Below is my August 2018 blog post for Project Heal. Click here to view the orginal post.

Summertime entails higher temperatures, more time spent outdoors, frequent social events, and ample opportunities to step out of one’s comfort zone. However, many people living with...

Here is my July 2018 blog post for Project Heal. View the original article on Project Heal's Website by clicking here. Enjoy!

Those familiar with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, may have heard of the concept of cognitive fusion.

Cognitive fusion refers to the...

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Adopting a Dialectical Stance toward Recovery

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an increasingly popular therapeutic approach among eating disorder (ED) clinicians, largely due to the expanding body of research supporting...

As an eating disorder provider, I'm often struck with the all-too-familiar sense of heartbreak when listening to clients recount stories of their trusted healthcare providers missing clear warning signs of an eating disorder for YEARS. These clients are left feeling sh...

April 1, 2018

Self-disclosure, like many other indulgences in life, should be used artfully and sparingly. Like a secret ingredient in a family recipe, self-disclosure is best used in moderation so as to not overwhelm the other ingredients, but rather enhance the overall relationshi...

March 17, 2018

Struggling with restlessness, insomnia, or middle of the night awakenings? Sleep disturbances are all too common, and interfere with the quality of our day to day life. Unfortunately, it seems that sleep disturbances seem to pop up when we need our sleep the most; we o...

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***Please note: I am not currently accepting new eating disorder clients, but will happily add new ED client inquiries to a wait list, or provide referrals to other therapists with availability upon request. Thank you!

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