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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

Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified

Licensed Professional Counselor

100 5th Street, Suite 310, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Eating disorders are not about food. They are about control. As a child, we don't have much control and sometimes we are placed in situations where we are helpless to prevent abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Just as the alcoholic drinks to "numb out" to their emotional pain, the young woman with an eating disorder will soothe herself with food before purging, or restrict food to combat the painful feeling of helplessness. Eating disorders are treatable. You must work with a therapist who has expertise in working with trauma. Such a therapist will work gently with you, at your own pace, and in a way that will assist you in healing the pain that is driving the eating disorder.

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