Nobody wants to hear that their child or loved one is struggling with an eating disorder. It can be overwhelming, scary, and even isolating. At Kristie Tovar Nutrition, we believe in a holistic approach to recovery that includes empowering caregivers and families to be an active, supportive role in the recovery process.
In family sessions, we’ll provide the education, support, and skills you’ll need to feel confident with your role in your loved one’s recovery.
Families can help their loved one challenge and deconstruct disordered thoughts. Families also better understand eating disorders and how to support their loved one's recovery.
Family based treatment can promote trust and communications among family members and the person struggling with the eating disorder.
Families can play an integral part in helping their loved one to restore weight, re-nourish, and normalize regular eating to speed up the healing process.
Will my child/loved one come to my session, too?
It depends on the age of the child and what your dietitian recommends. Typically, the younger the child, the less frequently they attend family sessions.
What is the cost of care?
The cost of family sessions is the same as our individual nutrition counseling sessions: $275 for an initial 90 minute session, and $175 for a 50-minute follow-up.
Will my insurance cover family sessions?
We are able to submit the session to insurance for coverage if the person in ED recovery is present in session. If our clinical recommendation is that we have a session with just family members or loved ones, we aren’t able to submit that session to insurance. Please ask your dietitian any questions you may have about family session payment.
75 - 90 minutes | $275
50 minutes | $175
We are in network with Blue Shield of CA, United Healthcare, Oscar, & Healthnet. For out-of-network services, we can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.
I didn’t know where to turn or how to support her. Thankfully, our journey led us to Kristie. She has a firm and no-nonsense approach with her clients, while at the same time managing to be comforting and supportive of them. In addition to masterfully guiding my daughter through this struggle, she also provided constant guidance and support to me, gently reminding me of the struggles my daughter faces and giving me strength and hope for an ED free future!