BODY IMAGE & DISORDERED EATING

I have worked with people struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image for the past 8 years at every level of care and I have seen many of them make incredible change in their lives. Freedom from food and body related concerns is something every human being deserves. It is your right to live peacefully in your body, to nourish yourself, and to devote your vital energy to living a life you love. 

Schedule your Free 15 Min Therapy Consult for Body Image and Eating Disorders by emailing me directly at lauren@laurenreppy.com. Include 3 days and times you are available, and a brief description of the issue(s) you want help with.

Body dissatisfaction can have a profound impact on quality of life - effecting relationships, self-esteem, physical movement and expression, sexuality, professional endeavors, mood, and overall health to name a few. If you are struggling with your body weight, shape, or size, I urge you to get support. You don't have to spend the rest of your life suffering from body shame. Freedom is possible and healing will transform you from the inside out. 

Disordered Eating is different from an eating disorder in it's severity and duration but it can cause significant distress and can be detrimental to physical and emotional wellbeing.

Disordered eating is associated with the following symptoms:

  • Frequent dieting, anxiety associated with specific foods or meal skipping 

  • Chronic weight fluctuations

  • Rigid rituals and routines surrounding food and exercise

  • Feelings of guilt and shame associated with eating

  • Preoccupation with food, weight and body image that negatively impacts quality of life

  • A feeling of loss of control around food, including compulsive eating habits

  • Using exercise, food restriction, fasting or purging to "make up for bad foods" consumed

If you identify with any of the thoughts, feelings or behaviors listed above, then it is likely you are struggling with a "disordered" relationship to food and your body. This can impact your daily functioning, your mental and physical health and your overall enjoyment of life. The good news is that it is treatable and with the right support, you can experience complete freedom in your relationship to food and your body - creating more time and energy to focus on what what really matters to you. 

Advanced Eating Disorder Recovery: If you have been in recovery from an eating disorder, have received treatment and stabilized your behaviors, then you have come to the right place. The real reward for all of the hard work recovery requires is not simply freedom from behaviors - it's coming home to yourself in a new and profound way that gives you freedom to live joyfully and authentically. In order to get to that point of freedom, you have to keep doing the work after the behaviors have abated. I'm here to join you in this work. I'll bring my experience, my therapy tools, and my faith in your ability to live an incredible life. I invite you to bring your commitment to yourself, courage and determination.