Clients tell us that what they want the most is the freedom to not feel consumed by their eating disorder or by their obsessive thoughts about food and their body. We are here to help you take back your life and to focus your precious time and energy on living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Many people struggling with body image and disordered eating experience symptoms consistent with a variety of these disorders.
You do not need a formal diagnosis to access help for disordered eating. If your relationship with food or your body is negatively impacting your life and causing you distress, we can work together to build a better relationship.
Counselling can help to address symptoms, as well as psychological, biological, interpersonal, and cultural forces that are driving the symptoms. We can also help you to find additional resources that may benefit your recovery, including physicians, dietitians and nutritionists, psychiatrists, group treatment programs, etc.
We work from the Health at Every Size (HAES) paradigm, which is weight inclusive and weight neutral, emphasizes self-acceptance, and challenges cultural assumptions. We also incorporate concepts from intuitive eating when appropriate.
In addition to helping you understand the type of disordered behaviours you are struggling with, therapy can help you uncover the underlying contributing factors and address them in an effective way.
We understand that it can feel terrifying to think about giving up disordered behaviours. This is quite typical and you are not alone in this. We will help you work towards your goals at your own pace.
Individual counseling can help you overcome disordered eating and body image concerns and feel like yourself again!
Monarch Psychology offers individual counseling both in-person and online with a free 15-minute phone consultation.