While working with individuals struggling with disordered eating, I provide a safe space in which each client can process their thoughts and emotions surrounding their relationship with food. I work with my clients to examine their eating patterns and to implement alternative behaviors and coping skills to change those patterns. I often utilize narrative therapy techniques while working with clients experiencing disordered eating. Narrative therapy focuses on each client authoring a new story for themselves. In other words, who you've been doesn't have to be who you will always be.
I frequently refer my clients who struggle with disordered eating to seek consultation from a registered dietitian and a medical doctor. Eating disorders are mental and emotional at their core, but they have the potential to disrupt overall physical and nutritional well-being.
I often work closely with the families of my clients who experience disordered eating. Incorporating family members into therapy is beneficial, as it invites the family to become a part of treatment and the client's recovery.
I work with individuals who struggle both with eating disorder diagnoses such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder and individuals who struggle with unhealthy relationships with food. Examples of this include folks who frequently diet, overexercise, and place a large emphasis on what they eat, and when they eat it.