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. 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."

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.

 

The work my client’s engage in with food and body is radical. I am anti-diet and fat affirming. I understand diet culture and the ways systemic oppression harms countless people and their bodies and has caused trauma and pain along the way. I am shaped by Health At Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and Body Trust®, and trauma informed and anti-oppression lenses. I deeply value these alternatives to the traditional paradigm and integrate them into our work together as we disentangle your history with your body and hunger.

 

​In my work with bodies, I have learned the power of relating and feeling together in the therapy room win out over any one therapeutic method or theory. There is no worksheet that will bring you home to your body. However, deep connection, the witnessing of your trauma, and challenging the status quo of weight stigma can.

 

This is brave work that is not meant to be done in isolation.

"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