I treat clients who struggle with eating disorders, dysfunctional eating and chronic dieting; therefore, my treatment methods must be supported by a nutritional philosophy that is scientifically accurate and endorses a positive relationship with food. I like to think of myself as a nutrition counselor, blending the art of counseling with the science of nutrition.
I treat clients who struggle with eating disorders, dysfunctional eating and chronic dieting. I provide a non-diet approach through the utilization of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy strategies in conjunction with the development of intuitive eating skills.
Due to the complex nature of eating disorder therapy, I recommend that new clients be working with a physician and a therapist to provide a full treatment team approach.
For adolescents, I prefer using a family based approach, which involves viewing nutrition as medicine and the first line of treatment for a sick child.
I am passionate about building healthy relationships with food and have spent over eight years serving the eating disorder population. My professional experience with eating disorders includes working with both adults and adolescents in a variety of behavioral health care settings including residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment centers.