Leslie McKenna, M.S., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
254 9th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
I have been working with women who have been suffering from eating disorders, sub clinical eating issues, and body shame issues since the early 1990's when I began my career at an inpatient eating disorder / substance abuse unit in Atlanta. My approach to eating disorders and body issues is influenced by the precepts of Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I work with women in cultivating a relationship of loving kindness with the "skin they're in", regardless of weight, age or shape. Clients learn that changes in eating patterns or weight no longer need to be inspired by culturally conditioned shaming which the diet industry and media promotes