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  • How do I get started with services at Beyond?
    Getting started is easy! You can call us directly at: 267-364-5396, email us at: hello@beyondnewtown.com, or fill out the contact form on our CONTACT page!
  • What do you specialize in at Beyond?
    At Beyond, your health, happiness, and recovery is our priority! All providers specialize in eating disorders, body image issues, self-esteem concerns, depression/anxiety, trauma, and challenging life transitions. We are here to help you meet your goals and heal your relationship with food, your body, and any other difficulty you may be facing. Please CONTACT us to find out if we can help!
  • Do you accept insurance for therapy?
    At Beyond, your treatment is completely individualized based on your needs and goals. Due to this individualized care, we do not accept insurance for individual therapy, group therapy, or yoga therapy. We recommend that clients reach out to their insurance company directly to inquire about out-of-network benefits, which may allow you to still be eligible to receive reimbursement for a portion of session costs. You can also use the verification tool below, powered by The Superbill, to verify your out of network benefits! https://app.thesuperbill.com/provider-vob?npi=1144888462&providerLastName=McLaughlin&providerFirstName=Rachael&serviceType=94 For more information about how out-of-network benefits work, please CONTACT us so that we can help! If you do not have an out-of-network benefit, please do not hesitate to reach out to Beyond to discuss your individual needs.
  • Do you accept insurance for nutrition therapy?
    Your care is important to us, and we want to make services as accessible as possible. Dana Snook, and Emma Leister, Niki Pillitteri, Erin Kinley and Sarah Mann are currently in-network and accepting Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield (Keystone Health Plan East and Personal Choice), United Healthcare and Cigna. Sessions are being offered both in-person and virtually at this time! ** Please note: we are not Medicare or Medicaid providers. To verify your nutrition therapy benefits, we recommend that you reach out to your insurance company directly to inquire about your nutrition benefits. If your insurance plan does not offer insurance benefits, the nutrition team will work with you directly to discuss other options that may be possible! This insurance worksheet can help you determine your nutrition benefits when calling your insurance company. Please bring the worksheet with you to your first appointment with the nutrition team! Please note: we can also provide a Superbill/receipt for out-of-network reimbursement if your insurance plan offers this benefit.
  • What is a consultation?
    Sometimes someone is unsure where to start when they recoginize that they need support with their relationship with food or an eating disorder. Rachael McLaughlin, psychotherapist and co-founder of Beyond Therapy & Nutrition Center, offers an unbiased, structured consultation that results in a customized recommendation for next best steps! For more information, please visit Rachael's consultation page HERE to learn more!
  • What is HAES® (Health At Every Size)?
    Health At Every Size (HAES) ® is a social justice framework rooted in holistic health. This means helping you to evaluate your physical, mental, social, and spiritual health in order to express your unique potential within your environment. HAES® helps support you in shifting your focus from hating your body to accepting/respecting and taking care of your body. HAES® rejects the use of weight, size, and BMI as a stand-in for health and the concept that weight is a choice. We acknowledge that shame and oppression can have a significant impact on your health and wellness. The Health At Every Size® Principles are: Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs. Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma and support environments that address these inequities. Eating for Well-Being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control. Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose. Sources: Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) Be Nourished Dr. Linda Bacon, PHD
  • How can yoga help me in my recovery?
    So glad you asked!! Yoga Therapy is a somato-psycho-social way of approaching eating disorders and body image issues. Through the tools and teachings of yoga, the body and its sensations are perceived as a messenger and teacher. Beliefs about food and the body can be explored in the context of the nervous system's responses, as well as the greater culture. No previous yoga or other exercise experience is required.
  • I would like a GFE ("Good Faith Estimate"). How do I obtain one?
    Good Faith Estimate Notice As of January 1, 2022 The No Surprises Act requires providers to inform their uninsured and private pay patients that they have a right to a “Good Faith Estimate” to help them estimate the expected charges they may be billed. To receive a GFE, please contact your provider directly or call/email Sheranda, Beyond's administrative assistant, at 267-364-5396 or hello@beyondnewtown.com. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.
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