About Me

Hi, I'm Emily. 
 
I'm an intuitive eating and health at every size therapist and social worker. 

I believe everyone can learn to accept and find peace in their body without dieting or changing its size.

 

As I always tell my clients, positive body image doesn't come from changing your body. It comes from changing your mindset about your body. 

Please not, this blog is purely educational (and shouldn't be a replacement for mental health or medical advice). If you are in need of treatment, please consult psychologytoday.com for therapists in your area or call 911 in the case of an emergency. 

Intuitive eating:

As an intuitive eating practitioner, I believe our bodies are smart and know what we need if we are only willing to listen. Intuitive eating includes ten principles:

  • Reject the diet mentality

  • Honor your hunger

  • Make peace with food

  • Challenge the food police

  • Respect your fullness

  • Discover the satisfaction factor

  • Honor your feelings without using food

  • Respect your body

  • Exercise - feel the difference

  • Honor your health

Through listening to our bodies, we can heal from a disordered relationship with food as the enemy. 

Health at Every Size:

Health at Every Size​ is a social justice and holistic health movement that seeks to place the emphasis on health behaviors, accessibility, social justice, etc. as opposed to weight. Health at Every Size is comprised of five principles:

  • Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.

  • Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.

  • Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.

  • Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.

  • Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.

 

Education and Training

  • Master of Arts in Social Work from New York University

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University

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