F.A.Q.

For your first appointment: We ask that you fill out our online forms here before your first appointment. Essence Nutrition tries to be as paperless as possible. If you do not fill out these online forms, you will not be able to begin your appointment. 

Welcome to your Essence Butterfly transformation! Here you’ll find some programs to best suit your unique experience. You and your dietitian can together decide which program is best for you; all we need is weeks to re-wire the way you eat, once and for all. Our clients achieve true health and a balanced way of living and eating that will outlast a thousand fads.

You’ll experience some or all of the following after your Essence EDUCATION. Imagine life when you ‘graduate’ our programs as you experience:

    1. increased energy
    2. weight normalization; whether that is loss or gain; completely depending on the paradigm we create for YOU!
    3. Reduced food decision fatigue
    4. Exciting meal and snack ideas crafted to YOUR schedule, preferences, and lifestyle
    5. Fewer digestive issues
    6. Fewer illnesses
    7. Clearer skin
    8. More restful sleep
    9. Fewer cravings and reduced episodes of bingeing
    10. Mindfulness surrounding food
    11. Permission to eat and ENJOY foods you love; carefully inserted into your plan
    12. Regular consumption of a variety of REAL (not processed!) foods, prepared and consumed a variety of different ways
    13. The ability to make the best food CHOICE no matter WHERE you are
    14. Improved fitness, mobility, strength, and agility (ESPECIALLY if you work with our preferred personal trainers)
    15. Distance from stress and anxiety surrounding food (ESPECIALLY if you work with our MIND BODYTHERAPISTS! [link to them!])
    16. A whole news PHILOSOPHY surrounding food, movement and health – not JUST a “meal plan”! Think of this as NUTRITION THERAPY!

Your program will involve one to one counseling from the most elite nutrition professionals, all of whom have worked previously in hospital settings. You’ll receive training on our innovating Essence philosophies and can apply these principles wherever you are in the world Our dietitians support you as YOU wish; intensely (daily or weekly) or more sparsley (monthly, or longer) to ensure you stay on the right track. You can even choose to integrate fitness and mental health paradigms into your work with us via our in-house specialists.

What matters most is your commitment, motivation, planning, prioritizing, and dedication to this process. And do remember – it is, indeed, a PROCESS. Nutrition and health change is often NOT instant – it’s SLOW and STEADY; which renders it SUSTAINABLE. We want to be as realistic and truthful with you as possible RIGHT from the get-go; your butterfly metamorphosis will be magnificent if you embrace this process!

Our succESSENCE rates are astounding. Our mission is to feed your essence; which means to inspire you to the BEST nutrition and health realm of which you are capable, tailored to suit you and your goals.

We can’t wait to work with you!

*All counseling services can be provided virtually upon request — most of our clients actually prefer this convenient method of care!

Essence Nutrition, A La Carte

Initial assessment consultation: 60-90 minutes (length dependent on need)
Follow-up consultations: 30-60 minutes

Initial consultations are a one-on-one discussion about your health and nutrition status and goals, in order to create a plan to get you started, at your own pace! We’ll discuss exercise, supplements, referrals to other health professionals, and lay some ground rules.

Follow up sessions allow us to review goals, discuss progress, construct strategies to navigate trouble spots, and polish up your nutrition plan. Follow-ups are scheduled weekly, every 2 or 3 weeks, or monthly, as you wish. We may meet in-person at the office or via phone/video.

You’ll receive two weeks of FREE Essence ON DEMAND service with any initial consultation!

Essence Jumpstart Package
Initial consultation (60-90 minutes) + 3 Follow-ups (30 minutes)*

The Essence Boost Package allows us to perfect your nutrition plans and even get into
recipes, your local restaurant haunts, and strategies for events like weddings, parties, travel and cocktail hours. By the time you’ve graduated, you’re a butterfly hatching from its cocoon!

*Must be completed within 8 weeks of your initial consultation.

Essence Red Carpet Butterfly Package
Initial consultation (60-90 minutes) + 6 Follow-ups (30 minutes), scheduled weekly or biweekly*

As a Red Carpet butterfly, you’ll be educated just like a miniature dietitian. You’ll learn how to make these habits stick and build a permanent healthy lifestyle. Once you’ve completed this intense yet effective program, you’ll be flying as a mini butterfly.

*Must be completed within 12 weeks of initial consultation.

Why not take your session OUTSIDE? We’d be happy to meet you at an area park for a WALKING SESSION where we both get some steps in! Mention this at booking!

Grocery Store Tour – 60 minutes
Want to shop like a pro, WITH your pro? We got you. We’ll meet you at your favorite grocery store and shop with you to funnel all the things we discuss in session into REAL LIFE. We’ll go over all the best products for you, teach you label-reading tricks, and expose you to all the glories and scams the supermarket contains!

Essence Mind Body Program
Part of your initial assessment may include a MIND BODY session with one of our Essence Mind Body Consultants to ensure full immersion into this process through a multidisciplinary approach so your nutrition butterfly metamorphoses can begin! We’ll determine if you are a fit for our proprietary Mind Body Butterfly program. There is only so much that pure nutrition counseling can do; we want to make sure you realize the full potential of your package and really weave what we discuss into your life with one of our Essence Mind Body Consultants. We’ll set you up with one that best fits your needs and together you’ll have a session to see how you can best manifest your Essence plan. They are absolutely brilliant and ensure that your nutrition transformation occurs without any intrusion or barriers and aligns with our nutrition philosophies. Candidacy is determined by your dietitian either at intake (when you fill out your intake forms) or during your initial session.

VIRTUAL NUTRITION SERVICES

Essence ON DEMAND Membership
Nutritional guidance in your pocket, ON DEMAND. Log your meals in an easy app with our daily feedback. This is perfect if you just want to do an a la carte session, but need that accountability, motivation, and support to propel you forward, but don’t want to commit to any follow-ups. Just you and your Essence RD, on your own time. Includes: written feedback on meal logs, ability to ask any and all questions, recipe suggestions, and analysis of restaurant menus.

*Can be added to any Essence Nutrition initial consult or package

Essence Nutrition Butterfly Cocoon Club – Meal Prep Guides
A weekly e-mail with TWO full days (breakfast, lunch, + dinner) of meal prep guides, recipes, grocery lists, and support if you need a swap!
 Get it here

Nutrigenomix Nutrition Genetic Testing
A cutting edge saliva test which tests 45 genes related to nutrition and health and reports
how your DNA allows you to metabolize certain nutrients. This will greatly guide and target our nutrition therapy work together and maximize your wellness therapy.
 Read more here: www.nutrigenomix.com

Payments and Insurance
Payments are billed via our secure charting software. We accept all credit cards, as well as Venmo, PayPal, checks and cash upon request. We do not accept any insurance, but we can accepts HSA/FSA flex spending credit cards.

Please note: while attempts have been made to bundle our services into packages, our rates are based on hourly work. Your therapy may require overtime, for which you will be billed appropriately according to our hourly rates. Thank you for your understanding.

Registered Dietitians (RD’s), or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN’s), are individuals who have completed the minimum requirements of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent;

      • met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;
      • completed a supervised practice program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics consisting of at least 1,200 hours
      • successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians;
      • complied with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification requirements, including 75 hours of continuing education credits every 5 years

“Nutritionist” is not a legally protected title, but is a vague title describing any individual who provides nutrition advice. This advice is not legally protected, and ‘nutritionists’ may be unqualified to provide safe nutrition information.

All Essence Dietitians hold Master’s degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition from ACEND-accredited universities and have completed graduate-level research as well as various coursework in biochemical and organic chemical sciences. They also have a minimum of two years work experience in a clinical facility (hospital).

Essence Drop-In; A La Carte
We meet one on one to discuss your health and nutrition goals and create a plan to get you started, at your own pace! We’ll discuss exercise, supplements, referrals to other health professionals, and lay some ground rules. You’ll receive a 10 page customized meal plan as well!
60 minute session, in-person or via phone/Facetime

Essence Follow-Up; A La Carte
We discuss goals and progress since the previous session and construct strategies to navigate trouble spots. We’ll polish up your meal plan.
30 minute session, in-person or via phone/Facetime

Nutrition Concierge
Nutritional guidance in your pocket, 24/7. Log your meals in the Healthie app with my feedback. This is a VERY affordable way to keep you on track!
Includes; 24/7 feedback and analysis of menus dining out on demand, ability to ask any and all questions

Essence Boost Membership
One initial + 3, 30 minute follow-ups; scheduled every other week or weekly
We’ll get into your cooking recipes, your local restaurant haunts, strategies for events like weddings, parties, travel and cocktail hours.

Essence Red Carpet Membership
Here, you’ll be educated just like a miniature dietitian. You’ll learn how to make these habits stick and build a permanent healthy lifestyle.
One initial + 6, 30 minute follow-ups; scheduled every other week or weekly

Payments can be made in full, or weekly / recurring.
House calls are available for a travel fee.

Yes! We love working with corporations, businesses, organizations, and community groups to provide seminars, “lunch and learn” sessions, and cooking demonstrations to enhance corporate wellness. We also are available for speaking engagements, interviews, quotations for articles or reports, and community event/special event participation.

Essence dietitians can also be booked for personal at-home pantry makeovers and supermarket tours for individual clients or groups.

Yes! We believe firmly in linking up with anyone who shares our nutrition vision. Our partnerships are dynamic but we currently work with kitchen and cooking consultants, psychologists, physicians of all specialties, chefs, personal trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, animal nutritionists, bloggers, yoga/pilates instructors, gyms, restaurants, juice bars, nutrition product companies, and even other, non-health related businesses like dog-walkers and boutiques. We have a lot of friends! We are always happy to provide referrals to our preferred specialists as listed above. If you are interested in partnering with us, please get in touch.

We are conveniently located in Buro MiMo: 7300 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33138.

Yes, please share the Essence love! For every client you refer who books with us, you will receive 20% off your next appointment. If you refer four booked clients, you receive a free session!

Absolutely. One of our Essence dietitians specializes in pediatric nutrition – she worked in a pediatric hospital for two years. We love kids!

Essence Nutrition is able to accept payment through HSA/FSA accounts. We also accept checks, cash, and all major credit cards via the Square app.

SERIOUSLY – EVERYONE ALWAYS ASKS THIS!! The answer is a resounding NO. Sorry to disappoint, but dietitians are humans, too!