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Before finding peace and freedom with the body or food, one might feel trapped by obsessive thoughts, punitive exercise, or unhealthy food rituals and behaviors – ultimately a feeling she’s doomed to wage war against her body forever. 

There is a way to step away from food and body woes, to bite into the richness of life, to healthily digest the ebb and flow of life’s cycles, and to live in your body with satisfaction and energy to nourish yourself and others.  In other words, you can have your cake and eat it too!  

How?  We can work together to understand your story, discover your deeper hungers, and transform the urges into self-love, creativity and freedom.  I believe in the value of nurturing oneself like an ideal mother might hold and feed her baby.  In the therapeutic relationship, we practice returning to that deep sense of safety, being, and sustenance through storytelling with curiosity, care and compassion.  Sometimes we talk, sometimes we write or color, sometimes we play with yoga shapes and breath work, sometimes we do all three.  You set the pace, and we walk together along your journey to breathe deeper and live fuller.

As a trained psychotherapist (M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgia State University), I’ve worked with disordered eating, addictions, anxiety, depression and parenting issues.  As a movement educator and registered yoga teacher, I’ve worked with eating disorders and addictions for more than 10 years and have repeatedly seen the power and possibility of integrating the body into the healing journey through the use of yoga, intuitive movement, developmental movement, and trauma-informed interventions. 

If you’re interested in hearing more or want to see if we are a good fit, call me at 404-210-6752, for a free 15-minute phone consultation.  To schedule an appointment with me in Decatur, GA, click here:  www.gaiacounseling.com.

 

All photos on this site were taken by Shantanu Starick as he has been travelling the world for his latest project, Pixel Trade.