Eating Disorder Recovery
“At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable qualities. You are a loyal friend, a caring person, someone who is smart, dependable, fun to be around. That's wonderful, and I'm happy for you, but let me ask you this: are you being any of those things to yourself?” ~Phillip C. McGraw
More often than not I have found that the root of an eating disorder is the terrifying truth that we have stopped loving ourselves. At some point the desire to be thin or beautiful or in control was trumped by the deep belief that we simply “aren’t worthy”; not worthy of the love that it takes to treat our bodies with love; not worthy of the nurturance that comes from healthy food and healthy relationships with others; not worthy of a life without shame, secrecy and an inner struggle. The eating disorder takes on a life of it’s own and those who struggle with this disease may find themselves being controlled by these beliefs rather than in control of themselves.
In recovering from the difficult battle of an eating disorder one needs a safe place to not only process these deep inner beliefs, but also to transform them into a new identity in which they see themselves as having value, worth, and meaning. My hope is to offer such a place. I want to offer a safe place to fail that is free of judgment. I want to offer a safe place to let your walls fall down in the midst of a perceived failure. And more than that, I want to offer a supportive hand to help you get up and try again each and every day.
Schedule an appointment today and open the door to true freedom!