I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help individuals challenge and reframe negative thoughts about food and body image. I operate from a Health at Every Size and anti diet standpoint. My style in session is relaxed and supportive.
I am a trauma/eating disorder therapist that works from an Anti-Diet/Weight Inclusive/Intuitive Eating/HAES, approach. I use EMDR therapy along with other trauma focused approaches that help people heal from childhood abuse, sexual trauma, eating disorders etc.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy and narrative approaches to help client heal from eating disorder and body image issues. I enjoy utilizing relationships and families in therapy, as the qualities and supportiveness of these relationships will often be key in long-term recovery. I approach recovery from a non-diet, HAES perspective. I also like working in a treatment team of qualified professionals for optimal care and treatment. I Provide HIPPA compliant video therapy to clients in Utah and Virginia
I have been working with people struggling with body image and eating disorders for 36 years. Having recovered from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult, I have dedicated my life to trying to support others in truly understanding this illness. Parents are a child’s most important support system and they should always feel welcomed into a therapist’s office. I work with the family and ask them to join the team as collaborators.
Double board certified in Eating Disorder Care I work with adults and children within a HAES framework. FBT certification is used with adolescents and I am also an original board member of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.
I love working with families and couples to help with eating and body issues. My background is in marriage and family therapy and the intersection of this area and eating/body issues are my passions. I work with families and couples to provide therapy and necessary resources for the entire family system. I generally work from a systems perspective to find the role of the eating and body issues and find other workable ways to meet this same need. I offer support groups for families and individuals as well.
I am a Health at Every Size-informed eating disorder specialist. I work from an interpersonal/feminist-relational orientation and incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy as well as family therapy when appropriate. I have worked with many, many parents and families across all levels of eating disorders care, and absolutely love doing so.
I am a weight neutral HAES aligned therapist. I work with parents using Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility, I am trained and certified in Intuitive Eating and am passionate about helping parents raise children who have good relationships with food and with their bodies.
I work with individuals and groups who are struggling with disordered eating, body shame, and trauma. The relationship we build together in the room is most important to me, and is the biggest impetus for healing. I work with other HAES professionals to help people on their journey to recovery.
I am an eating disorder therapist. I also specialize in trauma, I align with intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. I am anti-diet and weight neutral. I am EMDR certified also use other modalities of therapy (Emotional Transformation Therapy, Sandtray, and Comprehensive Resource Model) to help people heal from underlying issues that led to the eating disorder. I believe in a team approach and working closely with an eating disorder RD and medical professionals informed about eating disorders.
I provide individual therapy in person and virtually. Virtual sessions are conducted using a secure, HIPAA compliant software platform and are a great option when access to providers is limited, there are transportation barriers, or more flexible scheduling is helpful. I utilize an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach which focuses on identifying/clarifying values, exploring thoughts, developing mindfulness, and cultivating self compassion in order to move towards a valued life. Rather than living in accordance with the eating disorders values, clients reconnect with who they really are. I strongly ascribe to a HAES philosophy and utilize intuitive eating principals when clinically appropriate. I highly value a team approach including parents/family. Parents are valuable members of the treatment team. I strive to provide parents with psychoeducation, support, and open communication so that they can support their childs recovery.
I specialize in treating eating disorders and body image issues in teens and adults, and am passionate about supporting and educating families/parents, as well as other professionals (medical, mental health, teachers, coaches) on eating disorders, body positivity, and the HAES philosophy.
I view my work as a process of co-creation with my clients. Together we identify the present-day thoughts and behaviors to address and explore some of the earlier life experiences that may have shaped these patterns in order to foster sustainable change. I also support parents who want to help foster a healthier relationship with food and body image for their children. I embrace the perspectives of Health at Every Size (HAES), intuitive eating, and body acceptance which celebrate size diversity and prioritize overall well-being above the number on the scale. My practice is affirming of all lifestyles and intersecting identities.
I have been working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families for over 25 years. I first worked as a Licensed Dietician and enjoyed working with people using a holistic approach to nutrition where the whole person, including lifestyle, is important. Over time, I found my attention was more and more on the psychological needs of the people I worked with and began to pursue an education and career course where I specialized in counseling. My professional status is a mental health professional, although my experience in dietetics certainly helps in working with people struggling with an eating disorder. My overall focus is working with people who are overcoming psychological difficulties in life. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passion is helping people explore concerns, identify goals and achieve solutions.
I believe that disordered Eating is a complex issue involving human development, family systems, stress, exercise, nutrition, society norms, and culture. I also believe it takes advanced training in order to become a competent provider.
Recovery from an eating disorder is about rediscovering who you are by creating a rich and meaningful life. Because of this I use a combination of cognitive behavioral and existential concepts with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to provide a nurturing non-judgmental, Person-Centered approach to offer support and help clients determine their goals are and how to best reach them. I value mindfulness and believe in an intuitive approach to eating.
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 use intuitive eating, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family based treatment approaches to aid my clients in achieving recovery.
I utilize a strengths-based, eating disorder and Health at Every Size informed approach to therapy and parent coaching. I am certified to lead the Confident Body Confident Child program, which is evidence-based to help parents guide their child in developing a healthy relationship with food without negatively affecting their child’s body image. I am also a certified trainer and leader of The Body Project, which helps teenage girls challenge the “appearance ideal” by developing cognitive dissonance between societal ideals of beauty and the girl’s own values. I use these trainings and my experience working in the eating disorder field to help support parents who are trying to raise their children to be body confident and have a healthy, flexible relationship to food.
I believe parents can be the strongest ally in a child’s recovery from an eating disorder and I provide therapeutic services to the entire family system.
As a therapist treating Eating Disorders for over a decade at multiple levels of care, I have seen the challenges of feeding a child, self, or loved one in a nutritious yet flexible manner. Body acceptance and positive home environment are keys to success but I also treat the clinical components of Eating Disorders and mood disorders that trigger misuse of food. I am an advocate for body acceptance, intuitive eating, and viewing food as self-care. I utilize multiple treatment components including traditional CBT/DBT but more eclectic art therapy, book studies, and games to help teenage clients break free from maladaptive eating patterns.