Changing Your Relationship With Food
“When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers.” -Ellyn Satter
As disordered eating patterns develop as a maladaptive coping strategy, we find best results are achieved when clients engage with both a therapist and a Registered Dietitian.
Our Team’s Dietitian
Oftentimes, one’s relationship with food becomes damaged through various factors, including diet culture, promotion of thin ideals within families, and traumatic experiences. As disordered eating patterns develop as a maladaptive coping strategy, we find best results are achieved when clients engage with both a therapist and a Registered Dietitian. Our dietetic services include individualized nutrition education and counseling by a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist to improve overall health and relationship with food. Achieving optimal nutrition is more than what you eat, it’s also influenced by your thoughts and attitudes about food and your body. There is no one size fits all approach. We partner with you to achieve wellness goals that are specific for you and your body.
We offer nutrition counseling for the following concerns:
- Eating disorders
- Unintentional weight loss or gain
- Body image concerns
- Excessive or inadequate food intake
- General wellness
Meal Support Services
Meal support sessions are offered to provide experiential help to clients with their nutritional goals. Processing opportunities are offered before, during, and after the meal, while building positive associations with food to be carried into meals throughout the week. The support therapist will also work in conjunction with the client’s dietitian to ensure meal plan compliance and discontinue problematic food behaviors and rituals.
Meal support is offered to gain confidence with:
- Intake, portioning, and meal plan compliance
- Discontinuing compulsive eating disorder behaviors after a meal has been completed
- Challenging food rules and rituals
- Safe exposure to work on various “challenge meals”
Community is a Key Component When Improving One’s Relationship with Food
“Group has been such an important part of my recovery. The women you meet in this group are special, and having people to walk alongside you in recovery is an immeasurable gift. Simply put, group makes me feel less alone. Eating Disorders isolate you, but community elevates you. It’s so relieving to hear people share and think ‘Thank God, I’m not the only one.” –AL (Client)