My Work with Individuals
I see people for individual therapy on weeknights and all day Fridays. Throughout my career, I have worked with a variety of individuals. During this time, I realized my passion lies in working with Binge Eating Disorder, with individuals who are unhappy in their bodies and with individuals who are in distress post weight-loss surgery. I work from a Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective. I believe that all bodies are good bodies and there is a way to live a happy and fulfilling life.
My Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
The group is held weekly on Saturdays and is open to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. The group is a safe space, where all group members are encouraged to challenge to find peace with food and their bodies.
Group members must be in individual counseling and have an assessment with me prior to the start of the group. Please email me for more information.
My Work with other Professionals
As NAAFA says “We Come in All Sizes”. Weight stigma – the negative assumptions made about large-bodied people – has a significant impact on health and well-being. I like to help other professionals create spaces and programming that works for people who live in large bodies. Many times the built environment (chairs, desks, equiptment) is not size-friendly. Sometimes the language used in media increases stigma and shame. Together we can create a space that is welcoming to everyone, regardless or size or shape.
Questions about how to make your practice friendly to all body sizes? Is your private practice open to all body sizes? Questions about how to work with clients from a Health at Every Size perspective? Want to know if your company should do weight loss challenges together?
A sensitivity reader is one who reads through a body of work for issues of representation and/or bias. I look for internalized bias regarding size acceptance and negative language around size and instances of fat shaming.
I am an active speaker, presenting on topics of eating disorders, body image, fat acceptance and advocacy, and Health at Every Size. I have spoken both locally and nationally to audiences large and small.