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FAQs

Services FAQs
Session FAQs
Fees FAQs

Services FAQs
Do you offer counseling / therapy in my area?

For therapy, clients must reside in Texas since all of our therapists are licensed in Texas only. We are mostly telehealth at this time, but do offer in-person appointments at our offices. Our Southlake office is convenient for people in the Colleyville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Hurst, North Richland Hills, and HEB areas. Our McKinney office is convenient for people in Frisco, Allen, Plano, and Prosper areas.

Do you offer dietitian nutritionist therapy in my area?

For dietitian nutritionist services related to clinical eating disorder or medical conditions, clients must reside in Texas since our Registered Dietitians are licensed in Texas only for medical nutrition therapy. Nutritional coaching is available to clients anywhere.

Do you offer anti-diet coaching in my area?

We offer coaching services to anyone residing in the U.S. or internationally.

What ages do you work with?

We specialize in treating adults and adolescents age 13+. Occasionally, we will accept clients who are younger if we feel he/she is a good fit for one of our therapists or dietitians.

What other issues do you treat besides eating disorders?

Eating disorders are always accompanied by other mental health challenges, so know that we don’t focus only on food or body image. Our relationship with food and our bodies doesn’t develop in a vacuum, but are highly impacted by many things. Other issues we commonly treat in therapy alongside disordered eating include:

anxiety and depression
trauma
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
substance (drug and alcohol) use
bipolar disorder
borderline personality disorder
self-harm
suicidal thoughts

Issues that are often treated alongside eating disorders in dietitian nutrition therapy include:

Sports nutrition for athletes
Malnutrition
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Reduced bone mineral density
Digestive problems
Constipation
Stomach pain and bloating
Blood sugar fluctuations
Autoimmune conditions
Type 1 and 2 diabetes
High cholesterol
High blood pressure

Session FAQs
Do you see clients in your office or online?

Both in-person and telehealth appointments are offered for therapy as well as dietitian nutritionist therapy. In-person appointments are in Southlake and McKinney and depend on availability.

How do online appointments work?

Live video sessions allow you to talk with your therapist, dietitian or coach in a virtual face-to-face setting (similar to Skype). We use a HIPAA-compliant platform to ensure confidentiality. The system will send you a unique link for each appointment ahead of time. At the time of our scheduled session, you will use the link to log into our system online or on the app. Your provider will initiate the virtual session and you’ll get started—it’s easy and 100% secure.

What is the difference between eating disorder therapy and coaching—which is right for me?

We respect that clinical eating disorders are complex and medically dangerous mental illnesses, and as such, coaching is meant to supplement treatment you’re already getting from a therapist or dietitian, not take the place of it. Also, counseling is the more appropriate option for anyone who is dealing with other serious mental health issues like depression or anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or unresolved trauma.

We typically require coaching clients to be working with a therapist or dietitian; however, coaching might be an appropriate stand-alone service for someone with subclinical disordered eating, body image issues, or who is further along in their recovery. If you are in need of a therapist and/or dietitian and reside in Texas, you can see one of our team members.

Click here to read more about the differences between counseling and coaching.

How long will I need counseling or coaching?

This varies depending on the issues you are struggling with and your goals. It also depends on how much work you are willing to put into the process in between sessions.

How do I schedule a session?

To schedule a therapy or dietitian nutrition session, you can book an appointment online, email us at info@foodfreedomtherapy.com, or call (720) 252-2908. You can book a free 15-min discovery call for coaching here.

Fees FAQs
Do you take insurance?

Our dietitians are private pay only, but can give you a superbill to submit to insurance for out-of-network benefits, if your plan offers that.

Most of our therapy providers are currently in network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield, United / UMR, Aetna, and Cigna plans. For insurance plans we are not paneled with, we can provide a superbill that you can submit for out-of-network reimbursement if you plan offers that.

If you have insurance that you would like to use, please call and verify that mental health benefits benefits are included on your plan and that we are in network with your plan.

Do I have benefits for mental health (CPT code 90837)?

If not, what are my out-of-network benefits?

Is there a limit on the number of visits I am allowed?

Do I have a deductible to meet before insurance pays?

Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance?

What is the reference number for this call?

What are your fees for therapy / counseling?

Below are the rates for our individual therapists. Please know that we do reserve some sliding scale spots for clients in need of discounted services, so please contact us about that if needed!

Cherie Miller, LPC
Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Session – $175 per 45-50 minute session
Therapy Sessions – $150 per 45-50 minute session

Charisse Johns, LPC
Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Session – $150 per 45-50 minute session
Therapy Sessions – $125 per 45-50 minute session

Lauren Courtney, LPC
Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Session – $150 per 45-50 minute session
Therapy Sessions – $125 per 45-50 minute session

Fran DeArman, LPC-Associate, LCDC
Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Session – $125 per 45-50 minute session
Therapy Sessions – $100 per 45-50 minute session

What are your fees for dietitian nutrition therapy?

Initial Assessment and Diagnostic Session – $150 per 45-50 minute session
Follow Up Dietitian Sessions – $125 per 45-50 minute session

What are your fees for eating disorder coaching?

The cost of each session is $65 and coaching is typically not reimbursed by insurance.