Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating
Whether it's an eating disorder or disordered eating, I want you to know it's more than just a “control issue” (either having too much or not enough control). I help you understand how your biology, personality traits, and challenging events in your life, come together to impact your unhealthy relationship with food and your body.
I believe in empowering you, being patient with you (helping you be patient with yourself), and reasonably challenging you while you institute new ways of coping and relating to food, emotions, yourself, and others.
Even when you doubt it you can get better, I promise to be in your corner and help you move forward, and I'll be there when it seems you are taking steps backwards.
Based on your needs, I work closely with dietitians, doctors, and psychiatrists to provide a multi-faceted and comprehensive team approach to recovery. I also offer support groups (please see below for more information) which can be crucial to recovery.
With a combined 9 years of education, training, and experience in addressing body image issues and eating disorders, I am aware of the intricacies of the therapeutic process. Having worked outpatient to inpatient levels of care for eating disorder treatment in the Dallas area allows me to understand what is needed at each stage of recovery.
I have clinical expertise in treating:
- anorexia nervosa
- bulimia nervosa
- binge eating
- body image concerns
- chronic dieting
- compulsive eating
- compulsive exercising
- emotional eating
- disordered eating (concerns with body image, food, and exercise are less severe or pervasive)
- post-bariatric recovery