Nutritionists and Dietitians near Chadds Ford, PA

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Ashley Comparin
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, LDN, CNS
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Because of my own personal health journey, I empathize with people who feel trapped and worried that their health challenges have become the new normal. I support my clients and make their voices heard in order to tackle the health challenge head-on.
Because of my own personal health journey, I empathize with people who feel trapped and worried that their health challenges have become the new normal. I support my clients and make their voices heard in order to tackle the health challenge head-on.
(302) 202-5289 View (302) 202-5289
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Brandywine Area Nutrition
Nutritionist/Dietitian
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Is Your Food Making You Sick? Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that will not go away? Medical research has shown that sensitivities to foods and food-chemicals can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, fibromyalgia, and many other inflammatory conditions are often directly related to immune reactions to the foods we eat. Even so-called "healthy" foods such as salmon or apples can provoke symptoms in sensitive individuals. The first thing you need to do is identify your trigger foods.
Is Your Food Making You Sick? Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that will not go away? Medical research has shown that sensitivities to foods and food-chemicals can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, fibromyalgia, and many other inflammatory conditions are often directly related to immune reactions to the foods we eat. Even so-called "healthy" foods such as salmon or apples can provoke symptoms in sensitive individuals. The first thing you need to do is identify your trigger foods.
(302) 448-4281 View (302) 448-4281
Photo of Alyson Roux, MS, CNS, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Alyson Roux
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
I've been there; exhausted and stressed out where food is my last priority. I help clients identify simple, easy ways to support their bodies.
I've been there; exhausted and stressed out where food is my last priority. I help clients identify simple, easy ways to support their bodies.
(224) 218-5455 View (224) 218-5455
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Tessa O' Toole
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, CNS, LDN
Verified Verified
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Are you ready to ditch dieting and build a healthy relationship with food?
Are you ready to ditch dieting and build a healthy relationship with food?
(224) 218-5409 View (224) 218-5409
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Empower Diabetes Education LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDCES, LDN
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
Are you feeling confused or frustrated with your diabetes diagnosis? Does your doctor want your A1c to be lower, but you feel like you've tried everything? Do you want to avoid complications from diabetes and live a long, healthy life and thrive? I am here for you! Diabetes is all that I do!
Are you feeling confused or frustrated with your diabetes diagnosis? Does your doctor want your A1c to be lower, but you feel like you've tried everything? Do you want to avoid complications from diabetes and live a long, healthy life and thrive? I am here for you! Diabetes is all that I do!
(484) 812-8070 View (484) 812-8070
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Lisa M Rudi-Davis
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CHC
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Personalized nutrition tailored to each clients' unique circumstances with a focus on individual preferences, health history, and goals. You will develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and make lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and health.
Personalized nutrition tailored to each clients' unique circumstances with a focus on individual preferences, health history, and goals. You will develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and make lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and health.
(215) 709-8528 View (215) 709-8528
Photo of Cat Hammer, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Cat Hammer
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Are you an athlete who is tired of guessing when it comes to your nutrition? If you've tried everything to either gain weight, lose weight, increase muscle mass, or improve overall athletic performance and haven't seen results, you just may not have found the nutrition approach that works for you. I help athletes and active adults to individualize their nutrition approach to help them achieve the results they desire.
Are you an athlete who is tired of guessing when it comes to your nutrition? If you've tried everything to either gain weight, lose weight, increase muscle mass, or improve overall athletic performance and haven't seen results, you just may not have found the nutrition approach that works for you. I help athletes and active adults to individualize their nutrition approach to help them achieve the results they desire.
(484) 207-6160 View (484) 207-6160
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Lauren Smith Nutrition Coaching LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
Hi! My name is Lauren and I am an RD that specializes in eating disorder recovery and disordered eating recovery. If you have been restricting your whole life and feel like you do not know where to start, I am your girl! I help adults and adolescents heal their relationship with food and their bodies. I was a Lead Dietitian at a successful ED recovery center and now I help clients virtually on their journey of disordered eating or eating disorder recovery. Food is something we need everyday and my goal is to help all clients feel at peace with food. You can read more about me and my practice at www.laurensbalancedbites.com
Hi! My name is Lauren and I am an RD that specializes in eating disorder recovery and disordered eating recovery. If you have been restricting your whole life and feel like you do not know where to start, I am your girl! I help adults and adolescents heal their relationship with food and their bodies. I was a Lead Dietitian at a successful ED recovery center and now I help clients virtually on their journey of disordered eating or eating disorder recovery. Food is something we need everyday and my goal is to help all clients feel at peace with food. You can read more about me and my practice at www.laurensbalancedbites.com
(484) 209-0787 View (484) 209-0787
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Shawn Leask
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19382  (Online Only)
My name is Shawn and I'm a registered dietitian with over a decade of experience in nutrition counseling. I take a holistic, customized approach when it comes to your health. I have specialized training in both weight management and IBS. I've helped hundreds of clients reach their nutrition-related goals and maintain long term success. Is this your first time working with a dietitian? Don't sweat it! I am your partner on this journey. My role is to provide support and guidance through evidenced-based counseling.
My name is Shawn and I'm a registered dietitian with over a decade of experience in nutrition counseling. I take a holistic, customized approach when it comes to your health. I have specialized training in both weight management and IBS. I've helped hundreds of clients reach their nutrition-related goals and maintain long term success. Is this your first time working with a dietitian? Don't sweat it! I am your partner on this journey. My role is to provide support and guidance through evidenced-based counseling.
(484) 316-7178 View (484) 316-7178
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Liz McMahon
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MPH, RD, CNSC, LDN
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Are you lost when it comes to resolving your gut health symptoms? You're not alone! My practice specializes in digestive diseases, using a combination of evidenced based nutrition therapy and the principles of Intuitive Eating to resolve your issues. I believe that health is a journey and quick changes do not work. I'm an expert in IBS and the Low FODMAP diet but I also help people suffering from other gut health issues resolve their symptoms and create a better relationship with food. I am 100% virtual, so you can see me from the comfort of your own home. I am licensed in PA, MD & FL.
Are you lost when it comes to resolving your gut health symptoms? You're not alone! My practice specializes in digestive diseases, using a combination of evidenced based nutrition therapy and the principles of Intuitive Eating to resolve your issues. I believe that health is a journey and quick changes do not work. I'm an expert in IBS and the Low FODMAP diet but I also help people suffering from other gut health issues resolve their symptoms and create a better relationship with food. I am 100% virtual, so you can see me from the comfort of your own home. I am licensed in PA, MD & FL.
(484) 685-4298 View (484) 685-4298
Photo of Rachel Dodson, RDN, LDN, MS, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Rachel Dodson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, MS
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
Rachel graduated from West Chester University, Honors College XVI with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2018. She completed her dietetic internship at Immaculata University and graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Immaculata in May 2022. Rachel is a non-diet dietitian who believes in intuitive eating and is a HAES health at every size provider. She is passionate about walking alongside her clients as they seek to heal their relationship with food and their bodies, and re-discover the joy of eating!
Rachel graduated from West Chester University, Honors College XVI with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2018. She completed her dietetic internship at Immaculata University and graduated with her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Immaculata in May 2022. Rachel is a non-diet dietitian who believes in intuitive eating and is a HAES health at every size provider. She is passionate about walking alongside her clients as they seek to heal their relationship with food and their bodies, and re-discover the joy of eating!
(267) 323-4595 View (267) 323-4595
Photo of Heather Lasco - Confidently NourishED, RD, LD, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Confidently NourishED
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, LD
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380  (Online Only)
Are you tired of traditional eating disorder recovery routes and want to feel like you have a say in your recovery? We were too. That’s why at Confidently NourishED, we take a weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size approach to nutrition and health where YOU have a say in what your recovery journey looks like. We believe that every BODY is worthy of respect and care, regardless of size or shape. It is possible to fully enjoy eating experiences with your friends and family again, without the constant fear of having any lingering anxieties or self-consciousness.
Are you tired of traditional eating disorder recovery routes and want to feel like you have a say in your recovery? We were too. That’s why at Confidently NourishED, we take a weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size approach to nutrition and health where YOU have a say in what your recovery journey looks like. We believe that every BODY is worthy of respect and care, regardless of size or shape. It is possible to fully enjoy eating experiences with your friends and family again, without the constant fear of having any lingering anxieties or self-consciousness.
(570) 676-2602 View (570) 676-2602
Photo of Jennifer Laurence, MA, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Jennifer Laurence
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MA, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
I work with individuals who are struggling with unwanted weight gain and undesired symptoms such as fatigue, low energy, or lack of motivation. If you are feeling overwhelmed and confused over what to eat and want to feel your absolute best again, I can help you. Maybe you’ve tried different fad diets but couldn’t stick with them. Maybe there are more underlying causes to your weight gain that you suspect, but no one will listen or help you figure it out. Maybe you prioritize everyone or everything in your life but need support and a plan that is just for YOU. Maybe all of this thinking about food has you really STRESSED OUT.
I work with individuals who are struggling with unwanted weight gain and undesired symptoms such as fatigue, low energy, or lack of motivation. If you are feeling overwhelmed and confused over what to eat and want to feel your absolute best again, I can help you. Maybe you’ve tried different fad diets but couldn’t stick with them. Maybe there are more underlying causes to your weight gain that you suspect, but no one will listen or help you figure it out. Maybe you prioritize everyone or everything in your life but need support and a plan that is just for YOU. Maybe all of this thinking about food has you really STRESSED OUT.
(484) 498-6286 View (484) 498-6286
Photo of Joanne Ostiguy Gibson, RDN, LDN, CLT, CPT, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Joanne Ostiguy Gibson
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN, CLT, CPT
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
My passion is educating patients in weight management, food sensitivities, wellness and fitness I have a certification in Adult Weight Management levels I and II through the ADA and a certification in Sports Nutrition through ACE. I am a Certified LEAP therapist and can help you determine what foods, food additives/chemicals may be contributing to your health issues. I run my private practice out of my home office and can also provide nutrition coaching virtually. I am certified to teach PiYo and I am a certified Personal Trainer. Check out my website joannegibsondietitian.com for services and scheduling.
My passion is educating patients in weight management, food sensitivities, wellness and fitness I have a certification in Adult Weight Management levels I and II through the ADA and a certification in Sports Nutrition through ACE. I am a Certified LEAP therapist and can help you determine what foods, food additives/chemicals may be contributing to your health issues. I run my private practice out of my home office and can also provide nutrition coaching virtually. I am certified to teach PiYo and I am a certified Personal Trainer. Check out my website joannegibsondietitian.com for services and scheduling.
(610) 285-1842 View (610) 285-1842
Photo of Julie Ann Wilkers - FitFindsBalance, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
FitFindsBalance
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19382
Julie has been practicing as a dietitian for over 15 years. She has a passion for helping clients improve their health by improving their relationship with food. Julie specializes in a non-diet approach to health and wellness. If you are exhausted by the cycle of: diet, weight loss, weight gain, reach out to FItFindsBalance, we can help you on a path to a more healthful lifestyle.
Julie has been practicing as a dietitian for over 15 years. She has a passion for helping clients improve their health by improving their relationship with food. Julie specializes in a non-diet approach to health and wellness. If you are exhausted by the cycle of: diet, weight loss, weight gain, reach out to FItFindsBalance, we can help you on a path to a more healthful lifestyle.
(302) 329-3546 View (302) 329-3546
Photo of Judy Matusky, RDN, LDN, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Judy Matusky
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, LDN
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
You're approaching or have turned that corner of 50, you're feeling tired, your frustrated with your weight, your doctor informed you that your cholesterol is creeping up. You want to take control over your eating to maybe avoid taking medication but you don't know where to start. You're ready to make changes that last because you've unsuccessfully tried so many diets and are fed up with the losing and gaining cycle. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way!
You're approaching or have turned that corner of 50, you're feeling tired, your frustrated with your weight, your doctor informed you that your cholesterol is creeping up. You want to take control over your eating to maybe avoid taking medication but you don't know where to start. You're ready to make changes that last because you've unsuccessfully tried so many diets and are fed up with the losing and gaining cycle. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way!
(267) 494-0120 View (267) 494-0120
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Wellness by Christina
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CHC
Verified Verified
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Christina Ushler, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian/health coach specializing in weight management and renal nutrition. Christina provides nutritional counseling to individuals with varying needs such as general wellness or prevention, gastrointestinal disorders (i.e. irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation, etc.), and chronic disease management (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, etc.). Christina will explore concerns specific to you and help you discover tools needed for a lifetime of balance. Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness!
Christina Ushler, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian/health coach specializing in weight management and renal nutrition. Christina provides nutritional counseling to individuals with varying needs such as general wellness or prevention, gastrointestinal disorders (i.e. irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation, etc.), and chronic disease management (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, etc.). Christina will explore concerns specific to you and help you discover tools needed for a lifetime of balance. Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness!
(610) 345-8130 View (610) 345-8130
Photo of June Kuz, MS, RD, LDN, CLT, IFNCP, Nutritionist/Dietitian
June Kuz
Nutritionist/Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN, CLT, IFNCP
Verified Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Do you feel awful and don't know why? Have you been to many health professionals and they can't provide an answer? You suffer from migraines, fatigue, and brain fog or perhaps you suffer from IBS or Fibromyalgia. Are losing hope you'll ever feel better? My comprehensive approach focuses on identifying root causes and system imbalances to significantly improve health. I don't provide a cookie-cutter diet to all my patients. I provide an individualized plan based on your medical history, specialized laboratory testing, nutritional deficiencies, and food preferences.
Do you feel awful and don't know why? Have you been to many health professionals and they can't provide an answer? You suffer from migraines, fatigue, and brain fog or perhaps you suffer from IBS or Fibromyalgia. Are losing hope you'll ever feel better? My comprehensive approach focuses on identifying root causes and system imbalances to significantly improve health. I don't provide a cookie-cutter diet to all my patients. I provide an individualized plan based on your medical history, specialized laboratory testing, nutritional deficiencies, and food preferences.
(610) 298-1482 View (610) 298-1482
Photo of Sharon Howard, RD, CDE, FAND, CHWC, Nutritionist/Dietitian
Sharon Howard
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RD, CDE, FAND, CHWC
Verified Verified
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Who do you talk to about how you eat? What other health professional cares about what you had for breakfast today, or how you are going to avoid gluten at the wedding reception this weekend? Who helps the person with diabetes learn how to carb count? I am the professional who REALLY knows how to help you with food facts, food fears, and food decisions. If the internet alarms you, your doctor doesn't have the time, and cousin is selling diet pills on the side---talk to me about the real scoop!
Who do you talk to about how you eat? What other health professional cares about what you had for breakfast today, or how you are going to avoid gluten at the wedding reception this weekend? Who helps the person with diabetes learn how to carb count? I am the professional who REALLY knows how to help you with food facts, food fears, and food decisions. If the internet alarms you, your doctor doesn't have the time, and cousin is selling diet pills on the side---talk to me about the real scoop!
(610) 347-2045 View (610) 347-2045
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VitaMental Nutrition, LLC
Nutritionist/Dietitian, RDN, CSOWM, LDN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who wants and/or needs to make changes to their diet and lifestyle, but looking for a professional who can guide them and provide accountability. Whether this is for weight loss, heart health, diabetes, sports nutrition or just for eating healthier. The number one thing I hear is "I know what I need to do, but I'm not doing it." My intention is to break down that barrier to help start doing it.
My ideal client is someone who wants and/or needs to make changes to their diet and lifestyle, but looking for a professional who can guide them and provide accountability. Whether this is for weight loss, heart health, diabetes, sports nutrition or just for eating healthier. The number one thing I hear is "I know what I need to do, but I'm not doing it." My intention is to break down that barrier to help start doing it.
(484) 351-6756 View (484) 351-6756
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FAQs - About Nutritionists and Dietitians

How can I find a dietitian or nutritionist in Chadds Ford?

To find dietitians and nutritionists near you, input your city, town, suburb, zip code, or a provider's name in the search bar at the top of the page. From there, you can filter by specialty, treatment technique, and gender to find a dietitian or nutritionist who matches your needs.

When you visit a dietitian or nutritionist's profile, you can get a better idea if they're the right fit for you. Consider things like session cost, accepted insurance plans, and their location or telehealth options. If someone seems like a good match, you can email them or call the number on their profile. When speaking with a professional, pay attention to whether or not you feel comfortable in the conversation and how knowledgeable they are about your specific nutrition concerns. It may also be helpful to ask more about their general approach to nutrition and the training behind their credentials.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

The terms dietitian and nutritionist are often used interchangeably. However, there are actually key credential differences between dietitians and nutritionists that are important to keep in mind when seeking a nutrition professional.

A registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has earned at least a graduate degree from an accredited program, completed a supervised practice program, passed the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam, and continues their education regularly. The RD and RDN credentials are regulated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest nutrition-related organization in the country. Only professionals who meet their standards can call themselves an RD or RDN and enjoy privileges like billing insurance. Additionally, RDs and RDNs can get board certifications in specialized areas such as gerontological nutrition (CSG), sports dietetics (CSSD), pediatric nutrition (CSP), renal nutrition (CSR), or oncology nutrition (CSO). They also need state licensure, which usually aligns with national requirements.

In contrast, the title "nutritionist" doesn't require any formal education or credentials; anyone can use the title of nutritionist, including those with very limited or no formal training in nutrition. Although there are certification programs that are marketed toward those interested in nutrition counseling, the rigor and academic requirements for such programs varies greatly. These important differences between dietitians and nutritionists are thus very important to consider when choosing the right nutrition professional for your needs. To be listed in the HealthProfs directory, Nutritionists must have a minimum of a Masters Degree in a relevant field.

When should I see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

Clients seek nutritional support from dietitians and nutritionists for various reasons, ranging from medical conditions to lifestyle concerns like weight loss or dietary requirements; however, it's always important to find a professional who is a good fit for you. Consider factors such as insurance coverage, your specific medical or dietary concerns, and the availability of professionals near you to determine whether a dietitian or nutritionist may be a better fit.

Generally, nutritionists are not covered by insurance, whereas Registered Dietitians (RDs) often are, especially for those with medical conditions. If you have a chronic medical condition like cancer or kidney disease, you might want to seek out an RD with specialized expertise, such as a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) or a Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR). These credentials indicate advanced education and a commitment to ongoing learning within a specific area. Additionally, consider the availability of professionals in your area and their openness to telehealth sessions. While the field of dietetics is growing, there may not always be a wide selection of professionals, especially in rural areas. In such cases, focusing on the experience and expertise of the nutrition professional can be more important than their specific credentials.

Do I need a referral to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

A referral is not required to see a dietitian or nutritionist, and many individuals independently seek nutritional support without prior medical advice. However, for a nutrition service to be covered by insurance, a referral from a primary care physician or another medical professional may be necessary. In such cases, a referral is typically made for those who have been formally diagnosed with a medical condition requiring nutrition counseling, such as diabetes or hypertension. If insurance coverage is critical to a client's ability to see a dietitian, they should contact their insurance provider to determine if a referral is needed for nutritional counseling and to understand any potential co-pays or coverage limits that may apply in their individual circumstance.

How much does it cost to see a dietitian or a nutritionist?

The cost of seeing a dietitian or nutritionist depends on a number of variables, including their location, their specialty, whether they take insurance, and the professional's experience and training. On average, the cost of out-of-pocket sessions with a dietitian or nutritionist within the United States ranges from $50-$150. In some cases, nutrition professionals will require a longer initial evaluation session that will cost more than ongoing follow-up sessions. Dietitians and nutritionists may also offer packages for clients interested in longer-term nutritional support; in such cases, they may charge monthly or other periodic fees for more comprehensive services, such as a combination of nutrition sessions and out-of-session coaching support. If nutrition services are covered by a client's insurance plan and they are eligible for coverage based on any referral requirements, the out-of-pocket cost of seeing a dietitian may be completely covered or significantly reduced.

Are consultations with a dietitian or nutritionist covered by insurance?

If your insurance covers nutrition services, the cost is usually lower than paying out-of-pocket. However, insurance coverage can vary based on factors like your specific plan details, whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network provider, and whether you have a referral for nutrition services based on a medical diagnosis.

Coverage also depends on the type of nutrition service. Typically, insurance plans only cover services provided by a licensed Registered Dietitian (RD) and do not cover those offered by nutritionists or nutrition coaches without the RD credential. If nutrition services are not covered by your insurance, some dietitians and nutritionists may offer sliding scale rates or lower-cost services for clients who cannot afford their full fee. However, these spots are often limited and may not always be available.