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Eating disorders are often a family affair. Regardless of age, when one person is struggling, the effects can often trickle down to other family members when the disorder is dominant in a person’s life. I get phone calls and emails often from families looking for ways to support their loved ones. Parents, siblings and partners… Read more

When I work with individuals or couples, one of the common questions that gets asked is “how do I fix the parts of my relationship that feel broken?” It is normal and common to look at our relationship through the lens of what isn’t working and the pain that we are feeling. The hard part… Read more

The Perfectionism Defense When it comes to working through an eating disorder and trying to achieve recovery, some of the things we have to take a close look at are the defenses we use to protect ourselves from our more painful emotions. One of the most common ones is the defense of Perfectionism. When we… Read more

And so it arrives again! The celebration that people either love to love or love to hate. It doesn’t seem like there are many celebrations that can bring on as many mixed emotions as Valentine’s Day and yet, if you’re in a relationship, there is reason to celebrate it this year. These past 11 months… Read more

Happy New Year! I always find this time of year really interesting because of how quickly the focus shifts from holiday celebrations to what we are going to change about ourselves in the upcoming year. With this past year being as overwhelming as it was, I think many people are hoping this year will prove… Read more

Wow, we have arrived. It feels like the holidays came after 723 months of 2020. Does it feel that way on your end too? I hope as we have arrived to the holidays you are able to spend a bit of time catching your breath. Most people have found this year has challenged their relationships… Read more

The holidays this year feel a lot different than normal. While many people have reported that the lack of holiday parties feels like a relief from a food perspective, it feels harder due to the increased isolation. The holidays are a time when we are used to connecting, feeling like a part of something, and… Read more

Let’s talk about sex baby! Oh the wonderful topic of sex in relationships. There are few topics that have such a polarizing impact on a relationship as sex. It is either a part of the highest highs or the lowest lows. Most people remember that amazing feeling when they first meet someone, the chemistry is… Read more

Wrapping up October with a focus on vulnerability feels fitting giving everything we as the world and as individuals are going through right now. It feels like this October is hitting harder than some from the past with trying to balance not just our usual struggles adjusting to colder and darker days, but also the… Read more

As a therapist, I strongly believe in doing my own work. I know that while I often have a lot of information in my head around best practice, it doesn’t always mean I implement it well in my own life. It is much easier, it seems, to support and encourage healthy behaviors when you yourself… Read more