In-Person & Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment for Adults

Compassionate, anti-diet nutrition counseling that meets you where you are. Available in our Raleigh and Durham offices, and virtually in several states.

Virtual Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders
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Online Nutrition Counseling for Eating Issues

You deserve a peaceful relationship with food and your body as an adult.

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.

Nutrition Expertise for Adult Eating Disorders Virtual Session

Our North Carolina 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 virtual eating disorder counseling works

Step 1:

Request an appointment with one of our dietitians

Fill out our appointment request form with some information about yourself and what you need help with. You’ll indicate whether you want a virtual appointment, or an appointment in our Raleigh office. We’ll send an email with more information and a booking link within 48 hours. We’ll also give you a call, since we know some people prefer scheduling over the phone.

Step 2:

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

Once you’ve booked an appointment, we’ll 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 Aetna health insurance) or out-of-network benefits (if you have Cigna, United Healthcare, or another insurer). 

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.

Digital Nutrition Support for Eating Disorder Recovery

Fees and Insurance for Virtual Eating Disorder Treatment

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85-minute intake: $215*

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55-minute intake: $195*

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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 and Aetna insurance plans. Many plans cover nutrition counseling at little or no to you.

To verify whether your insurance benefits cover our 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, 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 for in-person or virtual eating disorder treatment

Virtual nutrition counseling

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

In-person nutrition counseling in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina

Appointments are available at our two North Carolina offices:
Downtown Raleigh Office: 219 S. East Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Downtown Durham Office: 3001 Academy Rd, Ste 130, Durham, NC, 27707