I believe that healing from an eating disorder is ALWAYS possible.
I believe that the disconnect between you and your body is not your fault.
I believe your pain is real.
I believe that our culture has made it very hard to live in our bodies.
I believe that diets are harmful and don’t work.
I believe that you can be healthy at any size.
I believe that your body can be trusted.
I believe you are the expert on your body.
I am passionate about helping those struggling with disordered eating and body image. You can expect me to be fiercely in your corner and dedicated to your healing process. Often disordered eating and body image issues are treated as the root cause of what is going on (i.e. they would be so much happier if they didn't have that debilitating eating disorder). And yet so often disordered eating is a symptom, not the cause of what is wrong. Disordered eating is rooted in coping mechanisms we have learned in order to survive in the world. Let me get to know you (really know you) and your eating disorder without judgment. We'll figure out together why it has been working so hard for you. Along with therapy sessions, I am also happy to be your advocate with doctors, dietitians and other helping professionals. I work from a Health at Every Size (HAES®) perspective and am a Certified Body Trust® Provider through The Center for Body Trust. Here are some of my core values in eating disorder treatment:
I believe that you never have to apologize for who you are.
I believe that no one gets to tell you how to live your life.
I believe that enjoying food is one of the best things about being human.
I believe that you and your body deserve love and respect no matter what!
You are enough.
You have always been enough.
You will always be enough.
I would love to support you in developing trust in your body and finding healing from disordered eating. When you enter my office, you are entering a weight-neutral zone where you are safe from body comparison, size bias, weight assumptions, diet talk, food police and narrow beauty standards!