(Raleigh & Telehealth)
Hi, I’m Meredith (She, Her, Hers). I'm so glad you're here. I have something I want you to know:
ALL of YOU is Welcome Here
Whether as an individual, or as a couple, I want to help you experience more security and embodiment. To feel more at home in your own body and in your relationships with others.
We Need EAch Other
As an attachment therapist, I believe strongly that we heal, survive, and thrive through relationship. Through connection with others. Through allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and open with others and with ourselves. This can be tough if we've experienced deep hurt or rejection by others. It can make us feel like it's impossible to experience true intimacy and security ever again.
It IS Possible to Trust Again
Taking the risk to heal a wounded relationship can be scary. I know the power of having someone in your corner, rooting you on, unconditionally, and want to offer that to you.
Let's get you Back into Your Life & Into Your Relationships
You don't have to spend the rest of your life avoiding being in it, whether that has meant avoiding your body or avoiding true intimacy and connection in relationships.
If we do body image/eating disorder work, I want you to experience what it feels like to be happy and well and engaged in your life--not just in spite of your relationship with your body, but because of it!
If we do couples work, I want you to know that couples therapy doesn’t have to feel like “the last resort” for your relationship. The outcome isn’t set in stone. Couples therapy can be a space to explore emotion and grow together in partnership with your loved one, to rekindle and nurture your connection with each other.
If you're ready to dive back into your life and into connection with your body and others, I'd love to provide the supportive, compassionate, nonjudgmental space you deserve.
READY TO DIVE BACK IN?
Want more specifics about my training and experience?
Read on below:
I hold a BA in Gender Studies from the University of North Carolina and a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University.
MY THEORETICAL APPROACH:
In life and in my work, I operate from a wellness orientation. This means that I view life (and recovery) from a holistic lens and believe in working toward achieving balance. Specific to eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns, I operate from a weight inclusive, Fat Positive, and Intuitive Eating approach and philosophy.
I heavily utilize attachment theory in my work and consider myself an Attachment Therapist. I use an integrated approach, strengthening my attachment lens with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices. With couples and larger relational groups, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. I aim to combine traditional therapeutic approaches with creativity and holistic well-being. I believe in individuals' ability to overcome life's difficulties and try to work collaboratively with clients to build a sense of connection, fulfillment, empowerment, and wellness.
In addition to seeing clients with Three Birds, I currently work full-time in clinical admissions for a national eating disorder treatment facility and reside in Raleigh, NC with my sweet pup, Mac. In my free time, I love reading, cooking, true crime podcasts/documentaries, and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy fun, empowering movement in the forms of hot and restorative yoga, Crossfit, volleyball, and hiking.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (#1901) and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist via the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
I have nearly 6 years of clinical experience in a broad range of settings with diverse populations and presenting problems. These settings include primary care medical offices, schools, community mental health agencies, private practice, and higher level of care eating disorder treatment facilities. I enjoy working with teens, adults, families, and couples facing depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, self-harm, eating disorders and body image concerns, life-stage transitions, intimate partner concerns, high conflict relationships, affair recovery, and intimacy issues.
In addition to my clinical work, I enjoy public speaking and have had the honor of facilitating many clinical trainings on Health At Every Size, weight stigma, and ethical eating disorder treatment for mental health providers.
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