Therapy/ Mental Health Counseling
It's Not Just About the Food
Eating disorders are about a lot more than food and weight. They are about control, perfectionism, achievement and social isolation. Recovery is about self-acceptance, stress management, coping skills and social connection. It’s going to take time, but you can learn to let go of your eating disorder, and adopt healthier ways of coping.
Here’s how it works: We start with an intake and assessment. We’ll both want to have a clear understanding of what’s going on and what your goals are. Then we'll collaborate to create a plan on how we can meet those goals. I'll also offer my perspective on some ways we can get there and what I can offer you.
I firmly believe that you are the expert of you, and you’ll have to make the changes in your life, but you can consider me your guide along the way. As your guide, I offer a lot of compassion, understanding and kindness (something you might not be used to giving yourself), and I have some very practical tools to offer you. The tools and skills I employ come from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These are the clinical approaches I most often use. And I’ll explain what those are and how they help.
We’ll work together to stay on course and keep your goals in mind. It will be challenging at times to create new ways of dealing with emotions and change long-standing behaviors, but I’ll be there to cheer you on and offer hope of a better life. I will believe in you until you can believe in yourself.