Emma Doerner (She/her)

MS, LMHCA, CN

I know what it’s like to be at war with your body. I’m here to help you rebuild trust in your body, and bring peace of mind to eating.

Counselor in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Amber Rice, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

ALL bodies are good bodies. But we don’t get to this place of body acceptance overnight. Right now you may be tired of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. You compare your body to others, and your sense of confidence feels hopelessly tied up in your body dissatisfaction. This struggle against your body’s shape, size, or appearance is controlling your life, taking up mental energy, and is freakin’ lonely. And you’re beginning to fear your body anxiety is actually getting worse, not better.

My Background and Approach

Body Image counseling and Intuitive Eating can help you heal your relationship to food, to movement, and most importantly, to your body and the ways you care for it. As a licensed therapist and certified nutritionist, we can explore and heal your body image anxiety from both sides. You’ll learn strategies to engage in authentic self-care, coming from a place of self-knowing and self-compassion, rather than obligation. You’ll learn to listen to your body’s cues, and experiment with the foods, habits, movements that suit YOU, while honoring rest and relaxation whenever you need to without guilt. My goal for you is to grow your trust your body’s wisdom and have authentic and supportive self-care practices at the ready for when society tries to convince you of “not enough-ness”. My dual degree in counseling + nutrition, along with trainings in size-inclusive nutrition and body liberation, will create a safe space for your body to be perfect as it is, right here, right now.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that body positivity is harder said than done, especially when our bodies face multiple oppressions, and we have internalized shame and hatred that come from living in a society focused on thinness, whiteness, ability, youth, money. I believe that it’s ok to straddle diet culture and body acceptance for fear of being rejected. We all thrive on love, which makes rejection scary. But our bodies thrive on love as well, and I believe that true wellness resides not in eating “this, not that” or doing whatever exercise, but in learning to HEAR yourself & your body. There is no one right way to eat, move, or have a body. No one can really know what you need in this moment, but you. Is it a grilled cheese? A nap? Something to help you poop? When we keep reaching outside of ourselves for the answers to nourishment and self-care, we will keep coming up short. Through my own journey into mindful nutrition, I learned how powerful accepting our bodies is in order to show them true love.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60 - 110/session

Info

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4027 21st Ave West
Seattle, WA 98199
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