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Therapy Clinic

We are located within this Meadowlands Family Health Centre and work closely with your family physician.

To be seen by our therapists, simply make an appointment with the therapy clinic receptionist.
Same day and week appointments are often available.

                              

LOCATION

 The Meadowlands Therapy Clinic is part of the Meadowlands Family Health Center.

888 Meadowlands Dr. E.- Unit 20
Ottawa, ON, K2C 3R2

For the patient’s convenience, it has its own entrance: Right Side of the McDonald, next to the Prince of Wales Animal Hospital, Right across from the Food Village. Click here for Directions

Some SERVICES COVERED BY SOME PRIVATE INSURANCES
(call your private insurance today and find out what services are covered under your plan)

Sara Awija

Registered Dietitian

Sara Awija is an Ottawa-based Registered Dietitian who specializes in weight management, sports nutrition and prenatal/infant nutrition. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Food Science and Human Dietetics from McGill University. She also holds a Certification in Adult Weight Management.

Below are a few of the nutrition areas in which Sara specializes:

  • Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease e.g.Cholesterol Management, Blood Pressure Management
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Infant Nutrition
  • Eating Disorders e.g. Binge Eating Disorder/ Compulsive Overeating, Night Eating Syndrome
  • Grocery Store Tour
  • Restaurant Dining Group

 

Sara offers nutrition counselling, weight management programs and creates customized meal plans based on food preferences, lifestyle and goals.
She has a unique approach to her practice and provides advice that is realistic, easy to follow and emphasizes stepwise change, balance and flexibility. 
She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Nutrition Education/therapy, and Experimental Techniques to aid her clients in challenging thoughts/behaviours to attain a healthy weight.

 

Services

Nutrition Counselling

Initial Consultation with meal plan : $200.00

During the initial one-hour consultation, Sara will collect relevant nutrition, behavior, and medical information from you. Together you will determine your nutrition/health goals for treatment and how to implement small, realistic changes into your dietary pattern. Basic nutrition education is provided and a meal plan may be designed, if indicated.

*If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian is asked to attend the initial consultation. Their presence is not required at future sessions unless clinically indicated.
Meal Plan Reivew: $90
Follow-Up Sessions: $75.00

During half hour follow-up sessions, Sara will review your eating and behavior patterns since your last visit. The two of you will discuss what went well and where you may have struggled. Strategies along with more extensive nutrition education will be provided to help move you closer to your goals.
 
Grocery Store Tour

Walking through a grocery store can be a daunting and challenging task when you are unsure how to make healthy choices. The grocery tours walk you through each aisle and point out healthy options and alternatives; learn how to shop on a budget, and which aisles to avoid. Sara also teaches individuals how to properly read nutrition labels and discuss the differences between servings and portion sizes. The 60 minute tour is fun and educational and permits time for any questions you may have.

We will also provide extra resources for you to take home and assist you with grocery shopping on your own. Booking a grocery tour can be an individual or group activity.

Your Investment:
•Individual Session: $100.00
•Groups of 2-5: $130.00
•Groups of 6-10: $200.00

Restaurant Dining Group
Do you find yourself home, alone, because your friends are dining at a restaurant and you are too nervous to join them? Does looking at a menu heighten your anxiety? Do you find yourself picking only safe foods? Join others who feel the same way in Sara’s Restaurant Dining Group! About once a week this group meets at a different restaurant where members support each other while challenging their food choices and practicing normalized eating. After the meal, Sara and the members go to a local coffee shop and process how the meal went and learn new strategies for successful restaurant eating. This is a very popular group! Contact Sara to reserve a spot for the next outing!

 
Your Investment:
•Individual Session: $100.00
•Groups of 2-5: $130.00
•Groups of 6-10: $200.00