Common Concerns About Mental Health Treatment

Most individuals are fairly good about seeing their physician or dentist for routine health care or when they experience an injury or illness. Unfortunately, it can be much more challenging to have the courage to seek mental health treatment due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. Individuals often worry about being judged by family or [...]

2021-03-09T15:41:05-06:00March 9th, 2021|Specialties: Eating Disorder, Family, Mental Health, Self Care, Trauma, Uncategorized|

The Importance of Variety with Food

In this world of the internet and social media, we have so many messages thrown at us. We're bombarded with individuals who lack proper credentials inadvertently telling us and showing us how we should look. Underneath these specific looks, there is often a diet or routine that they follow to make them appear a certain [...]

2021-04-05T10:24:09-05:00March 9th, 2021|Specialties: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care|

Where PTSD and Eating Disorders Meet

Trigger Warning: This post will address the topic of trauma and names specific eating disorder behaviors. You may have heard people say that eating disorders are not just about food, but instead, a way to cope with some form of significant distress. This distress can show up in a number of ways, but for many, [...]

2020-09-22T11:50:13-05:00June 24th, 2020|Specialties: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Services, Trauma|

Managing Emotional Eating During Stressful Times

Have you noticed during this pandemic and recent community emergency, that you are struggling to stay on the path, or maybe getting on a path, of mindful eating? If you are, you are not alone.   There's a reason for this. It's your brain. You see, your brain is a very efficient organ. It likes to [...]

2020-09-22T11:52:45-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Specialties: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

A Brief Guide to Group Therapy

When you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, therapy can help restore peace to your life. Although you might assume all sessions involve a therapist and one individual, many people benefit from group therapy instead. If you’re currently looking for therapy options, here’s what you should know about this unique outlet. What Is Group Therapy? In group [...]

Can Therapy Help Children Cope With Divorce?

It’s no secret that divorce will change family dynamics. Although you may be looking forward to a fresh start, your children may be unable to handle the transition without help. In therapy, a compassionate counselor who specializes in child and adolescent mental health can teach your children how to cope with the stress and anxiety they feel surrounding [...]

2020-10-09T15:58:58-05:00February 20th, 2020|Specialties: Eating Disorder, Family, Mental Health, Trauma|

Summer Body Truths

It’s spring. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The snow is melting again. For some, spring is a sign of warmer weather, new life, and exciting summer activities to come filled with picnics, barbeques, festivals, and summer parties. For many, it includes long days spent outside at the lake, on the beach, at [...]

What if it’s Thanksgiving and I don’t feel thankful?!

History tells us that Thanksgiving was created as a day to celebrate and express gratitude for the bounty of the earth, for neighbors, for abundance. Over time, as families and communities develop their own traditions, it appears to have grown to become a day to celebrate good food and good relationships amidst sharing laughs and [...]

What Caused My Eating Disorder?

As a clinician who works with eating disorders, I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the same question posed over and over again by clients and their loved ones: “Kristin, what caused this eating disorder?” There is normally a sense of desperation in this question hoping that I will somehow have the [...]

#NEDAwareness Day 5

Let’s get real - eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), we’re changing the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! Join us at nedawareness.org DAY 5: Note: There are many people with disordered eating that do not fit into one of these categories and may be diagnosed [...]

2020-10-09T15:42:37-05:00February 19th, 2018|Specialties: Eating Disorder, News|
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