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 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 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.
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).