"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better."
Are you a psychologist, therapist, or clinician-in-training?
I'm often surprised to learn how many of us went through graduate school programs that placed little to no emphasis on exploring clients' relationships to food, exercise, and body image. The reality is that our clients frequently present with symptoms of eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as poor body image. It breaks my heart to think back on past clients I've treated and realize I overlooked symptoms of disordered eating and poor body image when they really would have benefited from addressing these issues, simply because I wasn't taught how to recognize or address them effectively.
One of the beautiful parts of being a therapist is our willingness to acknowledge what we don't know, and learn as we move through our careers. I'm committed to helping other helping professionals avoid the mistakes I've made. I offer online courses, consultation, and supervision to provide you with the tools you need to help clients of all shapes and sizes thrive in their bodies.
My mission is to make mental health treatment more effective for people of all shapes and sizes. I offer in-person and virtual one-on-one consultation services for psychologists, therapists, and social workers interested in better serving their clients across the spectrum of body size.
As a consultant, I will help you
Successfully navigate body-related transference and counter-transference
Uncover and confront internalized weight bias and other appearance-related beliefs that may be impacting your work
Hone your ability to spot body image concerns and problematic food and exercise behaviors in clients across the size spectrum
Understand the social and systemic forces that are impacting your clients' body image and self-esteem
Discuss body size with your clients in a sensitive, respectful manner
E-mail to request an individual or group consultation.
I have seven years of experience supervising doctoral and master's level trainees.
I had the unique experience of jumping straight from my pre-doctoral training in community mental health settings and chemical dependency treatment centers into a full-time private practice. As a post-doc, I built a solid professional network, marketed my services, grew my own caseload and had a full schedule within four months.
If your graduate school training was anything like mine, you may not feel equipped to handle the business side of what we do. Often, graduate school programs train us to effectively work in agency settings, but they don't teach us the necessary skills to start a private practice. It brings me great joy to help clinicians-in-training to find their footing, sharpen their entrepreneurial skills, and grow their confidence.
As a supervisor, I will provide mentorship as you continue to develop your professional identity, solidify your clinical approach and theoretical orientation, and carve out a path for your early career.
E-mail to inquire about clinical supervision.