A Guide on How to Survive the Holidays with Grace and Good Cheer Part I

The holiday season is fast approaching and you know what that means! Unwanted comments about your body and appearance from Aunt Karen, a play-by-play of what you’ve already eaten so far from Uncle Joe, and your mother asking “haven’t you eaten enough?” as soon as you even consider gathering the courage to go for seconds… Read more »

Dear Therapists: I SEE YOU.

This is an open letter to all mental health professionals who have been working throughout the pandemic, holding the anxiety of others while trying to manage our own, watching the isolation chip away at clients’ progress, feeling the Zoom Drain both physically and mentally.  We all went into this line of work because we wanted… Read more »

A Mental Health Guide for Pandemic Brides

If you’re a bride who was supposed to (or still is) getting married in 2020, you’re probably feeling the emotional burden right now. Full disclosure: I say this as a pandemic bride myself, so I feel your pain. No one prepared us for the emotional rollercoaster that has been preparing for a wedding in the… Read more »

“Self-Care” in an Uncertain World

Almost across the board, I have seen an increase in overall anxiety in my clients as the coronavirus takes over the United States. As more businesses close and people are forced to stay home, routines will be upended, family dynamics will intensify and normal life will be put on pause. In times like this, self-care… Read more »

The Many Faces of Grief

Many people associate grief as an emotional experience that occurs after the loss of a loved one. It can be, but I have also found that grieving occurs in other situations as well; and usually around something more abstract. I have worked with clients that have grieved the loss of feeling safe in this world… Read more »

A First-Timers Guide to Therapy

I want to start by saying congratulations! I truly believe therapy can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be really hard too. The fact that you knew this (or maybe you didn’t, but now you do!), and still chose to go down the path of finding a therapist already shows the strength… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions

At this time of the year, every commercial, magazine and half of Twitter is obsessed with “New Year, New Me.” While the intention behind this topic may be noble, it sends the message that we aren’t actually good enough as we are. For people struggling with eating disorders, this can be particularly poisonous, as it… Read more »

Anxiety… What does it mean and what can I do?

Anxiety; Not only do we hear about it, but we most likely need to cope with it ourselves on a daily basis. So is anxiety a bad thing? In a way, we are taught that it is bad to be anxious, when really, it is completely normal and healthy to feel anxiety. The purpose of… Read more »

I Have Sought Support for my Eating Disorder… Now What?

CONGRATS!! You have taken the first step towards being in recovery! It won’t be easy, but hopefully you will have a solid treatment team and a great support outlet to help you through this process. It is recommended you prepare for the following as you enter this first step: Your Team It is recommened that… Read more »

So, What’s an Eating Disorder Anyway?

What is an eating disorder? Historically, the media has portrayed eating disorders as an obsession to be thin and an unwillingness to eat by those who are seemingly underweight. This stereotype has unfortunately “shamed” many women (and men) with eating disorders because they don’t fit this mold; they are told they don’t “look” like they… Read more »