While I love all aspects of working therapeutically, I am especially passionate about the work of helping individuals heal their relationship with their bodies. The presence of diet culture and weight stigma has been so oppressive for so many decades, it is now our cultural norm. This combined with our chronic detachment from our body signals has created an epidemic of disordered eating and body image.
When clients enter my office, often they have been suffering in despair of their bodies for years. It is far more common for someone to seek therapy early to help them heal from an unhealthy romantic relationship, than it is for assistance in their fractured relationship with their body.
Modalities I use in treating eating disorders/disordered eating/body hatred include:
Yoga, light movement
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
DBT skills – especially acceptance and distress tolerance skills
Modalities I DO NOT use to treat eating disorders/disordered eating/body hatred include:
What I'm reading...
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
I'm not always reading clinical books. Actually, a big part of my self-care is reading things that have little to do with
therapy. This slim book was a holiday gift and is a translation from Japanese into English. The story of a broken-hearted twentysomething living in the top floor of her uncle's overcrowded
bookshop has a evocative sense of place and is a quick read.