Do you feel stuck with your current weight? Have you lost weight in the past only to regain? We understand that managing weight is difficult. Eat less and move more is not the whole story. If you have ever said "I know what to do, I just don't do it" then let us help. The gap between knowledge and action is where we come in. Whether you are working to lose weight or maintain your weight loss, or if you need help managing binge eating, emotional eating, diet fatigue, or body image concerns, we have years of experience to help.
Body Image, Body and Self Acceptance Work
There is a wide spectrum of eating behavior patterns, activity patterns, and natural body shapes and sizes. For some of our clients, working exclusively (or at all) on weight loss is not a good fit. Learning strategies to help you live your healthiest, most engaged lifestyle no matter your weight and practice self-acceptance are important and supported goals. We do not assume that living in a larger body means you want to lose weight. While we will support and work with you if weight loss is your goal, you may also choose to focus on body acceptance and living a healthy lifestyle no matter what the scale says. If this sounds like you, then we support your mission.
Holistic Pain Management for
Acute and Chronic Pain
Pain is a multidimensional issue. While injury and illness can cause physiological pain, your brain pain centers can also send pain signals long after the original injury/illness have healed. Living with pain is difficult, but it doesn't have to control your life. We work with you using science-based treatments to help you reduce your pain experience and manage your pain effectively. Whether you are dealing with an acute illness or injury causing pain, or you have lived with chronic pain for a while, we can help.
Medical/Surgical Evaluations and Pre-/Post-Operative Support
Bariatric Surgery: Are you considering bariatric surgery? Or did you have surgery in the past and need support maintaining weight loss or managing regain? We are experienced providers of bariatric surgery support and evaluations. We work closely with several Washington D.C. area obesity doctors, bariatric surgeons, registered dietitians, and other treatment team members. Whether you are considering surgery or you had it many years ago, this decision is life-changing and we can help you navigate these changes.
Spinal Cord Stimulator: We also offer evaluations for patients preparing for spinal cord stimulator placement. This procedure is a welcome alternative for those who wish to forego conventional surgery or chronic opioid therapy, which both have serious risks associated with their use. Whether you are considering the stimulator treatment option and want to discuss the risks and benefits, are scheduled for your procedure and need an evaluation for your medical team or health insurance, or had the device implanted and want support around living with it, we are here.
Managing and Coping with Chronic Medical Conditions
Does your body sometimes feel like your enemy? Are you struggling with chronic medical conditions that impact your mood, energy and productivity? Have you spent years taking care of others or working long hours and your body is now paying the toll? We know that chronic medical conditions can dramatically impact your lifestyle. We also know that your illness or condition does not define you. We will work with you, using compassionate, science-informed strategies, to help you make empowered choices to improve your quality of life.
Managing Anxiety, Depression and Attention or Organizational Struggles
Do you experience anxiety and mood struggles? Do you struggle with clutter, disorganization, or time management issues? These issues are often connected to chronic health conditions, weight, and lifestyle concerns. We can help using evidence-based strategies to manage attentional difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders/depression.