Amanda Villescas, RDN, Weight Inclusive Nutrition Counseling

Amanda Villescas, RDN, Weight Inclusive Nutrition Counseling

 

 

I'm Amanda - a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with a passion for helping others find peace in their relationships with food and their bodies.  I'm also passionate about making this type of health & wellness support more accessible by offering low-cost, virtual nutrition therapy sessions.

My nutrition counseling services are rooted in a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach guided by the Intuitive Eating principles.

When working together, we’ll explore habits and behaviors that honor hunger & fullness, cultivate balanced nourishment, and encourage eating with flexibility and mindfulness.

I’ll share fresh insight and therapeutic nutrition interventions that empower you to tune into your needs from a place of curiosity and self-compassion, rather than judgment or shame.  My goal is to provide gentle guidance that enables you to experience improved overall health & well-being, as well as a deeper sense of embodiment.

Please be encouraged to know that my nutrition therapy recommendations never include the prescription of a calorie restricted meal plan.  In focusing on health and well-being, the emphasis of HAES aligned nutrition counseling is not on weight/weight loss, but rather on sustainable, health-promoting behaviors.  However, discussion of weight concerns, if the client desires, can certainly be honored & included as a component of our nutrition therapy sessions.

Education and training:
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Madonna University and completed my dietetic internship at Harper University Hospital in coordination with the Detroit Medical Center. For over 15 years I've been practicing as an RDN, with extensive experience in both clinical and wellness work.

Nutrition Counseling/Medical Nutrition Therapy services offered --

  • Chronic disease (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension) prevention and management
  • Disordered eating
  • Digestive issues
  • Weight concerns
Contact information, location, scheduling, fees, etc.
-->please note that I have recently relocated to Melbourne, Australia! The time difference actually typically works well for those residing in the US, as late afternoon/evening appointments are primarily available, Monday-Thursday.  
Friday/Sunday evenings may also be an option for those in need of a weekend time slot. 
*Virtual 1:1 nutrition counseling sessions are conducted via Zoom, or Skype if client prefers.
 
**The best way to schedule an appointment at this time is to email me directly:  
amanda@radicalwell-beingcenter.com (so as to avoid any international phone charges ;)
**FEES:
Unfortunately, I am not able to bill insurance right now.
--> initial nutrition consult session (60 minutes).....$60 USD
--> follow-up sessions (30-45 minutes).....$35
--> package deal (initial consult + three follow-up sessions).....$150
 
EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
-->Rather than scheduling set meeting times, chatting online, etc, this option is for folx who would like the opportunity to have a person/space to share, ask questions, receive support in a way that allows for both the patron and myself the time to process information a bit more casually, without using a digital telehealth platform. It's a great way to keep dialogue going and a good way for me to provide resources in a timely manner.  I will do my best to typically respond to emails within 1-2 business days.
Cost is $50 per month, and subscribers may cancel at any time.
*Currently accepting all payments through Paypal or Venmo.
 
INTUITIVE EATING GROUP WORKSHOP
-->8-week series beginning June 1, meeting Monday evenings @ 7:30pm EDT via google hangouts.  Group will be limited to 10 participants. Cost of workshop is $125 + workbook.  Please reach out to Amanda via email if you are interested in participating in this upcoming virtual IE group.
Curious to simply learn more about Intuitive Eating and HAES?  Click HERE to access the Radical Nutrition resource page! 
Questions/concerns/thoughts for Amanda?  Don't hesitate to reach out by emailing amanda@radicalwell-beingcenter.com