I am a proud Health at Every Size clinician. ‘Health at Every Size’ (or HAES) is an approach and a growing movement which is based on the belief that everyone, at every size, is capable of pursuing health-related behaviors if they wish to, irrespective of weight loss. This approach recognizes that diets do not work and that attempts to lose weight almost always perpetuate weight cycling (rapid weight loss and weight gain) and disordered eating, and ultimately cause more harm than they do good. The HAES approach also embraces the concept of body diversity—the simple fact that there are many, many kinds of bodies in this world, as there always have been and always will be—and that all bodies are good bodies, worthy and fully deserving of respect.
This approach doesn’t negate the unfortunate fact that we live in a world of diet culture, fatphobia, and weight stigma, and many parents worry about how to protect their children from the toxic messaging diet culture sends. I can help you get grounded in the HAES approach and mindset, and if necessary, help you ‘do your own work’ with respect to body image and beliefs around food and weight, empowering you to break the inter-generational cycle of diet-related trauma and poor body image. As of 10/29/20, I’m only offering telehealth services (virtual or video therapy) in response to the pandemic, and plan to continue offering telehealth moving forward.
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.
In all sessions I do counseling and I help my clients to explore the principles of HAES and intuitive eating as they are ready. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective and frequently help clients to brainstorm ways in which they can manage difficult life situations and relationships. If the client is also interested in hypnotherapy, then we incorporate a range of different hypnotic techniques into the session which can help to integrate the counseling. I can help support parents who have kids with eating or body issues through education, building compassion skills, and teaching relational skills.
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 work with folks who are recovering from disordered eating and/or wanting to reconnect with their bodies. I am centered in self-compassion work, and I help folks explore ways they restrict in multiple areas of their life (not just with food or exercise). I help clients reconnect with themselves and re-parent themselves, learning to replace shaming, critical cognitive patterns with messages of validation and comfort.
My approach is eclectic in that my way of being with clients/patients is client-centered, I conceptualize psychodynamically, and I use CBT techniques when indicated. Although I treat adult patients I am willing to work with parents about how best to support their child who has eating/body/weight issues. First and foremost I talk with them about making sure anyone providing treatment to their child is weight neutral and educated in what eating disorders are/are not. I encourage them to rely on those providers to do what they are trained to do and that parents should do the same – that is they are best equipped to love and support their child in a way that no provider can (the caveat to this is FBT/Maudsley method for tx of anorexia nervosa). I allow parents to express their concerns and ask whatever questions they have – providing the best answers I have and/or directing them to exceptional resources.
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 and certified eating disorder specialist. 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 offer an integrative approach that allows for individualization for each client and family. I consider my self radical authentic in my treatment style and bring my own experiences with an eating disorder to the table. I have spent most of my career working with adolescents and families in healing from eating disorders.
I listen, ask questions, provide empathy and supportive feedback. I tend to help clients think of their eating disorder as a “diet voice” that they can externalize and talk back to. I provide education about the influence of culture and media. Helping parents with the do’s and don’ts in approaching and supporting their children is vitally important to ensure everyone is using the same language and communicating openly.
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.