Having an eating disorder is different from being on a diet. An eating disorder is an illness defined by abnormal eating habits that harm an individual's physical and mental health. Eating disorders can involve consuming either too little or too much food. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating slightly smaller or larger amounts of food, but the urge to eat less or more becomes overpowering and spirals out of control. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are the most common types of eating disorders. Although most frequently diagnosed in women, men can also suffer from eating disorders. Eating disorders can be life-threatening, so it’s important to seek treatment from a mental health professional as soon as possible.
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I do this work because of the positive experience I had in counseling for my own eating disorder in my 20's. By exploring your feelings, learning how to tend to your emotions and caring for yourself and your body, you can recover, one step at a time, without ever dieting again, simply by discovering what it is you are really hungry for.
My practice includes working with the full spectrum of eating issues including body image concerns, weight management, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, and obesity.
Eating disorders are complex medical and psychiatric illnesses that often co-occur with other mental health issues. Men and women experience eating disorders, which can emerge at any age. To recover from an eating disorder, it is important to work closely with a medical doctor, a dietitian, and a therapist. If you are looking for a therapist, I have experience working with adolescents and adults.
Working with eating disorders is a strong passion of mine. I believe recovery is possible and that together we can improve relationship with body, mind, food and weight through a compassionate, team oriented exploration and examination of the disordered eating. I believe there are two selves: the eating disordered self and the healthy self. I work with people to strengthen the healthy self.
Whether you struggle with bulimia, compulsive eating, emotional eating, obsessing about food and how you look, or anything in between, I can help you find freedom from thinking about food all the time that gets in your way of living your best life.
Often developing as a coping for stress, eating disorders can be helped with early on. I work with girls\' and their body image and eating habits (over-eating, food restriction, over-exercise) along with self-esteem.
Eating disorders are complex as they directly impact our physical and emotional well-being. I believe that full recovery is possible and I am passionate about helping individuals regain balance and hope in all areas of their life. Through therapy, we can work towards understanding the function that the eating disorder has in your life and explore the emotions and patterns that contribute to it.
Stacie has over 20 years of experience working with all types of body image issues including eating disorders and the Maudsley approach for family based treatment.
I have supported clients with eating disorders throughout my career, in a variety of treatment settings. I also believe if you are coming to therapy for some other reason and are currently in recovery, it can be useful to see a therapist with eating disorder treatment background. I look forward to partnering with you in recovery, as you repair your relationship with food and your body.
I enjoy helping you identify, slow down, and work through painful and debilitating patterns of internal emotional upheaval--toward self-regulation, connection, and relief. Together, in a safe space, we work toward self growth and acceptance--new choices and ways of being.