you find yourself struggling with an eating disorder and desire a healthy relationship with food? Using a cognitive behavioral
and solution focused approach together we will tackle your eating disorder. Lets roll our sleeves up and
- Understand your eating disorder
- Explore healthy
- Determine the triggers that result in restricting your eating or binging
- Challenge the negative thinking distortions associated
with your eating disorder
- Enhance self-esteem
An eating disorder involves an intense
pre-occupation with food, a negative view of weight and self, and eating habits that impact daily living. There are two common
forms of eating disorders which include anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
An individual struggling with anorexia nervosa will typically
restrict their food intake (often to the point of self-starvation), they tend to be rigid in their food choices, and have
an intense fear of gaining weight, even though they are underweight. In addition to restricting food intake, some anorexics
use purging (typically vomiting or over-exercising) to control their weight.
An individual struggling with Bulimia
nervosa will binge (eating excessive amounts of food in one sitting) and purge (as a way to compensate for the binge)
immediately after a binge.
Typical Warning Signs associated with
eating disorders include:
- Significant weight loss
- Uncontrollable eating
with food, exercise, and counting calories
- Frequently using the bathroom after meals
- Increased isolation from others
- Playing with food
at a meal (moving food around the plate)
- Intense concern
- Significant mood changes
believe the most effective approach when treating eating disorders is having an effective treatment team that includes a therapist,
nutritionist, psychiatrist, and medical doctor. I offer individual therapy as well as groups and workshops to address coping
skills, healthy self-esteem, and enhanced body image. I use evidenced based treatment to include cognitive behavioral therapy,
dialectical behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy in my treatment of eating disorders.