Melani Dizon - MA, MEd, LPCC, NLC, RYT
|Professions: Coaching, Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LPCC - LPCC.0014695|
|Secondary Credential: NLC - NLC.0012138|
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My mission is simple: to help women and girls love every last inch of their bodies and themselves so they can do the big "work" they were born to do. And I believe that when you love your body you can change the world. That's how important this self-love business is.
I also know that in a culture saturated with messages about what women and girls are supposed to look like and be like, it's easy to lose yourself, doubt yourself, and constantly feel not quite good enough. Add a traumatic event or a desire to control an out of control environment or any number of significant stressors and soon your life becomes all about your body, the one thing you can safely and privately control.
As someone who battled a debilitating and pervasive eating disorder for nearly 35 years, I know what it feels like to hold pain in the body, to miss out on life, and to constantly judge every move you make and every bite you take. I also know what it feels like to let all of that go and finally love, accept and celebrate the one beautiful and perfect body you've been given.
Email or Call Melani Dizon - MA, MEd, LPCC, NLC, RYT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 34015
More Info About My Practice
Through my in-person and online workshops I'll help you access the core of who you are and release the pain you're holding in your mind and body so you can start living the big life you deserve.
Learn more about my upcoming workshops on my website.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love teaching groups of women to see themselves in a whole new light. I love teaching young girls how to love what their bodies can do and how to find the strength in them instead of the flaws. I love witnessing the transformations that happen when pain starts to leave the body. And I love watching women move away from a life that was all ABOUT their bodies in favor of a life that's all about being IN their bodies.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
My mom - my wonderful and amazing mom - has struggled with an eating disorder for over 65 years. By the time I was 10 years old my sister had fought a two and half-year battle against leukemia and passed away and I had a full-blown eating disorder myself. It ruled my life in every way possible for the next 25 years; however, when I had my daughter, I vowed that the pattern would stop with me. Easier said than done.
If this is something you struggle with, you know that you can't just turn it off. You can't just decide one day that all of your issues around food and your body are poof, up in smoke. It takes time and patience and a level of self-love that's not easy to come by. But it IS possible.
And I believe that having gone through the death of my sister, a 30+ year eating disorder, and a sexual assault by a strange man who broke into my bedroom have all made me a better therapist. I have a tremendous amount of compassion for people who have learned how to hold pain in the body as a way to cope. Just as I did. I also know that we're a lot stronger than we give ourselves credit for and with the right therapist and tools that honor the functional unity that exists between your mind and body, you can learn to love every last inch of yourself again... or maybe, for the first time.
Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
Ages I Work With
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