Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating
Our practice specializes in the prevention and treatment of Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders. All providers received specialized training (as well as continual training) and have experience with clients in recovery from all eating disorders (Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED (which is a mix of Eating Disorder symptoms), and ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). If you are curious, there is more information in the resource area of our website-feel free to check it out.
In order to support your best outcome, we provide care as part of a treatment team, as recommended by the American Psychiatric Association, including a therapist who specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders, as well as a health care provider.
We individualize your care starting where you are. We believe in partnering within a respectful and compassionate relationship in order to support your recovery. And we believe in Full Recovery.
Intuitive Eating/Recovery from Chronic Dieting
We believe that all bodies are worthy bodies. We believe that your body is unique and wise. In order to create more ease in your relationship with food, eating, and your body, we will support you in:
- Disengaging and dismantling food rules, diet dogma and internalized diet culture
- Making peace with food through discovering that all foods fit
- Connecting with your body’s true appetite, regulation, and wisdom
- Developing respect, compassion, and trust in your body as your resource
Of course, this is a process and takes time. As you begin to relate to your body and yourself with more compassion, respect and trust, you will develop a sense of ease and power that ripples into other aspects of your life. The way you relate to your body alters the way you live your life!
Without obsessing about the scales, we will support you in managing your whole-person health and well-being if you are dealing with medical issues and life changes, such as:
- Family Feeding Issues
- Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Digestive Health
If you are a weekend warrior, a committed competitor, or a recreational player, we will help you fuel all of the ways you play.
We can provide individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance you and your team’s performance. We are committed to supporting your daily nutrition for performance and health; translating the latest scientific evidence into practical sports nutrition recommendations; serving as a food and nutrition resource for coaches, trainers, and parents; providing sports nutrition education for health/wellness programs, athletic teams, and community groups.
We are committed to the philosophy of health at every size and know that all bodies are worthy and capable of joyful movement. With a focus on your body’s function and performance rather than appearance, we will support your optimal performance.
We understand that you want to be your personal best and we will help you nourish and hydrate in order to meet your goals. More importantly, we want you to feel good, stay well, and prevent injuries as you pursue your personal victory.
Professional Development and Supervision
Debra provides supervision for those seeking support for professional growth as a provider. Debra is committed to providing a safe space where you feel comfortable in discussing your perceived strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and growing edge. Depending on your interest and where you are in your own development, specific issues of expertise are:
- Ethical practice
- Presence-based and somatic skills
- Working with internal family systems skills
- Prevention of burn out and self-care
- Trauma-informed care