Clinical Social Worker/Therapist - LCSW, CEDS
Eating disorders take over your life. My clients find themselves in a cycle of feeling not good enough then virtuous for choosing the “right” food then back to feeling not good enough.
Sometimes they purge. Sometimes they over-exercise. Sometimes they binge. Sometimes they restrict. These behaviors feel like they help in the moment but by the time clients call me, they realize they don’t have the life they keep trying to earn through thinness/fitness/”admirable self-control.” My clients look like they have it all together and barely anyone knows they’re struggling.
My clients want to stop thinking about food and bodies so much. They want to stop comparing themselves to other women. Part of them wants to be able to order what sounds good, eat it, and not think about it again but they’re also terrified to let go.
I get it. I’ve been working with people with eating disorders since 2001. I know what helps. I know what hurts. I’ll call you on your stuff; I will not just nod and “mmmmm hmmmmm” at you. It’s hard work to recover, but I’m by your side.
Skills and Expertise
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Therapy unique to each client