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. I has a unique approach to eating disorder therapy. I believe most eating disorders, especially those that are con morbid with substance use disorders can be classified as an addiction. However the addiction is "the feeling of being in control of one's food, body weight and shape, bingeing, purging and starving" rather than being addicted to food. Though treating most eating disorders as addictions, I find my clients have more success as they are able to create their own definition of recovery and abstinence.
I have a background in intuitive eating methodology and a proud supporter of the Heath at Every Size (HAES) initiative. I am also passionate about helping her clients build self esteem and learn how to make peace with their bodies through holistic methods such as yoga, EMDR, brainspotting, mindfulness and meditation.
Regardless of whether you have a diagnosis or fit the exact category of having an eating disorder, or what you look like, Amanda is dedicated to helping every woman she works with create their own definition of healing and create a meaningful and fulfilling life .