For over a decade I have helped people heal their relationship with food and their body. I'll tell you about my professional qualifications in a moment but, first, I want you to know that I get it. Having recovered from my own eating disorder, I understand how painful it is and also what it takes to make your way out. I have walked the walk and continue put into practice everything I share with my clients. While recovery is hard, I 100% believe it is possible and worth all the effort it takes.
My style is down to earth, validating, and direct. While the things that we work on in therapy are serious, we can also have some laughs along the way!
Professionally, I have dedicated myself to being intensively trained in DBT and other evidence based practices for problems including OCD. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and an approved supervisor. I’ve been a student of yoga and meditation for over 20 years and have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training.
Many of my clients hold identities and/or live in bodies that are marginalized in our society. As a therapist, I work hard to create a space that feels safe, compassionate and validating. At the same time, I acknowledge the many unearned privileges that I hold as a white, able bodied, cis-gendered, heterosexual person. I can never fully understand what it is like to live in our world with marginalized identities and live in a body that is treated as less valuable than mine. I am committed to active learning and staying open to all the ways that I can continue to do better.