How to Make an Appointment
A Treatment Team Approach
Reedy River Counseling Associates believe that eating disorders are best treated from a holistic approach. Our clinicians utilize best practice treatment models which include a multidisciplinary approach to recovery. These experts work closely with medical and clinical professionals in other disciplines that include but are not limited to physicians, therapists, psychiatrists, dietitians, family therapists, and treatment centers. This approach ensures the safety and well being of our clients, and is also necessary when treating issues as complex as an eating disorder.
Please know that appropriate referrals may be recommended at your assessment or throughout your services at Reedy River Counseling Associates. At times we may need a medical doctor to clear a client for treatment in the outpatient setting and aid in providing necessary lab work. We are equipped to aid in these referrals and the steps to ensure you receive the complete care that you need.
A Health At Every Size (HAES) Approach
The Health At Every Size® Principles are:
Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.
Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.
Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.
At Reedy River Counseling Associates, the first appointment consists of a 90 minute therapy and/or nutrition assessment. In order to receive our services, we require you to sign our Patient Bill of Rights, Consent for Treatment, Office Policies and Agreements, and our Payment Consent Form. You are welcome to request and print out these forms, and give them to your provider upon entry or fill them out at your first appointment. Please note that choosing to fill paperwork out at your first appointment will detract time from your 90 minute session.
If you are suffering from an eating or feeding disorder, we will ask for a consent to speak to your primary care physician/family doctor upon admission. In certain cases, we may require you to get a preliminary set of lab work immediately, as eating disorders come with many medical complications and can be life threatening. Your provider will let you know their clinical recommendation as far as frequency of therapy needed and if your level of disordered eating can be managed at the outpatient level of care. This is not definitive and may be subject to change at a later appointment date.
Our office is located at 1 Chick Springs Road at the Chick Hampton Building off of Wade Hampton Boulevard. We are suite #103 which is located on the backside of the building on the bottom floor.
Sessions are typically scheduled for 50 minute increments. At your initial assessment your provider will discuss with you what frequency of services would be appropriate and helpful. This can range from weekly to monthly, on average.
Initial therapy assessment: $150
Individual therapy: $110
If you are seeing a certified eating disorder specialist (Kathryn Short or Christina Cown):
Initial assessment: $175
Subsequent sessions: $115
Reedy River Counseling Associates is not currently in-network with any insurance providers. We can provide you with a suitable receipt for you to submit to your insurance company, however all charges are your responsibility from the date service is rendered. Not all services are covered by all insurance policies. Some companies select certain services that they will not cover. Please contact your insurance company directly for further information regarding your specific coverage.
Specifically for nutrition services, please check both your medical and mental/behavioral health benefits. Depending on your insurance plan, It is possible to receive reimbursement from either department for "medical nutrition therapy".
We do have the ability to accept payments from Health Saving Accounts.
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