An eating disorder is a complex medical illness that can have devastating and lasting effects on a person’s physical and psychological well-being.
Recovery is possible!
I treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, body image dissatisfaction, and related issues. I bring into my practice the experience of having worked at several
eating disorder facilities at various levels of care, including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient.
Progress, not perfection.
My philosophy is to shift away from unhealthy, perfectionistic tendencies and to embrace the ebb and flow that is real progress. We will work on interrupting self-defeating behaviors, and begin to unfold factors that contributed to the rise and maintenance of the eating disorder. Through it all, I emphasize the development of more effective coping skills and life balance.
Learn to like your body.
Recovery includes repairing your relationship with your body. There are specific tools and techniques to help alleviate body image dissatisfaction. You can learn to accept....and even like....your body!
“Elana has helped me to gain real control of my life. Because of her, I've finally begun to live my life and be truly happy and stop existing in a state of constant anger and negativity. Her insight, advice, and understanding of the mentality associated with an ED are what make her a great therapist.” -C.P.
“Elana became my therapist when I was admitted to an in-patient program for anorexia. Elana's guidance and confident assurance that I could become a psychologically healthy, functioning, and even happy person gave me the hope I needed to beat my compulsions. Four years after I overcame my eating disorder, I'm certain that Elana's insight into healthy ways of treating myself and my relationships, plus her own openness and the ease with which she convinced me to trust her, were absolutely essential to my successful recovery.” -N.S.