Release unrealistic expectations. Set realistic goals.
A therapist with real life experience. Make recovery a reality.
reasons to recover?
Health benefits of recovery are different for everyone, but I’ll support your efforts to address lingering health concerns and help you shift to a health maintenance mindset.
The simplicity of it obscures the complex underlying emotional wounds of harmful eating behaviors. We will work to explore what’s behind the behaviors so you can heal emotionally.
Part of recovery is getting honest. I’m not saying it’s easy, but I’ll support that part of the healing process so relationships you most value are strengthened and more fulfilling.
You probably have interests, goals, skills you’d like to develop. I can help you figure out why eating behaviors are getting in the way so you can be your best self.
Peace with Food
It’s an unsustainable conflict. Let’s figure it out so you can change your relationship with food. Less anxiety. Nourishment that meets your needs. And perhaps a little joy.
Also, recovery is a really satisfying FU to a society that values you based on size and appearance. Let me help you unapologetically claim your space.
Benefits of Art Therapy for Disordered Eating
Multi-dimensional experiences: The complexity and contradictions of eating disorders can be represented multi-dimensionally to better capture feelings and beliefs that exist simultaneously – like mixed feelings about recovery.
Experiment and maybe break a few rules: Fixed beliefs and strict rules about food are typical with eating disorders. Art-making is a chance to loosen up and try something new – practice flexible thinking and action.
Record of change: Recovery can be a slow process, so slow it can feel like there’s no movement at all. Art therapy offers a visual record of changes, even small ones, that show progress over time.
Fun: It’s still therapy, so sometimes it’s emotionally intense, but making art can be fun. Fun means reducing anxiety and easing depression. You might feel a boost in confidence and be more receptive to your capacity to change.
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