Alexandra, Binge Eating, Blog, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence

Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Your Health

  The obesity epidemic is a hot topic. So is weight loss or the “battle of the bulge”. In fact, the idea that losing weight is good for your health is so widely accepted that most of us never question it. It’s normal to get weighed during a trip to the doctor and any weight […]

Alexandra, Blog, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence, Trauma/Abuse

5 Signs It’s Time To Talk To A Therapist

5 signs It’s Time to See a Therapist   We all struggle with challenges in life. For better or worse struggles are natural parts of life. But sometimes our struggles are more than we can handle on our own. It may also be helpful to know that studies show if you seek help more quickly […]

Alexandra, Blog, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence

Does Exercise Have a Place in Eating Disorder Recovery?

Does Exercise Have a Place in Eating Disorder Recovery? Eating disorder recovery is a unique process. An eating disorder is an addiction in the same way that alcoholism or gambling is an addiction. The difference is that for folks with other types of addictions recovery means abstaining from alcohol, gambling or whatever they may be […]

Alexandra, Blog, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence, Uncategorized

How to Choose A Therapist

I recently stumbled across an article by a woman who detailed why therapy didn’t work for her. Throughout the article (you can check out the original article here) https://psychcentral.com/blog/why-therapy-didnt-work-for-m the author (Amber) identified two different therapists she had worked with and why the therapy hadn’t been helpful for her. My heart felt so heavy as […]

Alexandra, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence

The Problem With Makeover Movies

  As a teen I loved makeover movies. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Pretty Woman, Never Been Kissed, She’s All That or the more recent Netflix TV sitcom Insatiable. There are so many to choose from. I loved how these romantic comedies would build up to the big reveal. The previously mousy, or trashy or […]

Alexandra, Blog, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence

Why I’m Not Against Plastic Surgery

In recent years rates of plastic surgery procedures have gone up dramatically as have the rates of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (a disorder in which a person worries excessively about or has strong negative feelings about their body). It may surprise you to hear that as a therapist who specializes in body image and eating disorders, […]