Frequently Asked Questions

About my services

What can you help me with?

Eating Disorders

I offer nutrition counseling and consults to people who want to improve their relationship with food. This includes those suffering from disordered eating or an eating disorder, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Orthorexia and Compulsive exercise
  • Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED)
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Sports Nutrition

Athletes and runners are another population I work with. I support the “everyday athlete,” help them improve their performance and feel their best. I also help athletes:

  • Recover from an eating disorder
  • Prevent RED-S Syndrome (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, formerly the Female Athlete Triad)
  • Learn and apply nutrition concepts to their training plan
Special Diets

I also offer my nutrition services to anyone who needs help with:

  • Gluten-free diet for celiac disease
  • Managing food allergies
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) from a non-diet, weight neutral approach
  • Digestive issues
  • Co-occurring eating disorder with dietary restrictions

If you have another area you need help with nutritionally, please reach out to me and if needed I can refer you to another provider.

Who do you work with?

My main clientele is women, but I do work with men as well.

I also work with adolescents, ages 12 and up.

I currently work with children ages 6 and up on a case-by-case basis, mainly for feeding difficulties and concerns or ARFID . Sessions with children also require the parent(s) or guardian to be present and an active participant in the nutrition counseling process.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, I am currently in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Sanford Health Plan
  • …more insurance options coming in 2023!

I also accept insurance at Eden Therapy Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota; these are the insurance providers I am in-network with at ETC:

  • Aetna
  • America’s PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hennepin Health
  • Medicaid
  • Preferred One

If you would like to use any of the above insurance options, please schedule through Eden Therapy Center by calling 952-234-9210.

If you are covered under a different insurance provider, I am able to provide an itemized receipt (called a superbill) upon request for you to submit to your insurance company. I am unable to guarantee reimbursement for services rendered. Please contact your insurance provider for questions regarding superbill reimbursement.

How much do your services cost? 

If insurance doesn’t cover our sessions, here are the out-of-pocket costs:

Nutrition Counseling Sessions:

  • 60 minute initial session – $175
  • 45 minute follow-up session – $110
  • Session packages are also available for established clients at a slightly discounted rate. Please inquire for more information.

Grocery Store or Pantry Visits:

Starts at $197; pricing varies depending on location and length of visit. Please contact me for more info.

If finances are a barrier to treatment, please contact me about sliding scale pricing.

What types of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, all major credit cards, ACH transfer, PayPal, and HSA/FSA cards.

Where are you located and do you offer in-person or virtual sessions?

I’m located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a western suburb of Minneapolis. I offer both virtual/online sessions and in-person visits at Eden Therapy Center in Eden Prairie, MN.

I don’t live in Minnesota; can I still work with you?

Possibly! These are the states I am currently able to accept clients from:

  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Virginia
  • Texas

Depending on what state you’re located in and what you are wanting help with, we may be able to work together, even if you don’t see your state listed above! Reach out to me with your location and what you’re wanting to work on, and I will determine if I’m able to see you or help find you an alternate provider.

Can you help me lose weight?

I practice as a weight-neutral, non-diet dietitian. This means I do not prescribe weight loss diets, or encourage weight loss to be the primary focus of our work together. I encourage focusing on behaviors and habits, letting weight settle where it naturally will.

Will you write me a meal plan?

I do not give clients meal plans. I believe in teaching you the process of creating meals so you are not stuck relying on myself or another health professional to make your eating decisions for you. The exception to this rule is in the case of eating disorders; a bit more structure may be needed in the initial phases of recovery, but I will never dictate the exact foods that need to be consumed.

Have another question I didn’t answer here? Email me at bethany@bethanyrd.com