I’d like to introduce you to Share Holland, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and an EDIT™ Certified III – Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician. I supervised Share while she was working with me at my previous office location in Denver. She is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist, who incorporates the development of intimacy into recovery. You can contact Share with any comments or questions, including how to get started with individual sessions with Share (see bottom of article).
– Dr. Dorie
As a therapist, I often hear about the shame and secrecy surrounding eating disorders. Usually clients experience this pain behind locked doors, in their bedrooms and bathrooms, separate from the rest of the world. There is a fear that many clients have of feeling utterly alone whilst simultaneously thinking that no one could possibly love them if they were “found out.”
Isolation feeds eating disorders. Connection feeds recovery. This begins by allowing eating disorders and intimacy to go hand-in-hand, and through this process the “cure” will naturally unfold.
In my client work, I have seen two primary barriers to intimacy, which can block us from our inherent desire to connect. This causes us to feel alone, separate, and desperate. Here are some ideas to overcome these barriers to eating disorders and intimacy:
I am not suggesting that you blurt out every thought in your head to everyone that comes across your path. Unfortunately, like everything else, it is not that black and white. However, I am suggesting that there maybe someone close to you who would understand your struggle better than you may think. Perhaps revealing your challenges with food, exercise, weight, or addiction may allow intimacy in your relationships – which may be your True Hunger.
Want to cultivate intimacy? Contact Share Holland, MA, LPCC – the author of this blog article. Share is an EDIT™ Certified III – Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician, and has a specialty in mindfulness-based recovery practices at her office in Boulder, Colorado. EMAIL SHARE
Interested in a FREE consultation with Dr. Dorie? Dr. Dorie is passionate about her method of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ to help people overcome eating disorders and addictions. She provides customized counseling for eating disorders and alcohol / drug addiction at her Positive Pathways treatment center in Evergreen, Colorado – and EDIT™ eating disorder training and certification for coaches and clinicians worldwide. CALL 303-494-1975 – EMAIL DR. DORIE – GET CERTIFIED