Eating disorders are on the rise in many populations including men and middle-aged women. I have extensive experience working with eating disorders as they manifest in both men and women and throughout the life cycle.
I will meet you where you are with your eating disorder and help guide you to a more holistic and internally centered place with food and your body. I can help replace rigid, restrictive or chaotic eating with a structured meal plan that can gradually evolve into a more internally led pattern of eating that is intuitive, healthful, mindful, and ultimately free of the prison of your eating disorder. Additionally I can help in creating balance in the other aspects of your lifestyle, including exercise and stress management, which will support you in your recovery.
Individualized treatment plans range from weekly counseling appointments to a more intensive individualized coaching program including restaurant outings, grocery shopping, phone, text and/or email support, and family support sessions. My goal is to work with your therapist and physician to create a unified approach that is best for you.
I am very active in the Santa Barbara eating disorder treatment community and can help lead you to the many professionals and services available for helping you find your way back to wholeness.