March 23, 2020

Like the many therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare providers around the world, our team at Three Birds Counseling has had to transition all of our clients quickly to a telehealth platform. Though we already saw many of our clients via telehealth, we have many c...

July 19, 2019

I remember the first time my therapist told me to stock my pantry with binge foods—it felt so scary. It felt dangerous. It felt like I would never be able to stop eating. “I don’t know if you realize just how much I can eat. If I buy that much of all of that, I’ll...I’...

October 19, 2018

Alternate titles:

Why We Need *Healthy* Shame For Anti-Racism Work     OR

When Your Boundaries are Gaslighting Marginalized Individuals OR

Us White People Love to Talk about Boundaries, Walls, & Trigger Warnings

This past summer, an announcement came across the...

September 13, 2018

No, not an actual, official DSM diagnosis. But, yes, an experience many encounter.

Sometimes, every year.

I hereby define Birthday Ambivalence Disorder—B.A.D. for short—as the ambivalence, sadness, anxiety, grief, regret, yuckiness, and overall funktafunk BADness one m...

June 20, 2018

At their very core, the Health at Every Size and Body Liberation movements are about access to and autonomy of one’s own body, and respect for ALL bodies. For this reason, it is critical that HAES providers acknowledge the importance of body autonomy and liberation in...

April 10, 2018

As a Health at Every Size provider and business owner, who values and affirms diversity, social justice, and equality, I believe it is important to hire employees, independent contractors, and staff of marginalized identities. An important piece of increasing access to...

April 7, 2018

            If you identify as a Health at Every Size (HAES) provider, this one’s for you. This one is also for myself. As with most of my writing, my target audience is often myself. I am writing this article for and to myself. Challenging myself t...

February 23, 2018

Having had an eating disorder is a significant part of my identity. I wish it wasn’t. I wish that I had never believed that my worth was tied up in my body size or appearance. I wish that I had never been taught to be ashamed of or to hide parts of my body and experien...

November 27, 2015

On today’s yearly Black Friday, when our consumer nation rears its product-hungry head, consider being a smart consumer when it comes to your body. But first, let me tell you about a recent purchase of my own.

I just bought a spanking new smartphone. It cost me a good c...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Tips for Helping Clients Ground During Telehealth

March 23, 2020

Please reload

Please reload

Follow Me
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon

Greensboro: 1175 Revolution Mill Drive,

Lower Studio 29-3

Raleigh: 1042 Washington Street

Maria Paredes, PhD, LPCS, CEDS-S

Three Birds

Counseling and Clinical Supervision, PLLC

Tel: 336-430-6694


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

© 2016-2020 Three Birds Counseling & Clinical Supervision PLLC

This page is not intended to convey sensitive information. The contents of this website are provided solely for informational purposes, and are not meant to provide professional medical or psychiatric advice, counseling or services. Always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment.