nutrition counseling

for eating disorder recovery, body image concerns, and intuitive eating

in nashville, tennessee
and virtually nationwide

"the more we can uncouple our worth from the food we eat or the body we are in, the more we can authentically and beautifully live our lives."

Let me hear all that's on your heart & mind with food. This session we will explore your past and present relationship with food, current behaviors and beliefs, medical history and stability, exercise patterns, hormonal health, body image concerns, and overall life style. We'll establish a plan to start your journey toward peace & freedom.

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initial nutrition counseling session

75 min  |  $2`15 - 250

Follow UP sessionS

45-50 min  |  $145 - 170

Every session will look different, but my goal is that you would leave feeling hopeful, reflective, challenged, and deeply cared for. Together, we will check in on goals set from the previous session and process how your week went navigating your relationship with food. You will receive therapy skills, nutrition education, food exposure opportunities, and a place just to be seen and heard every time we meet.

Meant To Eat Nutrition Counseling specializes in the treatment of all eating disorders and disordered eating including:

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Anorexia Nervosa and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa


Bulimia Nervosa

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Binge Eating Disorder

Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED)

We have experience treating these eating disorders in the context of co-occuring anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), perfectionism, and neurodivergence. Meant To Eat Nutrition Counseling is a weight-inclusive, trama-informed practice. Caroline Shermer provides specialized nutrition counseling utilizing skills from therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

Recovery will require unlearning beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you and relearning gentle nutrition and emotional awareness and regulation. 

Disordered eating depletes the body of nourishment. Nutrition restoration starts with establishing regularity, adequacy, and variety with one's food. Together, we will collaborate on nutrition goals that feel tangible conquering your disordered eating step by step.





Your relationship with food affects you as a whole person. Our sessions will encourage and empower you to start integrating your thoughts, feelings, and bodily cues to make values-based self-care behaviors.



your recovery in three stages

nutrition counseling for adolescents & their families

need nutrition counseling for your child or teen?

(that's my specialty!)

Absolutely not! If there is any anxiety, suffering, or confusion in your relationship with food, exercise, and body image you could benefit from nutrition counseling sessions. I work with clients at all stages in their relationship with food!


Generally, all new clients start with a weekly or every other week sessions frequency. It is typical that clients receive nutrition counseling care for six months to two years, sessions spacing out more and more with time.

How often would we meet?

Checks, credit cards, debit cards, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards, and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards. We require payment at the the time of session.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Yes! We see clients virtually in the states of: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia. Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Not currently. Meant to Eat Nutrition Counseling may become in network with insurance in the near future. Until then and upon request, we can provide an itemized superbill for you to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement. 

Do you accept insurance?

Fill in the inquiry box below and I will be in touch within 24-48 hours. I am happy to provide a complimentary, 15 minute introduction phone call to determine best fit and to answer any further questions.

How do I schedule an Appointment?

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At Meant to Eat Nutrition Counseling, we strive to create a respectful and inclusive space for people in all shapes and sizes of bodies. We believe that weight doesn't determine health and whole-person wellness is cultivated through multifaceted self care behaviors.

What does weight inclusive care mean?

It's a non-diet approach, evidenced based framework created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. At Meant to Eat Nutrition Counseling, we incorporate the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating into the all the work we do.


In accordance with the No Surprises Act of 2022, you have the right to request a 'Good Faith Estimate' which outlines the expected or anticipated out-of-pocket costs for treatment. During your initial appointment, your dietitian will recommend a session frequency based on your individualized needs. This frequency will be constantly evaluated and adjusted based on your progress. You will only confirm and consent to one session at a time, which your dietitian will schedule at the end of each appointment.

For more information please visit, To request an estimate, please use the inquiry form on the Contact Page and your dietitian will be in touch soon!


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