Eating Disorder Therapy

Listen—are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
— Mary Oliver
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Struggling with food and body can sap the joy from our lives quickly and fully, often before we realize there's a problem. The road to recovery is hard, but real. Working in the field of food & body, I find myself inspired daily by the courage, passion, and whole-heartedness of my clients. Like with other struggles of the heart, food and body battles are complex, deep, and often start as our best attempt toward fuller life. Through engaging in eating disorder treatment clients can normalize food, make peace with their bodies, and step more fully into the rest of their lives. 

What Does Eating Disorder Therapy Look Like?

Eating disorder treatment often involves a team approach, including a mental health therapist, an eating disorder specialized dietitian, a medical doctor, and sometimes a psychiatrist. This team approach is important because eating disorders come with significant medical risks in addition to their emotional and psychological impact. Eating disorder treatment tends to involve two phases; Phase 1 is focused on restoring physical health and normalizing relationships with food and exercise, and Phase 2 is focused on understanding and responding to the underlying causes of the eating disorder. 

What else should I know?

I am a Health At Every Size (HAES) and Body Positive provider. You can learn more about HAES and Body Positivity through the books, websites, and podcasts listed under the Resources tab.