Eating disorders often develop as coping strategies. Therapy provides a space to understand the purpose of these behaviors and work to replace them with more adaptive strategies. We take an intuitive eating approach to help clients rebuild their relationships with food and their bodies. We also work through the lens of Health at Every Size (HAES) as this is a critical piece of moving away from a disordered approach to food and one’s body.
Anxiety is part of our daily lives. In small doses, it can make us more productive. But too much anxiety can be paralyzing. At CALM, we treat anxiety as something that we can learn to live with, not avoid. Our approach to working with anxiety is understanding when it can become debilitating and creating strategies to manage and confront it.
Depression can be one of the most isolating and hopeless experiences we can have. The internal shame and judgement that surrounds these feelings is often unbearable. We provide a safe place to explore these thoughts and feelings. We also work to develop a kinder, more self-compassionate approach to yourself.
Because children do not come with manuals, we often have to seek out guidance and or support to help them during trying periods. It can be immensely helpful to have outside perspective to help problem solve or brainstorm strategies during difficult times. We offer coaching both individually and in group format to help receive support and validation with other parents.
Whether perceived as positive or negative or BOTH. Changes throughout our lives can provoke old patterns of behavior, trigger unresolved issues from the past, challenge us to dig deeper, have the power to create lasting growth and powerful insight. Therapy is a place to work through the (sometimes difficult) moments in between that make up a life well lived.
Attachments are our most necessary and complex connections to others. Early attachment wounds and trauma can have a great impact on our ability to be vulnerable, authentic, and available to the people in our lives. The therapeutic relationship is one in which these relational issues can be explored, examined, as well as enacted in the room, in order to enhance our comfort, trust, and authenticity in relationships.
Our early experience shapes our view of the world, the people in it, and how we see ourselves. Struggling to define who we are and why can be a deeply important but sometimes difficult process, in which we are carving out the life we want to live and striving to feel confident and loved in that life. Our therapists operate from a strengths-based perspective, where the therapeutic relationship is seen as a journey towards getting closer to ones “true self”.
We offer presentations on the topics above. Please feel free to contact us for further information about this.