The individuals I work with are very smart and motivated in treatment. My clients often have such amazing insight, but struggle putting that insight into recovery.
Becoming a mother, especially when you have a history of trauma or eating disorders is challenging and can be wrought with intense self doubt combined w significant hormonal changes. Whether you are in the pregnancy or post-partum stage, I can support your journey. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very common, with approximately 1 in 5 women experiencing pmads. There is hope you will get better. If you find yourself crying a lot, raging at your partner, or feel like you’re losing control, you are not alone. You may have ruminating thoughts about being a bad mom, feel like you can’t bond with your baby, or worry constantly about losing the baby, I want you to know you are a strong mama and the fact you are here means you are a good one too. It’s going to be ok. You may be struggling w a loss of your identity, reactivation of eating disorder symptoms and body image issues or distress about whether to breastfeed or not.
For individuals currently struggling with eating disorders, I will be there with you, see you and listen without judgment. I will never judge when you struggle. I will validate when you tell me you are hopeless, but also hold hope for you. I believe in full recovery, but know it isn’t an easy process. I will support you in your path towards recovery by fully witnessing and providing a space to explore what is holding you back, whether it’s your trauma, self worth.
Neuropsychology has shown you can “rewire” your brain. You can ride the wave of strong urges and emotions and learn to react less intensively. Now I can’t guarantee it will NEVER be an issue. Hey, we’re all human and life is a rollercoaster of emotions. We can’t get rid of emotions, nor do we want to! It’s what makes us human! Anyone can benefit from learning ways to better regulate emotions.
For individuals ready to move towards intuitive eating and body acceptance, I can help you improve your relationship to food and your body so you can respect and nourish the body you are meant to be in. What would life look like if you could have more peace with food and body image?