Hi, I'm Shira! I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues, as well as neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ folx.
Therapist in Newtown, PA
Supervised by Rachel Millner, Psy.D.
I am specialized in treating eating disorders and have experience working with people with eating disorders of all kinds, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Orthorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder. In addition to providing individual therapy to clients with eating disorders, I also facilitate a support group for neurodivergent people with eating disorders.
I believe that we are all victims of our culture's harmful messages about body size, shape and appearance. Rather than being taught to appreciate all our bodies do for us and trust our bodies' signals, so many of us have been taught to control our bodies and deprive our bodies of nourishment, joy, and rest. I am passionate about supporting people in unlearning these harmful messages and building a healthier, more compassionate relationship with their bodies.
As a queer, nonbinary woman myself, I greatly enjoy supporting other members of the LGBTQIA+ community in exploring their sexual orientation and gender identity, navigating the process of coming out, and building relationships with people who are accepting and affirming of them. I have experience co-facilitating a therapy group and support group for trans individuals as well as supporting those who are pursuing gender affirming medical care.