What type of conditions or diagnosis do you provide help with?
Michelle offers compassionate advice, nonjudgmental support and recovery strategies for the following diagnosis:
Including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating, orthorexia (obsession with only eating food considered to be “clean”). Plus purge-type behavior including exercise bulimia and diabulimia (the manipulation of insulin for weight loss in diabetics).
Including extreme food and weight obsession, frequent dietary changes, rigid adherence to food and rules and or rituals, or continuously adapting to fad diets.
Conditions related to being overweight or underweight. The use of non-diet approach to establish a stable weight and healthy relationship with food, based on individualized evaluation.
Including high cholesterol and hypertension.
Nutrition therapy for Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Disease, Pre & Post Gastric surgery and food allergy and intolerances.
What kind of treatment is right for me?
Michelle offers different therapies to suit a wide range of needs and issues, including:
Appropriate for the initial evaluation and early treatment, or as a step-down treatment from a program. Sessions are conducted in person, or for clients that qualify, can be done remotely through video counseling.
This is recommended alongside individual treatment to provide support to the client and to help families to be better equipped for understanding and coping with an eating disorder.
Group Meal Support
Typically in conjunction with individualized therapy, brings tremendous progress towards normalized eating.
Used as a complement for clients who are receiving individual therapy, or without a treatment team in some cases, to obtain additional support. Support can be therapeutically facilitated, facilitated by members or nutrition meal support.
A step-up or step-down level of treatment in between an individual and in-patient program. Typically these are day or evening programs (not overnight) that include groups, individual therapy and nutrition.
Recommended for clients with high-risk health conditions that have been previously determined by a medical team or psychiatrist. They involve ongoing hospitalization with a length of stay varying from ten days to two or more weeks, depending on weight goals and medical stabilization.
Recommended when repeated treatments have not resulted in a maintainable recovery. These provide longer term care typically from one to six months and up to a year.