Client Journeys

It takes a lot of COURAGE to ask for help! Here are real-life experiences of your peers- past and current clients who decided to take a chance and begin the journey to healing their relationship with food and their body.

"My energy is coming back and my life is opening back up to fun and adventure that does not involve constantly worrying about food and movement."

“When Anna and I started meeting, she was (and is!) so supportive, kind, patient, knowledgeable, empowering and encouraging.  She is one of the first people I told about my struggles with food and exercise who encouraged me and taught me how to listen to my body and honor it’s needs. Not one word about restriction to control weight.  As a plus size woman it blew my mind that someone was actually talking to me and encouraging me to honor my body’s needs. 

After several months of working with Anna I absolutely believe that healing from an eating disorder is possible.  I am learning to honor my body’s hunger cues and I’m learning to move and exercise in ways that are fun, strengthening and truly guilt and shame free. Best of all, my energy is coming back and my life is opening back up to fun and adventure that does not involve constantly worrying about food and movement.”

-Annie J.

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"We still have things to unpack and I don’t have it all figured out yet, but with Anna’s help I know I can get there. I didn’t think I needed or deserved help a year ago, but now I realize just how much her help has improved my quality of life. I’m so much closer to being my true self again, a much better and happier version thanks to Anna." -Abby H.

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“Before working with Anna, I had been to treatment in 2016. When my life blew up before my eyes in 2019, I started to struggle more and more with behaviors and disordered eating. By early 2021, I’d really lost my footing in recovery and it was getting scary again… and Anna was worth every penny. She’s compassionate and incredibly kind, with the perfect balance of understanding and willingness to challenge you. She helped me develop more awareness around accepting my body, find more self-care options for the hard days, and discover a deeper understanding of what recovery means in spite of the chaos of life. 10/10 would recommend to anyone, any day.”

-Samantha S.

“Since working with Anna my relationship with food has completely changed. Before I knew I needed help with changing my thoughts about food and my body, but I had no idea how disordered my eating had really gotten. Over the past several months I have gained awareness of how restricted my eating was, as well as learned important reasons why I needed to change.  I now have a healthier relationship with food and am on my way to being a more intuitive eater. “

-Laura Hutchison, PsyD, LP

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Anna is your person.

“I think that’s the biggest recommendation I can give, the best: If you’re looking for someone to challenge your thinking, support and encourage you, and model compassion for your body so that you can learn to do it for yourself without ever feeling like you’re doing something that does not help you, or that is not tailored specifically to you, Anna is your person. 

For the first time in 18 years, even on the days when the voices of my eating disorder are painfully loud and discouraging, I still feel in control of my body and my well-being and that is in no small part due to my work with Anna.” 

-Annie W.

“Anna has been such a great help for me working through a history of body image issues and eating disorders. It’s a lot to unpack, but Anna is such a great listener and makes you feel comfortable in sharing your story. I have learned so many great tools and I have already seen such an improvement with my relationship to food and my body image. Thank you for all you do Anna!” -Amanda B.

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