What Remains: Psychological Effects of a Pandemic

Sleep difficulties. High anxiety and deep-seated fear. Denial. Depression. Anger. Our reactions to our current state of affairs are as unique as we are. Universally, the pandemic is revealing on both individual and societal levels. Masks alone have become as divisive as political beliefs. The pandemic has stripped away our illusions of safety and security, […]

Into the Unknown

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” -C.S. Lewis  This time of year always reminds me of life transition. Equal parts promise and terror, change doesn’t allow for much comfort. Whether wished for or not, change shakes things up, causing us to question […]

Finding the Right Eating Disorder Specialist For You

Certain areas, like eating disorders, addictions, and trauma, are true specialties. You should feel comfortable asking questions about someone’s experience in a certain area – this is your treatment! Almost nothing upsets me more than hearing someone resist getting the therapy they need because they have had unhelpful, or worse yet, damaging eating disorder treatment […]

Recovery is Worth It!

Getting healthy, putting faith into a treatment team and a future that you can’t even imagine, takes incredible strength – but the payoff is absolutely unbeatable. Many times, especially early in my work with someone who is in recovery, be it from depression, anxiety, or in eating disorder recovery, I find myself trying to “sell” […]

Finding Joy Amidst the Holiday Chaos

“More than anything, finding joy in the holidays is about giving ourselves permission to slow down and savor the little moments” Tis the season for holiday events and parties of all types. These days it is harder than ever to actually enjoy all the festive opportunities this season offers. Whether struggling with depression, anxiety, disordered eating, or just […]