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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...

Sex After Sexual Trauma

Sex After Sexual Trauma

As a therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, I often work with patients who are struggling with their sexuality after a sexual assault. Often survivors will report feeling differently about sex or feeling that it has been tainted. Although these...

Coping After Trauma

Coping After Trauma

If you have ever experienced a highly stressful event or traumatic situation, you may be experiencing feelings of guilt, shame, helplessness, fear, or hopelessness. Having a self care plan is an essential piece of trauma recovery. The following tools can be helpful to...

Why Do I Binge Eat?

Why Do I Binge Eat?

For someone who engages in binge eating behaviors, they may frequently experience distressing emotions such as self-disgust, guilt, shame, helplessness, and depression after they have taken part in a binge.  Often times, there is an out-of-control feeling that arises,...

Sex After Sexual Assault

Sex After Sexual Assault

As a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of sexual trauma and interpersonal violence, I often get asked by patients if they will be able to enjoy sex ever again. When someone has used sex against you and has used sex as a weapon, it can be challenging to be...

What To Do If Your Teen is Dieting

What To Do If Your Teen is Dieting

As adolescence brings about various physical and emotional changes, teens may become increasingly aware of their bodies – both how they appear and how they function. With these developments, societal messages, and other stressors that teens may encounter, dieting may...

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