Eating disorder treatment not only validates your experience, it addresses your feelings and extinguishes the behavior. There are three main types: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating. These are not simple situations and too often people don’t understand what you may be going through. You may not feel sure where to turn.
Ironically, such experiences often keep the eating disorder alive, providing a false sense of control when you emotionally don’t know what else to do.
I am someone who gets it.
You deserve a full understanding of how complicated it can get. I would want someone who has worked tirelessly to help me. When relationships, work, school; your day to day activities make you feel worse you are allowed to have someone who understands. There is something to be said for the commitment and training required to be a certified specialist. My goal is to help you achieve recovery and get rid of the problem.
What can you provide that other therapists can not?
An eating disorder therapist is someone who has in depth training and devoted their expertise to the problem. As a recognized expert in the field I have many outlets of information and training available that not all professionals have. I work with some of the most advanced minds in the country while I help women and men get their lives back. You get the opportunity to work with an expert on the front lines of the eating disorder field. Additionally, I’m an advocate and spokesperson throughout the country. I have been hand selected to reside on the board of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. That doesn’t mean I only work with men. It means I understand how eating disorders effect women and that men need a voice in our schools, community, and country. It effects them too!
If you need more information about how I conduct sessions, just reach out. I’m happy to talk even if you’re not sure if I’m the right professional. Lets find out if we click! If not, I will help you find the right person. No worries, no pressure. You can contact me and ask any question you want, I am happy to talk. I like people.
What if it’s not just an eating disorder?
You may be surprised to learn that working with someone proficient in eating disorders treatment requires a multi-faceted approach. Many people additionally struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, grief and anger. Families are often a sore spot in which you may feel like an outlier.
Am I safe working with you?
Often therapists will state they work with eating disorders and they don’t. When this happens the client eventually feels stuck. The therapist doesn’t know how to navigate the tricky waters of the problem. I have numerous people come to my office and state that their therapist was only able to address one problem at time instead of how the problem is there in the first place. We look at everything.
GET YOUR LIFE BACK AND UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAPPENED TO BEGIN WITH!
- Feelings as though who you are and who you were are completely different and it’s all because of the food you are eating.
- Your fixation on the physical body can never be satisfied in the search for perfection and resolve.
- You no longer have hunger cues because you don’t eat enough on a daily basis
- Obsessions about what you are going to eat or avoiding eating.
- Persecutory self judgement.
- Self-Harm is a way to handle all the food you have eaten.
- You eat until you are so full that you are in pain
- Restriction or purging is a way to numb yourself because the hurt is too much.
- You can’t achieve your goals.
- Acts as a protective shield against the unpredictable world.
- More time at the gym or exercising is spent rather than being with people.
- You can’t understand how you are feeling and struggle to express it.
- One refuses or gets rid of food in multiple ways to cope in a world where food is a sign of love and compassion.
- Living with an eating disorder is painful often creating a persistent and passive state of self-denial