I am an experienced psychotherapist practicing in Syracuse, NY, with a comfortable home office in the Syracuse University area. I specialize in food and body issues, mindfulness, and positive aging.
The following describe my philosophies when working with food and eating issues:
Intuitive/Mindful Eating The main goal of intuitive eating is to become the expert on your own body, rather than relying on diets or so called “experts”. In this orientation, eating is viewed as a way to nourish and satisfy your body and mind. Satisfaction and pleasure are encouraged, and food is no longer the enemy or something to be avoided. Through intuitive eating, you learn to rely on and trust your body’s internal cues for a peaceful and balanced approach to eating. Over time, you’ll notice that you no longer swing from restricting to overeating, and instead are establishing normal eating habits. People have described this approach as “freeing”, “liberating”, and “life changing.”
Health at Every Size (HAES) Health At Every Size is a scientifically proven approach that supports a holistic view of health and weight. Its main objectives are “feeling good about oneself, eating well in a natural, relaxed way, and being comfortably active.” HAES respects body diversity, meaning that healthy people naturally have different shapes and sizes. HAES also recognizes that health and happiness do not depend on weight, shape or size, but rather on a social, emotional, physical and spiritual well being.