My Approach to Helping
I am a psychotherapist treating a range of issues and specializing in eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, etc., and co-occurring addictions, mood disorders, and life stressors. I help clients gain insight while practicing healthier behaviors to participate in life, cope with feelings, decrease isolation and build relationships. I appreciate the role long-standing eating disordered patterns play in the lives of my clients and their families.
I offer a warm, supportive, confidential place where clients learn to expand their lives beyond self-destructive patterns, that harm their bodies and hinder relationships. I help clients cultivate hope, connection, purpose, and inner well-being. I am versed in working with clients in 12-Step programs and can help form a treatment team: psychiatrists, nutritionists, eating disorder programs.
I completed post-masters training at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, a Division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, in New York City, where I still facilitate free Zoom (Wednesday 7-8pm) eating disorder support groups. I am skilled in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapy modalities. I am also a referral source for many universities; intensive outpatient, day and residential programs, as well as hospitals.