Areas of Expertise
Eating Disorders & Body Image
There’s more to life than being constantly preoccupied with what the next meal holds, what size you're wearing, or the next time you work out. Eating Disorders can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, and rob us of joy and connection.
Healing from an eating disorder is hard (and worthy) work! Recovery takes a team approach: our therapy work centers around the emotions, values, core beliefs, and body image. In most cases, we’ll also be working with a dietitian, medical doctor, and other supports in your life to provide holistic care.
I've worked in every level of eating disorder treatment from outpatient to residential care, which allows me to draw on a variety of resources and experiences to help support you through your recovery journey.
Sometimes, regardless of eating disorder history or not, our relationship with our bodies can hard. Yet, our relationship with our body is one that will span our entire life. Working to repair relationships with ourselves and our body can lead to immense freedom. Breaking up with dieting and diet culture, holding space for the things our body allows us to do (i.e. hug friends, walk our dog, snuggle a kiddo, etc), can be an act of rebellion in a world that wants us to stay small. When working with individuals who have a goal of improving body image, or improving their relationship with their body, I like to utilize mindfulness, self-compassion, and acceptance skills to build a strong foundation for body peace.
Are you a high achiever? Self-identified perfectionist? Have a high pressure job? A fellow therapist?
For some of us, we may feel under so much pressure for everything to be "just right". Wether it's the pursuit of perfection, struggling with black and white thoughts, or having a hard time letting go and letting others help, I get it.
I have significant experience working with lawyers, doctors, nurses, and fellow therapists, and this work is amazingly powerful. Helping others set down the pressure they feel, and allowing space for not knowing, imperfection, and human authenticity is an incredible experience. This work utilizes concepts from mindfulness, self compassion, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as foundations to help increase flexibility with thoughts.
A note to fellow therapists: our work is hard (yet rewarding), and I love working with other empathic providers. You have a challenging job (especially in times like these), a caseload of folks that depend on you, plus your "regular" life. I get it. Let's find a way to make some space for you.
Sometimes seeking therapy as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is difficult. I am an experienced, non-judgemental, skilled clinician who is more than just "aware" of LGBTQ+ issues. I get it. I'm part of the community, and I know the unique challenges that can face our community--especially in Texas. You are not alone, I see you, and you don't have to hide in session with me. It is important to be to serve my community and provide an environment where you can fully open up about the challenges you are facing.
The intersection of Eating Disorders within the LGBTQ+ community is an incredibly important intersection, and takes nuance and expertise to support these identities and unique challenges in recovery. Let's start moving towards recovery together.
Don’t Let Your Mental Health Take A Back Seat!
The decision to seek treatment and taking charge of your life by overcoming the struggles you face is impressive. It is scary to think about what awaits you on the other side or whether you will make it there, but this is how you invest in yourself.
I've intentionally called this section 'Investment' because you are using your resources and your time to work on something that will make a better 'You', better relationships, and better choices.
I am currently a private pay, out-of-network provider, which means I am unable to accept insurance at this time. However, I am partnered with a company called SuperBill that can help you both understand your out-of-network benefits and potentially get reimbursed by your insurance payer based on your insurance plan. If you are interested in learning more about your out-of-network benefits, you can get started by completing this free Verification of Benefits Check. From there, I can send your superbills to SuperBill who will work directly with your insurance payer to submit and track the claims until you get reimbursed. Our practice covers the cost of using SuperBill, making it a free service for you to use! If you have questions, I would be happy to set up a discovery call or you can email SuperBill directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also have some additional information about insurance and benefits on my FAQs page, linked here.
Initial Intake Session
60 min $195
In this initial appointment, we will review your intake paperwork, complete a bio/psycho/social history, and look at the many aspects of your life that has shaped your journey thus far. We will discuss what, specifically, has brought you to therapy at this time and examine what you are hoping to gain through this work.
50 min $165
These are 50 minute sessions, where we work on exploring topics and challenges that brought you to therapy. It is recommended that we meet weekly, especially at the beginning of our work together.
Family Sessions (for current clients)
50 min $195
80 min $225
These sessions are for support systems and loved ones of the client seeking therapy. These sessions can be customized for psycho-education, skills development and coaching.