Eating Disorder Therapy
Heartfelt and compassionate eating disorder therapy in Fort Lauderdale.
Imagine feeling free from thinking about food and weight 24/7. What would your life be like? If you’re sick and tired of dieting and obsessing about your weight, eating disorder therapy can help. If you know that you have an unhealthy relationship with food, don’t put therapy off another second. Because you deserve peace and self-love.
Dr. Long is an eating disorder specialist and received expert training during her clinical experience in university counseling centers and at The Renfrew Center—a comprehensive residential eating disorders program located in Coconut Creek, Florida. At The Renfrew Center, she began as a post-doctoral resident then was invited to join senior staff as a supervisor and manager.
She’s developed patient programming and trained numerous clinicians and student interns. Dr. Long is dedicated to eating disorder awareness and has spoken at several training seminars and advocacy events within the community. Since 2008, Dr. Long has provided individual, couples, family and group therapies for adolescents and adults with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders within her private practice.
Meal Time Support
Real Life Exposure
Intuitive Eating Philosophy
Living in a society which bombards us with mixed messages about how we should relate to food, it’s not a surprise that nutrition has become tangled with emotions. Thinness is equated to emotional well-being and success. Extreme exercise and diet regimens are glorified as a quick fix. Behaviors that may begin as an effort to achieve control, quickly may have evolved to extreme, out-of-control behaviors.
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating negatively impact our mood, self-esteem and ability to function. Disordered eating patterns not only wreak havoc on our medical health but they distance our goals, values and ability to be our authentic selves.
In my treatment approach, I utilize the principles of intuitive eating. These ideals emphasize an adaptive relationship between food, mind, and body. Much of the therapeutic work will emphasize making peace with food and normalizing eating patterns. Learn to recognize and distinguish the difference between physical and emotional feelings while simultaneously unveiling the core issues fueling disordered eating. Many women and men DO recover from eating disorders and I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.