Eating Disorders and Body Positivity

BODY IMAGE AND FOOD STRUGGLES RUN RAMPANT THROUGH OUR CULTURE. CLINICAL EATING DISORDERS ARE SERIOUS ILLNESSES THAT WRECK HAVOC ON MINDS, BODIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS.

 SHAME AND FEAR OFTEN DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM SEEKING HELP OR TALKING TO A LOVED ONE ABOUT HARBORED CONCERN.

I'M SO GLAD YOU FOUND THIS PAGE. 

ADULTS 

 Whether you are struggling with poor body image, a fraught relationship with food, or meet full criteria for AnorexiaBulimia or Binge Eating disorder, I can help.

Regardless of what struggle you come to me with I will treat you with respect and compassion. Always informed by the principles of Health at Every Size, I love using “Enhanced” Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) to help you identify problematic cycles and chart paths to meaningful behavioral change. For those wanting to dig deeper, I offer a psychodynamic perspective which, when integrated with cognitive behavioral interventions, allows us to explore the underlying root causes of your struggles and simultaneously target negative symptoms. 

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.

Photo by Povareshka

Photo by Povareshka

body positive coaching for youth and adults

Our society offers a lot of opinions about how we should look and what we should eat. Unfortunately the diet culture we live in leads many of us to develop unhealthy relationships with food, internalize unrealistic ideals, and feel marginalized. The Body Positive movement offers an alternative, more compassionate perspective. I offer short or long-term coaching to clients looking to heal their relationship with their bodies and cultivate meaningful life experiences. 

adolescents

Adolescent eating disorders are serious illnesses that threaten your child's medical safety and the precious development of their sense of self. Early detection is critical. 

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is an early intervention designed to empower parents to play an active role in their child's recovery process. It offers a safe alternative to a disrupting inpatient hospitalization or day treatment program and has an evidence base to back it up as the first-line treatment approach for youngsters with eating disorders.

Along with my practice associate, Amanda Pashelinsky, LMHC, I strive to provide research-informed, compassionate care to the adolescents and parents who enter our doors. We collaborate with medical doctors, psychiatrists, and schools to ensure that your child's treatment is well coordinated and you feel effectively supported by your multidisciplinary team.