Areas of Specialization:
My main area of expertise is eating disorders. I work with a wide spectrum of concerns, from what I call disordered eating (emotional eating, mindless eating, yo-yo dieting) to eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder--ARFID). Related concerns include body image distress, muscle dysmorphia, and compulsive exercising.
I also have considerable experience working with a range of mood and anxiety concerns. In fact, things like depression and worry often get intertwined with eating concerns. Eating can help us manage our emotions, but disordered eating can also cause distress. I understand the power of this cycle, and work to help you establish healthier patterns.
Other areas of interest include college students, post-partum issues, motherhood, and relationship concerns.
Individual and group. I facilitate a therapy group on Thursday evenings for eating disorders/body image. It is an on-going process group and requires a group screening (individual appointment with me) before attending. Participation is limited to 8 women. Please contact me if interested.
I primarily work with adults. I will work with adolescents, aged 16 and up, if their primary concern is related to eating or body image.
Client-Centered, Emotion-Focused, Constructivist, & Existential Therapies
These approaches value choice, authenticity, creativity, using emotions as guides, creating meaning and purpose, and holistic views of people and problems.
"Third-Wave" Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
These approaches emphasize mindfulness, radical acceptance, and valued living, and are consistent with my humanistic values.