With over 10 years of specialized training and experience helping people recover from all different types of eating disorders and addictions, I am passionate about supporting clients on their recovery path to a healthier relationship with food, exercise, and body. I believe that freedom from the pain and suffering and all consuming obsessive thoughts that are part of an eating disorder is possible! It has been shown that the most effective and long lasting treatment for eating disorders is some form of psychotherapy, coupled with careful attention to medical and nutritional needs. My choice for treatment is informed by the most current research as well as by my clinical judgment of the best fit for each client's individual, unique recovery process. Specifically, I will pull from Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness based therapy. Because much of my journey to where I am today has involved overcoming my own struggle with an eating disorder, I truly appreciate the role eating disordered patterns play in the lives of my clients and offer a empathetic, non-judmental place where clients can learn to expand their lives beyond the self-destructive eating disorder patterns and behaviors that limit their ability to live fuller, more authentic lives. The compulsive behaviors of an eating disorder can often be our guide on the journey to reconnecting with ourselves if we have the courage and willingness to pay attention to them. It is my belief that when people face difficult emotional struggles they develop ways to survive and manage the feelings that can feel overwhelming. Therefore, I work with my clients in assessing and gaining insight around the function their eating disorder played and continues to play in their lives. I help my clients understand the feelings underlying their unhealthy eating behaviors and help them learn to replace them with more self-soothing, loving ways of taking care for themselves. It has been my experience that when people work to know themselves more deeply and can find healthier ways of expressing their needs and feelings, their eating disorder symptoms often decrease considerably. I will work collaboratively with you to help you break free from destructive behaviors with food in order to find more connection, joy and peace in your life.
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