Moving Forward, Together

Moving Forward, Together

Eating Disorders

We use two primary modalities to help individuals and families with eating disorders.

 

Emotionally Family Focused Therapy & Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with a systemic lens

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is an evidence-based approach for the treatment of anorexia nervosa. We focus on empowering parents to reverse the effects of starvation and disordered eating patterns, supporting the young person to take back control of their eating when they are able, and ultimately helping the entire family move forward together.

*Meal coaching included

Exposure Based Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder 

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a severe pattern of restriction and/or selective eating driven by sensory sensitivities, lack of interest or pleasure in eating, and/or fear of aversive consequences, rather than a fear of gaining weight. Treatment for ARFID is a balance of understanding what drives the pattern while also supporting the individual and their family to change how they understand and respond to ARFID, in addition to each other. Exposure therapy allows us to change the way we act, therefore changing the associations (thoughts and feelings) towards food and eating.

*Meal coaching included

Family Therapy

Systemic Therapy & Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

When people think of family therapy, they often think about two or more family members together. Therapy whether it be individual, couple, or family often involves talking about others in your life whether they are in the room with you or not. As a systemic therapist, I understand individuals not as entities on their own but rather as part of a larger system with many experiences that influence the way they show up in their lives today. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapy that helps people gain perspective on how what has happened in the past still plays out in the present. It allows the person to process stuck feelings, memories, and other associations to gain relief, perspective, and literally reroute negative beliefs about self.