My focus over the past decade as a therapist has been and continues to be eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. After completing the coursework for a specialization in eating disorders during graduate school, I began working at a local residential eating disorder treatment center for women struggling with severe eating disorders and body image issues.
In private practice, I really enjoy working with folks that are feeling ready to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Some of the disorders and issues that I see regularly within my practice are: binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, and body dysmorphia. Whether you meet criteria for an eating disorder or find that you have some elements of disordered eating, I can help.
I take a Health at Every Size (HAES) and size inclusive approach in my practice. I believe it is important to look at how living in a fat phobic and weight focused society has allowed many of us to feel a distrust in our bodies and a deep rooted belief that our bodies are wrong. In addition to this, it’s important to explore the factors that have led to problematic behaviors around food. Knowing the path that has brought you to where you are currently will help reduce feelings of shame and will guide the healing process.
Over the years, I have had the honor and privilege of watching the people I work with heal their relationship with food by learning to intuitively trust their bodies, and look forward to embarking on this healing journey with you.