HAES-Based
Wellness

I work with clients wanting to manage their health through a Health at Every Size lens. Wanting to improve your lab work? Support your mental health? Manage your PCOS? Simply feel better? I won't diagnose or treat you based on your weight, but will support you in making better choices to improve your health & quality of life!

What is Health at Every Size?

Health at Every Size (HAES) is a movement that supports focusing on health behaviors for people of all sizes without using weight as a benchmark of success. A weight-neutral HAES approach has been shown to support improvements in physiological measures (blood pressure, lab values), health behaviors (food and movement choices), and psychosocial outcomes (self-esteem & body image). Weight loss may or may not be a side effect.

While traditional weight-based approaches to health can result in weight loss in the short term, these approaches are unable to reliably maintain weight loss or health improvements over the long term. Making weight loss the primary focus of care contributes to weight cycling (“yo-yo dieting”), increased food and body preoccupation, reduced self-esteem, and eating disorders.

For more information on the evidence behind Health at Every Size, read Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift by Lindo Bacon or visit https://asdah.org/.

Areas of Practice

I'm experienced in working with:

  • Eating Disorders​

  • Chronic Dieting

  • General Wellness

  • Hormonal Health Disorders

    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (are you missing your period and don't know why?)

    • Hypothyroidism

  • Digestive Disorders

    • Celiac Disease

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Concerns

  • Appetite Loss

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)