Connection to others in recovery from a troubled relationship with food or exercise is essential. I offer group therapy for women suffering from disordered eating, compulsive exercise, and weight and body image concerns. Group is a supportive place in which to explore and heal disordered relationships with food and body through interpersonal relationship dynamics, as well as development of effective tools and skills. It's a place to laugh and cry together as members work and grow together. Group is also intended to be a place to create a recovery support system, so I encourage contact between members outside of group.
I have two groups: one for people who restrict, over-exercise, binge and/or purge, the other for women only, who struggle with overeating/bingeing/emotional eating, dieting, weight control and/or obesity. Both are open-ended, meaning the group is ongoing, rather than limited to a set number of meetings. Some members have attended for several years, and some, a few months. Group membership is limited to 8. The groups are designed to be one part of an individuals' recovery program, and so members are required to be in individual therapy (with me or another therapist).
Both groups meet on alternating Monday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. The fee is $55 for each group meeting. Reduced fees are available if finances are a concern. Prospective members must meet with me for an intake prior to attending their first group. This lasts about 1/2 hour and costs $55. Coming to one group doesn't obligate you to continue, however, I ask that members make a minimum one-year commitment.
Short-term groups in the making-- please return to this page for updates (OK, these aren't about disordered eating, but I'm expanding my horizons) :
I've got some plans and ideas percolating for time-limited groups, probably 8 sessions.
I'm planning on an Internal Family Systems group this spring or summer (2017). IFS groups are dynamic and fun, involving exploring and helping different parts of ourselves, particularly parts that we regard as troublemakers (e.g., parts that criticize and judge ourselves and others, overeat, overdrink, overspend, overdo social media and internet, over-whatever) and vulnerable parts that hold painful emotions and negative beliefs about ourselves. Groups members role-play parts.
I'm thinking about a yoga group that would focus on applying yoga philosophy, breathing, asana (poses) and and meditation practices rather than a yoga class in which in the focus is asana, for increased emotional steadiness and well-being.
And maybe a group for people with trauma. No specifics yet.
If you are interested in any of these, please contact me and let me know!