Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian & a nutritionist?

  • Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) are required to earn a Bachelor’s degree with coursework approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics  (ACEND), complete 1200 hours supervised practice from an accredited program, pass a national exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and complete 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years.
  • The term “nutritionist” is not regulated in most states thus this could mean an individual does have education in nutrition and dietetics or it might not.  Some states do have a certification for nutritionist which can help identify if they do have a nutrition and dietetics background.

What conditions does Natalie support with?

  • Eating Disorders
    • Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder & Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders.
    • For individuals whom are in recovery, stepping down from a higher level of care, or seeking treatment for the first time.
    • At this level of care, it is exceptionally important to have additional team members on board to support with this journey, this commonly includes a therapist & medical provider.
  • Disordered Eating
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Mindful Eating
  • Relief from Chronic Dieting
  • Any individual seeking a non-diet approach to health and wellness

Natalie only provides virtual nutrition counseling? How are virtual services provided?

  • Natalie uses Zoom for Healthcare, this is a HIPAA compliant platform that provides a Business Associates Agreement that has been signed by both Zoom and Natalie Butler.  Natalie will provide you with an invitation link to join the session.

Does Natalie accept insurance?

  • Not at this time.  Natalie can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.  If you would like Natalie to provide you with a Superbill, you will want your physician to provide a referral with a diagnosis code (Natalie will provide the document for you to take to your physician). If Natalie does not have a referral with a diagnosis code she will use the code for dietary counseling and surveillance as default. Please discuss pricing/payments with Natalie as she does provide sliding scale for individuals who might not be able to afford full cost of services.

How frequently are sessions? And how many sessions will I need?

  • There is no required frequency of sessions or length of treatment. How frequently you meet with Natalie is dependent on your needs and the level of support Natalie believes you need. That being said, most commonly sessions are weekly or every other week. Typically if you are needing appointments more than once a week this might indicate you need additional support and may be better suited at a higher level of care.
  • The length of treatment is highly variable, depending on your goals, the level of support that you need, your openness to exploring your relationship with food and your body as well as what you feel is the most helpful to you and your life.