Recovering from an eating disorder is nonlinear and requires assistance from professionals with advanced training who are solely dedicated to the specialty of eating disorder recovery. Professionals with lived experience have a unique understanding of the client and their recovery goals. Coaches provide accountability and essential adjunct support to your care team.
We will work together to create precise strategies which can help you build emotional resiliency and tolerance to the challenges of daily living.
Utilizing foundational principles from mindfulness, behavioral psychology,
and neuroscience, you can begin to slowly rewire the neuropathways in the
brain in order to integrate the connection of the mind, body, and soul.
Clinical studies reveal that individuals struggling to recover from eating
disorders experience improved outcomes with early intervention and the
regular assistance of recovery care support services.
Eating disorders present differently in each unique individual. In my holistic approach, I assess the whole person where they are each day or week, then, in conjunction with their care team, I can help develop strategic skills to move through daily life in an effective and meaningful way.
I meet with my clients through SimplePractice, a HIPAA-compliant video chat software system, no matter where they are in the world. Meetings are structured around your schedule and goals to create an individualized support system. At-home & on-campus recovery is possible, and students can continue with classes and activities that enhance their overall wellbeing.
“I have been working with Merrit for a little over a year now ever since leaving in-patient treatment. She has been such a constant source of encouragement in my life and I honestly wouldn’t be doing so well without her support. Our weekly meetings are catered to whatever I am needing at the time: a coffee chat, grocery shopping together, making an inspiration board, planning my
week out, setting goals, and more.”
“She has helped me find body neutrality and that there is so much more to think about in life. I appreciate all the things she has done for me and her other clients. She creates a safe place to talk about anything and everything. When i am struggling i know she is always there and ready to help. I am so grateful I found her.”
"She is so kind and really cares. She truly believes recovery is possible for anyone. I look forward to my sessions with her every week. I always come away from them feeling challenged, more confident in myself, and so encouraged and built up. Her energy and passion to help people is so powerful. Since I began working with her it has truly been such an amazing process of growth and change for me and she has been there for me every step of the way to support and encourage me to keep fighting, even on my worst days. Do yourself a favor and contact her today!"
"She has been an amazing, essential part of my recovery. It’s incredible how helpful she is—everything she knows and passes along, especially mindfulness and incorporating it from when you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at night. She has been incredible and I think everyone that is going through recovery should have an eating disorder coach. It’s essential."
"Although it may be a life long journey through recovery, I am so much more confident that I will succeed with Merrit on my side. It is so nice to have someone to talk to that has struggled with similar things and has felt the same way I had, and explicitly talks about her journey and the comparisons, with no filter. The less formal approach Merrit has with me being able to text or Facetime her whenever, and tell her anything, has been key to my recovery. Every time I think about resorting back to past behaviors, I think about how successful and happy Merrit is and I remember the big picture so that I can get through temporary discomfort. MERRIT ROCKS."
"She has walked with me through so many steps in my process from stepping down from a higher level of care, to sitting with me when I wanted to give up; from cheering me on when I take the next step, to encouraging me to do things I never imagined I could do. Having Merrit’s in-the-moment support has been vital to assisting me in shifting away from constant disordered thinking to hopeful recovery-focused thinking. When I met Merrit I was honestly a shell of a person. Her creative approaches and, what I sometimes think are wild, ideas have helped me grow into a whole, recovering, person."
"Talking to her for the first time I had felt like I already met her, months before I ever did. She always has her ears open, closely listening not missing little details about my stories. She always gives the best advice and suggests countless coping skills to practice when I feel anxious. She has helped me to be almost fully recovered, and I definitely couldn’t have made it this far without her."
Her loving, enthusiastic, and encouraging attitude helped me overcome any worries or behaviors that the impersonal nature of treatment couldn’t handle. She was there to work through fear foods, body image, and allowed me to find a positive self image. No matter what came up in my day to day, she was there to support me. I can’t recommend her enough—she’s essential to full recovery!
I’ll share the same methods and tools I use with recovery clients from around the globe. These impactful techniques will help you raise your awareness and shift your mindset, empowering you to full recovery.