My Approach to Helping
Effective eating disorder treatment demands unique treatment protocols and interpersonal skill mastery. The lethality of these disorders demands change... on-going, intentional and directed. As a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders for individuals and families for the past 4 decades, my approach to care is eclectic and integrative, based in cognitive-behavioral therapy, with a focus on psychodynamic process. Because eating disorders are family system disorders, my work is inclusive of parents and families... through family treatment, consultation and coaching...particularly in cases where the patient is a child living at home. My vision is expansive, with special attention to the healing power of the quality therapistclient relationship, as substantiated by recent neuropsychiatric brain research and attachment theory.
Because I am also a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, my work is unique in my capacity to offer supplemental holistic mindbody techniques (the Feldenkrais Method and Anat Baniel Method) to augment more traditional treatment methods in healing body image disturbances. These highly effective techniques are available to individuals, as well as to groups.
The psychotherapy process is a change-making process; it is about learning and self-growth. Change can take many forms; whatever form it takes, and on whatever level, positive change needs to be an on-going requirement for eating disorder care, from the very start of treatment to the very final stages of complete recovery.
I offer consultation and coaching for patients and their parents, as well as to eating disorder professionals, both in person andor via the Internet.