I believe that the eating and/or body image disorder is a symptom of something
deeper in the psyche that needs attention. While I treat the immediate symptoms of
the disorder with cognitive/behavioral techniques, I also help my clients explore the
deeper reason(s) behind the need for the disorder.
The eating disorder is like a cry from the subconscious saying, “I’m not being my true
self. I’m not living a full and satisfying life.” The eating disorder can get so
overpowering that it seems to be the main problem. "If only I didn't have this
eating/body image disorder, life would be fine." Often then the focus of treatment is
on overcoming the eating disorder forgetting to pay attention to the root cause. When
one gets to the root cause and finds the courage to fix that, then the eating disorder
is no longer needed.
My treatment approach is aimed at helping my clients find the root cause of their
pain and then the courage to work through it.
© Irene Rubaum-Keller 2010 - 2011
“I thought I’d spend months crying when I started therapy but it was only about a week and
then things started to get better.”
Quotes are from actual clients
© Irene Rubaum-Keller 2010 - 2013