Laura  Brunero
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Laura Brunero

She/Her/Hers

Registered Dietician, RD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Georgia Accepting Online
Updated November 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Body image
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Intuitive eating
  • Nutrition Concerns
  • Health At Every Size

Professional statement

Laura Brunero is a Registered Dietitian located in Rhode Island. Laura specializes in helping individuals who would like to enrich their relationship with food. Often, Laura’s clients find themselves conflicted about how to support themselves with eating. This may be because of a history of disordered thoughts and beliefs about food and their body, a new medical condition that involves how they eat, or a combination of these things. She uses her knowledge of medical nutrition therapy, and current research on weight, diet, body image, and health to inform her practice.

Laura approaches counseling from a value-based perspective and with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using a weight-neutral framework, Laura teaches her clients the concepts of intuitive eating® and how to love, support, and value their bodies. Many of the people who come to see her have been deeply influenced by diet culture as well as negative family patterns and societal messages around food and body size. For all issues, Laura helps her clients identify their intentions, make choices that help fulfill those intentions, and explore and address any barriers.

Laura uses curiosity, authenticity, and humor in her work with clients. Her practice believes in the tenets of Health At Every Size® and actively combat the thin ideal perpetuated by social media and larger society. Her goal is to provide clients with the self-care tools they need to live happy, meaningful lives.


Message to clients

Navigating nutrition information on your own can be an overwhelming task. I hope to partner with you as we discover ways to eat and relate to food and your body that feels aligned with your values and intentions.


Specialties

Body image - Support exploring your body story with the goal of acceptance and liberation. Understanding the layers of systemic oppression that have paved the way for body image disruption.

Eating disorders & disordered eating - With the understanding that eating disorders come in all ages, genders, and sizes, we work together to improve your nutrition quality of life, coping skills, and beliefs about food.

Intuitive eating - Instilling a healthy relationship with food, in which the the individual follows the body's internal cues rather than external dietary regimens.

Nutrition Concerns - Support around concerns related to nutrition intake; counseling to manage dietary related health conditions using medical nutrition therapy.

Health At Every Size - Promoting a non-diet approach aiming to strengthen an individual's relationship to food by reducing the focus on weight and prioritizing wellness; encouraging balanced eating and maintaining respect for the natural diversity of body shapes and sizes.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • United Healthcare

Laura Brunero is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts Health Plan


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $25 - $100
  • Initial session: $150 (75min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 7pm
  • Tue 10 am - 7pm
  • Wed 10 am - 7pm
  • Thu 10 am - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 7 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 7 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 7 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 7 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Laura Brunero Nutrition Counseling, Owner, 2022 - Present
Evolution Nutrition Inc. , Dietitian, 2017 - 2022

Original Intuitive Eating Pros, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, 2022
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Registered Dietitian, 2017
Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship, ., 2017
Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Nutrition, 2011


Licensure

Rhode Island: LDN00934

Georgia: LD006191


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Laura was quick to reach out and schedule an initial intake and seems really warm and welcoming. I’m looking forward to working with her!"
- Zencare client • January 2023