Eating DIsorder Treatment
I work with individual teens and adults who are battling disordered eating thoughts and behaviors, negative body image, and obsession with food, weight, exercise, and dieting. I also work with the individual's family, focusing on how best to support their loved one on their journey to recovery. I specialize in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive exercise, having experience working in both outpatient and intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization levels of care. I bring a background in media studies to my work and am very thoughtful and critical of the ways in which we are affected by the vast array of media formats we interface with daily. Similarly, my doctoral dissertation was on the potential for Facebook to have an impact on body image dissatisfaction in young women.
I believe that full recovery is possible from an eating disorder and I am passionate about helping my clients get there. It is often challenging work and requires a team effort, but I am committed to being by my client's side, collaborating on the most effective ways to overcome the eating disorder while working to enhance overall meaning, purpose, and fulfillment.
I work from an integrative standpoint, incorporating the latest evidence-based strategies into my approach. While I utilize various standard techniques that are often beneficial in the treatment of eating disorders, I also believe that each individual and their journey is unique and there is no "one size fits all" method of treatment.
- National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA): www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
- NEDA Helpline: 1-800-931-2237
- Beyond Hunger: www.beyondhunger.org
- About-Face: www.about-face.org
The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders, Carolyn Costin.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience, Babette Rothschild and Carolyn Costin.
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends, Michele Siegel and Judith Brisman.
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too, Jenni Schaefer.
Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle with Body Image Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emily K. Sandoz, PhD & Troy DuFrene.