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519 SW Park Avenue, Suite 407, Portland, OR 97205

info@candersoncounseling.com /  Tel. 503.333.4948

Therapy for Body Shame & Chronic Dieting

You have likely found yourself on this page because you are questioning if there is a way to break free from diet culture and start to approach your relationship with your body with more compassion and softness. You may have tried countless diets or "plans" and lived and breathed gym life. And, maybe you still scroll through fitness inspiration posts on social media with a longing for a relationship with food that feels more controlled, or a body that is different from the one you occupy now.

I get it. And it makes so much sense you have strived for this. All the messages around you communicate that militant meal prep, the latest diet, or a specific workout will solve your body and food "problem" for good.

And, there is a different way.

I believe you can move from body shame and chronic dieting to a freer relationship with your body and food. Imagine feeling warmth and compassion towards your body. Imagine shedding the "good" and "bad" food list and acting from a place of peace with food. You get to call the shots--- not your diet plan or the gym.

I hold space for you and your body story no matter your history of dieting, your weight, or your readiness to let go of diet culture.

I support healing through my relational therapeutic approach, and sometimes integrate other forms of therapy, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

My work is heavily influenced by Health at Every Size®Intuitive Eating, and Body Trust®. I have received training through Be Nourished's Body Trust® Provider Certification program and I am currently a Body Trust provider in training.

I encourage you to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation now so we can get to know one another and discuss your path to healing.

 

     

"And I said to my body. Softly. 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath. And replied, 'I have been waiting my whole life for this.'"

 

- nayyirah waheed