Struggling with an eating disorder is hard—especially when you feel alone and ashamed about the pain. I help people who yearn to feel more comfortable in their own skin but feel stuck in restrictive or compulsive eating patterns. I have come to this work through my own personal experience of recovery—so when you talk about paralyzing anxiety, depression or using food to change your body or cope with uncomfortable feelings, I’ve definitely been there. There is a very good possibility that I know exactly how you feel…and this is a gift that I can offer you.
As a psychotherapist and Registered Dietitian I bring a unique set of skills to help people heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Over the past 5 years I have been combining counseling and nutrition and find it to be a wonderful marriage. I take a Health at Every Size™ approach to food and weight issues, and encourage people to work with their body and emotions as allies (rather than enemies) on their journey towards growth and healing. So, if you’re looking to find another diet, a magic pill, I’m afraid I can’t be of much help. But if you‘re drained by trying so hard to just feel normal, and if you are ready to enjoy food again, feel more connected to yourself and others, and claim your voice and space in the world, I’m here to help.
I am also a trauma-informed therapist which means that I have specific training in working with people who have experienced trauma (abuse, neglect, assault). I will work with you right where you are—my style is reflective and relational. I offer an eclectic approach and draw from many types of therapies including mindfulness, DBT, ACT, Person Centered and Internal Family Systems (IFS).