We Can’t Hate Ourselves Into a Version of Ourselves That We Can Love.
— Lori Deschene

Counseling

PLEASE NOTE: I AM ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS BEGINNING LATE FEBRUARY 2017

When you are present with a non-judgmental curiosity and learn how to manage the external white noise- real freedom and magic can happen. It's not about the next diet. It's not about willpower. This is an inside job and you have everything you need to start now.
You and your body are good enough NOW. 

I’m guessing you have found your way here because hating your body has not resulted in the life/peace you are seeking. 
Let's try something different together

I work with women who are ready to stop declaring war on themselves and who are ready to create real change in their lives.

Counseling is a collaborative journey and I am ready to get into this with you! And while I'm the guide- you're the real change-maker. Change requires you to show up, participate and usually blaze new territory. Unlike diets, forming a new and peaceful relationship with your body is not about a quick-fix. We will be working to create sustainable, evolving practices that allow you to make informed and empowered choices for your life. Everyones' path and pace is different. It's ok if you don't know where to start- that's where I come in.

 

YOU AND I ARE LIKELY A GOOD MATCH IF one or more OF THESE RESONATES WITH YOU:

THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE. BUT THIS FOOD AND BODY THING............

This is the thing you keep circling back to; the broken record. Food and body peace is not just for other women. It's possible for you.

You are usually planning a diet, on a diet or "failing" a diet

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You fantasize about how amazing your life will be when you are thinner

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Food is not just food

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You are sick of feeling crazy around food and your body and you're ready for a change

Place your answer to the question here.

Q6. THIS IS YOUR THIRD QUESTION.

Place your answer to the question here.

THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE. BUT THIS FOOD AND BODY THING............
This is the thing you keep circling back to; the broken record.
Food and body peace is not just for other women. It's possible for you.

 

YOU ARE ARE USUALLY PLANNING A DIET,  ON A DIET OR "FAILING"A DIET
You know the cycle- You plan meticulously. You’re excited to start. One last hurrah with food before your "new life" starts. The beginning is awesome. Before you know it, you’re craving those “forbidden foods.” Next thing you know - BINGE - you're elbow deep in that bag of cookies, chips, whatever. Then the shame rolls in ("What's wrong with me?") The cycle starts over.
It's not about willpower and it’s NOT YOU who is failing the diets, they're failing you. You can learn to change the cycle.

 

YOU FANTASIZE ABOUT HOW AMAZING YOUR LIFE WILL BE WHEN YOU'RE THINNER
You view your current body as temporary.  Seeing that # on the scale, having your jeans feel snug or catching your reflection in a store window can instantly ruin your day. You compare yourself to others. You're waiting to lose that 5-100+lbs before dating, buying clothes, going to the beach, fill in a thousand blanks here. 
Preoccupation with weight loss and body image is what keeps you on the diet- emotional eating- binge hamster wheel. We'll tackle that together. You can live a full, fierce and embodied life- at ANY size.

 

 FOOD IS NOT JUST FOOD
It takes up so much of your brain space. Depending on what you eat you feel "good" or bad" about yourself. You go between feeling calm and out of control. There doesn't seem to be a balance for you. 
Food does not have to have power over you. 

 

YOU ARE SICK OF FEELING CRAZY AROUND FOOD AND YOUR BODY.  YOU'RE READY FOR CHANGE
Diets aren't working. Hating your body isn't working. You're not sure how to get off this rollercoaster but you want OFF! 
You're ready to show up in your life, to trust yourself, stop caring what others think and truly nourish yourself.
Yes, it's possible!

 

LOCATION
I am licensed to provide counseling to residents of North Carolina and Massachusetts. Sessions can either take place in my office in Asheville or over the phone/Skype. 

FINANCIAL INFO
I charge $100 per session for individual counseling.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes. 
I have a few sliding scales spots.
Please check with me for availability. 
I am currently not in network with any insurance companies.  I am happy to provide you with a form or superbill you can send in to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.