“The reinforcer of liberation is a life worth living.”
– Stephen Hayes
Worrying about food, your body, and what people think of you all of the time can feel so shallow, and yet the fear of being unworthy or unloveable runs so deep! The inner critic can be such an unrelenting voice, it can feel like you are an outside observer rather than an active participant in your own life. In trying to avoid shame and loneliness, many folks paradoxically end up avoiding being seen, being cared for, and being loved. This is the opposite of what most of us want out of life! I would love to meet you if you struggle with these issues. I can help you reconnect with who you really are, and live a creative, connected, embodied, empowered life. Every day I see people find a deep sense of liberation and true belonging. You can live better and love better, on every level, and in every area of your life.
There is so much stigma, trauma, and hurt that can lead to a disordered relationship with your body. I specialize in helping people heal from body image and eating disorder issues, and the underlying hurts and losses that go along with those issues. I have particular expertise in Binge Eating Disorder and fat-positive counseling for people in larger bodies.
I combine depth psychology and ACT Therapy with art therapy, active imagination, dreamwork, journaling, mindfulness, and meditation. This is not your run-of-the-mill counseling, this is Soul Work! Together, we can tend the losses, the wounds, the hopes, and the dreams. You are not broken – you are hurting! I would love to support you in healing your relationship with yourself and reclaiming your right to be who you are in connection with others.
This is not your run-of-the-mill counseling, this is Soul Work!
Follow these links to learn more about me, my approach to counseling. In addition to body image and eating disorders, I also work with grief and loss, trauma, and anxiety.
I offer a free phone consultation and would love to chat with you to see if I’d be a good fit for your needs.
Rachel Smith, MA, LPC, NCC, CAS, E-RYT 500