I am a therapist specializing in eating disorders and dissociative disorders based in Dallas, TX.
Mental Health Counselor in Dallas, TX
I have a therapeutic focus in the areas of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED), disordered eating, compulsive exercise and body image concerns. I treat eating disorders from a health at every size, intuitive eating, and all foods fit approach. I view eating disorders as maladaptive coping skills and support clients' in self determination in recovery.
We as therapists has some of the most difficult jobs out there. We carry everyone's most vulnerable moments and have the privilege of hearing their stories... all while also needing to care for ourselves. I love treating other therapists because therapists are a special population in need of additional support, understanding, and treatment from someone who gets it.
I am certified in EMDR which means I have completed additional hours of consultation and continuing education on EMDR in addition to EMDR basic training. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) uses the brain's natural healing capabilities to heal maladaptively stored memories. I use this to treat client's trauma and maladaptive thinking patterns.
I treat dissociative concerns through a “parts work” lens which honors and explores each of the internal parts of a system. We often set goals of working towards improvement on internal collaboration and communication between parts. I work with dissociation across the spectrum including structural dissociation diagnoses such as DID and OSDD.