Your life is YOURS to live.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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:
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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.
Anti-Diet & Weight Inclusive Care
Client Centered & Collaborative Treatment
Being a Safe Space for our clients
Lived Experience Informed Practices
You are the expert.
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
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
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!!
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.
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!