Evergreen Counseling: Therapy for Eating Disorders & Body Dysmorphia

Services for Families
City: 
Berkeley
Ages: 
All Ages

If You or Someone You Love Is Experiencing:

  • Negative thoughts and feelings about your body;
  • You feel like things you want in life are out of reach because you are not thin enough or attractive enough;
  • You feel like you’re “obsessed” with food;
  • You’re tired of being focused on losing weight and want to let go of diet culture;
  • You’ve sought out treatment for an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, or binge eating disorder;
  • You feel nervous going to the doctor’s office, going on dates, or trying new activities because you’re afraid of what people will say about your body;
  • Your gender expression is complicated by your body shape or size;
  • Your self-worth feels connected to how your body looks.

And You Want:

  • Support working through any and all of the issues you’re going through;
  • And you want to work with a therapist who is body positive and weight neutral;
  • You want an experienced eating disorder therapist who works within the framework of Health at Every Size (HAES);
  • And you want to find a space that’s truly comfortable for you to be your full self. 

What is Health at Every Size (HAES) Therapy? 

Health at Every Size (HAES) is a weight-neutral, social justice approach to helping clients recover from eating disorders and body shame. Its central focus is on helping clients achieve a sense of body autonomy and includes a critique of diet culture. Diet culture is the belief system that promotes thinness over happiness. This includes the multibillion-dollar weight-loss industry that profits off of (intentionally) flawed weight loss programs. 

HAES is a helpful approach to take because of its focus on empowerment, body connection, and self-compassion. Therapists with this approach have a gentle, nonjudgmental stance towards clients of all body shapes and sizes. This approach takes an openness on the part of the therapist and client to explore their assumptions about weight and food, and to develop a more nuanced understanding of wellness. The goal is to find more peace with food and our bodies, to feel freer in making choices that support our happiness, and to have a gentler attitude towards ourselves. 

At Evergreen Counseling, we have a wonderful HAES-informed, eating disorder therapist who can support you or your loved one as you/they work to make peace with your body and eating.

Charis Stiles, LCSW is a highly seasoned, highly experienced HAES-informed therapist with expertise in treating eating disorders and body dysmorphia. She currently has openings for clients who would like specialized support and HAES-informed therapy. You can learn more about her current openings and fees here as well as book a complimentary consult call and/or book a full first session here if you're eager to get started. 

Contact
Annie Wright
annie [at] evergreencounseling.com
510-373-2723