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Nutrition Counseling
Eating Disorders Dietitian & Nutrition Counseling

What can you expect when you work with a dietitian? I’ve found that many of clients have either had bad experiences with dietitians or are confused at the role a dietitian can play in their recovery. First of all, I’m not going to change everything you are currently eating! I focus on taking the judgment out of what you eat…

Somatic Counseling and Eating Disorders
Somatic Counseling and Eating Disorders

What is Somatic Counseling? Translated literally, “soma” means body. Somatic counseling is a form of psychotherapy that views the body as an integral part of the counseling process. Body psychotherapy is considered to be…

Eating Disorders and Trauma: What Is Trauma?
Eating Disorders and Trauma: What Is Trauma?

If you look up the word “trauma” various definitions populate. The underlying theme amongst the trauma definitions involves an unpleasant experience that leaves a person with an injury. The injury can be physical, emotional or even mental. So then, how do we define trauma in a counseling setting?

Eating Disorders Therapy: How Is It Like Doing Laundry?
Eating Disorders Therapy: How Is It Like Doing Laundry?

Eating disorders therapy can be very beneficial, and in fact necessary – and yet, eating disorders therapy can also seem like a lot of work, so it might be tempting to let issues pile up until they absolutely have to be dealt with. And then, by facing these issues a little bit at a time with lots of guidance and support, the work in eating disorders therapy isn’t so hard. The outcome of fresh perspectives and a sense of freedom from past pain is worth it! Isn’t eating disorders therapy a little bit like doing laundry?

Positive Pathways Celebrates 20 Years

It all began in January 1995, when I started my business. Or, perhaps it all began in 1975, when I started my first diet – shortly after my 10th birthday. By age 11, I was Anorexic. Although I restored weight, I never received treatment – and I struggled with body image issues, binge eating, and chronic dieting…

Eating Disorders & Body Image Tips for Parents
Eating Disorders & Body Image Tips for Parents

Teenage girls who diet are often depicted as shallow and vain, and are made fun of in many movies and TV shows. However, dieting is a warning sign that an adolescent has a negative body image or is developing an eating disorder. One in three teenage girls engage in fad diets, fasting, or…

Art Therapy and Eating Disorders
Art Therapy and Eating Disorders

What is Art Therapy? Just as “talk therapy” involves communication and support through words – Art Therapy involves communication and support through art. It’s not necessary to be an “artist” to experience Art Therapy, or to be an Art Therapist. All that is necessary is a willingness to explore…

Eating Disorders and Body Image: The Body Project
Eating Disorders and Body Image: The Body Project

Do you wish you could lose 5, 10, 20 or more pounds? Do you feel unhappy with your looks, no matter how thin you become? Do you use eating disorder behaviors (meal skipping, purging) as a quest for thinness? If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions…

Eating Disorders and Emotions: Inside Out
Eating Disorders and Emotions: Inside Out

To illustrate how we can navigate through the complexities of eating disorders and emotions, the movie Inside Out by Disney’s Pixar offers a wonderful roadmap. If you haven’t seen Inside Out, or you want a chance to see it again and discuss its incredible message, please join us at Positive Pathways for Movie Night on December 11th from 6-8pm!

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