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I can answer questions specifically geared towards athletes and their eating issues. I would be able to assist parents or coaches with questions or concerns about disordered eating practices often found in the exercise and sports settings. I also have experience in training and conditioning so I am in a position to discus how the two interrelate.

Experience in the area

I have a bachelor's degree in sports medicine and master's degrees in sport psychology and clinical counseling. I have done counseling with individuals, couples, and families, with specialization in athletes. Past clients have included triathletes, dancers, college cyclists, and Pro Tour cyclists.

Organizations

National Athletic Trainer's Assoc. American Counseling Assoc

Education/Credentials

bachelor's degree sports medicine master's degree sport psychology master's degree clinical counseling Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer with NATABOC Nationally Certified Counselor with NBCC Colorado Registered Psychotherapist

Past/Present Clients

U.S. national team level female athletes High school athletes Semi-pro soccer Pro Tour cyclists Triathletes Dancers

What do you like about this subject?

I love the mind/body connection with sports performance.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to pursue additional training in addiction counseling soon.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There are so many aspects involved in eating disorders. So many people going through this have a hard time honestly assessing their lives, but when they do, they realize that often there is involvement with friends, familiy, romantic relationships, past history of trauma or abuse, strained relationships at work or school, and a disconnected relationship with their bodies.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

While the messages our society sends to people about appearance in our society, magazines and television are only partly to blame. There are documented cases of eating disorders in developing countries and in poor populations as well.


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2016-08-24 ice eating habit:

I would need to know more about your situation to really form a better opinion.  I'm guessing that for some reason either ice is "allowed" or a "food" that is not threatening because it has no caloric

2015-08-23 previous message:

Sorry for the delay Colleen.  You had a few questions so let me try to take them one by one:    As for the loose skin, if you are doing a lot of riding and no weight training, your body is in what's called

2014-12-16 Repairng metabolism after annorexia:

The job of your metabolism is to store and expend your body's energy so you survive. If you have had an eating disorder, your body has thought for a long time that it needs to conserve energy through fat

2014-11-09 Could I have an eating disorder?:

It sounds as though you might be dealing with irritable bowel syndrome that could be associated with anxiety or stress. I'm not sure you have what would be considered a "clinical level" eating disorder

2014-08-03 EASY DOES IT:

This is really not my area of expertise and I'm not qualified to answer. I have a colleague who is a physician, teaches anatomy and physiology and also just received a masters degree in psychology. Perhaps

 

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