My name is Mekenzie (she/her), and I am a Health at Every Size® and fat-positive therapist and nutrition provider.
Counselor in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Stephenie Hansen- Del Rio, LMHC
Lindo Bacon mentions in their Health at Every Size Book that almost all people who classify as "emotional eaters" have a history of dieting or restriction somehow. Through Body Trust, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size work we will use tools to figure out what this pattern looks like for you, what you could be needing, and what your eating patterns might be telling you.
Don't feel like you have an eating disorder? You're not alone. Eating disorder behaviors are normalized by society (especially if you are in a larger body) and diagnosis is completely affected by systems of power and oppression. People in marginalized communities may be the most impacted by eating disorders, and the least diagnosed, recognized, and helped. All eating disorder presentations are welcome, and we likely work with a team to help you start the path to recovery.
Body Image is yet another construct completely affected by systems of oppression and white, thin, racist body standards. I am a Body Trust provider in training (through BeNourished) use, like my other work, Body Trust, Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and fat liberation material in order to address body image, and help heal the innate trust with the body that we are born with. This is NOT 'body positivity' and body love, respect, acceptance, neutrality, and trust, are all different.