As your therapist, I will create a personalized treatment plan and therapeutic approach utilizing one or several of the following models:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the leading evidence-based treatment for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. CBT is based on the idea that a persons thoughts, emotions and behaviors are interconnected and that with the right education and skills training, new, healthier thoughts and actions are able to be utilized and executed.
Humanistic-Existential Therapy: Humanistic-existential therapies emphasize that people have the capacity for self-awareness and choice. This approach is more focused on understanding the clients experience rather than focusing on symptoms. Through this approach, my clients can learn how to make authentic, meaningful and self-directed choices about how to live. It is through responsibility that ultimately one can embrace their freedom.
Solution Focused/Strength Based Therapy: These approaches are aimed at identifying exceptions to the problems brought on by your eating disorder. We will collaboratively explore what is working in your life and build on what we discover together. This modality emphasizes the identification and use of resources you have in your life that you may have lost sight of as a result of your eating disorder.
Dialectical Behavioral Skills Training: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy provides a framework for clients that have difficulty being in the present, navigating their personal feelings and interpersonal relationships with family and friends. Eating disorders are often used as a means to numb feelings, therefore learning to feel your feelings all over again and what to do with these feelings is an important concept in my work with clients. DBT is comprised of four main concepts including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Through DBT skills training, my clients can learn how to be in the present moment and how to better cope with stressful situations that may trigger unwanted eating disorder thoughts or behaviors.
Narrative Therapy: Narrative therapy is useful in my work to assist in externalizing the feelings of shame and guilt that so often come along with an eating disorder. Use of narrative therapy allows you or your loved one to distinguish the difference between themselves from the behaviors that aren't the ideal image of themselves and to re-author a new story.
Supported Exposure Therapy: The purpose of this therapy is to build a more relaxed and natural relationship with food in the security and comfort of our therapy sessions.
Dana Peters, M.A., life, emotional wellness + recovery coach Call today for an initial consultation 858-333-7980
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