your needs. However, if you are experiencing acute physiological or psychological distress, please call 911.

If you meet our outpatient level of care qualifications, we would be honored to partner with you and your family member(s) to help restore your relationship with food, your body, and to help you find freedom and liberation in nourishing yourself!

We Require:
  • Regular psychotherapy appointments
  • Primary care physician check ups and medical monitoring
  • Weekly nutritional counseling
  • Weekly appointments with caretakers and family members responsible for your health and safety (when appropriate),
  • Management of medications and/or supplements (when appropriate).
To best help you and your family member(s), we have created a list of expectations for our clients and their family members to begin to build healthy and productive therapeutic relationships.
Client

➔ To commit to my recovery, I agree to attend all scheduled appointments with my Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

➔ To stay on track with my recovery, I agree to call or email to reschedule as soon as possible if I get sick or have another extenuating circumstance that prevents me from attending my appointment.

➔ To create a new pattern for change, I agree to schedule appointments ahead of time and to consistently prioritize meeting my Nutritionist for support each week.

➔ For my safety and to keep my treatment and recovery productive, I agree to approach appointments honestly and openly (reporting compliance with meals, reporting active behaviors, etc) and to share any sensations or behaviors that indicate my body is in danger (e.g heart palpitations, loss of consciousness, self-harm thoughts, tissue or fluid losses).

➔ For my own recovery and to gain greater freedom, I agree to put in an honest and focused effort to complete the goals we set during appointments and to create the new healthy patterns that my Nutritionist lays out for me.

➔ If my recovery is impeded by skipping appointments or not following through with critical nutrition guidelines, I agree that this will warrant a discussion with myself and/or family member(s) and my Nutritionist about increasing the structure of my treatment and possibly transitioning to a higher level of care.

Family Members

➔ I understand and agree to weekly or monthly appointments (based on the providers recommendation) with the RDN or CNS to support my family member’s recovery

➔ In addition to individual appointments with the RDN or CNS, I agree to attend the Guardian/Caregiver Classes or Group Series provided by Simplicity Nutrition to fully understand what my role is in the outpatient recovery process.

➔ To commit to my family member’s recovery, I agree to attend my own scheduled appointments, and will support my family member’s attendance to all scheduled appointments with their RDN or CNS.

➔ To stay on track with my family member’s recovery, I agree to call or email to reschedule as soon as possible if my family member or I get sick or have another extenuating circumstance that prevents myself or them from attending an appointment.

➔ To support new patterns for change, I agree to help schedule appointments for myself and my family members ahead of time and to consistently make accommodations to attend and help my family member attend nutrition meetings each week (or any other mutually agreed upon meeting schedule).

➔ For my family member’s safety and to keep their recovery moving forward, I agree to communicate as honestly and openly as I can and to share with the RDN or CNS any concerns, signs or behaviors that may put my family member in danger (e.g heart palpitations, loss of consciousness, self-harm expressions, tissue or fluid losses).

➔ For my family member’s recovery, I agree to put in an honest and focused effort to support them in completing the goals they set during appointments and to create the new healthy patterns that their Nutritionist lays out for them, as well as for me.

➔ If my family member’s recovery is impeded by skipping appointments or not following through with critical nutrition guidelines, I agree that this will warrant a family discussion with the Nutritionist about increasing the structure of their treatment and possibly transitioning to a higher level of care.