Courtney Perrin Bellino MS, RD, LDN
What to expect from nutrition counseling:
I understand that, in our culture, even basic nutrition knowledge can be extremely confusing and exhausting. With daily diet trends, and your co-worker giving nutrition advice, while a magazine suggests something totally different – where do you turn? To the experts of course.
I offer evidence-based nutritional counseling for those with a history of chronic dieting, feeding or eating concerns, disordered eating behaviors, and eating disorders.
My focus is on the whole you, which includes both your physical and mental health. We utilize therapeutic frameworks including Health At Every Size (HAES), Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) throughout nutritional counseling sessions. I incorporate intuitive eating tools to help expose your inner wisdom via a non-diet approach. I also use the Recovery Record APP for those who desire accountability between session.
I actively coordinate care with other practitioners, including primary care physicians, pediatricians, naturopaths, therapists, psychiatrists, and more, as a multidisciplinary team approach to provide optimal healthcare.
What is an eating disorder?
You may be asking: “well, what is an eating disorder?” Eating disorders are collectively categorized as a mental illness, also having significant impact on one’s physical health. There are many types of eating disorders and each one has specific clinical diagnostic criteria. An eating disorder is a very serious illness because of the potential for negative repercussions to physical and mental health. However, they are treatable with a multidisciplinary team. The National Eating Disorder Association provides an extensive amount of information regarding definitions, risk factors, myths, health consequences and more about eating disorders.
What we specialize in:
- History of chronic dieting
- Anorexia nervosa (AN)
- Bulimia nervosa (BN)
- Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
- Compulsive Eating and Night Eating Syndrome
- Compulsive Over-Exercising and Female Athlete Triad
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Options for meeting with us:
Both the initial consult and follow-up appointments are one-hour long except in our programs that are tailored to your needs. Our first session will include a complete medical nutrition therapy assessment, including a discussion to identify your needs.
Individual Sessions – In Office
You may choose to meet with us for one or more select nutrition counseling sessions in our offices at the Beane Farm in Newington, NH
Individual Sessions – Virtual
We use a HIPAA compliant platform for our virtual video sessions, which are eligible for telehealth insurance coverage. Check with your insurance company for confirmation of coverage of telehealth virtual video sessions.
We accept the following insurances:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Health Plans, Inc.
- Maine Community Health Partners
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
As the client, you are responsible for payments for which your insurance company denies payment. We encourage you to call insurance company to verify coverage prior to your appointment time.
Self Pay or Health Savings Accounts
We offer a 10-percent discount on the pre-purchase of 3 or more visits for our clients who choose to self-pay. Cash, checks and flexible spending accounts and most credit cards are accepted for copayments or for self-pay options.
Please contact the office for pricing information if you are interested in self-pay. Payment is due at the time of service.
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Better Gut Better Health has a 48-hour cancellation policy. This allows us time to schedule those individuals on our waiting list. Clients who cancel their nutrition counseling appointment in less than 48 hours are required to pay a $100 fee. Insurance does not cover this fee. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to meet the needs of our clients.