Cultivating Wellness: Navigating Eating Disorders & Body Image Through Treatment
What are Eating Disorders?
Disordered eating practices, on the other hand, may not meet the full criteria for an eating disorder but still involve unhealthy relationships with food. They can include frequent dieting, excessive exercise, or preoccupation with calorie counting and weight.
Why Seek Treatment?
Holistic Therapy for Eating Disorders: Nourishing Your Creative Soul
Tailored Therapy for Creatives in the Visual and Performing Arts Struggling with Eating Disorders
In the realm of creativity and self-expression, the arts should be a welcoming sanctuary for individuals of all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes. It is disheartening to witness the persistent pressure within the arts industry, particularly the performing arts, that pushes unrealistic body standards. I wholeheartedly believe that the canvas, stage, or screen should embrace the diversity of human experiences, including diverse bodies. This is what motivated me to specialize in providing compassionate support and treatment for creatives struggling with a wide range of eating disorders and body image issues, including anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, binge eating, and AFRID, among others. My mission is to empower you to break free from the shackles of these disorders, allowing your creative spirit to flourish in an environment that celebrates authenticity and individuality. You deserve to shine as you are, and I am here to help you on your path to recovery and self-acceptance.
My mission is to provide a safe and nurturing space where you can heal from these pressures, find acceptance within yourself, and reclaim your artistic spirit while fostering a healthier relationship with your body. You are not alone in this journey, and together, we can work to redefine the standards of beauty and success in the entertainment industry. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #134794 working at The Feeling Space, supervised by Lisa Jellison, LMFT #46430.
Where Eating Disorders & ADHD Intersect: Finding Balance and Healing
Specialized Therapy for Co-Occurring Eating Disturbances and ADHD
ADHD and eating disorders is a complex and often challenging intersection of mental health concerns. Individuals grappling with both conditions may find themselves navigating a unique set of hurdles. ADHD, characterized by impulsivity and difficulties with focus, can make it harder to adhere to structured eating patterns, contributing to irregular eating habits. Additionally, the heightened sensitivity to rejection common in ADHD can amplify the emotional toll of eating disorder symptoms and societal pressures. Meanwhile, the intricate workings of the brain's reward center, implicated in both conditions, can create a cycle where disordered eating behaviors may be used as a means to self-soothe or gain a sense of control. In my practice, I specialize in understanding and addressing these interconnections. My therapeutic approach recognizes the nuanced relationship between ADHD and eating disorders, aiming to empower individuals to regain balance, improve emotional regulation, and foster a healthier relationship with both food and self. I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #134794 working at The Feeling Space, supervised by Lisa Jellison, LMFT #46430.