I want to set up an appointment, what should I do next?
If you feel like we are a good fit for you, go ahead and send an email to email@example.com Our friendly staff will help answer your questions about scheduling, setting up an appointment and provide you with all the necessary paperwork including the Welcome Packet and instructions on insurance and billing.
What if I don't live near Boston or Atlanta, can I still work with you?
Absolutely! Actually about 90% of our clients are at a distance so we have video sessions using a secure online platform. We are also able to do phone calls if that is appropriate and is more comfortable for you. If you are local to Boston, Robyn is happy to meet with you in person and if you are local to Atlanta, Cody is happy to meet with you in person. Since a small percentage of our clientele are local, we don't have a brick and mortar location - local client sessions are held in quiet coffee shops or if weather permits, we meet clients anywhere in parks or outdoor space throughout Boston and Atlanta. In the future if our local clientele grows, we look forward to expanding the practice with physical offices.
You talk about Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size...what if I'm not ready for that? Can I still meet with you?
100% we can still work together. In fact, most of our clients are in a place where they want to stop obsessing over food, the scale or their body but their history with food, dieting or an eating disorder leave them feeling stuck and not sure where to start. Even if want to lose weight, that's understandable. All these concerns are okay! We want you to know that intuitive eating and a weight inclusive approach inform our practice, but we are here to meet you where you're at and walk alongside you as you work through your own healing process.
How many sessions will I need to see you for?
That's a question we get frequently. This totally varies person to person depending on the purpose of our meeting, your goals, your readiness to change, the support systems you have in place, and many other factors. We are here to meet you where you're at and this is completely up to you. We can provide recommendations for frequency of appointments, but we want to encourage you to decide whether or not we are making progress toward your goals and if your needs are being met..
How do sessions go and what can I expect?
Initial consultations are 60 minutes long. You will have filled out the Welcome Packet before hand which makes our time as effective as possible. Although it takes a few sessions to get a thorough assessment and really get to know you, we lay a solid foundation for our work together in this first session. By the end, we'll create a "road map" together by determining your priorities and setting realistic small goals so you can begin taking steps toward your big goals.
Follow-up sessions typically occur on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, although we have clients see us less frequently depending on where they are in their journey. These can last 30, 45 or 60 minutes based on your needs. In each session we’ll delve more into understanding your physical health, your unique relationship to food, talk through what is and isn’t working, dialogue through tools and strategies and refine your goals. This journey is rarely linear and usually ebbs and flows. We will continually provide you with support + guidance on how to find physical healing and a peaceful relationship with food and your body.
Is pricing for sessions flexible?
While the pricing for sessions is not flexible, we are happy to talk one on one with you and discuss a payment plan based on your individual needs. We completely understand services are an investment of your time and resources! We are also happy to provide a superbill to you that you can submit to insurance for reimbursement.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, we do not take insurance. But, we are happy to provide a superbill to you that you can submit to insurance for reimbursement. It will depend on your insurance how much you will be reimbursed for services.
Can Robyn take the place of my doctor/health care provider? Does she prescribe medication or order labs?
While Robyn applies her nursing training and medical expertise to caring for each client, due to legalities in providing telehealth services and licensure limitations, she cannot prescribe medication nor directly order labs or other diagnostic testing. But, Robyn does collaborate often with client's physicians or health care providers to get appropriate labs ordered and make adjustments to medications based on the care you are receiving here at Real Life Women's Health and at your doctor's office.