Body Image, Disordered Eating & Eating disorders
Eating Disorders are not a choice, contrary to popular opinion. They are often misunderstood, even by those who have them. Most often people fall into disordered eating behaviors as a means of coping with a tangled bunch of underlying feelings and unmet needs they don’t even realize are there! What we think others expect of us and what we expect of ourselves can feel overwhelming and conflicting. To complicate matters, social media can make us feel like we will never measure up and our culture is intent on making sure it sells us everything that will make us optimized. It seems like others have this figured out but how can a person possibly do it all and make everyone happy?
What we eat or don’t eat is one of the few areas where we may feel in control and accomplished. Calories in, calories out narrows our world into smaller, manageable focus. Perhaps the eating stuff has escalated and has to be dealt with. Perhaps is sits at the edge but interferes. I can help you sort this out. No judgements.
For those of you who know someone with an eating disorder: parents, spouses, friends, family members, this can be a difficult and scary time. I will help you move through this.
Examples of Issues I work with
- Athletes and Eating Disorders
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Bulimia (purging)
- Compulsive Exercise
- Disordered Eating