One of the first and most important concepts I learned in graduate school was that change happens in and through the relationship. This idea has stuck with me through the years and has become the foundational mantra of my practice. My job as a therapist is to first build a trusting and safe relationship with you, so that you may feel heard, seen, vulnerable, and ultimately willing to change. In that relationship, I will offer non-judgmental mirroring and will challenge you to alter distorted thoughts and ineffective behavioral patterns. I have had extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-informed techniques.
I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient eating disorder treatment settings, and still hold a great passion for that specialty. I treat individuals struggling with eating and body image concerns, including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), and subclinical eating concerns, such as overeating/emotional eating, “orthorexia,” exercise compulsions, and poor body image. If needed, I will partner with an eating disorder trained Registered Dietitian and/or a Primary Care Physician to ensure your physical safety and give you the most opportunity at recovery.
I now offer online therapy and can provide psychotherapy via confidential video or phone sessions.