What To Ask When You Call a Therapist

What To Ask When You Call a Therapist

Finding the right therapist is daunting. Even for me- when my friends and family ask for help finding the right person to work with, I struggle. There’s no perfect way to be sure that a therapist is right for you. That might be frustrating to hear already- that you...
How to Opt Out of Diet Culture

How to Opt Out of Diet Culture

First, let’s define “diet culture.” The internet has lots of varying definitions for this term, so I’ll focus on diet culture as it affects the people I care about both in and out of my office: a culture that conflates thinness and certain styles of eating with...
Why is Acceptance the Key to Growth?

Why is Acceptance the Key to Growth?

I’ve been doing some self-reflection lately about what is important to me about this work, and I keep coming back to the idea of acceptance. This is so important to me that I have a mission statement with the sentence:  “Everyone deserves acceptance.” One of the...
Boundaries: Why They’re Awesome and How to Create Them

Boundaries: Why They’re Awesome and How to Create Them

Boundaries are love. Bear with me here. I know we don’t always feel this way. After all, it doesn’t always feel great when people set boundaries with us.  You probably don’t consciously want your friends and loved ones to say “no, you can’t do that.” But if you’ve...
How to Know if You’re Centered

How to Know if You’re Centered

“Centering” isn’t a major concept in any therapeutic modality that I practice, yet it is so integral to how I conceive mental health and thriving. In my practice, “centered” means you are aware of your body and able to work with it as a partner and an ally. You take...
Catch my interview on BFF.fm radio!

Catch my interview on BFF.fm radio!

Last week I had so much fun as a guest on Radical Advice on BFF.fm, a community radio station in San Francisco. Host Lily Sloane and I talked about therapy, family boundaries, Weight Watchers and anti-dieting, and trauma. There were lots of giggles and a few tears....