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, w...

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 cam...

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 ...

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 l...

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 increas...

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. Challen...

Clients' bodies come in ALL shapes and sizes (and colors and gender identities and body abilities and faith beliefs and country of origin and....).

So do providers' bodies.

Diversity (in all forms) is a good thing. The purpose of this list is to 

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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...

January 27, 2018

I love books. I love words. I believe in the power of information. Information liberates us from oppression. One of the most effective ways that oppressive dictators throughout history have successfully oppressed their people has been through restricting i...

December 12, 2017

Moms and Dads of boys, we need you. We need your courage and willingness as a parent to allow your sons the opportunity to develop their full selves. To teach your sons that being a man does not have to mean a denial of parts of themselves. That being a ma...

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Maria Paredes, PhD, LPCS, CEDS-S

Three Birds

Counseling and Clinical Supervision, PLLC

Tel: 336-430-6694


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