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Helping you reclaim your life.

Individuals, Couples & Families

Eating Disorder Specialized

Short-to-No Wait Time

In Person & Virtual Services

All Care in One Place

Your life is YOURS to live.

disconnected from your loved ones
uncomfortable in your body

Hello, Bonjour

The                  Practice can support you through your full recovery and help you achieve your goals.

We got you.

We got you.

Our approach combines Food, Body & Mind to create positive sustainable change in your life. 


Are you feeling...

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 will work on your relationship to food and body and achieve goals regardless of weight. Some people lose weight, some remain the same and some gain weight. This depends where your body needs to be!

This will depend on your individual needs and goals. Most of our clients will see us from 3-9 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: For eating disorder recovery, the average time is 6-12 months.. The ED Recovery Program is a minimum of 4 months.

This again depends 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 give you guidance is to book a free connection call with our admin team so we can assess your needs.

Rule of thumb:
Connect with a dietitian first if:
  • You are engaging in many ED behaviours that is impacting your nutritional intake
  • Healing your relationship with food is your priority
  • You want to manage a chronic illness with gentle nutrition
Connect with a therapist first if:
  • You already have a dietitian
  • Your priority is to focus on mental health
  • If 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.

This is what we specialize in! We are here to support you through full recovery. Our multidisciplinary team combines nutrition and therapy to have all your care in one place. Please see our Eating Disorder Recovery Program.

Getting a diagnosis is not always accessible. This DOES NOT mean you don't deserve support.
We do not require a diagnosis to support you. Your lived experience is VALID and we are here to support. You do not need to wait to get help.

We got you! Although the team specializes in eating disorder recovery, our work also work with folks who are looking to get support for other presenting issues from an anti diet & weight-inclusive perspective.

Other services we offer:
  • Emotional eating
  • Intuitive eating
  • Managing chronic illnesses 
  • Sports nutrition.
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • ADHD & other neurodivergence
  • Family dyamics
  • Couples Counselling
  • Gender and Sexuality

Yes! Our 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: For kids, we do not recommend virtual appointments. If unable to see us at our Ottawa location, we may refer you out.

Yes! We love to work 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.  

At this time, we do not direct bill. We will send you detailed receipts for your insurance provider.

More joy
More connection
More fulfillment
More memorable experiences

We believe you deserve... 

Let's connect

Thank you in advance for reaching out! Our clinical manager Hayley will respond to your email within 24-48h (excluding weekends and holidays). Be sure to keep an eye in your junk/spam folder as our emails sometimes land there (

First off, THANK YOU for thinking of us!

At The Balanced Practice, we support folks with disordered eating and eating disorders. We have an anti-diet, weight inclusive and trauma informed approach. We work with other health professionals to make sure we can provide the best care our clients. If you think we are a good fit for your client you can send us an email, fax (613-280-1507) or provide our information to your patient/client:

Are you a health care provider wanting to refer  client?

Nutrition Counselling

Therapy Session

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Thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are ready to book a one on one appointment👇

The Balanced Practice is a team of health care providers specialized in food, body & mind relationship.
Our virtual private practice fills in the gap between nutrition and psychology to help you sustainably achieving your recovery goals so you live your life to it's full potential.

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We believe In

Who are we?

Anti-Diet & Weight Inclusive Care

Client Centered & Collaborative Treatment

Being a Safe Space for our clients 

Lived Experience Informed Practices

You are the expert.

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Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy, however it IS possible.

Our team is here to welcome you in, care for you and guide you through your recovery journey.

Our virtual eating disorder recovery program offers a supportive approach to recovery from the comfort of your home. Our mission is to help access appropriate and inclusive care from a qualified team of health care providers.
You deserve full recovery.


Evidence Based Interventions

Nutrition Counselling by a qualified Registered Dietitian

Individual treatment and group based therapy

Family Support (for parents, caregivers and partners) (Which includes training modules, worksheets, group support and 1:1 support)

Group Meal support

Psychotherapy by a qualified Registered Psychotherapist or Social Worker

Lived Experience Informed Care

This program includes:

All care coordination in one place

Accepting New Clients

Marie-Pier is a dynamic and engaged speaker who loves to educate and offer training on nutrition, eating disorders treatment, body image and health outside diet culture. Marie-Pier is very thorough and offers evidence based workshops to offer up-to-date talks on all things health and wellness.

The more we know- the better we do

You can book a training or workshop for your event or workplace!

Psst, Did you know...


Marie-Pier is one of the most positive and compassionate individuals I have ever met. She takes a very realistic and non- restrictive approach to nutrition that leads to a sustainable lifestyle. She truly cares about her clients and will work hard for them so they can achieve positive lifestyle milestones. She also has a fitness background so she understands the healthy balance between nutrition and fitness. I highly recommend Marie-Pier’s services

Positive and compassionate


MP has been helping my daughter. She was diagnosed with anorexia in January. In the 6 months that MP has been seeing her, we have seen HUGE changes in our daughter's relationship with food and how she sees herself. MP is always available to answer questions or guide us. Our daughter is eating again and her health and state of mind have both improved. In tandem with our daughter's psychologist, things have moved forward and our happy and healthy daughter is coming back! I don't know where we would be if we had not stumbled upon MP....I could not ask for anyone better. Our daughter truly sees her as a mentor, a friend and most importantly an integral part if her recovery! Thanks MP!!

Integral part of her recovery!


Marie-Pier is knowledgeable and professional. She makes me feel very welcome and at ease as we talk about my nutrition. Marie-Pier helps balance my diet and set goals for myself, she is easy to work with and I feel as if she truly cares about my health. If you are looking for someone to assist you in a healthier lifestyle, I would recommend The Balanced Dietitian.

Truly cares about my health


It has a been a very beneficial and stress free experience. The program and nature of our sessions is exactly what I was hoping to gain when I started, and I am looking forward to finally breaking up with dieting. i do not have enough good things to say. Highly Recommend!

Highly recommend!