e-learning is a great lower cost way to acquire skills and work independently towards your goals.

At The Balanced Practice, all our courses are created from an anti-diet, weight inclusive approach. We strive to provide the latest evidence in easy digestible content you can apply in your every day life.

Our courses:

Intuitive Eating Course | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa ON

10 DAY TO INTUATIVE EATING

Intuitive Eating Course | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa ON

This self paced course release over 10 days will support you in becoming an intuitive eater. This course will review intuitive eating principles and give you tangible tips to become more intuitive with your eating!

Emotional eating course | Counselling service therapy clinic Ottawa, ON

EMOTIONAL EATING 101

Emotional eating course | Counselling service therapy clinic Ottawa, ON

If you are an emotional eating you do now want to sit on this one! In this course, we review what is emotional eating, WHY you engage in emotional eating, discover your own triggers and learn to manage emotions with kindness

BUNDLE: INTUATIVE EATING & EMOTIONAL EATING
SAVE 10% WHEN YOU PURCHASE TOGETHER

Becoming an Empowered Eater Course | The Balanced Practice | Counselling Services | Ottawa, ON

BECOMING AN EMPOWERED EATER

Becoming an Empowered Eater Course | The Balanced Practice | Counselling Services | Ottawa, ON

COMING SOON

Health outside of diet culture course Ottawa, ON | The Balanced Practice Inc

HEALTH OUTSIDE OF DIET CULTURE

Health outside of diet culture course Ottawa, ON | The Balanced Practice Inc

COMING SOON

Note: These courses do not replace one-on-one service or a group program. If you need more support:

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 (LINK)

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.

Eating Disorder Recovery Program FAQs

To access the program you must: 

  1. Be over the age of 13 y.o
  2. Have an eating disorder (no formal diagnosis required)
  3. Be able to engage over videoconference with your camera on
  4. Be medically stable and not require inpatient treatment
  5. Be willing to engage in your treatment. (We don’t ever expect you to show up perfectly, however as this is a voluntary program, we do need you to be able to show up)

This depends on you! The Eating Disorder Recovery Program is not a one-size-fits-all. It is designed to be flexible based on your needs. We notice that most clients need some level of treatment for an average of 6-9 months. Our goal is to support you through full recovery and prevent any future relapse. Recovery takes time, but it is worth it! For more information on this, you can watch the recording to our info session here.

The Eating Disorder Recovery Program™️ is a comprehensive outpatient program for teens and adults across Ontario. It includes Nutrition counselling (1:1), Psychotherapy (1:1), group meal support, group therapy, and family support (weekly group calls + eLearning modules). 

Group meal support is currently every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm EST.

Group therapy is currently every Thursday from 5:30-7 pm EST.

Family Support is currently every Wednesday, alternating from 12-1 pm EST or 5:30-6:30 pm EST.

Individual sessions will be scheduled based on your availability as well as your providers. If you require evening and weekend availability, let the support team know so we can match you with a provider that offers those times.

That is amazing! We are all for collaboration here at TBP! If you are already working with a therapist or dietitian that specializes in eating disorder treatment, we will (with your consent), collaborate with them for your care.

This will be determined by your treatment plan. As this program is fully personalized, we will create a plan based on your needs. Typically, folks will start with weekly appointments and move to biweekly as treatment progresses.

We get it. We all grew up in a society that has taught us we need to lose weight at all costs and hyperfocus on body ideals. Here at The Balanced Practice, we will never judge or shame you for desiring weight loss AND we know that weight loss is never prescribed in eating disorder recovery. Therefore, all of our services are weight neutral which means that we do not use weight as a measure of success. Although weight restoration is sometimes the goal, we focus on a person's state over their weight.

As registered dietitians and psychotherapists, all information shared with us, medical or personal, will be kept confidential unless you consent to sharing information with 3rd party health professionals (such as your doctor). This will be reviewed in your consent forms with your provider.