Nutrition Counseling and Coaching

Christy Harrison, Intuitive Eating Coach

If you're ready to get off the diet roller-coaster, stop obsessing about food, learn intuitive eating, and pursue authentic wellness, you're in the right place!

I offer nutrition counseling and coaching to help you get into a healthy relationship with food and your body—so you have the energy and mental space to focus on all the other important relationships in your life. 

As a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified intuitive eating counselor, I'll help you reclaim your ability to honor your body's individual needs, including hunger, fullness, satisfaction, and pleasure. I also incorporate my extensive training in eating disorders, Health at Every Size, meditation, and yoga to help you stop dieting and find a balanced approach to food and movement. 

 

Working with Me

In each one-on-one session, I'll help you explore your relationship with food in depth. We'll work together to deconstruct unhelpful beliefs about food, gradually replacing them with internal awareness and gentle nutrition guidance to help you feel your best. 

There are two ways to work with me:

  • Virtual Coaching: I offer coaching via phone and video platforms for clients who are pursuing intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, and recovery from dieting or subclinical disordered eating. Virtual coaching is not appropriate for people struggling with active eating disorders (i.e. those who are engaging in behaviors such as purging, food restriction, bingeing, etc. once a week or more; please see the National Eating Disorders Association for referrals instead). Phone and video coaching sessions do not qualify for insurance reimbursement.
  • In-Person Nutrition Counseling: At my Brooklyn office, I offer nutrition counseling for clients pursuing intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery, and Health at Every Size. In-person sessions are eligible for insurance reimbursement; I am in-network with Aetna insurance, and upon request can provide receipts for out-of-network reimbursement for other insurance plans (if your plan includes out-of-network benefits).   

 

MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY

In a society full of conflicting nutrition information, where media images depict unrealistic standards of beauty and diet products are marketed incessantly, it's no wonder so many people struggle with their eating and obsess over their weight. 

My mission is to help you tune out all the noise and tune in to your body's intuitive wisdom about hunger, fullness, movement, and rest. I use a Health at Every Size approach to help you make peace with food—which means I'll never put you on a diet or encourage weight loss, whatever your size. Instead, I'll help you achieve authentic health by focusing on your body's needs rather than on its looks.

I welcome clients of all ages, sizes, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A Session

In your initial session (about 75 minutes), we'll discuss your eating history, current relationship with food, and goals for our work together. I'll assess your needs and collaborate with you on an initial plan to help you meet your goals. You'll leave with the resources to start putting positive changes into practice right away. 

In follow-up sessions (45 minutes), I'll help you assess what's working, troubleshoot what's not, and refine your goals and plan. We'll explore your relationship with food in more depth, and I'll provide continuing guidance to help you learn intuitive eating, make peace with food, and improve your body image.