Eating Disorders & Body Image, Perfectionists, and LGBTQ+ Identities
You’re exhausted. Keeping up the "perfect" facade is draining. It can feel like the next diet, the next achievement, the next ______ will be the magic solution, but this cycle is unsustainable.
There is a way out.
Are happiness and contentment always on the next horizon?
Raise your hand(s) if you’ve ever said “Once I’m able to accomplish _________, I’ll be happier". What about "I just need to ______" and the to do list never ends?
Yeah, I get it. Here, we challenge beliefs like:
-changing our bodies is the solution
-happiness and contentment are beyond our grasp
-the pursuit of perfection is the answer
-worthiness is only found in our productivity.
We'd be a great fit if:
-you're wanting to create change in your life
-you're ready to try something different
-you don't take yourself too seriously--therapy can hold a range of experiences--including joy and laughter!
-you have strong opinions on the best kind of pen, love a good enneagram meme, and aren't afraid of a cuss word or two!
Our physical bodies enable us to move through the world and provide an avenue to experience a variety of emotions. This relationship with our body is an essential part of our lives--it's the longest relationship we'll ever have!
Health at Every Size (HAES)
I practice from a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed perspective and believe that weight is not indicative of health status. The 5 Core Principles of HAES are: weight inclusivity, health enhancement, eating for well being, respectful care, and life-enhancing movement.
I am a faculty member for the Queer and Trans Affirming Professionals (QTAP) certification program, and have a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice from George Washington University.
We believe in FULL recovery from an eating disorder, from a tough relationship with your body, from perfectionism--it's all possible. And not only is it possible--it's possible for you. Sometimes, we discount our ability (or worthiness) for full recovery, and might be tempted to settle for "this is just how it is" or "I'll just never feel ok in my body", yet there is another way. Not only do we believe in full recovery--we believe in each individuals inherent worthiness. You are worth it, you deserve it, we can do this together.
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
-Brené Brown, PhD, MSW
Ready to dive in?
Starts with a 15 minute zoom or phone discovery call.
We talk about your goals, what brings you to therapy at this point, and assess it we'd be a good fit to work together.
LMSW Supervision & Professional Consultation
Starts with an email, helping me to know what you're looking for and how I might best be able to support you.
Throughout the year, Continuing Education seminars, workshops, and retreats are offered. Additionally, we send a quarterly email, full of upcoming events, helpful skills, and seasonal information. Stay connected with all the latest by subscribing here!
Contact & Location Information
The best way to get in touch with me is via email. I've also included my phone number, and do try my best to return calls within 2 business days. While there is a map to my physical location all services are currently online.
2525 Wallingwood Dr.
Building 1 Suite 124
Austin, Texas 78746