The Balanced Practice
Helping You Reclaim Your Life.

Ottawa Therapy Individuals, Couples & Families

Currently Accepting New Clients

Eating Disorder Specialized
Short-to-No Wait Time
Online & In-Person Services

All Care in One Place

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Hello, Bonjour! Welcome to The Balanced Practice

Combining Food, Body & Mind to Create Positive Sustainable Change in Your Life

Team | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON

We are so glad you landed here on our side of the internet. Welcome to our space.

You may have found us by looking for Ottawa nutrition counseling, psychotherapy, or eating disorder recovery. You are at the right place.

The Balanced Practice offers a unique approach to care by combining nutrition and psychology to help you achieve your goals and live a joyful & intentional life. We are proud to offer a wide range of nutritional and psychotherapy services, all in one place.

Welcome | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON
Welcome | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON

The Balanced Practice is a team of registered dietitians, psychotherapists, social workers, and support staff on a mission to support you in developing a healthy relationship with food and body and empower you on your mental health journey. We believe in a holistic and comprehensive treatment approach that meets you exactly where you are at.

Our approach is anti-oppressive, weight-inclusive, person-centered, collaborative, evidence-based, and lived experience-informed. When working with our team, you can expect to feel seen, heard, and supported with compassion and care.

You deserve to live fully & joyfully. And if you are ready to get started, we can help.

We provide Professional Psychotherapy and Nutritional Counseling to Riverview, Heron Gate, The Glebe, Centertown, Huntclub, Innes, Rothwell Heights, Beacon Hill, surrounding Ottawa Areas, and virtually all of Ontario.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact our Ottawa online virtual dietitian at The Balanced Practice at (613) 695-0306 to schedule an appointment today!

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Meet the Dream Team | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa ON

The Balanced Practice is a multidisciplinary team of health care providers who take an anti-diet and weight-inclusive approach to support you in having a better relationship with food, your body & yourself overall. We believe in empowering you in your care and supporting you in reaching your goals.

Meet the Dream Team | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa ON

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Nutrition Counselling, Therapy & Eating Disorder FAQs

At The Balanced Practice, our services are weight-neutral which means that we do not use weight as a measure of success. We work from a weight-inclusive standpoint and work on your relationship to food and body to help you achieve goals regardless of weight. Some people lose weight, some remain the same and some gain weight. It all depends on what your body needs. We will not directly help you lose weight through restriction and dieting, and we do not focus on weight loss as a goal.

How long you will work with a dietitian or therapist will depend on your individual needs and goals. Most of our clients will see us for 6-9 months on average. Our goal is to create sustainable change, not sell you a quick fix. As we work from a client-centered and collaborative approach, the care plan will be created with your needs and capacity in mind. Please note that for eating disorder recovery, the average time is 9-12 months.

Whether you need a dietitian or therapist will always depend on where you are and the goals you have. Most of our clients will see both providers at some point to benefit from the Food-Body-Mind Approach. The best way for us to guide you is to book a free consultation with one of our team members so we can assess your needs.

Rule of Thumb: Connect with a Dietitian first if:

  • You already have a therapist
  • You are engaging in many eating disorder behaviors that are impacting your nutritional intake
  • Healing your relationship with food is your priority
  • You want to manage a chronic illness with gentle nutrition

Rule of Thumb: Connect with a Therapist first if:

  • You already have a dietitian
  • Your priority is to focus on mental health
  • You are medically stable and continue to have more eating disorder thoughts
  • You want to focus on anxiety, depression, burnout, emotional regulation, communications, boundaries, etc.

Eating disorder treatment is what we do. This is our area of expertise. The Balanced Practice is here to support you through full recovery. Our multidisciplinary team combines nutrition and therapy to provide all your care in one place. Please see our Eating Disorder Recovery Program

That is ok. A diagnosis IS NOT required to get support. The Balanced Practice understands that there are often many barriers to getting a diagnosis and it is not always accessible. This DOES NOT mean you don't deserve support. The Balanced Practice is here for you! Whether or not you have a diagnosis, your experience is valid, and we are here to support you. You do not need to wait to get help.

Yes! The Balanced Practice clinicians have been trained to support kids, teens, and adults. When working with kids and teens, we use a modified family-based approach to get parents or caregivers involved. PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend virtual appointments for kids. If you are unable to see us at our Ottawa location, we may refer you to another healthcare professional.

Yes! The Balanced Practice loves working with couples. Please see our couples therapy page for more information.

Many insurance companies cover dietetic services as well as psychotherapy. Please speak to your insurance company to find out more about this. Or call us at (613) 366-3707 if you have any questions.

At this time, we do not offer direct billing to insurance providers. We will send you detailed receipts for your insurance provider.