Programs for weight management are developed by undergoing an in-depth nutrition assessment and history. We believe that the history can determine how the initial weight gain began. Common causes of weight gain are often chronic dieting, emotional eating or chaotic eating. Once the cause is determined, a new lifestyle plan can be developed in order to promote a permanent weight loss. Dieting and diet mentality is usually counterproductive, since it promotes feelings of deprivation which eventually result in rebound eating. Private or group therapy using non-diet methods is available.
Eating disorders counseling focuses on the nutritional and physical aspects of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Barbara Cox works with a team of professionals which may include a physician, therapist, psychiatrist, and family. Nutrition therapy for eating disorders is provided in either private or group therapy. A non diet approach which promotes eating intuitively is used in the recovery of eating disorders. Eating disorders involve serious psychological and physical disturbances that can have life threatening consequences. Eating disorders always require professional help. Nutrition therapy required depends on the type of eating disorder present. There are four different types of eating disorders.
Since there tends to be a lot of fear involved with eating disorders, the pace of progress may be slow at first and will require communication with other members of the professional team.
Many people are realizing that adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent illness and increase the quality of life. We teach the non-diet approach where recognizing body cues such as hunger and fullness while enjoying flavors of favorite foods is promoted. Clients are encouraged to set realistic weight loss goals that are within their reach, rather than setting the goals so high that they may set them up for failure. There is no failure associated with the non-diet approach; only steady progress! Clients find a good balance with enjoying food while maintaining good health.
Medical nutrition therapy counseling is helpful in the treatment of many diseases and illness. These may include special nutrition plans and counseling for:
Pediatric Nutrition is another area that Barbara Cox specializes in. She has been involved in early childhood intervention programs in both California and Nevada. Some of the pediatric problems which need nutrition intervention may include:
After receiving your phone call we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
We typically recommend completing the nutrition assessment and evaluation process which may take 1 to 3 visits to complete. After goals are set and a plan is made, the frequency of follow up visits is discussed and tailored to your needs and schedule. We are available between 9 am and 6 pm Monday through Thursday. Session length is 50 minutes.
To help defray the cost of nutritional counseling, we are a preferred provider for many major insurance companies, and we are happy to provide the billing services for each session. We can also serve as an “out of network” provider if we are not on the provider list for your insurance. Many insurance companies will still cover 50-75% of the cost for out of network providers. The cost of the session may be due at the time of service, depending on the insurance company. Just ask!
To get started, all you need to do is call us at (775) 329-0505. We look forward to talking with you!
Initial Nutrition assessment and evaluation $200 (comprehensive 1 1/2 hour appointment) *
Follow up Nutrition visit $150 (1 hour appointment) *
* Your appointment is reserved just for you. Reservations require a credit card or payment be provided when booking an appointment. Cancellations are accepted without charge 24 hours or more before appointment time. Late cancellations or no shows will be charged for the entire amount of appointment.
We are providers for many different insurance companies. Coverage varies, depending on the benefit plan you have.
Currently, we are providers for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Hometown Health Plan, Prominence and Aetna. Other insurance companies may cover a portion of our fees as non participating providers. Please call to check on your individual benefit plan if you are not sure if nutrition therapy is covered.