If you are troubled with emotional pain or feel sorrow and anger at not being able to live a satisfying life or are frustrated by not acting positively toward fulfilling your goals or even knowing what your goals are, I can help.
If you suffer from an eating disorder or have an eating disorder in your past, or love someone who has an eating disorder, I can help.
I understand that your emotional situation is uniquely yours yet occurs within the context of a complex living situation you want to maintain, change or leave. Also, you are aging, and your physical and emotional needs, priorities and desires are changing. I bring understanding and compassion to our therapy sessions while I provide you with healing and growth opportunities. We sort through what you see and what you don't see as together we find meaning in your experience, create new self-care tools, find solutions to problems and often bring unexpected new satisfactions and joys into your life.
To contact me for more information, set up a telephone consultation or make a therapy appointment, please call (310) 474-4165.
I believe effective eating disorder recovery work involves an ongoing personal relationship where both psychotherapist and client are in the same room at the same time.
*pix We need eye contact. We need to know we have each other's attention. We need to feel the mood of each other.
Eating disorders manifest psychological, emotional and spiritual stress through the body. For therapy to have meaning and optimum beneficial impact I believe the therapist and client need to be physically in the same room with one another. Facial expressions, body language, sense of rising or falling energy, change in coloration, a wordless sense of one another all are part of human communication. All are necessary in the exchanges between client and therapist.
Telephone consultations and private video consultations conducted through Skype are available.
These are informational meetings and relate to personal development issues and guidance as your work through the self-help exercises on this site and in my book, Healing Your Hungry Heart.
My main practice is with women, most of whom have or have ever had an eating disorder.
However, families with one or more members with an eating disorder, can come in for short term work to get a sense of how they can pull together to create a more healing environment for everyone. Usually such meetings are once a week for a
Fears around food in general and some particular foods, emotional attraction to certain foods, vulnerability to binge foods, issues regarding "safe" and "unsafe" foods are certainly addressed.
Insurance companies, not I, make coverage decisions.
I am not a member of any HMO program nor am I on any list of preferred providers. If you have a PPO my fees may be partially reimbursed under the category of "out of network provider." My services may be covered by private insurance.
I work with adults only. My practice is designed for women and men who are committed to their own healing, recovery, and personal development. I work with people in an age range of 24 - 90+.
A consultation is a time limited experience with me where you provide specific information about yourself and your situations so I can give you professional perspective on your possible options. You use my consultation services to learn more about healing and recovery exercises and how to apply them and integrate them into your life.