Food is complicated and can be a source of significant anxiety or stress. And yet it’s not something we can avoid. We must learn to develop a relationship with food that allows us to be nourished while at the same time preventing food from taking up more space in our lives than it needs to. I love coming alongside people to help them develop a more attuned, peaceful relationship with food and their body.
My clinical interests and areas of expertise include eating disorders and disordered eating, intuitive eating, and body image. I have experience working with adolescents and adults at the intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care for treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. I practice from a non-diet, weight-inclusive approach and believe that all bodies are deserving of respect. I have a BA in English from Messiah College, an MA in Christian formation and ministry from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MS in nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
My approach is characterized by curiosity, compassion, and honesty. I view each client as an individual and work with you to find solutions that meet your specific needs, whether that is meal support, fear-food exposures, mindful eating exercises, or sifting through the messages we hear daily about food and our bodies and discarding those that are untrue. Changing your relationship with food and your body is hard work, but I believe recovery is possible, and I am passionate about supporting clients on that journey.