Disordered eating is very common and can be a reaction to feeling intense emotions and wanting to escape from these feelings. My extensive background in treatment of eating disorders can help you develop other coping skills and find peace with food and body.
I use evidence-based CBT, DBT, and family based treatment for adolescents to treat the following:
- Anorexia Nervosa
-Binge Eating Disorder
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Other food and body image concerns
Self-Esteem and Life Transitions
Self-esteem is core for a life in which someone can thrive. Self-esteem can be impacted by body-image, professional or academic activities, relationships, and lessons we have internalized in early childhood. Improving self-esteem takes compassion, unlearning negative patterns, and quieting the voice of self-doubt.
Life transitions can be challenging. Whether it is the change to/from college, moving to a new place, starting or ending a relationship, becoming a parent, or something else, I can help you navigate these uncertain waters.
Depression and Anxiety
Do you feel worried a lot? Even when it seems like things are going well? Do you feel sad, numb, or disconnected from life or relationships? Depression and anxiety can feel lonely and get in the way of being present in your life. But there is hope.
I use a CBT framework to explore how emotions, behaviors, and thoughts are connected and start to make positive change. I also incorporate ACT values exploration and exposure-based principles, when appropriate, to treat the following:
- Major depression
- Generalized anxiety
You can read more about anxiety in these articles on Wondermind by Selena Gomez
High Performing Teens
Teens today have a high number of demands on their time and attention. If your teen is involved in academics, sports, extracurriculars, and college prep, they may be feeling overwhelmed.
I specialize in working with high performing teens to manage the pressures of their lives and keep them performing to their highest level.
Student and Professional Athletes
Student athletes are juggling the demands of being a full time student and a full time athlete. This life comes with unique stressors and pressures. I have worked extensively with student atheltes at UCLA to navigate the demands of academics, coaches, teammate dynamics, social meddia, and decisions around "going pro".
I have also worked with those transitioning out of sport to navigate identity dynamics and help them make a smooth transition.