All disordered eating and body dissatisfaction is unique and does not always have a precise definition or label. Along with eating disorders, I also work with clients who struggle with poor or negative body image, size discrimination, chronic dieting, weight obsession, compulsive exercise, fat phobia, self esteem issues, social anxiety, dysphoria and issues of control or compulsive behavior around food, body, or weight.
I uphold Health at Every Size approach (HAES) and embrace all bodies of all shapes and sizes. Know that my office is a place free of weight stigma, diet culture language, and moralizing body types. Learn more about HAES here: https://benourished.org/health-every-size/https://benourished.org/health-every-size/
I primarily see people 18+ and also work with middle adulthood folks who are just now discovering or acknowledging disordered eating. These are the folks overlooked at their medical visits, diagnosed with other issues while their disordered eating continues to be unaddressed. These are also the folks that don’t remember the last time they were not on a diet or have “managed“ their disordered eating for years but are tired of life feeling like such a battle.
Recovery is a journey that is absolutely possible and you are worth it. We will partner together to find the root cause behind what your behaviors serve. We will honor that purpose and work with your behavior’s intention to protect you by finding other sources of protection so that we can safely permit your behaviors to leave, their job can be done. It is in this process that you get the opportunity to actually heal the pain your disordered eating always promised it would fix (but couldn’t).
I am more than happy to collaborate with your dietitian, psychiatrist, naturopath or physician as a treatment team to empower your recovery.
If you are needing weight restoration or more intensive support than I can offer at an outpatient level, I will provide you referrals and help you find treatment options.