"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker.
I've been helping people improve their lives for more than 25 years. I earned my Master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in mental health treatment at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a long-time affiliate of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, I completed an advanced practitioner program and was contributing author to How Connections Heal: Stories from Relational-Cultural Theory.
I joined Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating as a therapist because I wanted to offer people relief from the painfully unhealthy unending fixation on food/weight/shape. This program provides guidance and direction in developing eating strategies that support physical and emotional well-being, moving away from food obsession and away from a conflicted, maybe even tortured, relationship with food, away from shame and guilt driven patterns of starving and binging toward the joyful freedom of mindful eating. Imagine the simple peace of lovingly feeding your hunger, giving yourself food when you need food and not using food to try to fill emptiness and longing that food simply can't fill.
Through Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating you can develop eating behaviors that enable you to feel good, learn effective self-care skills and embark on a healing process of self-discovery, awareness, acceptance and positive change.
If you want to live a better life you must first believe a better life is possible. Am I Hungry? was developed by a physician, Dr. Michelle May and a psychologist, Dr. Kari Anderson and is a research-based program that has been found effective in helping people eliminate binge eating behaviors.
I offer individual and group treatment and I look forward to guiding you on the journey to eating mindfully and living vibrantly.