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Karen’s passion is to support individuals in fueling their bodies for good health. She works to meet clients where they are and to help them incorporate healthy behavioral strategies into their lifestyle.

Specialized Services
Session Types
Insurances Accepted

Specialties include:

  • weight management issues

    • weight loss

    • weight gain

  • eating disorders

    • binge eating disorder

    • anorexia nervosa

    • bulimia nervosa

    • orthorexia

  • diabetes

  • cardiovascular disease

  • sports nutrition

  • Initial Nutrition Counseling Session 1.5 hours

  • Follow-up Counseling Session 50 minutes

  • Brief Counseling Session 30 minutes

Clients Served
  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Adults

Nutrition services are covered by some plans, but not all plans. It's recommended to check with your insurance company to see if they cover, and if so, how many visits they will cover for your specific needs.

This practice is an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • Humana

Before Your 1st Session
  • This is a time to gather information about medical history and lifestyle

    • If you are taking medications and/or supplements, please bring a list

    • Also, bring any lab values you've obtained from a recent MD visit

    • Information will be collected about your lifestyle, such as your food intake

      • who you eat with

      • if you prepare your own foods

      • it would be helpful to write down what you eat for a few days

      • if not, you will be asked;

        • what you typically eat in a day

        • food likes and dislikes

What to Expect at the Session
  • Review of health history and lifestyle

    • Medical, nutritional, health behaviors

  •  Exploration of goals

    • What do you want to accomplish regarding your health?

      • long-term and/or short-term

    • Together we will look at where you are at with your food and health behaviors and create some smaller steps to achieving a healthier lifestyle and healthier self

  • Nutrition Education

    • Get your questions answered about food and nutrition; clear up misinformation

  • Follow-up

    • Rescheduling a follow-up appointment in 1-2 weeks is recommended

    • Meeting regularly for accountability and building on goals supports better outcomes


Offices in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee. Also, currently, conducting sessions via telehealth.

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