Hi! I’m Dr. Lola Martin, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (PSY#32925) specializing in treating eating disorders and trauma.
Clinical Psychologist in Pasadena, CA
Following trauma, the world feels unsafe. I can help. I use a variety of trauma-informed techniques to help you process your traumatic experience. Some involve visualizing, talking or thinking about the traumatic memory. Others focus on making meaning, integrating into your life’s story and challenging unhelpful beliefs about the trauma. Sharing the details of your trauma is your choice. While this this helpful for some survivors, it is not a required part of trauma-processing therapy.
You cannot tell if someone has an eating disorder by looking at them. You can have an eating disorder at any body weight, shape or size. Eating disorder behavior can sometimes mimic dieting. But in general, when preoccupation with food, body weight, dieting, and appearance get in the way of your health, or when eating behaviors disrupt your ability to function in other areas of well-being, it may signal an eating disorder. My treatment approach includes intuitive eating and health at every size.
Many of us internalize messages starting at a young age that can lead to either positive or negative body image. Having a healthy body image is an important part of mental wellbeing and eating disorder prevention. Diets don't improve body image—not because you’re failing to follow the rules but because diets are failing you. Learn effective strategies to help experience greater body tolerance, body acceptance, body love, and to spend less time thinking about your body image.