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Dating and Body Image

Dating and Body Image

The process of dating can bring up feelings of excitement and adventure, but on the downside can also trigger one’s insecurities. For someone who deals with negative body image or body dissatisfaction, the idea or actual process or dating someone, whether in pursuit...

Medical Conditions and Body Image

Medical Conditions and Body Image

Living in a society that focuses on body image is a challenge and can take a toll on an individual’s self-esteem.  Now, imagine, that you are living with a chronic illness, disability, or other medical condition. Due to the pathophysiology of the condition itself,...

Athletes and Eating Disorders

Athletes and Eating Disorders

When I work with clients who struggle with eating disorders, very often I find that they have a history of being athletes, whether high school, college, or professional.  Through my experiences with these clients, I’ve realized that life as an athlete can be tricky to...

Jews and Eating Disorders

Jews and Eating Disorders

No One Is Immune Jews get eating disorders, too. I say this because being in the Jewish community myself, I can attest to the shame and stigma that many hold around mental illness, including eating disorders. But just because eating disorders are not talked about or...

Bulimia and Alcohol Abuse

Bulimia and Alcohol Abuse

One of my recent blog posts focused on the comorbidity and link between eating disorders and substance use.  In this post, I want to specifically focus on the co-occurrence of alcoholism and bulimia. Research has demonstrated that 34% of individuals with bulimia...

Weight Stigma

Weight Stigma

An Obstacle in Treatment As an eating disorders therapist, one very challenging part of my work with clients is addressing the impact of societal values and messages on their recovery.  Clients who have larger bodies or don’t meet society’s “thin ideal” can work...

Grooming in Childhood Sexual Abuse

Grooming in Childhood Sexual Abuse

As a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, I have worked with many survivors who have unfortunately experienced sexual abuse in childhood. Today I wanted to focus on the topic of grooming which is often present in ongoing childhood sexual...

Eating Disorders and Substance Use

Eating Disorders and Substance Use

A few months ago, I wrote a post about eating disorders and co-morbid disorders, meaning conditions that tend to occur along with eating disorders.  One of these co-occurring conditions was substance use, which can be used as a way to aid with eating disorder...

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