National Eating Disorder Awareness Week begins on Monday, February 26th. In observance of this vital awareness week, let’s talk about eating disorders. What are they? What are the risk factors and signs? What can we do to prevent eating disorders, and to offer better support and resources to the people around us? Content Warning: This […]

Awareness, Disorders, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Illness

February 23, 2024

Eating Disorders: Let’s Take a Compassionate Approach.

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders, approximately 30 million people in the United States suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and related eating disorders. Despite their relative prevalence, many people know very little about eating disorders and the intense challenges they cause.  In my online counseling practice, I spend a […]

Eating Disorders

March 21, 2017

5 Things You Should Know About Eating Disorders

Many people in the United States struggle with eating disorders. It is reported that 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from some sort of eating disorder in their lifetime. In addition, there are many others that are not reported. In some cases, these disorders go untreated. The earlier a person seeks treatment, […]

Eating Disorders

August 10, 2016

3 Common Types of Eating Disorders

All across the United States (and in several other countries as well), some men and women are starving themselves. Other men and women are bingeing to the point of becoming sick. Still others are becoming so fixated on eating “healthy” that they are denying their bodies the nutrition that comes from a balanced, well-rounded diet. The possible reasons […]

Eating Disorders

February 23, 2016

Zero Is A Size (Not A Measurement Of Self-Worth)

For all their joys and excitement, the holidays can also bring with them many challenges and stressors. Because most of our holiday celebrations center around feasts with our families, these stressors magnify ten-fold for individuals with eating disorders. As an experienced online therapist in Michigan, I’m here to help you (or someone you know) as […]

Eating Disorders

November 24, 2015

Surviving The Holidays With An Eating Disorder