Are you unsure of how to structure virtual client sessions without the structure of traditional weight-loss counseling or PES statements?

Are you bringing non-diet approaches into your counseling sessions, but not sure how to assess someone’s relationship to food?

Is your new private practice set up ready for a clear and concise non-diet guide to client sessions?

This Non-Diet Client Session or Initial Assessment Guide provides you with a 4-page packet, including structure for your session, and suggested questions for your first few interactions with new clients! It provides tips for getting started, how to ask for consent, and a long list of questions to choose from based on your client’s needs. Print this handout and use it for your next client session!

Feeling stuck on your non-diet private practice discovery calls? Check out my  Non-Diet Discovery Call Template!

The Non-Diet Initial Assessment Guide will help you: 

  • Feel confident and ready for every NEW client session!
  • Build rapport with your new clients
  • Assess a client’s relationship to food, exercise, and health
  • Screen for disordered eating
  • Hold space for conversations about weight concerns

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  • Very Useful!

    I loved this resource! It is a very useful guide that you can utilize its content to generate your own assessment template and flow. The questions are great to help spark a deeper conversation. I appreciate that with each main question Heather also included follow-up questions in the same context to help you gather even more information from the client. Thank you for this resource, especially for us newer RD’s!

  • Intuitive Eating Initial Assessment Template

    This is a very deceiving title as this is NOT a template but a guidebook with suggested questions. I would like my money back. I can find suggested questions for free on the internet.

    • So to be clear, this isn’t template? I will have to create a template in my EHR?

    • Hi Carrie! I’m so sorry this was disappointing for you. I’ve received great feedback from others, though I know everyone is looking for something different! I will gladly look into issuing a refund for this product. And you’ve given me good feedback on the title of product, as this is intended to GUIDE non-diet practitioners through an initial assessment with client. I appreciate your input!


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