An initial intake with me will include several standardized assessments to determine a baseline for our work. Throughout treatment, I may readminister these assessments to help us assess your progress. As we continue our work together, more in-depth assessments may be warranted. One valuable resource for this is the EDI-3.
COUPLES THERAPY &
The demands of life can leave us with little time and energy to attend to one of our most intimate and potentially enduring relationships. If you are also supporting a child with an eating disorder, or related mental health concerns, it only adds to the toll on your relationship.
I have an M.S. and Ph.D. in Adolescent and Family Development, am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Level 2 Gottman provider, facilitate quarterly caregiver workshops and have worked extensively with couples throughout the life span.
Although the idea that parents or family dynamics cause eating disorders is an antiquated one. There are patterns of interaction that can maintain eating disorders and changes can help promote recovery. My work with families includes running the family portion of an IOP program in Indiana, opening and running Clementine, a residential treatment program for adolescents in Oregon.
I have also taught family therapy and eating disorders at Lewis & Clark and am a licensed marriage and family therapist.
The time and attention you need to make the progress you want.
At the start of therapy: this offers an in-depth exploration and assessment of your story and core concerns. We will uncover how this story has shaped those concerns, help you make sense of the unhelpful patterns and behaviors you have, and identify a clear plan for how to address moving forward.
Later in therapy: themes can emerge that require greater attention. At this point, we can spend a devoted period of time on these themes, providing relief and support at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Families and other support persons play a critical role in lasting recovery from eating and feeding disorders. Unfortunately, without accurate information on how to support their loved ones, they often find themselves feeling lost on what to do, walking on eggshells, or expressing anger and impatience with the eating disorder's impact on their child and the family. This workshop is designed to provide education and skills training to help you become agents of change in the recovery of your loved one.
An initial intake with me will include several standardized assessments to determine a baseline for our work. Throughout treatment, I may readminister these assessments to help us assess your progress.. As we continue our work together, more in-depth assessments may be warranted. One valuable resource for this is the EDI-3.
Working with eating disorders requires significant training and knowledge. I have extensive experience training professionals who are working towards licensure or those already licensed who would like to be able to effectively treat the continuum of disordered eating.
I have worked as adjunct faculty at Lewis & Clark's eating disorder program and have provided numerous training events nationwide.