"When the world whispers, 'Give up', hope whispers, 'Try one more time'."- Anonymous
Recovery from an eating disorder is a process and not always a straight line, and I work with you to stay connected to the process and find hope in the struggle that is part of moving into recovery. Perhaps you have never sought therapy before or you have been through therapy before, and, either way, I work to first assess your hopes for yourself, fears about change, strengths that you have, and readiness for the changes you want to make. We work together with your treatment team, including, at a minimum, a dietitian for addressing the specific nutritional component of recovery and a medical doctor for as needed check-ups to strengthen your recovery. DBT/CBT/Emotion-based and values-based approaches are a large part of our work together as well as EMDR,as appropriate. We explore ways to start reconnecting to your identity outside of the eating disorder. There can be fear associated with moving past the eating disorder, and we discuss the fear and ambivalence that might come up at times in the process. Your support system is welcome to be involved and included in your therapy sessions, should you wish to include them.
Megan works with individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder as well as with individuals who have not or are not diagnosed with an eating disorder but might want to improve their body image or feel like they use food for coping and want to find alternative ways to manage emotion.