Eating Disorder Therapy

Emotion has a Purpose

Even if you hate it

Hope found with trauma work when working to change difficult emotions

No, really! Every feeling we have is part of a process that instinctually helps us survive in the face of adversity.

Something happens and BAM, you see it all. You identify everything that is going on. Could it be that an emotion steered your thought, possibly, even your actions? Could it possibly be the other way around in which your thought and action spurred an emotion?  In these moments, within milliseconds, we find ideas and immediately begin to work and try to prevent any adverse threat or feeling of overwhelm.

On the flip side, it can be positive!  Our emotions actually surprise us. Someone may have hurt you, has made you angry, and believe it or not your instinct was positive – and you stayed on your feet. That’s a dynamic process with emotions, our thoughts, actions, helping drive the experience. So it can’t be all bad, right?  The list goes on like this for every shade, variation, and color we experience.

This leads me to think, “Well if I can understand and tolerate this experience, why would anyone need therapy at all?”

Sometimes it just feels stuck. If life was a yellow brick road, then you would never learn how to get unstuck.  You’d just feel your feelings and simply soldier on! I just don’t know anyone like that. So we decided to find a way to… 

help find ways to get unstuck

…but sometimes emotions feel as though they hurt. So what do you do with that?

This is where therapy comes in.

Our clients learn how to challenge their own thinking not only in sessions, but between each week. This helps to develop skills needed when the therapist is not around. You can learn to stay on your feet. You can.  

So what do I do?

That’s a good question. 

Maybe we can help?