Food, Body Image & Eating Disorders
You're tired of hating your body, obsessing about food, about numbers. You feel out of control, exhausted, out of touch and alone. No, you're not shallow. No, you can't "just get over it". No, when you're thin you won't suddenly be happy (maybe you're already thin and you're experiencing this first hand).
This is a real problem, worthy of care.
Honestly, the vast majority of women (and men) in the United States have some kind of disordered relationship to food and body. We're constantly being taught that the way we are isn't good enough and listening to our body's desire is dangerous. But many of us receive similar messages about all kinds of things. We're afraid to "take up space", use our voices, be free. Your eating disorder or disordered food/body relationship is a way you've learn to cope with not feeling good enough.
I will work with you to understand the beliefs you hold about yourself and the world so we can understand your relationship to food and your body. We will begin to bring the unconscious, automatic responses forward so you can choose other options and begin to feel a sense of freedom in that choice.
Depending on your need, I may want to collaborate with a physician, Registered Dietician, and any other members of your care team.
I treat a range of eating/body issues including:
UC Berkeley Extension Certificate in Eating and Weight Disorders (In Progress)
Group and Individual Therapist at Casa Serena Eating Disorder Program SF 2014-2015
Listen to this episode of my podcast, A Therapist Walks Into a Bar, for more on eating disorders and disordered eating:
How Do You Know You Need Help? Living Through the Gray Zone of Disordered Eating.
Why Whole Foods Wellness Program Hurts Employees: An Open Letter
Weightless Holidays: Fighting the War on Your Body
Eat and Let Eat
Running With It: Exercise and the Inner Critic
Can't Get No Satisfaction: Food & Relationships
The Nutritionist in Your Tummy