Eating Disorder Nutrition Counseling for Adults

Compassionate, anti-diet, identity-affirming care that meets you where you are


You deserve a peaceful relationship with food and your body.

Maybe you’ve tried getting there on your own, but you just can’t break free from your eating disorder. Maybe you want to stop thinking about food and your body all the time, but you have no idea where to start.

You might even think recovery is impossible for you.

Our Raleigh dietitian nutritionists are trained to give you the support you need to recover from disordered eating behaviors and feel more confident about food.

We’re a group of anti-diet, Health at Every Size®-aligned dietitian nutritionists. We work with people from all walks of life who struggle with:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Orthorexia nervosa
  • Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)
  • Avoiding certain foods or food groups (like sugar or carbs)
  • Difficulty eating “normally” due to OCD, ADHD, ASD, etc.
  • Disordered eating
  • Experiencing guilt about eating
  • Feeling out of control around food
  • Obsessively counting calories or macros
  • Yo-yo dieting

Although having a diagnosis can be useful in guiding recovery, you don’t need a diagnosis to seek help. If you’re struggling with food and body, that’s reason enough to reach out.

How nutrition counseling works

Step 1:

Reach out and get matched with a dietitian

Fill out this appointment request form to tell us what you’re struggling with, where you’re located, what times you’re available, and if you’re looking for an in-person appointment in Raleigh, or virtual nutrition counseling.

Step 2:

Confirm your appointment, fill out the required paperwork, and verify your insurance benefits

Once you’ve filled out the appointment request form, we’ll reach out via email within 48 business hours with available appointment times, an introduction to our practice, and more about your dietitian. When you confirm an appointment time, we’ll schedule the initial appointment and send you forms to fill out prior to your session. 

Before your first session, you’ll reach out to your insurance company to confirm your in-network benefits (if you have Blue Cross Blue Shield) or out-of-network benefits (if you have Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, or another insurer). Most Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans cover nutrition counseling in full, but it’s always best to check. 

Step 3:

Have your initial nutrition counseling session

The nutrition counseling process looks pretty much the same whether you meet with your dietitian virtually or in person. During the initial session, your dietitian will introduce themselves, share more about our practice and office policies, and make sure to answer any questions you have. Then, they’ll ask you lots of questions to get a sense of who you are, what you’re struggling with, and what your goals are for nutrition counseling. By the end of your initial appointment, you and your dietitian will agree on some long-term goals and a plan for reaching them. (Of course, all of this is subject to change — and often does! — as you continue to work together.)

Step 4:

Continue meeting regularly with your dietitian

Because eating disorders are so complex, your dietitian will probably want to meet with you weekly (at minimum) to start. This way, you get the support you need to start the recovery process. In some cases, your dietitian might be OK with meeting less often. You’ll have a standing appointment time (for example, 4 PM on Thursdays), and each week you’ll take small steps towards your long-term goals. 

Nutrition counseling is a process, not a quick fix. You won’t get much out of just a couple sessions. Most clients work with us for at least four months, and many stay for over a year.

Fees and Insurance


85-minute intake: $215*


55-minute intake: $195*


55-minute follow-up: $140*

*This is a discounted rate only for clients paying out of pocket on the day of service. It is not the full rate billed to insurance plans.

Ruby Oak Nutrition dietitians are in-network providers with most Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans. Many plans cover nutrition counseling at little or no to you.

To verify whether your insurance benefits cover my services, call the phone number on the back of your insurance card and use the script provided here.

Our dietitians are considered out-of-network providers for Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, and other insurance plans. That means you’re responsible for payment at the time of service. Many clients are able to get some reimbursement from their insurance companies after submitting receipts (AKA superbills) for nutrition counseling.

Check out the FAQ page for more about billing and reimbursement.

Work with us

Virtual nutrition counseling

Available across several states in the US, via a HIPAA-compliant video platform. Our dietitians are licensed in North Carolina, Georgia, and Montana. We can see clients virtually in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont.

Raleigh, North Carolina nutrition counseling

Limited appointments are available at our Downtown Raleigh office, inside Current Wellness: 219 S. East Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601