FREE E-Guide: 10 Things Every Vegan Needs to Know About Nutrition


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frequently asked questions

things you may be wondering…

Whether you’re new to nutrition counseling, veganism, or just new to us, we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions below to make the process easier.

If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Where and how often do we meet?

All sessions are online via a secure telehealth program.

How often we meet depends on what level of support you need. We see the majority of our clients once a week at first, and then spread sessions out to every other week.

How Long Will We Work Together?

Each counseling relationship is highly individualized. While some clients may need just a handful of sessions to discuss nutrition, most of our clients who are working on their relationship with food see us for several months to several years.

We typically start out seeing clients weekly then decrease frequency as needed. We approach counseling as a collaborative process and will check in with you regularly about the level of support that you need on your food and body healing journey.

what does nutrition counseling entail?

We provide highly individualized nutrition counseling, meaning your sessions are tailored to you. We do not have a one-size-fits-all program. 

Some strategies we use are motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, parts work, somatic therapy, and more.

The initial session will consist of a review of your health, eating, exercise, and body image history. We’ll discuss where you currently are, where you want to be, and what you consider to be your top priorities or goals.

Follow-up sessions allow us to dig deeper into underlying factors and core issues, discuss barriers and challenges, and devise a plan together that feels realistic, manageable, and attainable for you. Along the way we will be assessing, monitoring, and evaluating how you’re doing and adjusting as needed.

How much do sessions cost?

Initial sessions are 60 minutes and cost $200.
Follow-up sessions are 45 minutes and cost $145.

Do you accept health insurance?

We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and out-of-network with all other insurances.

If you self-pay, we can provide you a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement.

We recommend calling your insurance and asking what they cover for nutrition services.

How does payment work?

We highly recommend calling your insurance company before our first session to verify coverage for nutrition services.

For co-pays and self-pay sessions, you can pay with a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover and Diners Club) through our secure online platform.

While we have the ability to take HSA cards, that doesn’t always mean your HSA card issuer will approve the charge. We recommend calling your HSA card issuer and asking if they cover nutrition services.

I want to eat more plant-based for health reasons. Can you help me?

Absolutely! We can help you learn ways to incorporate more plant foods into your day in delicious, easy ways without dieting or food rules.

Can I work with you even if I don’t like my body and want to lose weight?

Of course! Our approach is inclusive of everyone and we can work through your body and weight concerns together. We will talk through your experiences and feelings and create a plan to help you feel your best.

We do ask that you consent to the weight-neutral approach and understand that we do not provide weight loss services. 

If you are looking for a dietitian to put you on a weight-loss plan, that is not us. However, if you want to explore how you feel in/about your body and why you want to lose weight, and work on creating a more peaceful relationship with food, exercise, and your body, we can help you with that!

I want to transition to a vegan lifestyle but I am in recovery from an eating disorder. Is this OK?

This is a very nuanced situation. It’s important to work with your care team to ensure your mental health is always the top priority. We can help you determine if this is a smart choice for you right now and if it is, we can develop strategies that come from a place of care and compassion rather than restriction.

What are the residency requirements for virtual sessions?

Due to state licensure laws, you need to live in one of these states in order for us to be able to work with you via telehealth:
-New Hampshire
-New York
-West Virginia

What is Health At Every Size®?

HAES® is a weight-inclusive approach to health and social justice framework trademarked by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). HAES does not mean that everyone at every size is healthy, but rather that everyone, no matter their size, has the right to pursue health in ways that are meaningful to them. The five principles of HAES are: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being and life-enhancing movement.

What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive Eating is an anti-diet framework that has been used in more than 200 published research studies. It promotes sustainable healthy habits and prioritizes internal cues rather than body weight and external factors. The 10 principles of intuitive eating are: ditch the diet mentality, honor your hunger, make peace with food, challenge the food police, discover the satisfaction factor, feel your fullness, cope with your emotions with kindness, respect your body, movement – feel the difference, and honor your health – gentle nutrition.

Can I work with you if I don't have body image concerns?

Yes! Many of our vegan or vegan-curious clients are looking for help covering their nutrient needs and may not need help with body image.

Do you work with people with eating disorders?

We take folks with eating disorders on a case-by-case basis. We require that clients with active eating disorders have a care team including a physician and therapist at a minimum.

We can determine during the initial session if we’re a good fit.

Do I need to be vegetarian or vegan to work with you?

Absolutely not! We work with all kinds of clients and will never pressure you to go vegetarian or vegan.

Do you work with kids?

Valentina works with kids on a case-by-case basis. She has experience with pediatric diabetes, selective eating, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intuitive Eating, Division of Responsibility, Baby Led Weaning, age-appropriate feeding recommendations and more. Apply here and we can determine if we’re a good fit.

Do you work with people who are pregnant?

Yes! We can offer you information, guidance, and support as you navigate pregnancy nutrition and body image. 


The Anti-Diet Vegan Nutrition Online Course is loaded with information and is a self-paced way to learn about vegan nutrition through an intuitive eating lens! 

We also run virtual support groups throughout the year. To be notified of the latest group offerings, sign up for our email list.

What our clients are saying...

Working with Taylor was an amazing investment in myself.
I struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food and body for about 15 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and helped me work through my issues. I learned so much about myself in the process. Taylor provided ongoing guidance and encouragement and made the transition to intuitive eating less overwhelming and more manageable. Taylor’s warmth and kindness immediately made me feel comfortable opening up to her.
- Kristy
Taylor was a godsend for me.
I was overwhelmed with the amount of information out there on health and how to eat. I was so over diets and sick of obsessing around food. I was looking for guidance on Intuitive Eating when I found Taylor. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and an amazingly supportive coach. I enjoy food without guilt and I’m on the path to loving my body.
- Katie
Working with Taylor is like stepping into the total non-judgment zone.
I felt comfortable actually trying out different eating strategies and foods to help address some of my chronic health issues without having to worry that I would just be told to “eat healthier” or exercise harder when I’m not feeling my best. With her help, I’m gaining confidence in listening to my body cues around hunger and fullness and letting go of the guilt around food.
- Lauren
Working with Jessica has given me so much more freedom in my life.
I am a person in a bigger body with anorexia and orthorexia who is also vegan. Jessica provided me the space to heal with a weight-neutral approach, expertise in veganism, specific recommendations for peer support, and useful literature, all while maintaining a funny and open disposition. The best part about Jessica is that she is a good listener that helps me believe that I can trust my body’s wisdom. This is the first experience I have had tackling this lifelong issue with ED where I didn't feel shamed, but instead felt supported and nurtured.
- Erin
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