If you feel like we are a good match for you, send an email to info@marciRD.com. Our assistant will provide you with all the necessary paperwork including the previously mentioned Getting Started Packet and Insurance Script.

We are located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. We are easily accessible by subway and bus. For those of you coming by car, leave extra time to circle the area. There is metered parking on Mt. Auburn and Brattle streets. And there are also a few parking lots in the area but they can be quite expensive. We recommend giving yourself an extra 10-15 minutes to find a metered spot.

Absolutely. Most of our clients are in a place where they want to let go of the scale as measure of self-worth and want to be less obsessed with food. But their chronic histories of eating disorders and dieting make it really hard to do so! We want you to know that those are the principles that inform our work but that we are there to partner with you as you grapple through your own process of healing.

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As you might expect, that depends. It depends on the purpose of our meeting, your goals, your readiness to change,the support systems you have in place, and many other factors. Most importantly, this is really up to you. We will encourage you to determine if your needs are being met and whether or not we are making progress toward your goals.

Our sessions are 50 minutes long. We take the first few sessions to really get to know you. This includes a thorough assessment where we go through the Getting Started Packet together, review your eating history, talk through current food and body struggles, and determine together a prioritized list of goals.

Follow-up sessions typically occur on a weekly basis. In each session we’ll delve more into understanding your unique relationship to food, explore what is and isn’t working, and refine your goals. We will continually provide you with guidance on how to find a peaceful relationship with food and your body.

We are currently contracted with BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim, and Tufts PPO insurance plans. If you plan to use your insurance as a form of payment you must fill out the insurance script at least one week prior to your first session. The cost of nutrition counseling is determined by your insurance provider. If you are paying out of pocket we can discuss our rates via email: info@marciRD.com

Before nutrition counseling, I was prepared to get weight loss surgery to “fix” my eating issues. I was unhappy, hopeless, and convinced that there were no other options…until I had my first session with Sarah Patten. Sarah creates a warm, trusting atmosphere and I always feel like I can confide in her my most alarming food fears. She taught me that my so called “problem” wasn’t in my gut, it was in my head. Food always held this power over me and, gradually, Sarah taught me to break away. Now, I’m free. I can honestly say I’ve never felt healthier or happier and I owe it all to Sarah’s constant support!”

Jamie in Recovery

Paula is more like a nutrition therapist. Of course her knowledge in nutrition is extensive, but her heart is just as big! Her caring nature is evident in the way she interacts and respects each person she encounters! Her presence gives one a feeling of being worthy and a feeling of warmth.

Roxanne in Recovery

Working with Marci in individual supervision has been the best investment I have made in my career. Marci is incredibly knowledgeable, direct, and able to cover a lot of material in one session if need be. Marci is reliable and available. Best yet, I leave our sessions feeling incredibly supported and my confidence in my role on the treatment and as an eating disorder expert has grown tremendously.

Annie Goldsmith RD, LDN

“I leave my sessions with Marci feeling better, lighter and more like myself. She has been and continues to be such a positive presence in my life, and I’m just so glad to have her!”

Deb in Recovery

Paula is compassionate and authentic and takes a uniquely thoughtful approach to the eating disorder recovery process. I’ve encountered a lot of eating disorder professionals and Paula is the only one who I have ever fully trusted. Recovery is obviously not easy but Paula made it more manageable and helped me realize that it is a valuable learning process.

Jasmine in Recovery