Unlike substance use disorders or process addictions, those with eating disorders cannot refrain from eating or separate themselves from their "drug of choice." This often makes recovering from an eating disorder more difficult. Amanda has a unique approach to eating disorder therapy. She views most eating disorders as an addiction, where the "drug" includes: the feeling of being in control of one's food, body weight and shape, bingeing, purging and starving. Though treating most eating disorders as addictions, Amanda finds her clients have more success as they are able to create their own definition of recovery and abstinence. Amanda is also passionate about helping her clients build self esteem and learn how to make peace with their bodies through holistic methods such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation.