How can Simply You Nutrition help me?
I use my nutrition expertise as an Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and experience as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor to help you enjoy life and thrive by making peace with food and trusting your body. Here are some ways in which I can help you as well as topics on which I can provide support and guidance:
You mentioned you use an Intuitive Eating model and a Health at Every Size® approach in your practice. I read through your philosophy, but I'm not sure I'm ready for this approach to nutrition therapy. Can I still make an appointment?
Certainly you can! Most of my clients are in a stage where they no longer wish to obsess about food or feel trapped by food rules. Unfortunately, their practiced reliance on dieting and disordered eating can make it challenging to end the obsession and feelings of being trapped on their own. I want you to know there are guidelines informing my practice, and I'm here to partner with you on your journey to being Simply You: balanced and whole again.
How often will we meet, and how long will this process take?
Each client's needs is unique, so this is highly individual and depends on their specific needs. Individuals typically start by meeting with me weekly early on, and then we space out sessions to every other week or once monthly when they feel they're starting to hit their stride. There's a lot to this process, and you'll have to work hard to make peace with food and learn to trust your body—this takes time and introspection. This work is challenging at first, but once eating intuitively actually becomes the norm for you, you'll be able to care for yourself intuitively for life!
I'm really busy—how will I make time for this work?
Life moves pretty fast, and there's not a pause button that'll slow things down any time soon. It's been my experience that there isn't really ever going to be a "perfect" time when things are suddenly easier. The great thing about intuitive eating, though, is that it's not about being perfect (thank goodness!). It's about taking one step at a time, learning through lived experience, and making changes to help you get back to being Simply You. Many of my clients are busy professionals, full-time students, or caregivers with days that are just non-stop. When we work together, you'll learn how to make changes—and maintain them—all while living your fast-paced life.
Is your office building accessible?
Yes! The parking lot and building entry are accessible, and there are accessible restrooms on the first and sixth floor.
Do you take insurance?
Please note Simply You Nutrition, PLLC is a medical provider and only accepts Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, Cigna, HealthChoice, SoonerCare (Medicaid), and UnitedHealthcare insurance for nutrition therapy at this time. To ensure provider coverage, please check for Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza in your plan’s list of approved providers. To ensure insurance coverage and confirm details of your plan's coverage, please call your insurance company and utilize the guide below. My being an in-network provider with your insurance does not guarantee coverage by your specific plan.
If you're contracted with another insurance company, I'm more than happy to provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company with their claim form for potential reimbursement for our sessions. The superbill does not guarantee reimbursement.
How can I pay for your services if I'm not using insurance benefits?
If you're paying out-of-pocket, we can discuss rates via email--contact me here. I accept the following forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Cash, and Health Savings Account Cards. Payment plan options are available—please inquire!
What are your privacy practices?
Our sessions are held in utmost confidence. A release form will be used to obtain permission to speak to your physician or therapist. Here's a copy of my HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices:
What about cancellations?
Nutrition therapy is rewarding but hard work, and I promise to bring my best self to each session to support you—I simply ask that you commit to the appointment you make. Each step you take on your journey to feeling balanced and whole again means committing to yourself that you are worth it! I do require a 24-hour notice for all cancellations, and with this notice I'm able to schedule someone else in a cancelled slot. If I don't receive a 24-hour notice of your cancellation, I'm unable to fill your appointment time and you'll be charged a $50 fee for the cancellation. I appreciate your cooperation with this policy.
Why is it important to work with a registered dietitian (RD) - also known as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)?
I believe you deserve the most quality and professional nutrition care, and that can only be found with a registered dietitian/registered dietitian nutritionist. Registered dietitians/registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts. We have met the following criteria to earn our credentialing:
Why is it important to work with a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor?
Intuitive Eating is a model guided by principles—not a diet driven by rules and regulations. It is imperative that this process be upheld and regarded with respect and not diluted by diet culture. To ensure the integrity of the Intuitive Eating process, the originators of this approach created a standardized training and certification program for professionals. Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors are qualified to provide Intuitive Eating counseling, and we have met the following criteria to earn our certification:
Why is it important to work with an Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian?
Eating disorders are biopsychosocial disorders, meaning they have a biological, psychological, and sociocultural component. They're a mental and physical illness that can affect every organ system in the body. It's imperative in eating disorder treatment to have a multidisciplinary care team to ensure a full and safe recovery. The care team supports individuals in recovery by monitoring organ systems, mental health, nutrition rehabilitation, and more. Full recovery is possible, and a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorders is crucial to a full recovery.
Currently, I'm pursuing my Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) Certification and receive supervision from an iaedp-approved supervisor. When providing care to an individual in eating disorder recovery, I regularly communicate with the other members of the individual's care team (physicians, therapists, psychiatrists). I believe this communication fosters a relationship for the team members to work together and provide quality care to the individual in recovery.
What's the difference between nutrition therapy and nutrition coaching?
Simply You Nutrition makes the following distinctions between "therapy" services and "coaching" services:
Simply You Nutrition outlines the distinction between nutrition therapy and nutrition coaching to make the difference clear so you have informed consent. You're encouraged to find a local registered dietitian for nutrition therapy if you're out-of-state.