CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I’m currently in a certificate program at JFK for Eating Disorders.
Board Certified: Yes – BBS
Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Workshops, internship program, certificate program through JFK, 2-5 years of working with ED clients, facilitating support groups for outpatient ED people, living and healing through own ED experience.
Addressing the underlying issues that create the need to participate in/develop disorders, seeking to create/find balance – body/mind/spirit as a healing modality. Creating safe space that encourages healing, exploring and transitioning thru difficult life experience.
Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from at eating disorder. I define recovery as having that moment when you can breathe and know you are in control; control of those thoughts in your head that you have determined are not your truth which have been affecting your feelings and causing distressing actions/behaviors. Control of your behaviors rather than the behaviors in control of you. And…knowing the difference.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors
CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addiction, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, NOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight
TREATMENT APPROACHES: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, group therapy, Individual therapy, Support Groups, Sand tray, Guided Meditation, Journaling
TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team