Specialized Treatment for Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Body Image Issues.
Do you struggle with disordered eating patterns? Experience obsessive thoughts and fears about food, your body, or exercise? Do you ever experience guilt, shame, or anxiety related to food or body image? Are you finding yourself in rigid, strict, or unsustainable patterns with food or exercise that leave you feeling out of control or disconnected from what is important to you?
You are not alone.
In the United States, approximately 4 million men and women struggle with an Eating Disorder, according to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). Eating disorders are a serious mental health disorder that can impact anyone. Risk factors for all eating disorders involve a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural issues. For more information and statistics, you can visit the National Eating Disorder Association below.
Eating Disorder Treatment
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Intake Disorder, and other specified feeding & eating issues. Whether you are taking the first step in your recovery, hoping to move away from harmful dieting patterns, or looking for ways to improve body image and acceptance, therapy can help.
I work with individuals, couples, and families in various treatment stages to provide support, explore unhelpful patterns of coping, and develop new skills to manage urges and interrupt ED behaviors. From a Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective, I provide a compassionate and inclusive environment for all bodies and sizes. In working towards recovery, clients can feel empowered to move away from critical disordered thinking and towards a life that aligns with their values and authentic self.
Reach out for a free 15-minute consultation to see if outpatient therapy is right for you.
Additional Services and Resources
Support for Loved ones and Family Members
An eating disorder not only impacts the individual but the entire family system. It can often be confusing to know how best to support your loved one. I offer help to partners, parents, and other support team members to understand the impact of ED and work through questions and concerns they carry through treatment. For children and adolescents, the family system is an important part of treatment. Working with all providers on the treatment team, we support you to be active members in the recovery process and feel empowered to set limits with ED.
Working with athletes and former athletes is a passion of mine. The transition from collegiate, formalized, or professional sports can be challenging. It is a process to navigate our relationship with food, body, and exercise after years of structured routines. It can be a confusing and scary time. Additionally, our approach to movement and exercise can be a necessary part of eating disorder recovery. I enjoy supporting athletes/former athletes through this process and helping them develop a new and healthy relationship with food, their body, and movement.
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Pregnancy and the postpartum period can a challenging time for many working toward or in recovery. Expectations about what our bodies should do, how they should look and grow, and changes to our appetite and movement needs can often be triggering. Therapy can help those looking for extra support, cope with stressors, and assist in navigating care with medical providers to protect recovery during this time.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders: www.anad.org
The Eating Disorder Foundation (drop-in support center in Denver, CO): www.eatingdisorderfoundation.org
Health at Every Size (a resource for loving and accepting your body): http://www.haescommunity.org/
Eating disorder referral and treatment information: http://edreferral.com
Colorado Crisis Line: https://coloradocrisisservices.org