trauma informed | compassion centered | justice enhancing
Return to Joyful Eating Through
Client Centered Nutrition Counseling
The people I work with often describe their relationship to food as a love-hate dynamic or a necessary evil. Add cultural food rules about what we "should be eating" and it can feel like a never ending battle where every outcome is loss. If this experience resonates with you, we can unpack what you're really fighting for and explore new ways of finding the nourishment you truly seek.
Our bodies are adaptive and change throughout our lives in effort to support our survival. Often times these changes happen without our conscious consent and many people I work with feel betrayed by their body. Returning to joyful eating often requires examining this sense of betrayal and together, we can shift the relationship with your body from saboteur to trusted ally.
The beliefs we have about ourselves, our bodies, and our potential are learned from the world around us and when necessary, incredibly challenging to break. We cannot talk about these messages without acknowledging the difference in treatment our society puts on different bodies. In an effort to create a more equitable landscape for healing, I offer sliding scale pricing to individuals who hold LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC identities.
Healing Outside the Box
In addition to 1:1 sessions, I offer additional support to bridge the gap between talk-therapy and experiencing shifts in real-life.
Contact me for a free consult to determine the best step forward for you.
Often times it can be hard to sit through a meal and the reasons for which are personal and unique. Real-time meal support can make the difference between setting goals and achieving them.
Just as our minds get stuck in patterns of thought, so our bodies can get stuck in patterns of movement. Introducing new ways of showing up in our bodies can be the missing link between aspiring for change and living it.
Our relationship with food often reflects our relationship to other aspects of our lives, like how we feel in the kitchen. Bringing joy into the kitchen can be a back-door to bringing joy back to food.
Health at Every Size (HAESTM) provider
I have had the honor of helping clients navigate their relationship to food and body in a variety of settings, from community kitchens to eating disorder recovery clinics. Like all relationships, the ones we create with our bodies and food are strongly affected by the environment in which we live. Together we can examine how different aspects of our environment, and how we engage with that, continues to serve you on your path. Work with me to navigate the external and internal messages around bodies and food on your journey back to your intuitive knowing about nourishment.
Counseling modalities include but are not limited to:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Mimosa offers a compassionate, supportive presence as well as a wealth of knowledge. I felt completely held in my struggles, and seen as my best self, even while I shared vulnerabilities. The practical advice was immediately actionable, and the concepts I learned will continue to guide me.