Eating disorders are serious illnesses that require the attention of highly specialized professionals.
Shame and fear often discourage people from seeking help or talking to a loved one about harbored concern. For children and adolescents, parents often know there is a problem but do not know where to begin.
My approach to treating eating disorders is firmly rooted in current knowledge of evidence-based practice and the real relationship between therapist and client. I depend on your active participation in treatment and shared belief that eating disorders, though difficult to overcome, are treatable. Together we will work to uncover the maintaining processes that perpetuate your eating problem, identify the important function it is likely serving, and work towards helping you build a life worth living without your disorder.
I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy approaches and advocate a team approach when necessary. My commitment to the treatment of eating disorders has connected me closely with dietitians, physicians, and psychiatrists, all distinguished by their clinical skills and shared passion for collaborative care; wonderful resources should you need to build or expand your treatment team.
I am trained in “Enhanced” Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) which is an effective, short-term treatment to help you overcome problematic eating disorder behaviors. I am also trained in psychodynamic and relational approaches which, when integrated with cognitive behavioral interventions, can support a deeper exploration of the underlying root causes of your disorder, giving you the best chance to reclaim a more satisfying, connected, and full life.