I am a NYC-based therapist, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, trauma and body image dissatisfaction. I approach treatment through a Health at Every Size, fat positive, weight neutral, social justice and trauma-informed lens. I am in the processes of becoming a Body Trust Certified Provider through Be Nourished and have extensive training in evidence-based treatment models (DBT, DBT-PE, CBT-E and ACT).
My approach is rooted in being an anti-diet, fat-positive, HAES-aligned clinician. Much of my work focuses on supporting people who are LGBTQ+, as I specialize in working with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals, as well as athletes, who struggle with eating and their relationship with food and exercise. I like to take a diverse approach in treatment, utilizing several theories in order to meet each client’s needs and goals. I draw on psychodynamic and relational orientations while using mindfulness, somatic, and cognitive techniques for emotional and relational healing. My treatment approach is informed by my experiences as a queer, non-binary person, and former athlete.
I am a HAES and anti-diet focused treatment provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E), Family Based Treatment for adolescents with eating disorders (FBT) & Body-positive parenting. I also co-host a weekly podcast about body-positive parenting routed in HAES for the whole family. .
I provide client-centered care that helps individuals engage in their lives in a way that feels authentic and whole. I value creating therapeutic spaces in which my clients feel that all of them is welcome – the good, the bad, the healing, the trying, and everything in-between. My goal for my clients is to help them live a life of value and to feel they have the tools and skills they need to “live a life worth living,” as DBT founder Marsha Linahan would say. I want my clients to know their worth, their value, and their brave, so they can live lives full of love, belonging, and acceptance.
I am a trained Maternal Mental Health Specialist in addition to many years of experience working with individuals struggling with an eating disorder. I specialize in mindfulness-based treatments and work with clients to improve their body image and break free from a disordered eating mindset by teaching Intuitive Eating techniques. I work with many moms with navigating the various dynamics of parenthood including helping them to develop healthy relationships with food and body positivity for themselves and to set sound examples for their children.
I am passionate about Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, and helping individuals reject diet culture and heal their relationship with food and body image. My approach is grounded in mindfulness and compassion-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (ACT, CFT, DBT). I employ the science of compassion to help clients cultivate their intuition, wisdom, courage, and inner kindness in the service of helping them reject diet culture and actualize meaningful, values-based living. I also enjoy helping clients support their children in this process.
My practice is grounded in a relational, feminist, and social justice framework. As a Health At Every Size practitioner, I bring an attuned lens to the ways that weight stigma disrupts all of our abilities to care for and live comfortably in our bodies. Working from an anti-diet and intuitive eating approach, I support individuals in exploring their relationship to food, eating and the body with curiosity and compassion.
I am an anti-diet provider and believe in using a client-centered approach to meet individual needs. I am trained as a psychoanalyst and utilize analytic theories to help clients uncover lost standing beliefs that may need to be examined in order to create a more positive relationship to food and their bodies. I work with older adolescents and adults.
I work from an anti-diet, HAES approach, and feel that people can begin to find wholeness and healing when they begin to engage in connected and healthy relationships first of which start with one's self. I work alongside other health care providers including RDs, and Nutritionists if necessary to create a cohesive treatment plan for individuals that I work with while incorporating various therapeutic modalities that best suit the needs of the individuals.
I am certified in Family-Based Treatment fo children and adolescents with eating disorders. I also employ CBT-E (cognitive behavioral therapy) for older adolescents and adults with eating disorders or disordered eating. I also offer body-positive coaching for teens and adults, as well as body-positive parenting coaching (through The Full Bloom Project).