Therapy vs. Coaching for Eating Disorders or Disordered Eating

Which one is the right fit for you?

Whether you are struggling with an Eating Disorder or disordered eating, it’s easy to wonder what the next step is…is it therapy or is it coaching? This article explains the differences between therapy and coaching for these issues to help determine which one is the best fit for you.

Disordered eating falls on a spectrum. All of us struggle to eat in a way that is nourishing to our bodies and minds from time-to-time. Research suggests that up to 50% of the population demonstrate problematic or disordered relationships with food, body, and exercise. Rates of clinical Eating Disorders are much lower, however, estimated to account for 1% to 3% of the general population.  Disordered eating happens when our eating habits interfere with our health, our goals, or our ability to form relationships and feel good in our own skin. Eating Disorders have distinct features that occur on a consistent basis in an extreme manner (you can check out NEDA.com for more information). When a person struggles with disordered eating, coaching can help the person to rewire their brains, focus on goals, and create better eating habits. When a person struggles with an Eating Disorder, therapy can help the client work on the root causes, address the relational dynamics, and process what is needed for them to gain new skills and develop an identity outside of the disorder. Read More

Common Questions Couples Ask And How We Can Help

By Whitney Mosier, LMFT

“Is this normal?”

“What’s wrong with us?”

“Where are we going?”

These questions often plague individuals in emotionally committed relationships when they run into issues that, on the surface, seem impossible to overcome. What is it that finally propels couples to take the step into couples therapy? Many couples decide to enter couples therapy as a final step before separation or divorce. Others just hit points in their relationship when they experience frequent and unsolvable conflict. Read More

Lives Left Behind: Stories of Suicide Survivors

By Krista Reed, LSCSW

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) defines a survivor of suicide as, “a family member or friend of a person who died by suicide” [1]. AAS estimates that over 41,000 suicides occur annually in the U.S. and for each 1 suicide, there are approximately 6 survivors, which is a modest estimate.  Based on this data, there are approximately 6 million Americans who are survivors of suicide from the last 25 years [1]. To honor Suicide Prevention Week 2017 (Sept. 10-16), I was fortunate enough to interview three different survivors of suicide: a friend, a significant other, a sibling, as well as one mother who nearly lost a child. Their stories are below. Read More

Childhood Cancer Awareness Celebration at Wesley Children’s Hospital September 8th

Members of our team will be at Wesley Children’s Hospital next Friday, September 8th for a Childhood Cancer Awareness Celebration. We want to support all those childhood cancer has touched, and celebrate with survivors and their families. There will be giveaways, art and entertainment, including movie characters, as well as a chance to meet the pediatric oncology staff. We are grateful for all the Wesley staff do to help kids with cancer and their families! The event starts at 6:00 pm September 8th in the Children’s Hospital Lobby, and is open to the public. Stop by and see us! Read More