Abby Ernst

Abby Ernst (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC, MA in Counseling and Eating Disorder Certification

Hi! I am Abby Ernst and I specialize in working with teens and adults who struggle with eating disorders and body image concerns.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

971-236-3860

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Kaiser
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

I work with individuals 16 and older in Oregon and Washington with eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, ARFID, Orthorexia, and Binge Eating Disorder. I also love to work with people with other forms of disordered eating and chronic dieting, anxiety, OCD, body image distress, life transitions, and adulting.

How I Can Help You

I am here to help you weather the storm of your eating disorder, anxiety, body image distress, and/or whatever else you bring to the room. Through my own eating disorder recovery, and helping many clients find theirs, I have learned that no recovery journey is the same. Recovery is SO worth it, and I would be honored to help you navigate this process. I have experience working in both residential and outpatient eating disorder care, with queer and trans clients, and with both teens and young adults. I utilize techniques including DBT, CBT, and Narrative Therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that counseling involves a relationship of mutual respect and collaboration. I believe that clients are the experts of their own experience and the stories we tell ourselves and others impact how we see ourselves in the world. My role as a counselor is to provide a space where you can show up authentically as your whole self. I am committed to fat liberation, body neutrality, and anti-racist work and operate from a Health at Every Size lens. When you get to know me, you will learn that I love love love my job and am so honored to get to work with amazing, passionate, and brave humans each day. A few other things I love are: rain, floral print, cooking and baking, tending to my vegetable garden, doing jigsaw puzzles, and going out to eat with my friends and family.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Eating Disorder External link

    I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders I received an additional certification for Eating Disorder Treatment during my time in graduate school at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. My Eating Disorder Certification focused on the treatment of eating disorders through nutrition therapy, fat studies and Health at Every Size, the use of family in treatment, mind body connection, and body image.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    Body image is something that many people struggle with at some point in their life. And how could you not when we live in a world so focused on dieting and getting smaller. I have specific training regarding working with body image and moving away from body shame.

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