A healthy life begins with learning to treat your body with respect and kindness.
Our approach combines food, mind & body to support both your physical and mental health. Together, we will rediscover the joy of food and let go of the shame, guilt and restrictions. You will learn the skills you need to heal your relationship with food & your body and feel confident about food choices that are right for you.
We are weight inclusive registered dietitians and use a HAES® and Intuitive Eating Principles® approaches
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We work with individuals of all genders/sexes
We work with children (5+), teenagers and adults
We work with couples and families
We are here to help you discover how to nourish your body without guilt, shame or restrictions.
The Balanced Practice fills in the gap between nutrition and psychology to help heal your relationship with food & your body so you can start living the life you really want.
All appointments will be done virtually for the time being. New clients are welcome.
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!
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. For eating disorders or disordered recovery, the average time is 6-8 months. For intuitive eating or building sustainable habits, the average is 3-6 months. The care plan will be created with your needs and capacity in mind.
As a registered dietitians and psychotherapists all information, personal and medical, shared with us will be kept confidential unless you consent to sharing information with 3rd party health professionals.
This is what we specialize in! We are here to support you through full recovery. We can support you from a nutrition and therapy standpoint. Our team works together to provide you the best care.
We can still support you. Unfortunately there are many barriers to getting a diagnosis and whether are not you have been diagnosed, your experience is valid and we are here to support. You do not need to wait to get help.
Although we work a lot with folx with eating disorders, we also LOVE to support folx who are looking to work on their food and body relationship from an anti diet perspective. We can work through emotional eating, intuitive eating, chronic illnesses and sports nutrition.
Yes! All of our clinicians are trained with kids, teens and adults. When working with kids, we use a family based approach to get parents or caregivers involved.
Yes! We can work with couples as well. In terms of booking, you can book under 1 person’s account and specify in notes that this will be for the couple. Each session with a couple is the price of appointment + $50.
At this time, we do not directly take insurance. However, many insurance companies cover dietetic services as well as psychotherapy. Please speak to your insurance company to find out more about this.