It's my mission to help as many people with eating disorders as possible. I'm only one person, so I concentrate on the ripple effect. For example, by supervising registered interns and graduate interns, I enable more clients to get support and for lower fees. On the other side, we're providing a rich learning experience for those developing therapists, who will take that knowledge into their own practices and help even more people.
Outside of the Center, I start more ripples by speaking to organizations, conferences and students. Recently I spoke about emotional eating at the YMCA, and I gave another talk to Mental Health Counseling students at Nova Southeastern University.
Over the past three years, I've also served as President of the Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida, whose mission is to increase professional training and community awareness so that eating disorders are recognized and treated earlier.
I do these things in order to show what the recovery process holds for people who are struggling with eating disorders. Recovery is possible, and help is out there – please take it.